Components of Russian Bathhouse Comfort

The main components of comfort in the bathhouse include temperature, environmental friendliness, ventilation, odors, interior design and aesthetics, sound insulation and organoleptic sensations. Let's take a closer look at each comfort component separately.

The thermometer in the bathhouse must be hung at head level. In no case can one use a normal mercury thermometer, because mercury is very dangerous for the human body and is not excreted from the body naturally. Heat in the bathhouse should surround the person from all sides, therefore, the bathhouse itself, walls, floor, ceiling, and benches are always heated before the very beginning of the procedure.

Humidity in a traditional Russian bathhouse is a very important comfort component. It should be approximately 40-70 grams of water per kilogram of air in the room. To determine the value of this indicator one can use a hygrometer. Deviations in any direction adversely affect the comfort of your stay. In such cases, the person will feel uncomfortable even under all other equally important conditions.

Ventilation in the bathhouse should be worked out to the very last detail, since the lack of oxygen in the room causes weakness and difficulty breathing.

In terms of environmental friendliness, aesthetics and interior design, rough processed wood of various species is considered the best material for any Russian bathhouse. In no case one can use a variety of annoying bright colors, as well as pretentiousness indoors. Enhanced bath treatments can be achieved just because of a very simple and relaxing atmosphere, which will contribute to relaxation. The lighting in the bathhouse should be not too bright, most often all the lamps are fitted deep into the ceiling or walls. There is enough light in the steam-room, which will penetrate through a small window.

Any Russian bathhouse should have complete soundproofing. A person should rest and relax in complete silence. A very important step in the bathhouse construction is precisely the choice of place for it and provision of the necessary sound insulation and sound absorption inside the room itself. This can be achieved by using sound-absorbing materials, as well as the inclination of opposite surfaces.

To achieve this, you can use soft, but roughly processed wood. Such wood perfectly absorbs high-frequency noise in the Russian bathhouse. However, the plank lining of the logs with the air layers filled with glass wool will help to muffle low-frequency sounds.

Organoleptic sensations is quite important element of the bathhouse. All surfaces that will come into contact with the skin should be very pleasant to the touch. All metal parts in the bathhouse should be hidden under the wood. Each bench should be equipped with a special footrest.

Smell is a very pleasant element in the bathhouse. Usually, several types are used for the bathhouse: brooms, healthy wood, smoke from aromatic firewood, and smells of aromatic oils if desired.

For example, fresh fir branches can charge with vigor. Kvass, beer, honey, eucalyptus tincture, mint, chamomile, aromatic essential oils, etc. are often added to the water poured onto the stones.

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