Tag: aromatherapy

The Banya

The Banya

When I first envision a banya, it looks something like this. Humble. Weathered. Even ramshackle. (see extensive photo gallery – and banya-related music!)

 

The Steam-maker

The Steam-maker

“In the banya all are equal.” “In the banya there are no generals.” “In the banya there are no epaulets.” These proverbs about the Russian steam bath – …

 

The Steam Room

The Steam Room

Dark. Dingy. A bit dirty, even. Steam rooms in rural banyas like this aren’t the well-lit, unblemished steam rooms of the saunas heated by electric stoves …