Sauna Knigge - A simple catalogue for sauna enthusiasts

Going to the sauna is celebrated as a social event. To ensure that going to the sauna together is not associated with unpleasantness or even ends in disaster, a few basic social rules should be observed. The sauna etiquette guide helps you to take these rules to heart so that your visit to the sauna is a stimulating and pleasant experience for everyone involved.

Sauna etiquette point 1: Don't forget to shower off

It is a truism that everyone sweats a lot in the sauna, but this should be taken into account because otherwise the others will get an unpleasant whiff of your own smell. Consequently, you should only enter the sauna after a good shower. This is especially true after the sauna, when you go into the cooling pool. Who wants to swim in each other's sweat?

Sauna etiquette point 2: Using the towel correctly

Two towels should be used in the sauna. One towel is used as a seat to prevent sweat from burning into the wood. Everyone uses the other towel to dry themselves off so that the drops of sweat do not make excessive demands on the sauna room. When toweling off, care should be taken not to splash your own sweat. Because no one likes to get something like that off.

It is better to use two towels.

Sauna etiquette point 3: Keep your distance

In the sauna, the visitor relaxes and does not want to concentrate on anything else. Conversations should therefore be avoided, as should getting too close to the other person. In this respect, spreading out or even stretching out on the seats are absolute no-gos.

Sauna etiquette point 4: Naturalness yes, voyeurism no

Apart from the nude beach, the sauna is one of the few places where it is socially acceptable to show oneself naked to strangers. This should not be exploited under any circumstances. As at the nudist beach, it is important to behave as naturally as possible and not to look intensively at others. This is perceived as unpleasant and intrusive and can cause feelings of shame as well as arguments.

Sauna etiquette point 5: No caresses

Caresses with boyfriends or girlfriends have no place in a public sauna. After all, everyone wants to relax in the sauna and let the heat affect them. Distractions or even excitement interfere with this concentration. The focus is on the heat and not on the individual visitor.

Sauna etiquette point 6: Beware of garlic

If you like to eat garlic, you should not do so the day before your sauna session. This is because garlic is an extremely persistent scent that is still excreted through sweat a day after consumption. The garlic's strong odour will make it unpleasant for others to smell. You should also be warned against wearing perfume.

Sauna etiquette point 7: Unpleasant encounters

In a public sauna, anyone can quickly meet people they know, including the boss. In such a case, it is not advisable to leave the sauna in a hurry, which would really cause embarrassment. Instead, a discreet gesture of greeting is recommended. It is best not to sit opposite the boss during the sauna session. This will take your concentration away from both the boss and yourself.

Sauna etiquette point 8: No reservations

Reserving loungers with towels also causes commotion in the sauna and detracts from the shared experience. Moreover, the loungers in the sauna are available to everyone. Gaining an advantage over others is perceived by others as foul play and is communicated accordingly. In public saunas, the staff may also be asked to simply put the towel aside in order to counter this bad habit.

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