Needless to say, the love of the Russian bath in the blood. The first documented mention of the bath is found in the chronicler Nestor. And in Russia recently, companies actively promoting the so-called bath tourism have been actively emerging. Sochi (Rosa Khutor) hosts annual bathing festivals. In general, there is something for a Russian person to steam up.
Of course, the most famous in Russia are Sandunovsky baths. Every fan of bathing leisure knows about them. Finnish saunas and Turkish hammams have also been tested by Russians for a long time. What else would our man surprise himself with?
Daikoku-Yu (Tokyo, Japan)
Japanese bath is not at all like ours. There are three types: furnace, ofuro, and sento.
Furano is a wooden font with heating. One half of the font is designed for swimming, and the second is equipped with a heating element that brings the water temperature to 45-50 degrees. The average time spent in this bath is not more than 15 minutes. After furako, you should definitely rest for at least an hour. During this time, the body and spirit should come into a state of complete harmony.
Ofuroarranged in the manner of a wooden bathtub filled with warm and moist cedar or linden sawdust. As a rule, ofuro go after Muraco. You need to sit in such a bath on the neck level, for about half an hour, close your eyes and imagine how the body is released from slags, imbued with cedar energy and literally getting younger in front of your eyes.
Sento is a pool with hot water (50-55 degrees). These are sent after the washing department. In addition to bathing themselves, they drink flavored tea, contemplate bonsai and have pleasant conversations.
The most famous bath in Japan has long been considered Daikoku-Yu, existing since 1927 and considered to be a pearl among the Japanese baths; from the outside, it looks like a real Buddhist temple. Here you can try both furnace and ofuro with sento.
Dragon Hone Spa (Seoul, Korea)
Korean bath is not for wimps! Less than 12 hours, no self-respecting Korean does not go to the bath. Dragon Hill is the whole Disneyland where everything is from the bathhouse and cinema to the golf club. You won’t need money here. An electronic bracelet is issued at the entrance, which, firstly, serves as a key to the locker, and secondly, replaces you with cash and a credit card. The bathhouse has eight pools with water of different temperatures, a dry and wet sauna, spa rooms, ice and salt rooms, cafes and cinemas. Nobody will be bored here!
Orbeliani, Tbilisi, Georgia
Orbeliani is a sulfur bath, sung by Pushkin. Inside, there is even a tablet with a quote from the poet stating that Tiflis baths are the best baths in the world.
As for the architecture, it is noteworthy that the Orbelian bath is the only above-ground bath in Tbilisi, while all the others are located underground.
They say that in Tbilisi, going to the bath is considered one of the ways to combat hangovers. Is it really unknown, but the fact that sulfuric bath is healing, especially for skin diseases, is a fact. However, be prepared for a specific smell. Sulfur, after all!
Xiao Nan Guo Tang Hye Yuan (Shanghai, China)
The Chinese, too, are not bored. Bath in Shanghai has as much as five floors. Here everything is for the upper class. Besides the willingness to find harmony and the ability to pay for it, you do not need to take anything with you. At the entrance, instead of the sheets, all visitors will be given bright Hawaiian clothes, and on the way to the bath, you will be accompanied by melodies of a mechanical piano.
Here you will find a variety of saunas and steam rooms, massages, and wraps. In addition, try to swim in a milk bath. After all the procedures you will be offered to play mahjong, taste the best teas and sing karaoke. What is not a holiday for body and soul!
Each connoisseur of the bath can talk for hours about its health benefits, but it must be remembered that everything is individual. Do not forget about the precautions and rules for visiting the bath. Even for such a pleasant and useful leisure, there are a number of contraindications. Refrain from visiting the bath should be:
- during the exacerbation of chronic diseases;
- at elevated body temperature;
- in diseases of the heart and hypertension;
- in the presence of kidney stones;
- during pregnancy;
- in the presence in the body of medical devices or metal structures.
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