The Russian Dance of the Leaves treatment at SKC

February 8, 2016

Russian Leaves

I was treated recently to a spoiling Sunday trip to the Bathhouse at South Kensington Club. Here my husband and I were told to lie face down in the banya (sauna) where some lovely Russian men (called banchiks) lightly beat us with oak leaves. Whilst this is happening the temperature gradually increases and the movement of the leaves creates lovely eucalyptus scented puffs up and down the body. From there it’s a plunge into an icy barrel and then feet up to soak up the atmosphere in the pristine new Bathhouse (spotted a nice looking young man who my husband informs me is a Made in Chelsea actor.) We felt simply amazing all week after this 15 minute long treatment. Thank you to the lades at Wickerwood for the invite.



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