People love bathhouses because the trickling water and pleasant aromas recall memories of having their mouths washed out with delicious soap. Savor this Groupon.
Choose Between Three Options
- $30 for three sauna and pool day passes (a $90 value)
- $49 for one day pass (a $30 value) and a 45-minute Feet Retreat (a $68 value; a $98 total value)
- $59 for one day pass (a $30 value), and a 60-minute Parafango hand and foot treatment (a $96 value; a $126 total value).
Day passes grant visitors access to all of Downtown Banya's saunas and pools for the entire day. Visitors are also entitled to a robe, slippers, towels, and a locker. The Feet Retreat includes an aromatic hot-towel massage, foot scrub, hydrating peppermint cream, and reflexology treatment. The Parafango treatment, on the other hand, uses heat and reflexology to ease aches in the hands and feet.
Downtown Banya looks and feels like an old-world bathhouse, but it's blessed with some distinctly new-world amenities, including a bistro that serves dumplings and beer and spa services such as massages and facials. The main draw is a sauna composed of two rooms—Russian and dry. A third-generation Russian stove maker crafted the Russian sauna, which has a low-humidity environment that allows temperatures to soar higher than they could in other types of saunas. The wet sauna, meanwhile, dangles the prospect of aromatherapy—clients may buy herbs in the lobby and waft them throughout the room so that no one will question why their hair smells like chicken fingers. After they’re done loafing around the sauna rooms, clients can dip into cold pools that help the skin maintain elasticity. Or instead, they can sink into a warm jacuzzi equipped with a flat-screen plasma TV overhead.