Russian Banya :
Russian sauna, called bania ( banya) , is a very old tradition in Russia. Already centuries ago, as witnessed by the Greek historian Herodotus, Slavic people living in what will become Russia in the future, had steam saunas.
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Whisk bathing with venik
Whisk bathing is part of the Russian sauna experience. Only from the second sauna session onwards, bathers slightly whisk themselves or each other with bunches of dried or fresh (according to the season) branches and leaves, usually birch or oak, called venik, in order to improve blood circulation. There are many types of venik massage, but the massage usually starts with moving the air around the person’s body, very close to the skin but almost without touching it, from the feet upwards along the body. Afterward the masseur lightly whips the bather’s body and this is followed by what is called birch poultice, pushing the whisks to the body.
Turkish Hammam exfoliation and Massage
The Hammam (from Turkish: hamam) is the Turkish variant of a steam bath, which can be categorized as a wet relative of the sauna.
In Europe , the Turkish bath as a method of cleansing the body and relaxation . The process involved in taking a Turkish bath is similar to that of a sauna, but is more closely related to ancient Greek and Roman bathing practices.
Booking are available in 2-5 hour slots :
Mon - Fri: 10AM - 11PM
Sat: 10AM - 12PM
Sun: 11AM- 11PM
We charge £10 per person per hour to use our facility. Minimum party is 5 people or £50/h charge.For this price you get excusive use of the whole building. 50% discount after 4 hours of full rate hire . All additional treatments are paid for separately. it is highly advised to book several days in advance especially for weekend use . maximum number of people 15. maximum length of booking 8 hours. Hen parties and birthdays only by prior notice. No Stag parties .
We require £100 non refundable deposit to make your booking acc. name HydeAway Spa acc.10588183 sort code 601732.
Please note if you are paying the deposit you are agreeing to our terms and conditions of trade (available on request ). Please be punctual , the facility is prepared for your arrival on time . Late arrivals will be charged at our minimum charge of £50 and hour .
It may not be possible to extend your stay due to other bookings and commitments.
Rules of Use For Use of Spa Facilities.
- All vehicles and possessions are left at the owner’s risk.
- The named client is responsible for allmembers in his / her party.
- The named client will ensure that all members of his / her party have read and agree to the health and safety rules of the :Pool, sauna, steam room, solarium. (NO under 18s to use this facility).
- The named client will ensure that all members of his / her party are aware of the pool depths. Shallow End = 1.4m Deep End = 1.9m Temperature range = 25◦C - 28◦C
- The members of the party are responsible for their own safety in and around the pool area.
- The named client will ensure the safety of non-swimmers within his/her party.
- Bathers must shower before every use of the pool.
- Leaves from massage bunch “venik” must not be washed off in the pool.£50 clear up charge will be levied for non compliance with this rule.
- NO glass to be used in or around the pool area.
- Any damages / breakages must be reported and paid for.
- Additional chargeable items used/taken must be paid for.
- Members of the party agree to clear the kitchen area, leaving it as they found it before departing.£20 clear up charge will be levied for non compliance with this rule
- Members of the party agree to take all their belongings with them on departure.
- Private areas and possessions must not be used.
- No smoking inside the building .
- Clients must leave the premises promptly upon expiration of their hire slot. Hourly charge will be applied for the delays.
- CCTV is operated on these premises, CCtv cameras should not be obstructed or tampered with.
- The noise should be kept to a minimum as to not affect our neighbours.
We reserve the right to terminate any session if the above rules are not complied with by any member of your party without refund of any money paid by you.