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Classic saunas in the city

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Feb. 16, 2006, 2:20 a.m. |
While this is no definitive guide to saunas, it's a decent starting point rs from the Russian banya in that it is much hotter and much drier. A Finnish sauna is every bit as healthy for you as its Slavic cousin, as the birch or oak branch floggings are still part of it.

But where should one go for saunas in Kyiv? The key to choosing a sauna begins with word of mouth, as with local Russian banyas, or trying out a few places and going back to the one(s) you like. A quick flip through the classified ads section of our sister publication Afisha provides many options for some respectable saunas in Kyiv.

Thai Massage & Spa Salon

www.spa-thai.kiev.ua

10 Layosha Havro, 426-6336.

The salon has an impressive center offering traditional Thai massage by trained therapists as well as three sauna areas, solarium, aromatherapy, secure parking and a cafe/bar. They’re open 24 hours.

Leon Sauna

www.sauna-leon.com.ua

6 Kombinatna, 517-2901.

This eight-room sauna complex offers lots of party-worthy sauna options, including a pool, billiards, karaoke and bar. Open 24 hours, Also offered: parking and VIP areas.

Sydney 2000

www.sydney2000.kiev.ua

120 Chervonoarmiyska, 522-9991.Also open 24 hours, this Olympic-inspired sauna complex offers lots of sauna options for the appearance-minded: massage, solarium, anti-cellulite massages and more.
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