Imagine not using your phone for 20 minutes.
It’s like life sucks so much that people need an escape.
That is what the sauna is. It’s an escape.
It’s an escape from work and everyday life.
It’s an escape from the environment – EMFs, toxins, loud noises, cars, and trucks.
It should be an escape from your phone.
But let’s be honest…
Most people don’t care. They need their phones with them at all times. Regardless of what we say.
So I’ll break this out into 2 sections. The first is how you can use your phone in a sauna. The second is why you shouldn’t use your phone in a sauna.
How to use your phone in a sauna
People often ask, can you use your phone in the sauna?
The answer is yes.
I always see people on their phones, in a public sauna. They scroll through social media, watch YouTube videos, or listen to podcasts and music.
To prevent your phone from overheating, you can wrap a towel around your phone to keep it cool.
It will eventually overheat though.
Airpods work in a sauna. Therefore you do not need to bring your cell phone inside the sauna.
I’ll see people leaving their phones right outside the sauna, so you can see it through the glass door.
The sauna can be a good place to catch up on your favorite podcast or relax to music. Not everyone can do that during the day.
There are also infrared saunas with Bluetooth speakers (link). Many spas have these. Public saunas do not.
Speaking of speakers…
Do not put your phone on speaker.
You must wear headphones if you are in a public sauna.
That is easily the most annoying thing people do in public saunas, It is a complete lack of sauna etiquette.
Not only that, it’s a complete lack of awareness for other people.
Nobody wants to listen to your music or hear your Tik Tok videos.
So the short answer is yes, you can use your phone in the sauna. But should you use your phone in the sauna? No.
Why you should not use your phone in the sauna
Two of the biggest sauna benefits are detoxification and decompressing from the day.
This means detoxing from your environment and the toxins around you.
Your cell phone and Bluetooth speakers radiate EMFs, which you are trying to detox from when you use a sauna.
There are also stressors and toxins throughout our environment. For example, car and truck exhaust, harmful chemicals in plastics and skincare products, cell phone towers, etc.
We can’t escape it.
The sauna is one of the few places where you can limit exposure to these toxins. Additionally, the deep sweat you get from sitting in a sauna helps flush toxins out of your body.
The sauna is a therapeutic practice. People like to decompress, meditate, and relax.
Just like you don’t want to be on your cell phone when getting a massage, doing yoga, or on a nature walk, you shouldn’t be on your phone in the sauna.
The sauna is a good place to meditate, talk with friends, or just decompress from the day, instead of getting hooked by social media and other distractions online.
These social media companies know how to trigger your insecurities.
News sources fight to grab your attention. They often use controversial topics to do so.
Then there are people in your life emailing you to take more of your time away.
Get away from it all.
Decompress and relax in a sauna, without the distractions and toxins of everyday life.