Whether there’s a major flight delay, you have some extra time, or just need a quick escape from the stresses of airport travel, airport spas around the world offer more than just rejuvenating physical treatments. They also offer valuable calm and peace of mind that will shape your remaining journey more positively.
But the question so many people want answers to is, where are they?
There are many great airport spas around the world, and they continue to expand their offerings beyond the basic back rub.
I have seen spas now offering so many different services from fresh juices at Be Relax to cryotherapy services at XpresSpa, virtual reality massages and much more.
Airports spas aren’t always the easiest places to find, especially in large, complicated terminals. But with a little bit of planning, make sure you take the time to seek them out once in a while. Your mind and body will thank you.
12 airport spas around the world worth visiting
Airport spa chains
The most extensive airport spa group in the US has been around since 2004. XpresSpa has managed to be in almost every major US airport with multiple locations at airports. They recently brought on new management and are upgrading all their locations slowly.
2. Be relax
Be Relax is an airport spa company based in Paris, France. They have many airport spas around the world, mostly in Europe, and offer lots of wellness services besides the usual spa offerings.
3. Terminal Getaway Spas
Terminal Getaway Spas has four locations at Tampa Airport, two at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport; three at Chicago O’Hare International Airport and one at Orlando International Airport.
4. Massage Bar
Massage Bar was founded in 1993 by licensed massage therapist Cary Cruea. The spas focus solely on massage. They offer their services at six airports, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Nashville International Airport, Pittsburgh International Airport, Sacramento International airport, Ohio’s Port Columbus International Airport and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.
One-off airport spas
There are many spas that have fewer than 2 locations or are only in one location. Many of these exclusive spas have been around for a while and have lots of experience serving the stressed-out traveler.
5. Enroute Spa
Enroute Spa is a day spa that was founded in 2004. It’s located at Indianapolis International Airport. They have two locations, one near Gate B6 and the other near Gate A14.
The larger spa is located near Gate B6 and offers services including natural-nail manicures and pedicures, full-body, chair and foot massages, aromatherapy and cosmetic services.
The satellite spa at Gate A14 offers chair and foot massages.
6. Jetsetter Spa
Jetsetter Spa in Miami Airport is located in the South Terminal H on the second level, pre-security. It’s a convenient location to pop in for a quick massage treatment. They have an extensive menu of manageable 25-minute treatments and five treatment rooms.
7. D Parture Spa
D Parture Spa has two locations at Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminal C near Gates C70-99 and Gates C101-115. Passengers have access to services including manicures, pedicures, massages, blow-outs, and facials for men and women.
8. The Comfort Zone Spa
The Comfort Zone Spa has a couple of locations. One at Palm Beach Airport and the other at Jacksonville Airport. They offer manicures, pedicures, private massage rooms, and seated massage chairs. They are located post-security in the Concourse area.
9. Spa Here
Just opened this September is Spa Here. This is a new spa concept that’s opened in Terminal C at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The 1,000-square-foot space offers therapeutic treatments in individual “privacy cocoons,” self-contained spaces for the ultimate escape. They also do blowouts!
Airport hotel spas
A few airport hotels have day spas you can drop into while traveling. The list is extensive, and with some planning, you may not even have to leave the terminal to get some hotel-grade beauty on the fly.
10. skySPA At Grand Hyatt DFW
Let’s say you have some time to kill at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and you’re located in Terminal D.
Then take some time to check out the skySPA at the Grand Hyatt DFW, attached to Terminal D. This is one of my favorite airport hotels and spas. Services include massages, facials and body treatments. You also have access to the spa’s 24-hour fitness center and a salt water pool.
Spas in Airport Lounges
11. Asanda Spas in Delta Lounges
Asanda Spas are located in Delta Lounges in New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
This airport spa has showers, spa services like facials and massages, along with hair, skin and body products for sale. They also offer mood lighting therapy for a quick pick me up.
12. Exhale Spas in AMEX Centurion Lounges
Exhale Spas, a New Yorker’s favorite spa, has locations in AMEX’s Centurion Lounges. They offer services at Dallas Fort Worth Airport, located in Terminal D, opposite gate D17, and they also have a spa at Miami Airport.
These 12 airport spas around the world kind of make you think twice about dreading the next time you travel. Take this handy list with you on your next trip. Give it a try…airport spas are pretty fly!