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Where to go: Spa Terme Di Aroma, Philadelphia
What you should get: Anti-Aging Collagen Facial
If there’s one thing dermatologists want you to pay attention to, especially if you’re always asking about anti-aging treatments, it’s collagen. Boosting production of the stuff can help reduce wrinkles and prevent new ones from forming, and since the sun works hella hard at breaking it down, you need to make sure you’re treating yourself with products that contain it.That’s why this facial is a go-to: After a traditional cleanse, exfoliation, and massage, your esthetician will apply a 100 percent collagen mask and serum that’s super hydrating, which is obviously great for your skin, too.
Consistently voted Best in Philly, Terme is a Mediterranean oasis here in Philly. With beautiful fresco paintings adorning their walls and soft lighting down each corridor, you are relaxed before a masseuse even lays a hand on you. Terme Di Aroma offers up one of the best spa packages in the city. Everything from facials to Thai foot massages can be enjoyed here. Specializing in aromatherapy, this places encompasses oil blends and all natural products to pamper their clients. So if the daily grind is getting the best of you, turn the tables at Terme Di Aroma.
Hanging vines of pothos and philodendron accompany you through the lobby into the dim, cozy interior lined with Syrian vases and antique Egyptian doors. Although the name nods to the ancient Mediterranean practices of meditation and healing offered here, you can also find Asian-influenced treatments, such as Shiatsu massage.
“Incredibly gentle and if you get the signature facial she will not do extractions which can be helpful for those with delicate skin.”
Spa Terme Di Aroma is the people’s choice for best day spa according to Yelp.com.
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“I was so impressed with the gorgeous sculptural amethyst tree, along with other gemstones in the case, I stared at the gemstones. I asked the owner if I was unusual, and he assured me I wasn’t, that gemstones have special qualities.”
“Terme Di Aroma’s Escape spa package ($110) will make you feel like royalty. The package includes a mini-facial and a signature full-body Swedish massage featuring a seasonal aromatherapy blend with frankincense and myrrh. Be sure to try the spa’s homemade apple cider. Heavenly.”
“Blends the enchantment of the past with an fantastic selection of aromatherapy skincare, Thai yoga and hot-stone massages, microdermabrasion and other body treatments. Mentioned in Allure and O, The Oprah Magazine.”
“This delightful Old City spa. Have a cup of tea or juice in the cozy lounge before your treatment. ”
“Blends the enchantment of the past with an fantastic selection of aromatherapy skincare.”