The spa isn’t supposed to be stressful, but that’s the case at many airport spas. You know, the ones where the massage chairs jut so far into the hallway that you’re part paying customer, part billboard for passersby. Not to mention, who wants everybody to see her face smooshed into one of those head-holder things? The good news is that anyone who wants a true pampering now has an option in Dulles’s Concourse A: the Be Relax spa.
Questionable grammar aside, it actually is a place to relax while getting a massage ($79) or a mani-pedi ($87), and there’s a pedi station tucked into the corner, so you don’t have to flash your bunions at the entire universe. Don’t want to get the spa’s Anti Jet Lag facial in front of a crowd? There are private rooms, away from the concourse bustle, where a facial, a wax, or a table massage is yours. Need to start from scratch? The spa also has a shower (15 minutes for $25; $19 when combined with another service). More relaxing, without being gawked at.
This article appears in the November 2016 issue of Washingtonian.