Spa Le Bristol by La Prairie expands Russian banya treatments

The spa at Le Bristol Paris is expanding its offering of Russian banya treatments. Spa Le Bristol by La Prairie, the only spa in the city to feature the traditional Russian steam bath, will add a new banya ritual to its menu in September. 

The 160-minute treatment will incorporate exfoliation, the application of crushed ice in the heated environment of the banya, the use of veniks – bundles of branches – to stimulate blood circulation, and a nourishing honey body wrap. 

Russia-themed treatments already on the spa menu include the Vodka Body Scrub, using vodka with lime, sesame seeds, ocean salt and grapefruit essential oils, the Banya Detox Wrap, featuring birch, green tea and ginseng and the Traditional Siberian Body Polish – with Siberian golden root, salt and Siberian pine and eucalyptus essential oils.