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As you would expect from a sanctuary as strict as The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Boston, the cell phone policy calls for leaving it behind. No cell phones are allowed once you enter the locker room area. The spa makes it difficult to carry a cell with you, thanks to the robe’s missing pockets and the moist, healing environment. Our suggestion: Go with it. We understand the need to feel connected at all times, but if we can release the phone for two hours, so can you. Put down your crackberry, and believe us, you’ll feel better having done so. The emails and text messages will be there when you leave the spa, and quite frankly, you’ll be in a much better state of mind to manage the responses.