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The Complete Guide to Veniks

The Complete Guide to Veniks

The venik can induce feelings of confusion, curiosity, and horror in the average newcomer to the South-Western Bathhouse. We don't blame them. It is easy to see how whipping oneself and others with a bundle of tree branches can seem a little barbaric, but anyone who has been brave enough to surrender themselves to the leafy lashes of a venik massage will tell you of the incredible relaxation it brings. But the venik is much more than just a tool for massage; it comes with its own set of health benefits and in many ways it has become the symbol of the Russian bathhouse, as it is such a unique […]

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