For centuries, the combination of heat, water and smell of aromatic herbs helped regain strength, renewed youth and made people healthy. Sofiyskiy National Bath Complex is a great place to visit with family or group of friends, our variety of procedures will please everyone. Roman steam bath and Finnish sauna, Russian banya with ice-hole, and a Turkish Hammam, Jacuzzi, SPA area, relax and massage rooms. Your perfect recreation is our key competence!
Russian Banya is well-known worldwide for very hot steam. Traditionally it has always been built of wood without any unnecessary extravagance. Russian Banya was always aimed at healing. A hot stove allows the heat to be controlled at will, by splashing water on the hot rocks, creating “steam clouds”. This helps to achieve high humidity (90%). At the very top step, the steam reaches temperatures of 70-80 C. Russian banya session lasts for 10-15 minutes. During the first 5-7 minutes, a human body is warmed till sweating. During 10th-12th minute, especially with a body massage with special Veniki, perspiration increases detoxing the body. Veniki have always been the main attribute of Russian banya. In addition to the overall beneficial effects for the human body, various types of Veniki help fight a variety of diseases. Different types of essential oils such as chamomile, eucalyptus, thyme, oregano, lime are often used during the procedure.
Roman steam bath is a bath with the highest relative humidity close to 100%. Thick steam envelops the body and gently heats it, gradually relaxing all muscles, restores vivacity and energy. The whole body is filled with warm moisture.
The steam temperature is about 47 C. Moreover, constant air-supply is provided with the help of special network of pipes. To enhance the effect, the steam is saturated with essential oils of eucalyptus and mint. Beauty treatments are extremely effective after Roman steam baths. The moisturised skin acquires healthy tone, firmness and freshness, becomes more smooth and velvety to the feel.
The Finns have a legend about the origins of sauna. The rain leaked through the roof, hit the hot stones of the hearth. The house was immediately filled with a fragrant heat. People liked it, and decided to repeat this process. Since the beginning, the Finns considered the sauna a shrine and believed that the clouds of steam hide the spirit that gives incomparable joy and health.
Today, Finnish sauna is known as smokeless. But its principle is very similar to the principle of Russian steam bath. Our Finnish sauna is made of Karelian spruce on a special project of the German company KLAFS. In the sauna humidity varies from 5 to 10 percent, the air temperature is 80-110 ° C. Dry air facilitates the heat transfer and allows children, and the elder people to withstand high temperatures.
Visit our Turkish hammam and experience the unique oriental traditions. The luxurious interior and the high-skilled hammam specialists will carry you away to one of Scheherazade’s tales. Soap suds massage, oriental peelings and scrubs, as well as special music and lighting, will create a unique flavour of the east, provide unforgettable experience and excellent result.
Luxurious bath and SPA treatments of Sofiyskiy are excellent way to relax and take care of your body. Everyone can find something suitable in variety of our procedures. Traditional and modern massages, peelings, scrubs, wraps and huge selection of other treatments. Our Bath and SPA specialists are masters of their craft and will gladly help you to make the right choice.
Over the years we have carefully crafted special sets of SPA services, that will allow you to enjoy all the charm of bathing traditions of different cultures.