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GUIDE SpaEXPERT european THE NO.1 MAGAZINE FOR SPA AND WELLNESS DALESAUNA


Formed 35 years ago, Dalesauna is an expert in sauna, steam rooms, spa pools and showers. The company continues to lead innovation in the sauna and steam relaxation sector, investing in the development of the latest technologies and redefi ning spa luxury with bespoke experiences.


TOP TIPS


Do your research Research your market, demographic and existing facilities in the area


Know your supplier Vet your supplier thoroughly and ask for references from previous installations


Check your quotes Make sure you are comparing like-for-like when looking at quotations. Specifi cations often vary. The cheapest quote isn’t always the best


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What makes Dalesauna unique? Since launching 35 years ago, Dalesauna has evolved from simply providing saunas to off ering all-encompassing thermal experiences. During that time, we have become a one-stop shop, off ering advice and support to clients at every step of the journey. This ranges from our in-house design team, to the supply of products and services, to our superior after-sales care and support.


Why are heat experiences important to the spa journey? Wellbeing is becoming increasingly important in life generally, not just in spa and relaxation is just as important as physical exercise. For spa operators, heat experiences can play a valuable role in engaging guests for longer, allowing operators to extend their spa off er beyond treatments to whole-day experiences. They can also provide additional sources of revenue.


What key factors should be considered when installing a heat experience? It’s surprising how ill-prepared some spas are when it comes to installing a heat experience. They should ask the following questions: Why do they want a heat experience? What will it add to their off ering? Can


they aff ord it? Can they charge for it? What is their supplier’s track record?


How do you balance functionality with aesthetics? Style and design are important, but essentially the heat experiences must perform well and provide the experiences customers are looking for, and indeed, operators are charging for. They must continue to perform – it’s no good for operators if their new heat experience looks shabby after six months of use.


Which recent projects are you most proud of and why? Working with S&P Architects, we reintroduced the principals of Roman bathing in a 21st century setting at the £1m Verulamium Spa, which opened at St Albans’ Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre this year. Delivered on time and to budget, it included a caldarium, laconium and tepidarium.


What new trends have you seen emerging? Many facilities are choosing hydrotherapy pools over conventional pools. These combine the benefi ts of water with diff erent massaging jets, which provides additional interest for guests and also gives the spa a unique element to its wellness off ering.


Spa clients include


Verulamium Spa, St Albans, UK Cowshed Spa, Babington House, Somerset. UK Ribby Hall Spa, Preston, Lancashire, UK


Dalesauna


+44 (0) 1423 798630 www.dalesauna.co.uk


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