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You’ve only just cleared security, and your neck is already in knots. Be Relax (; one-hour table massages from $160), a European chain of airport mini-spas recently opened in Paris, Rome and Frankfurt (with many more on the horizon), aims to get you on board in a mellower state. Therapists work on a first-come, first-served basis, though travelers with earlier flights get priority. A backdrop of boarding calls is hardly Zen, and the spas are spare affairs, but a good foot-rub can still go a long way.