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.
The purity of the banned
Fell To Ancient Rome. Died ancient culture. There was a grim era of religious asceticism, of superstition and ignorance. Thinking about the salvation of the soul, people with contempt attitude to his body. Many centuries to the water, to care about the purity of the body, as that seems now wild and improbable, regarded as... as a demonic delusion.
In one of the historical annals we find mention of the sect called «grazing». The members of this sect, common in Mesopotamia, do not have permanent homes, and did not eat bread and vegetables, and wandered about through the mountains and eat grass. The purity of the body «grazing» believed pollution of the soul. Special honors taken advantage of by those who walked in the dirty ðóáèùàõ and never bathed. They were called saints... Saint Anthony, which he called the father of monasticism, was proud of the fact that he never washed his feet.