Global Spa & Wellness Summit Publishes Hydrotherapy Guide

The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS), an international spa organization, has introduced Guide to Hydrothermal Spa Development Standards, a resource for spa owners, operators, architects, and builders on planning and building hydrothermal areas. “Wet areas in spas are among the most expensive and intricate to develop and their installation too often results in mistakes that cost both time and money to correct,” says chairman and CEO Susie Ellis. “This standards manual is conceived as the first point of reference for anyone looking to build these areas, whether it’s a sauna, a hammam, a steam room, a vitality pool, or a less well-known area like a laconium or frigidarium.” Available on, the book features a glossary of terminology related to hydrothermal areas. It also includes project planning and key building and construction considerations, including recommended standards and materials.

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