How to relax with a massage before you fly

Start your holiday with a massage before you fly at Brisbane International Airport's new Plaza Premium Lounge.

Along with honeycomb seating, plenty of electrical outlets and complimentary Wi-Fi access, Plaza Premium Lounge also a separate spa facility. Scheduled for opening in the second half of 2016, the spa’s menu will include seated massage, plus head and shoulder massage.

You'll need to adjust your pre-departure buffer allowance to allow extra spa massage time!

Operated by the world’s largest independent airport lounge network, Plaza Premium Lounge has made Brisbane's International Airport a whole lot more comfortable.

The sleek lounge design combines rustic wooden features with modern structures and fine materials. There are stacked wooden lamps and rattan swing chairs look as though they have been plucked straight from the pages of a decorator magazine.

The individual workstations provide a compact, but comfortable workstation area, and there are comfortable lounge chairs with a big screen view of the airport's activity.

Just like you’ll find at airport lounges operated by major airlines, there’s buffet dining where you can eat your fill of a good selection of Asian and Italian food with plenty of extras.

If you are looking for a comfortable place to hang out between or before flights, have breakfast, lunch or dinner, catch up with the latest newspapers or on television or recharge your phone, this lounge has got something for you.

I can imagine arriving early for my next international departure and slipping in for a massage and a meal before I jet off. Sounds like a nice way to start a holiday.

You find the lounge on level 4 at the International Terminal, just up the escalators.

Bottom line: A five-hour package costs $66.  It’s simple to book entry online

Disclaimer: Ed+bK was a guest at the opening of the lounge.