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Archimedes Banya

San Francisco, California, USA

In this bonus* scene from our Perfect Sweat series, the owner of Archimedes Banya in San Francisco, Mikhail Brodsky, explains what Banya means, why he created the facility, and what visitors can expect from this unique yet traditional Russian-style bathhouse.


About Archimedes Banya

Nestled in the vibrant heart of San Francisco, California, Archimedes Banya stands as a unique and sophisticated sanctuary for adults seeking the ultimate relaxation experience. This Russian bathhouse, exclusively for those aged 18 and above, offers an exceptional array of amenities to soothe the body and soul.

A Haven of Wellness: Archimedes Banya is more than just a bathhouse; it's a haven of wellness. Its commitment to rejuvenation and tranquility is evident from the moment you step inside.

Invigorating Saunas: The cornerstone of the experience lies in its invigorating saunas. Here, you can indulge in the centuries-old tradition of Russian saunas, known for their health benefits. The enveloping warmth of the saunas helps detoxify the body, ease muscle tension, and promote a profound sense of relaxation.

Rejuvenating Spa Services: Beyond the saunas, Archimedes Banya offers a range of rejuvenating spa services that cater to your every need. From therapeutic massages that melt away stress to facials that rejuvenate your skin, the spa services provide a holistic approach to well-being.

Diverse Pools: The bathhouse boasts a diverse selection of hot and cool pools. Immerse yourself in the soothing warmth of hot pools, or refresh your senses with a dip in the invigorating cool pools. The contrast between hot and cool water is not only refreshing but also promotes circulation and vitality.

Cafe Delights: To complete your experience, Archimedes Banya features a charming cafe where you can savor delectable bites and beverages. It's a perfect place to unwind and enjoy a post-treatment meal or sip on a revitalizing tea.

Escape from the Bustle:

Amidst the bustling city life of San Francisco, Archimedes Banya offers a serene escape. It's a place where you can disconnect from the noise of the world and reconnect with yourself, finding solace in the soothing environment.

Community and Relaxation: While Archimedes Banya is a haven for individual relaxation, it also fosters a sense of community. Visitors often find themselves engaged in meaningful conversations or simply sharing moments of peaceful camaraderie with like-minded individuals.

Archimedes Banya is a true gem in the heart of San Francisco. It invites adults to indulge in a world of wellness, relaxation, and rejuvenation. Whether you seek the healing benefits of saunas, the pampering of spa services, or the tranquil embrace of hot and cool pools, this Russian bathhouse offers a holistic and memorable experience that transcends the ordinary.



Director: Doug Pray

Producer: Teresa Yung

DP: Drew Thomas

Assistant Camera: Patrick Bellante Sound Recordist: Max Osadchenko

Editor: Alex Albers


Teresa Yung Mikhail Brodsky

Mikkel Aaland

Zack Robertson


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