For «fortress and the health of the body»
Speaking about the Russian bath, want to come back to the treatise of Antonio Nunez Ðèáåðî Sanchez. Sanchez writes about Russian baths as of äðàãîöåííåéøåì wellbeing, which could lead to a «fortress and the health of the body,» not only in Russia. So, in fact, happened. Russian baths began to spread throughout the world. So, for example, after the campaign of Napoleon to Russia, its destruction and the entry of Russian troops in Western European countries our baths were built in France, Germany, and Switzerland. Even in the XVIII century the sauna at our sample were to do in London and new York.
What is, according to Sanchez, the superiority of Russian bathhouse? Antonio Nunez Ðèáåðî writes that although there are no luxury of Roman baths, but «the Russians are produced in the same room what the Romans did, and the Turks and the inhabitants of the Eastern and now is done in four or five.» But the most important advantage, emphasizes Sanchez, is how amenable to par. In the Russian sauna steam is injected with the help of the Kamenka river, which formed the hot stones. Wanted to hot - splashed water in the heater. «This renewal of vapor repaired through every five minutes. ...In the Roman, Turkish bath steam goes out because poured over the hot floor, under which pass pipes. But as they do not ïåðåìåíÿþòñÿ fresh air, then easily you can conclude that these baths have disadvantages, which in Russian ñèâñåì averted».
In a word, makes the conclusion Sanchez, a new pairs creates a new air.
«This way the produced steam will be relaxes the solid parts of the body, like pairs of ancient Roman and current Turkish baths: for this pairs in the Russian bath-house, as drawn up by natural particles of fire and air and renew in part, ìÿã÷èò and not relaxes him; he expands the instruments of inhalation, military and other sinews, recovers and restores lost part in the condition in which they were before.»
Much since then, as the saying goes, water has flowed under the bridge, but the words of Antonio Nunez Ðèáåðî Sanchez and now perceived with keen interest. Why, in all of methodical manuals on a physiotherapy Russian bath is regarded as the classic method of òåïëîëå÷åííÿ. Millions of people derive in this unique and extremely simple means of vigor, health, training.
For the medical purposes
The famous Greek Herodotus, the «father of history», as it is called, wrote that the residents of the ancient steppes «always had in their settlements of the hut with the ever-burning fire. When the stones ðàñêàëÿëèñü, they poured water, sprinkled hemp seed and the hot couples washed his balls».
As has already been mentioned, steam room appeared in the East Slavic myths. It is noteworthy that about old Russian steam bath is mentioned in the famous chronicle «Tale of bygone years» (945). Tells the story of the legendary journey of the Apostle Andrew from Sinop to Rome in Kiev and Novgorod. In Veliky Novgorod Andrey saw wooden baths where people, uncovering himself, poured alkaline kvass, beat their brooms and at the end of the îêàòûâàëèñü cold water. «Âèäåõ bath äðåâåíû. And îáëåþòñÿ kvass óñíèÿíûì, and âîçìóòü on CE ïðóòüå young (and) beat be themselves, and be done away with barely ñëåçóò Le live, and îáëåþòñÿ water ñòóäåííîãî...».