Ideally, we'd all have private saunas in our homes, where we could relax in any way we wanted. (Saunasandstuff.com really thinks you should get a sauna for your home!) But sometimes we have to make do with a sauna at a spa or gym--I know, life is hard, right?--and we need to share the space with others. In order for everyone to enjoy the sauna, there are a few basic rules of conduct you should follow:
1) Do Not Sit Spread Eagle in the Sauna
I feel like I should type that again in case you missed it the first time. A modicum of modesty is courteous to those around you. Some places require you use a towel, and you should respect this policy. Even if there is no such policy, there is such a thing as being too relaxed for public decency. What would your mother say?
2) Try to Refrain from Talking a Lot
But what about all those movies in the 90s where savvy businessmen held casual meetings in gym steam rooms, you ask. Most people head to the sauna to relax and reap the amazing health benefits, not broker business mergers. They also don’t want to hear about your most recent breakup or a detailed rundown of the latest Facebook drama. Use your sauna time as an opportunity to find your inner zen. Breathe deep and enjoy the rare quiet moment given to you.
3) Use a Towel to Sit On or Lay On
This is a basic hygiene issue. Think about all the people who sat on that bench before you. You don't want their cooties, right? Think about all the people who will sit on that bench after you. They don't want your cooties, either.
4) Shut the Sauna Door
What, were you born in a barn or something? A closed door means lovely warm air for everyone.
5) Stay in the Sauna as Long as You Want
We're giving this one to you. If you are behaving nicely, you are welcome to enjoy that sauna as long as you like. We don't mind. You deserve it.
Of course, you could always pop over to www.saunasandstuff.com and select one of our amazing saunas for your private home use. Then you can sit spread eagle while singing your favorite showtunes in the nude with the door wide open, and no one can stop you. ;D