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Aromatherapy Makes Everything Better
published on April 4, 2018

The Spa Terme Di Aroma is a holistic day spa in Old City inspired by the great centers of healing and meditation of the ancient Mediterranean world. It was founded in 1997 by psychologist Jim Leemon and his wife, Gail, a registered nurse.

They sold it to the Davis Family in July 2017. Spa Terme Di Aroma blends the enchantment of the old world with an alluring selection of aromatherapy skincare, massage and body treatments to calm the mind, soothe the soul and renew the spirit. Terme employs more than 30 specialists, which include massage therapists, aestheticians, a spa support team and spa coordinators.

Spa Director Ledia says, “Aromatherapy, the natural essence from plants and trees, is one of our specialties. All of our massage treatments are infused with aromatherapy at no additional cost.” The Aroma Package allows clients to discover the healing power of aromatherapy with two signature treatments, a deeply relaxing facial and full-body Swedish massage using custom-blended pure essential oils.

Their signature La Terme Facial is gently purifying and uplifting, customized and recommended at any age. It centers on Yon-Ka’s exclusive deep cleansing regimen. “Your face is cleansed, steamed and exfoliated, leaving you relaxed and radiant. A massage and a soothing triple clay mask with our aromatherapy-based products leave your face and spirit refreshed and glowing,” says Ledia.

The signature full-body Spa Terme Di Aroma Aromatherapy Massage combines the healing power of aromatherapy with Swedish massage. Pure essential oils are chosen and blended for individual health needs to create a very personal massage experience.

Ledia explains, “We have been able to thrive in a continuously changing industry that is affected by technological advancements, emerging franchises and an always developing neighborhood. When the spa first opened its doors in 1997, Old City was a warehouse district with a lot of empty parking lots and empty buildings. Now Old City is a thriving residential and creative district.”

She notes, “With a one-of-a-kind, holistic approach to health to help balance the mind, body and spirit, our focus is on our clients. Most have been receiving treatments with us since the day we started. Their loyalty toward our services and therapists is the greatest gift and award we could ever receive. We have an amazing team who has supported and believes in what Terme Di Aroma offers in the massage and skin care departments who are constantly evolving with us as the industry evolves with time.”

Spa Terme Di Aroma is adding a new massage treatment to the menu. Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine that dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese and Middle Eastern cultures. Ledia advises, “The therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. Cupping therapy helps with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.”

The Spa Terme Di Aroma is located at 32 N. 3rd St., in Old City Philadelphia. For appointments, call 215-829-9769. For more information, visit