The Great Escape

Oh, the glamour of travel. Standing in line for hours behind a screeching child. Removing your shoes at the behest of stony-eyed security officials. Breathing stale, smelly air.

Whatever happened to that swanky Catch Me If You Can jet-setting vibe?

Recapture some of the fun at SFO’s new XpresSpa in the International Terminal. Whether you’re traveling domestic or international, you can treat yourself to some first-class pampering, including everything from full-body massages and waxing to facials and mani-pedis. So instead of anxiously tapping your nails at the bar by the gate, get them polished and painted as you melt into a massage chair and listen to soothing sounds.

The staff works with calm efficiency to relieve your airport anxiety while making sure you still catch your flight. If you’re strapped for time but want to experience their three most popular services, a trio will sweep over and give you a manicure, back massage, and foot treatment all at once. Talk about full service. You’ll arrive at your destination primped, relaxed …

And maybe even just a bit glamorous.

XpresSpa, San Francisco International Airport, Gateway A (650-821-1042 or xpresspa.com). No appointment necessary.