Ice Fountain & Contrast Showers

Here at the Source Spa and Wellness, our contrast showers and ice fountain are part of our marine-inspired Thermal Suite. The showers have cold and warm settings, so you can gently immerse yourself in a downpour of cold water. The ice fountain is a beautiful feature; a marble bowl of flaked ice continually topped up with via ‘the fountain’, allowing you to douse yourself with ice.

Ice therapy is no stranger to health and wellness spas as part of a ‘Thermal Journey’. It’s long been acknowledged that ice therapy and immersing yourself in cold water can have amazing results, not just for athletes, it’s become extremely popular in many realms of health and beauty.

Cold exposure has been known to provide a number of health and beauty benefits*:

  • Natural stress relief
  • Muscle relaxation
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Pain relief
  • Elimination of waste products
  • Cleansed skin and nails
  • Shiny hair
  • Help with depression
  • Increase alertness
  • Weight loss
  • Improve immunity and circulation
  • Alertness

Read more about the health and beauty benefits of cold exposure

Top Tips*

  • Some experts claim that the principle is 3 -1. You want to be in the hot water 3 times longer than the cold water, so 90 seconds hot, 30 seconds cold.
  • Due to cold water and ice helping to close the skin’s pores, we advise not to have a cold shower or rub ice into your skin directly following a dip in any of our pools, as there is the potential to trap chemicals etc. in the pores potentially causing rashes and irritation, please be sure to shower with warm water first
  • Read how to incorporate cold exposure into your thermal journey here. 

Use of our ice fountain and contrast showers is included for all guests of the hotel, spa members and spa day package guests.

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In a prime position, looking out over the stunning stretch of golden sands and rolling waves of Saunton Sands and beyond, our marine-inspired vitality pool is filled with mineral-rich Dead Sea saltwater.

Health & beauty benefits of salt water



Seating up to 12 people, the sauna is heated to 95°C and scented with a range of neutral, calming aromas to aid relaxation.

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Simulating the conditions in salt caves, our steam room is heated to 45°C and releases pure salt vapour into the air whilst you relax in the serene surroundings.

Health & beauty benefits of salt inhalation



Take a true thermal journey at our luxury health spa, alternating between increasingly hot and cold temperatures to stimulate and improve your circulation, relax aching muscles, cleanse and rejuvenate your skin and boost your immune system, as well as feeling luxurious and invigorating.

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*These statements are for informational purposes only and are not intended as a substitute for medical counselling. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Saunton Sands and Source Spa shall have neither liability nor responsibility to any person or entity with respect to any loss, damage, or injury caused directly or indirectly by the information contained herein.