The venik/vihta

This special occasion ritual entails soaking dried bunches of oak, birch, and even eucalyptus in water for re-hydration. The leaves of the bunches transform into a hot massage when brushed against one’s skin in the sauna. This Finnish and Russian ritual not only increases circulation and promotes sweating, but is also very aroma-therapeutic as different tree types have different beneficial effects on the user. The experience is best suited for high heat tolerance and weathered sauna lovers. It is thoughtfully guided by the owner herself expertly administering this sauna ritual in the Russian style. Venik is available for private bookings for up to 4 people of sweat-ers that are vaccinated.