Venik Platza is a Russian hot massage using a venik, performed in the Russian steam banya.
Venik is the tzar of banya – a leafy, fragrant bundle of birch, oak, eucalyptus, juniper and other tree twigs. The venik helps with muscle and joint pain. It cleans the skin, accelerates the healing of wounds and scratches…. and it smells wonderfully. Its special virtue is that it widens the small bronchi, aiding in the removal of phlegm and improves the ventilation of the lungs. The leaves contain essential oils, tanning substances and vitamins A and C. It is a great idea to wash one’s head with the infusion of the venik, since it strengthens hair and removes dandruff.
Venik Platza is an amazing technique that combines a natural healing power of tree leafs with revitalizing heat of a Russian steam room. Our experienced platza practitioner will use veniks to massage you that bring countless benefits to your body and mind.
Birch Tree Venik:
This Russian classic helps to relieve pain in the muscles and joints after physical exercise. It cleans the skin well, speeding up the process of regeneration. Birch tree veniks also have a relaxing and uplifting effect on your emotional state. It also has a dilating effect on small bronchi, which cleans lungs and improves their ventilation.
This type of venik is good for people with oily skin: it makes it more elastic and has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect. Oak tree aroma helps to keep blood pressure stable while in Russian sauna. This venik calms nerves down and relieves stress.
Condiferous Venik (fir tree, juniper):
Increases sweating, intensifies blood circulation deep in the muscles and even in internal organs. Coniferous venik is great for pain alleviating spine massage.
Contains 1-3% of essential oils that give it well-known healing power. It works especially well in treating sore throat and other cold related symptoms.