it's sort of like a cooler sauna. You get to eat food and stuff in them sometimes.
Would love to go to a banya after the war in either Ukraine or Russia.
I‘ve never been to a banya but in a finnish Sauna you often use leaves too
You spank the hell out of that broom till no leaves remain intact, and it can get pretty hot up to 100c and more. Can be nice once in a while during summer but no fanatism like the Finnish sauna religion
The leafy brooms are for whipping the back of your body from shoulders to heels - it rises temperature of hot air and skin blood flow at the place of impact, a friend can do this to you as you are lying face down on a bench if done right it's painful af but delivers relaxed satisfaction after combined with cold water.
I had to use it twice in my life. I say had to and this is quiet true. I never wanted to do it but I really had to. There was a girlfriend of mine and she wanted me to meet her parents. So we arranged everything. I was supposed to go to their place and have a meal with them or something. So, I was halfway there on a train and I got a message from the girl saying that her father starts a "banya season" and he needs me for that. I was shocked as hell. Firstly, I was about to meet my girlfriend's father witch is nervous as well AND PLUS I HAD TO GO THE BANYA FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE.
However, things went quiet well. I even did it one more time with them a few weeks later
I used it yesterday :) we beat ourselves with leaves to keep warm better
Banya >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Sauna
Sauna is like banya minus the skanky hookers, so they´re practically the same.
I guess banya have higher humidity, and branches are used for some kind of massage.
Me and friends rented a house for new year weekends expecting sauna to be here, but it was exactly russian banya, and the owner taught us to dive in snow after.
Daaamn it was actually crazy
diving in snow -----> going back into heat -----> diving in snow -----> going back into heat -----> diving in snow -----> going back into heat -----> diving in snow -----> going back into heat
Makes your immune system shit on whatever viruses are out there
sauna is like for kids or some sht and banya is for mature giga males who torture themselves in here but its an insane upgrade for immune system
i mean i got sauna im my gym and its soft so kids and women could go in here after the workout but you have got to be really tough to be able so stay in banya for 10minutes at least im not sure about degrees but its like 200 or smth
sauna is just a finnish word for banya
practically it's exactly the same thing
I often went to the banya at the age of 3-6, left it after a maximum of 5 minutes, because it was very stuffy, the last time at the age of 12, I could already hold out for 15 minutes, but still I don’t like it.