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Hot Rock Spa

Sauna Ceremony

Sauna Ceremony Ottawa

Exciting experience.

Traditional Woodstove Sauna (Banya) – is one of the most pleasant, healthy, and amazing treatments you’ll ever experience.

A set of typical procedures performed during a Banya session is often referred to as a Sauna ceremony.

As a general rule, the Banya ceremony is an intensive thermal treatment lasting 1.5 – 3 hours inclusive of breaks to relax. Most often, the ceremony includes hot leaf treatment, contrast procedures, various types of peeling, and massage. The set of available procedures depends on each individual practitioner. 

Bania treatments can be described as a complex manipulation utilizing hot leaves, hot air, steam, and ice. The purpose of Bania is for deep and comfortable heating of the body and gentle skin cleansing in conjunction with stress and pain relief. 

This technique is hundreds of years old as these Northern European sauna and healing practices were developed centuries ago. While there are some differences, a Russian sauna is similar to a Native American sweat lodge.

In the video below: a fragment of the sauna ceremony performed in the Hot Rock Spa. June 2022.

Services Included in the Package:

Serviced Spa Rental
Temperature controlled pre-heating
Steam wrapping
Aromatherapy 
Hot leaves intensive front  treatment
Hot leaves intensive back treatment
Hot reflexology 
Ice and flame
Body moisturizing massage

Woodstove Sauna Ottawa

Health Impact

Bania has many significant health impacts, such as: improved sleep, effective muscle pain and strain relief, deep cleaning of the skin, the elimination of toxins from the body, stress relief, and increased energy.  Many people claim that the sauna relieves symptoms of minor illnesses such as colds and revives muscles after tough physical exertion. Benefits of a sauna may also include a cleared complexion. Personally, we believe the Russian sauna gives you a feeling of psychological peace and contentment as well as physical rejuvenation.