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The history and origins of the bathhouse

The history and origins of the bathhouse are rich and varied, spanning different cultures and eras. Here is some more additional information:

Ancient Rome: In ancient Rome, baths also had an important place in everyday life. The Romans built public thermae where people not only bathed but also socialized. Baths were social places where discussions, business meetings, and even political discussions took place.

Middle Ages: In medieval Europe, baths became less common due to various factors, including the lack of clear sanitation and standards of hygienic practice. However, in some parts of Europe, such as Scandinavia and Russia, the tradition of baths persisted.

Russian Banya: In Russia, the banya has a special place in the culture. The Russian banya is considered not only a place of hygienic procedures, but also a social occasion. Steaming in a banya is considered healthy and also provides an opportunity for socializing and relaxation.

Japanese baths: In Japan, traditional baths known as "sento" or "onsen" play a key role in Japanese culture. They are regarded as a place of purification for the mind and body. Japanese baths follow strict rules of hygienic behavior.

Turkish Bath: Turkish baths, or "hammams", have their own unique history. They were an important element of social life in the Ottoman Empire and were used for relaxation, socializing and health care.

Modern Baths: In today's society, baths maintain their popularity as a place of rest and relaxation. There are different types of baths, including saunas, infrared cabins, and traditional public baths. Bathing treatments also often include the use of essential oils and herbs, creating a unique experience to nurture health and well-being.