LOCATION Passenger terminal at Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong
SERVICES Inspired by exotic Thai elements, this full-range spa offers an indulging assortment of treatments from herbal wraps and facials to body scrubs and luxurious baths. Travelers with a long layover should try the Jet Lag Retreat Package, which lasts 2½ hours and includes an herbal jacuzzi experience and a body scrub to stimulate circulation after a long flight.
INSIDER TIP Guests of the spa can use the steam room and sauna, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and gymnasium at the adjoining hotel.
PRICE RANGE $38 (Thai/Chinese Foot Massage) to $156 (Thai Herbal Compress Massage)
LOCATION Terminal 7 at John F. Kennedy airport, New York, NY
SERVICES If you have only a moment to spare, treat yourself to 15-minute services from Elemis Spa. Indulge in the Flying Feet treatment where technicians use hot stones to massage the soles of your feet. Expecting a long layover? Before embarking on your flight, relax and ease away your tension with the Spot-On Power back massage.
INSIDER TIP Learn tips from the spa experts and get a customized prescription for your specific skincare needs, including tricks for staying hydrated in the air.
PRICE RANGE Services are complimentary (yay!), but spa is for British Airways business class fliers only (sigh).
LOCATION Gateway C at San Francisco International airport, SanFrancisco, CA
SERVICES Multi-taskers rejoice! XpresSpa specializes in being able to provide a multitude of services-up to four-at the same time. Imagine yourself relaxing in a massage lounger while technicians provide a foot massage, manicure and the Stress & Tension Eliminator, a firm head, neck, back and facial massage service. Spoil yourself with all of these treatments in just thirty minutes or stretch it out and relax in the spa for hours. Jet-setters with a short stop can enjoy a 10 minute Neck & Back massage. Nicole Kidman, Renee Zellweger, Goldie Hawn and Alek Wek have been spotted pampering themselves at XpressSpa.
INSIDER TIP They just launched a membership program that give travelers 5 percent back once they have spent over $100 at XpresSpa.
PRICE RANGE $15 (Massage Lounger) to $120 (full body massage or facial)
LOCATION Edward McNamara Terminal at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County International airport, Detroit, MI
SERVICES Travelers can indulge in their most popular service-a combination of chair massage and oxygen session that eliminates fatigue, enhances stamina and reduces toxic build-up. For a quick beauty treatment, try a foot massage. If you have time to spare, indulge in a relaxing full-body massage to help you de-stress and an oxygen treatment to boost your energy for your next departure.
INSIDER TIP Ask for their Lazy Boy treatment which consists of an oxygen treatment in combination with three smaller services, like manis, pedis or foot and head massages.
PRICE RANGE $15 (manicure) to $115 (Full Body Relaxing or TherapeuticMassage)
LOCATION Domestic and U.S. departure gates at Vancouver InternationalAirport Vancouver, British Columbia
SERVICES From manicures and facials to makeup applications and haircuts, this full-service spa offers all the amenities for folks on the go. The most popular request is the Organics Spa Binge Rare White Grapefruit massage, which lasts 45 minutes. Treat yourself to a 60-minute pedicure designed to help decrease swelling in the legs and tootsies. If your connection leaves you time to spare, try an aromatherapy facial (75 minutes). It helps invigorate and rejuvenate your skin while removing impurities from, well, impure re-circulated cabin air. Stars like Megan Fox and Chris Brown have touched down at this outpost.
INSIDER TIP Ask for their monthly specials. There's always a seasonal deal and special products to take with you in-flight.
PRICE RANGE:$20 (15 minute massage) to $900 (Natural Moor Mud Detox Series)
Grand Hyatt DFW Stay Fit Spa
LOCATION Terminal D at Dallas/Ft Worth International airport,Dallas, TX
SERVICES For a quick on-the-go treatment, try the Travel Essential massage. Technicians focus on head and feet muscles, helping you ease your tensions. Stuck in the airport? Indulge in a therapeutic combo of heat and massage with the ZenStone massage, a 60-minute delight.
INSIDER TIP Enhance your massage by asking your technician to play high-definition holographic audio-it?s scientifically proven to have positive effects on the body and mind. PRICE RANGE $20 (polish change) to $150 (Wine Wrap)
10 Minute Manicure
LOCATION Terminals B and C at Northern Kentucky International Airport,Cincinnati, OH
SERVICES Known for its speedy 10-minute manicure, you can groom your nails without worrying you?ll miss your flight. If you have time to spare, enjoy a twenty minute massage and manicure combo for $50. Desperate Housewives star Marcia Cross stopped by the spa for nail treatments.
INSIDER TIP Ask for the sky spa pillow pack. Loaded with luxe products to keep you well-hydrated, this TSA-approved pack is stocked with treatments for the hands, face and feet as well as a jersey pillow.PRICE RANGE $15 (manicure or polish change) to $50 (Massage and Manicure Combo)
LOCATION Terminals B and C at Newark Liberty International Airport,Newark, NJ
SERVICES Popular services like manicures, pedicures, chair massages and foot massages can all be performed in less than 30 minutes. For long layovers, treat yourself to the 2-hour total energy boost, which includes a mini-facial, mani, pedi, shampoo and hairstyle or a business cut and a relaxing massage. Jet-setters like Hilary Swank, Halle Berry, Andie McDowell and Nelly Furtado have frequented the spa.
INSIDER TIP Guests can request essential oils added to any service.
PRICE RANGE $10 (lip wax) to $190(Total Energy Boost)
Hit the Airport Spa
While most of our experts use layover time to catch up on emails, Anne McCall Wilson, VP of spas at the Fairmont Raffles hotels, suggests getting a manicure or pedicure at the airport spa or salon. Kate Moss, Rihanna, Hilary Swank and Mandy Moore have all had their nails done at butter London, which has outposts in Seattle SeaTac, Washington Dulles and Sacramento International airports. With nail polishes called Butter Me Up and Spun Sugar on the menu, it makes for a sweet way to relax until boarding time.