Looking good on the hoof is a cinch, thanks to a plethora of new spas opening up in airports around the globe. Here is a list of some of the recently opened hubs of well-being to check out after check-in.
Located next to a rock garden, the Cowshed area in Virgin Atlantic’s Gatwick Clubhouse is meant to be a tranquil haven for travelers. Its menu includes a selection of complementary 15-minute treatments designed for on-the-go clients. They include a maintenance manicure and a shoulder and upper-back massage. Clients also may add to their treatments or opt for extended versions for a charge. Opened in November, the Clubhouse also features a Truefitt and Hill barber station and offers treatments by MD Formulations and makeup application by Bare Escentuals.
Virgin Atlantic’s Clubhouse, Gatwick Airport, London
Via Spa’s 5,555-square-foot space was opened in December for passengers traveling between Europe and Asia. Its services include treatments that use organic products and last between 10 minutes and a half hour. The 20-minute Ceremonial Foot Bath goes for 34 euros, or $40.80 at current exchange, for instance, while the 30-minute Rose Blossom Crème Wrap is 57 euros, or $68.70. There’s also a cornucopia of sauna types to choose from, including spruce, stone from the Alps, steam and traditional Finnish. A dip in the mineral water and paddling pools is possible, too.
Via Spa, Helsinki Airport, Terminal 2, between gates 36 and 37, Finland. For bookings, see media.finnair.com/spa/site/
Newark Liberty International Airport
In late May, D_Parture Spa opened what it calls the world’s first eco-friendly, full-service airport day spa. Products used in its treatments are sans sulfates, parabens, formaldehyde and chemical preservatives, among other ingredients. They come from brands such as MopTop, Karma Organics, EcoTribe and Osea. Among the services on offer are a foot soak with a 10-minute foot massage for $25, a 30-minute manicure for $30 and an hour-long antiaging facial for $110. D_Parture Spa’s structural features include bamboo floors, recycled and reclaimed glass and compact fluorescent lighting. The spa also has The Woman’s Pagoda, which exclusively showcases 200 products from more than 20 women-owned small businesses. The project was created with Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence.
D_Parture Spa, Newark Liberty International Airport, Terminal C, gate 92, Newark, N.J.; 973-504-8600
Portland International Airport
Jet-setters looking for a grounding experience may want to check in to The Dragontree holistic day spa in Portland International Airport in Oregon. The spa, which opened in February, aims to offer a calm counterpoint to the airport’s frenetic pace. It features an area with treatment chairs and two private rooms. As well as massages, facials and grooming treatments, the locale sells vitamins, herbs, natural sleeping aids and organic treatment products. Facials, which use Livia skin care products, start at $49 for 30 minutes. A full-body, deep-tissue massage starts at $54 for a half hour. Grooming treatments, including waxing, manicures and lash and brow tinting, are also on offer.
The Dragontree, Portland International Airport, Concourse C, Portland, Ore.; 503-331-1131