Spas are no longer the sole property of hotels and resorts as airports worldwide incorporate increasingly sophisticated destinations for relaxation and rejuvenation.
Carriers like Air France, British Airways, Emirates and Qantas offer a variety of treatments (from express options to more involved indulgences) in their private business- and first-class lounges. (Since these tend to get busy, make sure to prebook.) Independently operated outposts, such the French chain Be Relax, at the JetBlue terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport, and Wellness Spa, at the Singapore Changi Airport, are open to all.
No matter the venue choice, when it comes to what travelers want, Susie Ellis, president of Spafinder Wellness, a spa marketing and media company, says that while men tend to choose foot and shoulder massages, and women opt for nail services and foot and chair massages, both sexes are eager for pick-me-ups like reenergizing, refreshing oxygen treatments. And the use of distinctive products, from the likes of Elemis, Dr. Hauschka and Biologique Recherche, helps keep everyone feeling ready for anything.
Read on for nine airport spas to visit.