Best of Boston

1997 Best Steam Bath

Dillon’s Russian Steam Bath

The only drawback is that men get to take advantage of this blissful oasis six days a week while women must condense their restorative needs into a single day (Monday). Male or female, you will feel pleasantly noodle-like when you emerge from this no-nonsense, old-fashioned bath house. One note of caution: This is not some fancy chrome-and-etched-glass spa, so leave your attitude out at Canyon Ranch.

77 Chestnut St., Chelsea, 617-884-9434,