Our banya treatments are “home style” not “communal.” It is a 2 person steam bath where you will lay down and relax for 10-15 minutes while your massage therapist does all the work! As you heat up, your therapist will pour a mixture of water and therapeutic essential oils over the hot rocks creating a steam that allows the oils to permeate the room. Once you break a sweat, the bundles of oak leaves, or venik, will be shaken and heated over the rocks and be used to move the hot steam to your body. They will then be brushed and tapped along the body to deliver more heat, furthering detoxification and relaxation. Next, honey is applied for its skin healing and moisturizing properties. Last but not least, a cool bucket of water is poured over the body as a boost to the immune system, to better circulation, and for a quick cool down.