The Banya Experience

For heat-lovers, experienced sauna sweat-ers, and the fearless!

Introducing the Banya Experience to the Comox Valley. Evening time slots available!

A unique Comox Valley sauna experience, this special, age-old, eastern European/Nordic in-sauna ritual uses bunches of oak or birch (venik/vihta) to create a hot, steam filled, aromatic sensation, that leaves your body craving the ice bucket shower. The leaves of the bunches transform into a hot massage when brushed against the sauna participants’ skin in the sauna. This Finnish and Eastern European ritual not only increases circulation and promotes sweating, but is also very aroma-therapeutic as different tree types have beneficial effects on the user.

The experience is best suited for high heat tolerance and weathered sauna lovers and includes 20 minutes of administered venik. Finish off this 2.5 hour experience with a coffee body scrub, a crisp near beer, and sweet treat for each surviving sweat-er! The process is thoughtfully guided by the owners themselves administering this sauna ritual in the Eastern European style. The Banya Experience is available for private bookings for up to 4 people.

Note this is high heat and has real leaf bunches. Some people should check with their doctors about high heat or tree/pollen allergies.

$320 (3 or 4 people) / $300 (1-2 people)