Madrid Health & Beauty
Health & Beauty neighborhood
Esenza by SHA
Terminal 4 T4 NET, Floor +1 & Terminal 4 SAT, Floor + 1
Air travel is notoriously tough on the body, so whether you're coming, going, or killing a few hours during a layover, Sha Wellness Clinic’s mini-outposts in Madrid-Barajas Airport’s terminals 4 and 4S are where you want to be. Facials, massages, blowouts, and mani/pedi services can be scheduled to take up as little as 15 minutes and as long as 60, depending on how much time you can spare. Just as valuable as the quickie treatment menu is the built-in health food café, which offers the option to eat in or take the vegetarian wraps, soups, salads, and smoothies on board.
Hammam al Andalus
Calle de Atocha, 14, Centro
Housed in an excavated cellar, this Arabic-style hammam occupies a candlelit, beautifully restored space. Work your way through a series of hot and cold baths before settling in for the signature Kessa-glove scrub and massage combination treatment—a godsend when the sensory overload that is Madrid gets to be too much. The communal baths and tea room (the mint tea here is kind of legendary) are unisex, so you’re welcome to chill out in the company of your S.O. between treatments—so long as you keep to the strict no-talking rule.
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