If you thought the hotel accommodations in Sochi were bad, wait until you see how Russians relax.
Matt Lauer and Al Roker visited a Russian bathhouse for a “Today” show segment that aired on Wednesday morning, in which they were rubbed down by two men who followed up the massage by smacking them with hot eucalyptus leaves.
The co-hosts’ let out audible cries of pain (“Ow!” Ah!”) before Lauer had enough of what he described as a “recreational spanking.”
The hot bath didn’t appear any better when both were surprised with hot water poured over their heads, making what Roker called “Matt and Al soup.”
Watch the experience they compared to “fraternity hazing,” below: