Banya in Denver Tech Center, Greenwood Village
What is Banya?
Banya is a Russian sauna bath that has been in practice since the medieval times.
The Banya process
Banya takes place in our sauna with very high temperatures. This is a full dextox treatment that also cleanses the mind, relieving stress. The combination of herbs used in the banya consists of a combination of eucalyptus leaves, rose, pine buds or lavender flowers. Once your body is hot we exfoliate you with pure honey which glides on luxuriously in the sauna. Honey is a natural detoxifier and helps firm skin while provideing nurishment with vitamins and minerals. We then tap your body with birch and/or oak venik and leaves in order to improve circulation. Birch venik helps with muscle and joint pains, healing of wounds, and widens small bronchi removing phlegm and creating ventilation in the lungs. That’s why after such venik it is so easy to breath. Oak venik is best for people with oily skin. It makes the skin smooth and resilient and has a strong anti-inflammatory impact. Oak is used as a therapeutic agent for skin problems and excessive sweating of feet. After cooling you off with a splash of cold water to set in the therapy you take a quick shower rinse.
The benefits of Banya:
The high temperature in the banya has many health benefits. Excessive heat stimulates sweating, thus removing unwanted materials from the blood and improving the work of the kidneys. Sweating also releases excess water and salt from the body and opens the skin pores, cleaning it and making it softer and fresher. The process helps rid the muscles of excess lactic acid. Dilated blood vessels increase the flow of oxygen to muscles giving cells greater oxygenation levels. Banya also reduces swelling and aids in the repair of tares. The intense heat also stimulates protein circulation (metabolism boost), improving digestibility of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and mineral elements-you will lose a few pounds in this process! Because harmful bacteria and viruses can only survive within a narrow temperature range, the use of banya to create an “artificial fever” may aid the body in protecting against these microscopic invaders. Furthermore, endorphins, the feel-good chemicals in the brain, are released due to the increase in cardiovascular activity providing an overall sense of well being and increasing mental clarity and emotional stability. Research shows that because the banya alleviates tiredness and stress, mood swings decrease providing emotional stability.
- Opens up pores, stimulating toxin elimination with up to 30% of waste and toxins excreted through perspiration
- Improves blood circulation, heart and vascular systems, increasing the number of red blood cells and hemoglobin quantity
- Intensifies capillary activities
- Boosts metabolism
- Increases overall cell oxygenation level
- Alleviates tiredness, stress and mood swings, promoting a state of relaxation
- Increases mental clarity and emotional stability and provides an overall sense of well- being.
**Remember to consult you doctor if you suffer from any serious health condition, before you take up sauna. This is especially important if you have any type of heart condition as a sharp temperature increase can cause cardiac arrhythmia. Pregnant women and people with high blood pressure or diabetes should also avoid saunas.