Health & WellnessRecreation
Russian banya (aka an outdoor sauna with a twist)
Notwaste offers various services, but the Russian banya is the primary one, as it is a way of life. My first exposure was in the Far East of Russia, back in the summer of 2000. If you have a heart condition, I would not recommend it without doctor’s approval. Otherwise be ready for a new escape from reality. Once experienced, you will appreciate the entire ''process' and be completely relaxed for the remainder of the day. Give yourself ample time, 3-5 hours, to enjoy the entire sequence of events. As in the picture, and in all Scandinavian and European countries and Russia, clothing only appears when you return to your car. Please feel no pressure to convert. Don’t forget your bathrobe, flip-flops and a chapka (aka wool toque) or buy an authentic one on-site. See the website for the various models offered.
Forest Therapy walks, access to the 32 acres of groomed trails and the private clay tennis court are also available. Please refer to the website for more details.