March 10, 2009 — British Airways has teamed up with leading skincare expert Elemis to offer customers a spa treatment as part of their travel experience. Two large Elemis Travel Spas and one slightly smaller one are housed in the British Airways Galleries lounges in Terminal 5. New York’s JFK will also have an Elemis Travel Spa.

These spas are open to First Class and Club World customers or Gold Executive Club members travelling on long haul flights and all treatments are offered on a complimentary basis.

The spas have been created to form a relaxing atmosphere using controlled lighting and natural materials, such as wood and slate, together with layers of fabric to create depth and privacy around the treatment areas.

Customers can choose to be revived or relaxed by selecting from a range of 15-minute treatments.

The therapies are performed on a unique intelligent massage chair which warms the traveller’s body and performs a targeted acupressure body massage covering every area of tension.

Customers can choose from one of Elemis’ Travel Spa and Skin-Therapies, specially created for British Airways. They include:

Flying Facials
Four types of customised flying facials to combat the dehydrating effects of flying:
– Anti-Age Wrinkle Control
– Pure Skin Clean
– Skin Thirst Quencher or Flight Rehydrator
– SOS Skin Saver

Stress-Away Shoulder to Scalp
This flowing massage covers tense shoulders, the nape of the neck and the crown of the head. It is deeply relaxing, helping to open the shoulders and stretch the back of the neck, whilst softening the scalp.

Flying Feet
The treatment starts with a Hot Lime Compress cleanse before a warming Musclease Active Body Concentrate is applied alongside Instant Refreshing Gel. Hot stones are used to massage the soles of the feet.

Exotic Hand and Arm Re-Energiser
This Thai massage sequence uses Elemis’ ‘cooling-hot stone therapy’ with Exotic Frangipani Monoi Moisture Melt to stretch out the hands and arms, increasing hydration and nourishing the skin.

Elemis Spot-On Power Back Massage
This massage helps to stretch out and release the spine. Delivered as the customer kneels upright, fully clothed. A prescribed aroma lifts or calms the customer whilst a warm, soothing Lavender pillow moulds to the neck and shoulders.

A ‘cooling hot stone’ massage technique is used alongside a customised power back massage. The treatment is finished off with a cooling Instant Refreshing Gel in re-energising lime, stress-away lavender or mood balancing rosewood.

Elemis also provide the in-flight amenity kits in British Airways Club World.

The kits have been specially designed to treat the skin and address the drying effects of flying.

This contains Elemis Lavender facial mist, Pro-collagen marine cream, Lip revive and Pro-collagen hand & nail cream.

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