BANYA 101: Health Benefits of a Sauna



This Russian tradition of steaming in a “wooden house” dates back to medieval times. Going to a banya was almost considered necessary because people believed that steaming the body would purge any toxins and cure illnesses. The bathhouse also served as a place for delivering babies and for pre-marriage rituals. It was believed that the bride had to endure forty days of bathing rituals in order to be purified for giving birth and to avoid a lot of bleeding. When it came to the bride’s wedding, she was washed by her maids in the banya on the eve of the wedding, which ensured her purity. People of all classes participated in such rituals–the peasants, provincial nobility, as well as the court. Although in the past three hundred years these rituals slowly died out, the banya still remains a popular place, mainly due to its numerous health benefits.


It is well known that over 75% of our bodies are made of water. Ever heard that sweating is good for you? Well it’s no joke. “Health through water” is one of the most famous health concepts out there due to the many health benefits of it. Some of the health benefits of using a sauna include:

  • Detoxification–living in NY, we are exposed to a variety of chemicals and pollutants that attack our bodies daily. Spending time in the banya will increase your body’s blood circulation, which will help to detoxify hard areas such as bone, sinuses, and teeth. In addition, the steam will help open your pores, thus, helping to clear your skin of toxins as well.
  • Weight Loss–have you ever seen saunas in a fitness club? They are there for an important reason. A session in the sauna helps burn up to 250 calories (could be more, depending on how much time is spent steaming), which is similar to a mild workout. That’s 250 extra calories that you can spend on a tiny piece of double chocolate cake. Mmmm.
  • Relaxation–can’t forget about this one! With all the stress in your life, it would definitely be a good idea to give yourself a break. All the aches and pains you suffer from are simply balls of stress stuck inside of you with no way to get out. When you are in a banya, your entire body is relaxed. The high humidity in combination with the heat will ease your muscles, making you feel like putty–but in a good way.
  • Improved Immune System–the winter time is not only a great time of holiday cheer, it is also a time for colds and flus. One great way to avoid that is to spend some time in a banya. The steam and heat work together to create what feels like a simulated fever to your body. Thus, your immune system will shift gears and illnesses will occur less frequently if at all.

So join this old Russian tradition and see for yourself how your body transforms!

Fusion Pre-Bonded Hair Extensions by Euphora Salon NYC

Pre-bonded hair extensions are pieces of hair with a small amount of bonding glue that is applied to the base of the extensions. These are sometimes called pre-glued hair extensions or pre-tipped hair extensions. Most of our pre-bonded human hair extensions use a keratin glue which is designed for maximum holding power.

KollagenX 24KT Gold Skin Care


Living in NYC has many wonderful aspects that make our lives more exciting and vibrant. However, the city hustle and bustle, can take a serious toll on your sensitive skin, making it dull, rough, and for lack of a better word, dead. This is where KollagenX comes in to save the day. It is not only affordable and safe, it is also eco- friendly. These anti-aging products have the power to lift your skin, make it feel smoother, and add a natural glow that will make you look younger.

Based in California in 2008 by Rondell Fletcher, George Huerta, and Andrew Ancona, this cosmetic company utilizes Nano Gold Technology. The first product launched with this type of technology was the Original 24KT Gold Collagen Mask. Once that became a huge success, KollagenX was created.

KollagenX is only featured in professional salons. In fact, there are only 6 salons in NYC that carry these products. Euphora Salon & Medi Spa is proud to be a carrier of KollagenX because it provides customers cheaper and safer solutions to keeping their skin looking youthful, healthy, and simply gorgeous.

The Zrii Life: Total Cleanse and Weight Loss System


Summer is the most fun and at the same time most exhausting season. From beaches, to cook outs, to get togethers (ahem..parties), you may be feeling burned out. And from all the terrible food & drink (*cough* martinis *cough*) choices you may have made using the excuse, “It’s summer. I’ll burn it off.” you may be feeling like your body needs a little help. I know all the above apply to me at least. If you want to get rid of the evidence of all the things you did to your body this summer, as well as improve your overall look, thought process, and digestion, then this may be something for you 🙂

Zrii Purify is a cleanse/weight loss system that has been revolutionizing the world of body detox. Unlike other cleansing systems that use harmful artificial chemicals and diuretics, PURIFY uses all natural herbs of Ayurveda, which are meant to cleanse the cells of any built up toxins.

It is known that our bodies are equipped with elimination and filtration systems that are meant to pull the toxins away from what we ingest and only leave the necessary vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Back in the day, this way of cleansing would have been more efficient that anything else.

Unfortunately, our world today is filled with various chemicals, pollutants, and unnecessary food additives that put our bodies in overload. To make it worse, our way of life is not the healthiest either. The constant stress, lack of physical excercise, and unbalanced meals pollutes our bodies with toxins that build up faster than we notice or even know what to do with. If you actually took a test to see the level of toxicity in your body, then you may be left speechless.

Cleansing your system and organs of the toxins is equally important to your body as cleansing your cells. To achieve successful and permanent cleansing results, Zrii PURIFY has developed an entire line of products that will equip you with the right tools to win in the battle against harmful toxins. Following this program will help you get a jump-start on a new  healthy lifestyle and will aid you in making better choices for yourself. Before you know, you will have an improved well-being that will last a long time.


  • Get a kick-start on your weight-loss
  • More energy
  • Cleared thoughts and quicker speed
  • More glowing complexion
  • Tongue and eyes become more clear
  • Increased sense of well-being and joy
  • Dependece on habit-forming foods/substances will be reduced
  • Functioning of cells improves
  • Improved digestion
  • Controls portion sizes by communicating more efficiently to your brain when you are full