[LMB] OT: Temperature

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Sat Jan 15 05:16:07 GMT 2022


I always thought it was masochism.

"Yes!  Whip me!  Whip me harder!  I'm such a naughty Russian!"

On Fri, Jan 14, 2022 at 8:07 PM Mark Goldfield <markgoldfield at hotmail.com>
wrote:

>
> In New York City, the Russian and Turkish Baths offers a whipping with oak
> twigs that they call "platza."  I believe similar sauna practices exist in
> Finland.
>
> Mark
> On Jan 14, 2022, at 7:16 PM, Raymond Collins <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Russains also like whipping themselves  with birch twigs. They believe it
> increases blood circulation while they sit in the sauna. I don't think this
> practice is done in the US either.
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