Russian & Turkish Baths

Massage in North Beach

An excellent spot for getting reasonably priced treatments in a local – very local – environment. Try out the traditional Russian health experience: you're lightly beaten by oak-leaf brooms called venik in a lava-hot spa (for $40). The Russians swear by it. There’s Dead Sea salt and mud exfoliation ($55), plus the on-site cafe serves delicious borscht, blintzes, and dark bread with smoked fish.

The crowd is interesting too: hipsters, older Jews, model types, Europeans and folks from Russia.