Things To Consider While Designing A Spa

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Running a spa successfully is a challenging job but that is the latter part. The design of the spa is just as crucial as running it. The first impression of your spa will leave an everlasting effect on the customer’s mind.     

People visit spas to relax and get away from their stressful life. You need to provide a relaxing environment for your customers so that when they leave your spa, they will be completely recharged. 

In this guide, we have given a few things to consider while designing a spa that will help you create a better environment for your customers.

1. Lighting

Lighting is a very important aspect of designing a spa. The lighting should not be too bright that the customer’s eyes feel strain while look or too dull to see anything. It has to be pleasing to the eye. You can keep the lights of the reception area a little bright and the lights of the spa room a bit dim so that your customer will not squint their eyes while getting the massage.

2. Ventilation

The ventilation system of your spa should be appropriate because you’ll be dealing with the rising steam from the spa. If your ventilation is not perfect, the steam will cause the other areas of the spa to be blighted. 

If your ventilation is poor, your spa will turn damp and rot which is not exactly the place where people will come to relax. 

3. Consider the Equipment You’ll Buy

You need to perfectly assess the space and design of the equipments for the pool and the spa. Since the two need to stay perfectly balanced between the water flow and the steam, you might consider buying 3 way ball valves for convenience.   

If you are offering hydrotherapy, you may need to install plumbing lines and electric lines for that room. Design the room according to the plumbing lines.

4. Flooring

The flooring of your spa should be non-slip. People will be traveling from the pool area to the spa are while they are wet, which is why the flooring should be suitable for people with wet feet to walk on.

You should be careful with the non-slip flooring because you’ll have elderly customers as well who are more prone to slipping on a wet floor.

Also, the color of the flooring should be light and pleasant on the eyes. 

5. Target Audience

Spas were originally used by women mostly but today spas welcome men with suitable services for them as well. Some spas even offer couple massages to their clients. You need to determine what your target audience would be and design your rooms accordingly.

If your location has more of men customers, you can provide an extra room for men’s grooming. Make sure that they don’t feel awkward going in there. You can give that room a manly name like a sports pedicure room. This will make them feel comfortable. You can even add posters of famous sportspeople getting manicures and pedicures.

If your location favors more visits of women, then you can make it more girly with flowery designs. You should also maintain proper hygiene for your clients because women tend to like clean and tidy places. 

6. Cross Circulation Area

There shouldn’t be any cross circulation area from a wet room to a dry room. There should be semi-wet areas in the middle so that the dry area remains dry. The ideal spa design should have a dry area, then a semi-wet area, and then the wet area.

7. Materials To Be Used

You should make the areas with moisture with non-corrosive material so that there is no rust in the ventilation, drains, and ducts. Moisture-resistant materials are also easy to clean. 

You can consider using local materials and designs to retain the tradition of your place. It will increase the cultural integrity of your place and attract tourists as well.

8. Services You’ll Offer

Back in the day, there was only one type of personal care service in spas. But today, there are a lot of options available for personal care services. It is good to have a few different options in your spa so that the customer does not return empty-handed.

The different rooms designated for different services should also have different interior designs. A massage room should have a relaxing color tone with dim lights to make the customer ease up. The grooming room should be lit with mirrors all around the room and likewise create different aesthetics for different areas.

9. Dry Treatment Areas

The treatment areas should be designed flexibly. This will allow you to change your setup with the change in treatment techniques or change in the services you’re providing. 

Make sure that you are providing enough storage space for storing all the materials required for the treatment. It should be lockable for safety purposes.

The treatment areas should be in a quiet corner and made soundproof so that the client does not get disturbed while taking the treatment. You can also add a space for the music equipment that will give out positive and energized music throughout the program. 

You can use vinyl flooring in the dry treatment rooms because they are easy and quick to clean. Maintain the cleanliness of this room as much as possible because people feel relaxed in clean environments.


The first thing that a customer looks at when he/she enters a spa facility is the interiors. The design of the spa should make the customer feel already relaxed. Soothing colours and designs around the place will help them feel relaxed. 

We hope that this guide helps you create a successful design for your spa that attracts a lot of customers. 

Martin Maina
Martin Maina is a professional writer and blogger who uses his expertise, skills, and personal experience in digital marketing to craft content that resonates with audiences. Deep down, he believes that if you cannot do great things, then you can do small things in a great way. To learn more, you can connect with him online.
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