Old World Sauna
Different cultures used sweat lodges for “purification” ceremonies. It lasted for hundreds of years and still humanity doesn’t give this up. But shame on those who think that sauna is only about this. Because it is also a good place to come with friends and colleagues to spend time, bathe and relax in a calm and healthy environment. Come and discover the Old World Sauna.
The Chicago Sweatlodge
A 21st Century authentic Turkish Wet Stone Sauna an Russian Dry Cedar Sauna that’s been 2,700 years in the making: the two traditional methods of employing deep beneficial stone heat necessary for Circulation, Detoxification, Relaxation and Rejuvenation.
The Sweatlodge ovens are are the real deal, build by Russian craftsman with a lifetime of experience in designing and construction Russian banias, Four tons of Belgian granite comprises the interior and exterior structured. Two additional tons of red stone stacked inside the ovens, providing the unique red hot, ionic steam heat or deep radiant heat.click here to open YouTube video
|Monday||10 a.m. - 11 p.m.|
|Tuesday||10 a.m. - 11 p.m.|
|Wednesday||10 a.m. - 11 p.m.|
|Thursday||10 a.m. - 11 p.m.|
|Friday||11 a.m. - 12 a.m.|
|Saturday||7 a.m. - 11 p.m.|
|Sunday||7 a.m. - 11 p.m.|
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Russian Dry Cedar Sauna is a traditional type of bathing in the Eastern Europe. Russian villagers built 'banias' near their houses. First and foremost banyas were used as bathrooms. But even after usual bathrooms appeared and spread throughout the whole Russia people still were using banyas constantly.
The process is simple: the water is poured on rocks in order to receive the high temperature dry steam to get a good purifying sweat. You can include broom bathing into your sauna process, which is also a traditional way of bathing. It has several very positive effects on the human body improving the blood circulation also softening and moisturizing the skin due to high temperatures and humidity in the steam room.
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Turkish Wet Stone Sauna also has a long history. Turkish sultans used it for themselves and it was obligatory for their numerous wives to use Turkish Sauna once in a while.
Turkish steam-room is very humid and unlike the Russian sauna there is water everywhere. Turkish Sauna is peculiar because of the process of bathing. Usually you go through the massage along with bathing. Nothing is compared to the feeling after the Turkish Sauna as you feel very clean in body and the soul.
Our plunge pool is filled with Arctic cold water and designed to complete the Sauna experience. It might resemble old Finland tradition of rolling in the snow after the Sauna or Russian jumping into ice-hole with freezing water.
Accelerate your blood and make your body breathe.
Say no to dizziness with an authentic sauna hat.
Great place to relax if like saunas and steam rooms! Very friendly staff, good choice of food and drinks and alcohol ( e.g. beer, vodka, tequila). Also, you can get a relaxing massage. Sometimes it can get crowded, especially on Fridays. Parking is big enough to accommodate many cars.
This place has two hot rooms: Turkish type room and Russian / Finnish type (dry) and cold plunge pool. It has lockers and showers.
Cafeteria has space for about 40 people.
Enjoy this place!
As a native Russian I can tell you that everything there feels as close to the Motherland as it can get. The food tastes authentic and is absolutely delicious. The sauna is the real deal too, don't be fooled by your LA Fitness or Xsport steam room or sauna's, this is 100x better. Highly recommend it!
As a Russian who grew up enjoying the "Banya" or the Russian sauna I can vouch that this place is great. I have been coming here since they have opened. The place is always clean and the you can enjoy a variety of cold Russian brews after you go through a proper shvitz. The food is pretty good too.
In my opinion it's worth a visit if you're into heat and relaxation!
How to Get Schvitzed in Chicago – Chicago Magazine
To call the room hot is not sufficient. A boiling oven of cedar and granite that causes capillaries to dilate, heart rates to accelerate, and abject dread to flourish.
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Where we are773 202 1777
3500 N Cicero Ave