I was sipping hot tea while I waited for a manicure. My location was the Madrid-Barajas Airport. There, with a little time to spare, you can get pampered while you wait. In this case, I had arrived at the airport a little early, just for that purpose. After traveling through Spain, Morocco, and Portugal for a couple of weeks, I was ready for a manicure. At Esenza by Sha, they offer every type of pampering, hair styling, manicure/pedicure, massage, and waxing for both men and women. In the meantime, they provide a complimentary beverage of your choice. In addition, their food bar offers a wide variety of healthy salads, sandwiches, and drinks.
Not all airports offer an elaborate spa but I’ve found that most offer some kind of pampering. In addition to manicures, I’ve stopped to get massages as I wait for a flight. It works wonders for jet lag and stiffness from sitting in cramped quarters.