All of the baths and saunas

Danube Ivanovich and don Ivanovich

If the ancient inhabitants of India bow down to the Ganges, believing in its cleansing properties, the Egyptians treated the Nile as to the divine, then the Russians for centuries worship the Volga river, called her his mother. Remember our wonderful tales. Their heroes-bogatyrs, dying, stretched wide rivers - the Danube Ivanovich, don Ivanovich. Bread and salt honored Sadko the Volga river, and Ilya Muromets oku. And the legend of the dead and the living water? In national epos said, that the dead water could heal wounds. As for the living water called heroic, she not only sealed the wound, but, and resurrected.

And the ancient holiday of Kupala?! Because of this, but essentially, purifying bathing. Water and fire. To prevent illness, hardened. Here is what you can read in the ancient Chronicles of the feast: ...that for the sake of - evening and squinting for the sake of guilt are good at different medical apart from.

Clean water for illnesses of the trouble! - has long said the Russian people.

And have they bathing, - he wrote about the ancient Slavic baths Arab traveler and writer Abu Obeid- , " but like a house of wood and slit his kind of matter, which is formed on the trees, like the green moss... She serves them and instead of resins for ships. Then they are in one of the corners of the house arrange fireplace of stone and at the top against the hearth opens a window to exit smoke. When the hearth , they will close this window and close the doors of the house. In the house there is always a reservoir for water, which they poured hearth, and then rises pairs. In the hands of each bundle of dry branches, which they lead to the movement of the air and pulling him to her. And then opened their pores, and comes excess of their bodies, and the flow of these rivers.

And now reveal Pushkin's poem Ruslan and Lyudmila. The song of the fourth. Young Ratmir rides the horse, trying to catch up spouse. When the dark night, the young Khan was unexpectedly invited to the castle:

But first the young man the lead

To the great Russian bath-house,

's wave smoke flow

In her silver vats,

And crust cold fountains;

Outspread luxury carpet;

It tired Khan falls;

Transparent pairs over him much;

bliss full of eyes,

Lovely, ,

In caring loving and dumb,

Around the Khan of the virgin young

Crowded the crowd,

Over the knight of different waves

Branches of young birches,

And the heat from them fragrant bursting,

Another juice springtime roses

Tired members

And aromas of


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The glory about the Russian bath, about its benefits for health has long stepped over borders of your country. Russian baths are in different cities of the world. In Moscow the most popular are old sandunovskie baths (they founded the well-known actors ). But, it turns out, bath with such a name exists in the... Canada. Yes, Yes, sandunovskie baths of the ocean. Such is the fascination of Russian bathhouses, that one of the descendants of spared no money and efforts to build them. in Canada enjoyed a great success.


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In recent years among scientists - historians and doctors conducted a lively debate around very curious . The fate of this medieval medical treatise up to the end is not studied. There exist a few versions as to who was the author of a very instructive works. We will not go into disputes and historians will tell only one of the versions about the origin of the ancient medical books.

At the end of the XIX century in the library of Lorenzo de ' Medici in Florence was found most interesting under the name of Ointment (Alim). Someone suggests that its written in the XII century Eupraxia was the granddaughter of the Kyiv Prince Vladimir Monomakh. Even as a child Eupraxia showed great interest in folk medicine, collecting herbs and healed the sick, for which its people have nicknamed . The fate of the Evpraksia has developed so, that she was obliged to marry the Byzantine Tsarevich Alexis Comnenus and here, in Jerusalem, was given a new name - Zoe Princess still fond of medicine, studied the works of Hippocrates and Galen, wrote his wonderful , which is highly appreciated modern her doctors. In the Salve a lot of interesting things about the treatment of external and internal diseases. It is curious, that the wounds were asked to treat leaven, in which, as determined by the current medicine, included vitamins. Zoe-Eupraxia writes about the teeth as white to do. Many pages are devoted to health, which proved good bath, which is very protects the health and strengthens the body.

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