Wine beauty! The benefits of drinking wine, specifically red wine, are already well-known and rooted in science. But what is wine therapy? The medicinal and cosmetic qualities of grape and wine have actually been known since ancient times, but only in the last few decades some researchers at the university of Bordeaux started to study them. According to professionals, wine can boost circulation, shift cellulite and makes you feel invigorated, specially thanks to the grapeseed oil (to mention a few!).
This is because one of the property of grape seed is that they are a powerful antioxidant, and that means that they help your body defenses against premature ageing. A typical wine therapy program starts with a hot red wine bath fitted with strategically placed jets designed to boost circulation.
Then, you can try a honey and wine wrap, that can fit you specially if you are looking for a method to banish cellulite. After being smothered in wine yeast, honey and essential oils, you are enveloped in a warm winey wrap for about 20 minutes. Alternatively, you might try a Merlot wrap: a hot application of local clay and organic essential oils that help you relax your body and promote healthy skin. Or, you might fancy a full body massage, which uses white grapeseed oil combined with jets of warm spring water rich in minerals such as iron, that draws impurities from the skin. If you are looking for an alternative face lift you might try out a vino lift, that involves an application of resveratrol, a natural chemical found in grape skins, and electrical stimulation, where tiny currents help lift and reshape the contours of your face. And if this isn’t enough, you can smooth yourself with a range of grapeseed beauty products…
French spas were among the first to introduce these treatments, but it wasn’t long before leading spas all over the world started to introduce wine therapy programs.
Let us advice you 3 of the most beautiful wine spas in Europe:
1. La Source de Caudalie – Bordeaux, France
This is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a hard day’s wine adventure. Nestled 20 minutes from Bordeaux, this spa is the perfect place if you don’t want to be far from the city centre. The hotel boasts its very own vinotherapy spa, so if you love wine, this is definitely the way to pamper yourself.
2. The Yeatman – Douro Valley, Portugal
Yeatman is the home to one of the most comprehensive collections of Portuguese wines. This hotel is discretely themed with intriguing artifacts and pictures provided by different Portuguese wine producers. Everything has been created for the wine lover including the unique barrel room
3. Le Tre Vaselle Resort & Spa – Umbria, Italy
Le Tre Vaselle Resort is situated in a peaceful village between Perugia and Assisi in the heart of the Umbrian countryside. This 17th century building has luxuriously comfortable rooms and a warm and welcoming atmosphere.