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Welcome to Dillons Russian Steam Bath - Over 120 Years in Business


In Chelsea by the Sea, Massachusetts a landmark that has been in existence since 1885 may be the best kept secret around. Dillons Russian Steam Bath tucked away on Chestnut Street at the corner of Williams Avenue just off the first exit on the Maurice Tobin Bridge from Boston. Dillons history grew out of the ancient traditional Shvitz tracing its roots to Russia and Eastern Europe over a century ago. Dillons is the Oldest Steam Bath in the United States.

Today, under the ownership of Lisa Rizzo, the ancient traditions of the Shvitz continue and new programs are continuously being added allowing Dillons to grow and thrive into the 21st Century.

Traditional and Modern Shvitz Services - Voted Best of Boston


Lounge Area

Heat, warmth and water have always had a therapeutic value on the body. As you take the heat from fiery hot granite rocks in Dillons steam chamber, you become downright immobilized and all tensions stress leave your body. It's nearly 180 degrees on the upper benches. Just dip a sponge into a cold bucket of water and ring it over your head.

A turn on the platza-Yiddish for shoulders) bench has been described as one of the most enjoyable experiences ever. A platza is a oil rub, given with a small broom made of leaves from oak trees soaked in hot soapy water and is brushed over your entire body by the masseur. Dillons also has a traditional wet steam room; plenty of showers, a small snack bar, a large screen television and a large lounge are where you can relax on comfortable chairs to complete your visit.

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