Airport Spa Review: Plaza Premium Lounge’s Wellbeing Spa at Toronto Pearson Airport

As part of Vane’s airport spa review series on spa products and services, our editor Nicola Brown investigates the brand new Wellbeing Spa at Terminal 3 (USA Departures) at Pearson International Airport in Toronto.

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Plaza Premium Lounge’s new Wellbeing Spa is a welcome respite for frequent Canada-US travelers

It’s hard to miss the new Wellbeing Spa by Plaza Premium Lounge, opened in late 2017. It’s nestled right in the heart of Terminal 3’s USA Departures area, just beyond the food court.

Plaza Premium Lounge Wellbeing Spa Toronto Pearson Terminal 3 USA Departures
Credit: Johnny Tang

The peaceful nook manages to insulate you a little from the madness of the airport with calming music and relaxation lounge chairs. Bury yourself in a magazine or just lay back and close your eyes while you wait for your treatment.

Wellbeing Spa experience

I tested one of the spa’s most popular treatments, the seated back massage. It’s $40 for 15 minutes or $60 for 30 minutes.

It’s amazing how much tension and stress can melt away with a short massage, which is perfect if you’re tight on time. The spa’s therapists are good at quickly honing in on the problem areas in your neck, shoulders and back. The massage chair is adjustable, so ask to alter the position until you feel most comfortable.

Plaza Premium Lounge Wellbeing Spa seated back massage
Credit: Johnny Tang

I also opted for a French Shellac mani-pedi as I was headed to a wedding on my trip. The Express Manicure is $35 and Express Pedicure is $40. The French Polish add-on is $10 and Shellac add-on is $25.

I was extremely happy with the results of this mani-pedi. It still looks almost perfect 2 weeks later and has stood up to some serious outdoor activities like horseback riding, hiking, and river rafting. My aesthetician was very careful and skilled in the application, and didn’t rush anything.

Plaza Premium Lounge Wellbeing Spa relaxation chairs
Credit: Johnny Tang

Treatment menu

Here’s the full list of what’s on offer at the Wellbeing Spa:

Body Care
Seated Back Massage: 15/30 mins $40/$60
Head Massage: 15/30/60 mins $40/$65/$110
Relaxing Foot Massage: 15/30/45 mins $50/$80/$100
Jet Lag Massage: 30/50 mins $115/$145
Wellbeing Signature Massage: 45/60/90 mins $130/$160/$210
The Wellbeing Experience Package (Signature Massage and Facial): 95 mins $190

Hand & Foot Care
Express Manicure: 20 mins $35
Express Pedicure: 20 mins $40
Spa Manicure: 45 mins $50
Spa Pedicure: 50 mins $68
Nail Colour Change: 10 mins $20
File and Buff: 5 mins $15
Add-ons: French Polish $10, Paraffin Mask $20, OPI (Shellac) Gecolour Polish $25, Shellac Removal $18

Facial
Eye and Lip Treatment: 20 mins $45
Facial Cleanse: 20 mins $55
Mini Wellbeing Facial: 30 mins $90
The Wellbeing Facial: 60 mins $130

Waxing/Threading
Eyebrow/Upper Lip/Chin $25
Legs Half/Full $50/$70
Arms Half/Full $38/$48

Shower Refresh
20 mins $25

Yes, the spa even has a shower if you just need a quick freshen up before your flight. The shower room actually feels quite luxurious, and they provide fresh towels and a hairdryer so there’s no need to bring your own.

Plaza Premium Lounge Wellbeing Spa shower
Credit: Johnny Tang

The spa also has a few lines of beauty products you can purchase, including some skincare products from Korean company Whoo. Korean skincare products have been rising in popularity recently, so this is a unique and welcome addition to the spa’s offerings. They also carry Nabelle, a Canadian organic skincare line.

Location & hours

Look for the Wellbeing Spa at the US Transborder, Terminal 3, Toronto Pearson International Airport (Near Gate A10). They’re open Monday to Sunday from 5:30am to 8:30pm.

Nicola Brown

Senior Editor at Vane Magazine

Nicola is an international award-winning writer, editor and communication consultant based in Toronto. She has traveled to 32 countries so far and is always poised to head out the door again. She loves both the visceral and intellectual dimensions of travel, and will passionately argue for its psychological paybacks, especially after a few glasses of wine. Having spent many years on the road and in the air, she's interested in how travelers can maintain a healthy mind and body through it all.

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