You can now get a free massage with your Priority Pass membership at more airports

Dec 25, 2021

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TSA PreCheck (or Clear)Priority boarding. Lounge access.

Whether or not you have these amenities can make or break your airport experience. With TSA passenger screening numbers inching toward 2019 levels (and even exceeding pre-pandemic numbers on some days), these benefits can help maintain your sanity, especially when you’re traveling during the busy holiday season.

Now, you can keep your cool with a complimentary massage at more airports if you have a Priority Pass Select membership.

Priority Pass is one of the best benefits you can find on premium rewards credit cards. (Photo courtesy of Ryan Patterson/The Points Guy)

A Priority Pass membership is one of our favorite credit card perks, as it allows access to 1,300-plus airport lounges around the world. A few years ago, Priority Pass even added restaurants to its network, allotting $28 to $30 per guest in food and drink credit at certain airports.

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Now, Priority Pass Select members can get a free massage at seven “Be Relax” airport spa locations, according to One Mile At a Time:

Be Relax spa at San Diego Airport. (Photo by Be Relax)

Found in 40-plus airports worldwide, Be Relax spas offer a wide range of services from table massages to manicures and facials. With your eligible Priority Pass Select membership, you can get one of the following treatments for free:

  • 30-minute complete back massage on an automated massage chair (a $35 value).
  • 15-minute complete back massage on an automated massage chair, plus a 10-minute aromatherapy session (a $35 value).
  • 10-minute head and facial massage, plus a 10-minute aromatherapy session (a $38 value).
  • 10-minute foot massage, plus a 10-minute aromatherapy session (a $38 value).

To get your free massage, you’ll need to present your same-day boarding pass along with your Priority Pass Select membership card. The benefit is restricted to one visit per cardholder at all locations — except for the DTW spa near Gate A18, which allows cardholders to bring along one guest.

Unfortunately, American Express has eliminated restaurant access and other non-lounge activities from its Priority Pass offering. So, if you have a card such as The Platinum Card® from American Express  (enrollment required) or the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card that comes with Priority Pass, you won’t be eligible for a free massage (or a visit to any of the participating Priority Pass restaurant locations).

The good news is that other premium credit cards through other issuers such as Capital One, Chase and Citi are eligible for this benefit. Below, we’ve listed some of the top cards that offer Priority Pass Select membership:

The information for the Ritz Carlton Credit Card and the Citi Prestige has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Bottom line

If the lounge is overcrowded, I know I’ll be beelining straight to the Be Relax spas for my free massage. Not only that, but I’m excited that this is the first Priority Pass benefit at JFK’s Terminal 5, JetBlue’s terminal that currently only has one airport lounge.

(Photo by John Gribben for The Points Guy)

Plus, with the Venture X card, you can add up to four authorized users for free, so you’ll be able to share lounge access (and now free massages!) for no additional cost.


Official application link: Chase Sapphire Reserve with 60,000 bonus points after spending $4,000 in the first three months of account opening.
Official application link: Capital One Venture X with 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months from account opening.


Featured photo by Be Relax. 

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