Top 10 Luxe Airport Spas
Travel is well-known to be stressful. But now, travelers have a new way to deal: the airport spa. As airport spas proliferate, and travelers can grab some much-needed indulgence, flying is becoming a tinier bit more relaxing, reported CNN.
"An airport spa gives me the ability to multitask and do a little something for myself," Karen Zuckerman, whose work requires her to travel approximately 30 times per year, maintained.
Whenever she finds herself waiting in an airport terminal, she heads to an in-airport spa for a quick facial, massage or manicure.
If you are caught stuck at an airport, while away the time and relieve stress, jet lag and boredom at one of these 10 fantastic airport spas.
Dubai International Airport
Dubai boasts three luxury spas in its airport from Emirates, the first carrier to add in-flight showers for first-class passengers. For free, travelers can pamper themselves with half-back massages, mini-manicures, reflexology and basic hairstyling.
Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel
This luxe hotel chain’s spa offers a range of travel-friendly services, including a Pink Grapefruit Jet Lag recovery body wrap and a massage designed specifically to diminish foot and leg swelling. Those guests with more space in their schedule can check out the mechanized lap pool, sauna and fitness center, or try indulging treatments such as a Moor Mud bath, Academy Award face and body spray-tan application, or Lomi-Lomi massage.
Newark International Airport
D_parture Spa pays tribute to eco-friendly practices with its sustainable materials: reclaimed glass, bamboo flooring and environmentally safe products. Designed to soothe away the traveled-induced tension, its green treatments include the pressure point-concentrated Scalp and Eye Massage to relieve sinuses, the Altitude Protection Facial to hydrate and protect skin from air-pressure changes, and the 30-Minute Fly Away Mini Facial.
Elemis Travel Spa
London Heathrow Airport
Perfect for sandwiching in some stress relief, this free spa for First and Club World British Airways travelers offers a list of 15-minute services, such as facials that counteract dehydration and skin clogging, the Musclease Leg and Foot Workout, and a Stress-Away shoulder and scalp massage.
Back to Life Spa
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
This spa’s number one tension tamer is the Back to Life Aqua treatment: a full-body aqua massage done fully clothed. Guests relax in a techy-appearing device that boasts 36 pulsating water jets, insulated from visitors’ bodies through a microfiber film, which give the sensation of a traditional massage. Other, more typical services are the 20-minute chair massage, the reflexology foot massage and an oxygen bar with 15-minutes’ worth of O2 boosts and aromatherapy.
Qantas First Lounge
Sydney and Melbourne international airports
Featuring flowering gardens, blonde wood furnishings and shower suites packed with Kevin Murphy products, these tranquil oases supply business and first-class clients a range of 20-, 30- and 50-minute no-cost treatments, including eye-firming procedures, full-body massages and hydrating facials.
Hong Kong International Airport, Regal Airport Hotel
Targeting both overnight customers and travelers with extra time on their hands, this luxurious spa creates a relaxing environment through its bamboo screens, Thai silk cushions and fresh flowers. Guests can treat themselves to tamarind body scrubs for dry skin, Sabai hot stone massages and jasmine milk baths. An extra $20 buys nonguests access to the hotel’s fitness center, steam room and 72-foot outdoor pool.
John F. Kennedy International Airport
Boasting six distinct locations at JFK, this spa offers the traditional quickie manicures, facials and massages, plus lengthier stress busters such as 60-minute deep-moisturizing seaweed facials and 90-minute full-body massages. Frequent customers can obtain a Rewards Club card to get discounts at all XpresSpa locations across the United States plus Amsterdam’s Schiphol.
Calgary International Airport and Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport
To relieve the sensation of breathing pressurized, recycled cabin air, OraOxgen’s spas give clients a quick oxygen refresher. Of all its range of facials, nail treatments and massages, the most popular service is the hour-long full-body massage with a 15-minute oxygen boost.
The Ultimate Transit Haven
Singapore Changi Airport
This luxurious Singaporean spa serves up some quick boosters for the weary, such as showers and 30-minute foot reflexology sessions, supplemented with some more extravagant, longer, full-body services, like Tui Na, and Balinese and Javanese massage.