Today’s modern world, with its plethora of countries, panoply of waterways, and constantly changing laws about what is and what isn’t mail fraud, is as confusing as it is stressful. Get a clear definition of relaxation with today’s Groupon to Brooklyn Banya. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get a one-day pass (a $30 value).
- For $59, you get a one-day pass and a 60-minute massage (a $125 value).
- For $99, you get a one-month unlimited pass (a $900 value).
Brooklyn Banya’s 10,000-square-foot traditional Russian-Turkish bathhouse lavishes relaxation on clients with a bounty of soothing saunas, pools, and jacuzzis. One-day visitors melt tension and stress within the balmy confines of the three saunas, and visitors with one-month passes can visit the house as often as they please throughout their membership, achieving a constant calm and level of pruniness besting previous personal records. The steam room sends hydrating vapors deep into lungs while urging pores to expel impurities, and the combination of an icy pool and warm jacuzzi keeps temperature senses on their toes better than a weather report in Kelvin.
Adroit therapists untangle knots and soothe harried minds with a choice of four massage styles to suit each client’s needs. The therapeutic strokes of a Swedish massage dissolve stress and aches, and the intense targeted healing techniques in deep-tissue massage remedy ills spelunking deep within muscle fiber. Sports massage proffers therapy for strains resulting from athletic activities such as running or competitive paperwork filing, and aromatherapy’s vapors waft through the nose to activate mellow-producing areas of the brain. The spa is open until midnight daily, allowing clients to cast off the day’s stresses after work, evening errands, or during sleepwalking sessions.
A modern take on a centuries-old Russian tradition of relaxation for all walks of life, the female-owned Brooklyn Banya welcomes visitors of all ages, ethnicities, and genders into the comforting ambiance of their 10,000-square-foot facility. The banya—Latin for "bathhouse"—features dry and wet saunas, steam rooms, and pools soothe aching bodies and open pores. Patrons stow valuables in lockers, for which they may bring their own locks, and don flip-flops before moving between baths of different temperatures, which can increase circulation and help the immune system. The bathhouse’s therapeutic jacuzzi bubbles with cozy heat, and ice baths chill sore muscles. Staff members perform body-bettering treatments, such as sugar scrubs, which leave skin smoother than a newborn pickpocket, and Platska, a treatment that uses leafy oak branches to exfoliate skin and enhance circulation. The attached rooftop sundeck and café—serving fresh juice, black tea with honey, and authentic Russian fare—ensures that patrons leave calm, sated, and rejuvenated.