I visited a 200-year-old Russian bathhouse in Moscow, where I paid $85 to be whacked with branches and doused in ice-cold water

It was the most memorable part of my trip
A banya employee can give this massage, or friends can do it for each other. To start, my masseuse spent a few seconds whooshing the branches around above my body, but not touching me. She then started dragging the branches up and down my body, which tickl… #BuyTowelRacks