Zoning Inspiration For Your Luxury Wellness Spa


Designing a luxury wellness spa is about creating an area for you and your guests to thrive and relax. A poorly designed space can disrupt the feeling of comfort, counteracting the calming environment that you’re striving to create.

Here at Luxury Pools, we have been blogging about how you can create zones within your wellness suite to give it the most natural flow possible for guests as they move around within it.

Read on to find out more…

What Is Zoning?

Wellness spa facilities have been developing over the years in a way that gives you and your guests the best possible experience.

The key to creating that experience is balancing the functionality of the space with the need for a seamless design. This is where zoning comes in.

Creating zones within your wellness spaces means creating allocated areas for different treatment types. It can help to improve client experience by grouping facilities that compliment each other together.

Guests can move around each around making the most of each zone depending how they want to focus their experience.

Wet Areas

The wet area of a wellness spa is where you will find water-based wellness facilities. These can include:


Wet areas are often located near the swimming pool. In an example given by Starpool, exclusive UK partner of Luxury Pools, the wet area is next to, but not within the same zone as the pool.

This means guests have the option of relaxing by the pool or using the wet treatment facilities without losing the seamless feel to the spa.


Relaxation Area

This zone is about giving guests the option to take a gentle swim in the luxury swimming pool or to use the relaxation beds around it to lie back and ensure the calming atmosphere of the wellness spa.

The benefit for you and your guests in this area is that when they’re relaxing in this space they have the hypotonic effect of reflections from the pool and the sound of the water naturally occurring to help achieve calmness and to have a more relaxed experience in your wellness suite.

Saunas, Salt Caves & Ice Rooms

The third zone in the luxury wellness spa is where you’ll find the sauna and the ice room. Partnering these two luxury facilities together gives guests the opportunity to fully utilise the potential of each treatment.

When using high-temperature spaces such as saunas, the pores in the skin open and your body temperature goes up. In warm spaces like wellness spas, regulating that temperature is key to achieving the full benefits and moving into an ice room after using a sauna can help you achieve that.

The ice room will close the pores on your skin, giving your skin a fresher, healthier look. Your temperature will balance out also, over time this can improve circulation and, if you rub the ice into your skin, has positive impacts upon your limbs and immune system.

This is also an excellent place to locate a salt cave. These spaces operate at temperatures lower than a sauna and offer guests a place to relax while achieving health benefits purely through spending time in the space. Salt caves can aid dry coughs and refreshes the body from head to toe.


Zoning can be an invaluable boost to the layout of your luxury wellness suite. By grouping related treatments together, guests can utilise the areas that they wish to focus their time in the facilities they choose, surrounded by the options for that zone.

Guests can move around the space, visiting each zone as appropriate to them, giving a smooth transition from one zone to the next as they go.

About Luxury Pools

Luxury Pools are specialist designers and builders of swimming pools and wellness suites for your homes, hotel, day spa or yacht. We combine our extensive knowledge and wealth of experience with your vision for your wellness space or swimming pool. By doing this we help you bring new life into your home, hotel or day spa through the creation of luxury facilities that allow you and your guests to grow and thrive. 

Swimming pool design and creating luxury wellness spaces is our passion. We specialise in the designing and building of bespoke products such as indoor pools or outdoor pools, basement and infinity swimming pools.   

Luxury Pools are exclusive UK partners of wellness experts Starpool. Together we work to bring our clients the latest in innovative designs and technology for wellness facilities such as saunas, steam rooms and spa pools and a host of other luxury wellness facilities that will liven up your space.

Through close consultation with you through the project, we ensure that our designs become one with the surrounding environments. This gives a sleek atmosphere to your pool or spa room. 

For more information contact us at:

0333 939 8009


54 Clarendon Road


WD17 1DU

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