Banya No.1

Love Russian steam saunas?
Love plunge pools?
Love treatments?
Then you’ll love Banya No.1 which is a Russian style spa.

Banya No.1 is the first of its kind in the UK and brings Russia’s oldest and most popular wellness traditions to the capital. Not your typical spa experience, it features authentic Russian steam sauna, plunge pool, hot stone and treatment rooms and a R & R area with traditional food & drinks. It’s social as well as private. The service is friendly and personal and Banya is open to both members and non-members. We offer a selection of wellness & spa treatments, with ingredients strictly natural and organic and prepared on the premises.

The key signature treatment is Parenie which is an invigorating thermal massage, that uses leafy and fragrant bundle of birch, oak or eucalyptus twigs.

What is Parenie?

Parenie is a invigorating thermal treatment. The key signature treatment uses leafy and fragrant bundles of birch, oak and eucalyptus twigs (called Venik). The process is quite intense and it’s not about slashing you with oak and birch leaves, but rather working the steam around you to warm you up so deep that you feel the need to plunge into the chilled water afterwards. The contrast causes release of adrenalin and stress hormones and immense invigoration that follows. It boosts your blood circulation, relieves tension and stress and it’s a very good cardio-vascular exercise. After the treatment you may also feel a tingling sensation and even slightly light headed.

Cost £30 – up to 10 min

Find out more via clicking here.

Thanks to Banya No.1 for letting some of us from the community of Love Pop Ups London come down to enjoy the joys of a Parenie treatment. Read our blogs/reviews from our experience via our links below.

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  1. GeorgeX says:

    A traditional Russian bathhouse in central London (Shoreditch)! Here you will find a steam sauna, a plunge pool, treatment & resting rooms offering traditional Russian food. The popular treatment & M-U-S-T experience is “Parenie”. Laying in the steam room, you will be lightly slapped with leafy bundles of birch, oak & eucalyptus twigs that will warm you up deeply – 10min procedure. Afterwards, you will be thrown cold water through wall mounted buckets and at the end you will enter a plunge pool with 7-10°C water. An intense & temperature shocking experience that will make you feel extremely relaxed afterwards; helping you to detox, re-boot your body and most importantly fully relax. There is also special area that can be privately booked for a company of up to 9 people, so that you can enjoy all the above privately, while having your birthday party or a team bonding office event!

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