Sweat protects the body by forcing out toxins, relieving taut muscles, and letting aggressive mailmen know you’re not looking for trouble. Embrace perspiration with today’s Groupon to Russian & Turkish Baths. Choose from the following options:
- For $24, you get baths admission for two (a $60 value).<p>
- For $39, you get a body-treatment package for one (up to a $78 total value). The package includes:
- Baths admission (a $30 value)
- Black-mud treatment, seaweed salt scrub, Dead Sea salt scrub, or Platza oak-leaf treatment (up to a $48 value).<p>
- For $49, you get a massage package for one (up to a $105 total value). The package includes:
- Baths admission (a $30 value)
- A 45-minute Swedish/Russian, soap, or Thai/sports massage (up to a $75 value)
Patrons simmer and rest inside stress-free escapes at Russian & Turkish Baths, continuing an international tradition of relaxation that dates back to 1892. Slip into shorts and cotton robes for a sojourn through facilities that include an ice-cold pool to temper steamy sessions, an aromatherapy room that greet olfactory senses with eucalyptus and peppermint, and a cherry-wood sauna that both feels like the Fourth of July and smells like Fourth of July desserts. Ovens heat up the 20,000 pounds of rock in the Russian sauna overnight to box up warm air that lasts throughout the following day. A ring of wooden benches lines the white-tiled Turkish room, where sweaters can lie down, smell eucalyptus or lavender aromas, and dream of being a professional koala trainer.
Special services follow traditional aesthetic techniques including the Platza oak-leaf treatment, in which a bouquet of oak leaves soaked in olive-oil soap opens pores and removes toxins while beaten on backs. Alternatively, licensed massage therapists can enhance circulation, banish muscle knots, reinforce international diplomacy with the Swedish/Russian massage, or restore mobility and ease of movement to strained muscles during a Thai/sports massage.
Russian & Turkish Baths
Upon setting foot inside Russian & Turkish Baths, guests trade their modern-day trappings for a cozy robe, a pair of slippers, and a veritable playground of old-world relaxation. Since 1892, the bathhouse has carved out a nonjudgmental space where its guests comfortably indulge themselves in its panoply of sauna, steam, and massage treatments. Certain hours of the schedule are blocked off to keep things single-gendered, while others maintain a respectful co-ed atmosphere.
Once comfortably draped in terry cloth with their street clothes safely stashed in a locker, guests meander into the labyrinthine facility, where behind every door a different steamy realm awaits. Bodies surrender toxins to the air inside of the Russian sauna, where 20,000 pounds of heated rock—drives guests to tap ice-cold water into buckets and pour it over their heads. In the Turkish room, hints of eucalyptus infuse the balmy air, and the aromatherapy room furthers the olfactory buffet with detoxifying steam and scented oils.
Between steamy excursions, guests can cool off in the ice-cold pool, savor light fare or Russian feasts in the restaurant, or stretch out on the sun deck for a nap. Specialists stand by ready to dole out relaxing massages or render skin silky smooth with soap-drenched oak leaves, and multiple Swedish shower jets leave regular visitors fresh and clean.
268 E 10th St.
Manhattan, New York 10009Get Directions