I got an interesting press release telling me that the UKs first Sauna Etiquette Poster had been released.
I was interested because Spas are still a new thing to me. (As my mother would say, Pampering?! Waz that?!). I still sit there like a fiddly schoolgirl, wondering if I keep my pants on or take them off, bra on or bra off, or am I supposed to have my hair down or have my hair up…etc….etc….
Thus, whenever I go for any beauty treatment I am generally quite clueless.
And let’s face it, Saunas are a funny one – I went to Titanic Spa with the Mr and we were confronted with a guy in a skimpy pair of speedos, lying on his back across the seat. He didn’t feel any need to move for us, or to….adjust himself so in the end we spent like 2 seconds in there.
Anyway, here is the poster in question:
Ok, so I like the retro design…it’s kinda cute. But do you think it will help? Let’s face it, if you have common sense and any consideration for other people you will think before you act, but some people are just useless in Spas* read segment, Less Talk, More Zzzz’s…
Also…my most recent spa visit pretty much outlined the same rules as on this poster just…in words.
I guess having it in pictures makes that little bit clearer.
So the etiquette poster says:
1. Shower Beforehand (most Spa’s say this in their instructions outside the sauna anyway)
2. Shut the door (obviously)
3. Use a towel
3. Respect Space
4. Refrain from Staring (I think some people can’t help it!)
5. Keep the Noise Down
Then the last three are just a bit pointless –
Enjoy Great Skin
Enjoy Weight Loss (ahem)
Enjoy Deep Relaxation
Useful? Or Not?
Anyway this poster reminded me of a really cool poster I saw when I visited Singapore years ago. Singapore is a remarkably well kept country – so clean and tidy and I guess this is why!
You get anything from a $500 fine for peeing in a lift, to $150 for not flushing a loo, to the cane for possessing fire crackers to the DEATH SENTENCE for possessing drugs. And you can remind yourself of this on a mug.
Anyway, have you seen anything similar to this you find amusing/useful?
Maybe this is the future? Visual rules for everything?
Dalesauna’s Sauna Etiquette poster will be available in spas and health clubs nationwide from September, including Titanic Spa, Chelsea Club and Malvern Spa.
Available for purchase for £14.99 + P&P, the Sauna Etiquette poster is part of Dalesauna’s new Hot campaign to increase awareness of spa heat experiences and their benefits.(should you have a sauna at home and invite strangers to use it).