The Relaxation Room

Everything a relaxation room needs for your spa


A trip to the spa is much more than a treatment. While it is most definitely the highlight of any guests’ visit, many spa-goers are looking for a place to escape, relax, and recharge for a few hours or more. This is why creating an environment where guests can retreat after their treatment is essential. So what exactly makes a Relaxation Room? Here is everything you need for a perfect relaxation room.

What is a Relaxation Room?

A Relaxation Room is not to be confused with a waiting room where guests might be feeling eager and expectant, perhaps a little stressed out before their treatments. Have you ever received a treatment and were sad that it was over? A Relaxation Room is a post-treatment room where guests can relax after being in an induced relaxed state.

A relaxation room is a clean and calming space designed to imbue a sense of peace and tranquility for guests.

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The Location

If there is enough space, a relaxation room should be located in the spa’s quiet areas and away from areas prone to noise, like the bathroom, gym, or reception area. It should not be a throughway for therapists or guests. It should be a separate room that is soundproof and has a door that closes silently. If there is not enough space in your spa for a relaxation room, creating a quiet space in an area secluded with signs promoting silence to show others’ consideration should work.

The Design

A relaxation room is a clean and calming space designed to imbue a sense of peace and tranquility for guests. Much attention should be paid to this serene environment’s design, from the calming colors and comfortable furniture to every fine detail, such as the scents and sounds that create the ambiance. Let’s take a closer look at what makes a perfect relaxation room.

  • Calm and soothing colors give guests an uplifting feeling of warmth and vitality. These include neutral greens, beiges, blues, and different shades of white with a tinge of these colors.
  • Cozy furniture that is kept to simple, minimalistic colors. Comfortable lounge chairs with warm blankets and overstuffed armchairs for those who enjoy reading. A small table beside the lounger where guests can place their cup of tea and books they wish to read.
  • A clear and simplistic layout of furniture to make the space easily accessible for guests.
  • Natural and soft lighting that is easy on the eyes and kept at low calming levels. If there are windows, shades should help keep the room cool and dimmed.
  • Flowers or a small zen garden that is soothing both visually and aromatically.
  • A fireplace or candles lit around the room to further the ambiance and keep the room fragrant. Soothing scents include lavender and vanilla, unlike citrus scents which can be invigorating and have the opposite effect.
  • Individual headphones that allow guests to listen to relaxing and meditative music or soft sleep-inducing music playing in the room. Pleasant sounds include flowing water, rain, ocean waves, or even white noise to bring an air of peace to the room.
  • A spa menu available or the latest issues of health, wellness, and spa magazines.
  • Beautiful art of peaceful outdoor settings to invite the outside in.

This space must remain neat and fresh for all guests. Attendants should check the room frequently to restock towels and blankets and clean up any left teacups or water cups. The room should be simple and uncluttered to avoid creating a sense of tension for guests. Guests should feel comforted and in a harmonious and peaceful space that forces them to stop, relax, and recharge before heading back to their busy lives.