Booked for Bali but too busy to get a bikini wax? Got an important meeting in Los Angeles and seriously stressed? Check in early. Elemis, the British-based skincare company, has opened Asia's first, full-service day spa in an airport. Located in The Wing, Cathay Pacific's stylish first-class and business lounge at Chek Lap Kok, it offers travel-friendly beauty and relaxation services for both men and women, from manicures and massages to facials and haircuts. One treatment, Perfect Connection, promises a jet-set facial and aromatherapy massage in under an hour - leaving enough time to check out duty-free. Here's how it works. After a brief but amazingly accurate assessment of my mental, physical and aesthetic state (Stressed? Check. Tired? Check. Haggard? Hello!), therapist Mark Selles prescribed a selection of essential oils and a colour therapy room. Mine was painted blue/green - 'calming and soothing', Selles explained, citing colour therapy theory and sociological studies of aggression in prisons. If you're prone to air rage, this is the room for you. Stripped to my underwear, Selles started on a 30-minute massage. It was great. The all-natural Elemis products smell divine, something I'm told has everything to do with 'absolutes' such as jasmine and rose - the haute couture of essential oils. Selles studied physical therapy, plays sports and dreams of working with an Olympic team, so he clearly knows what he's talking about. 'We really see ourselves as health care professionals, not just someone rubbing oil all over your back,' he says. 'Anyone can do that and it will cost you a lot less.' Next came the facial. While it definitely did the trick - I got compliments about my skin after I left - I have to admit it was weird being cleansed, toned and moisturised by a man. The big, strong hands that worked wonders on my knotted neck, shoulders and back were, well, a bit too big for my face. He was so gentle I felt like he was afraid to break something. The facial was finished with a calming mask and, despite myself, I dozed off. Ten minutes later, I awoke refreshed, got dressed and made my way to one of the hair stations. While an attendant gave my quiff a quick style, Selles advised me to pass on the complimentary champagne (alcohol aggravates the already dehydrating effects of massage) and drink plenty of water. I left looking - and feeling - ready for take-off.