When I discovered that there is such a thing as wine therapy, I just had to announce it to the world! Maybe I am a tad late, but what better than a relaxing therapy with a glass or five of red in your hand. Sounds like a dream to me. So let’s find out exactly what wine therapy is and where we can all sign up.
Why Wine Therapy?
Wine Therapy also called ‘Vinotherapy’ began in France when they discovered the health benefits of grapes to the body. Grapes are antioxidants which means it has the properties to eliminate damaged cells. It also has the ability to work as a protective layer on the skin and contains antiaging properties as it stimulates cell growth and collagen.
How does Wine Therapy work?
Wine Therapy is a treatment for both health and beauty, it revolves around the use of wine, grape seeds and vine extracts that are used in treatments such as wine baths, massages, masks, scrubs or wraps. Many cultures recognise wine as a healing product for poor health and disease because of the properties within grapes and the polyphenols in grape seeds which have the ability to improve the appearance of your skin, as well as, slim and soothe the body.
Unfortunately, there are not many vinotherapy spas in the UK. Why we would rather drink tea than a glass of red I just don’t know…regardless back to topic, there is one vinotherapy spa in London and if you are not keen on flying then this is your one and only opportunity to get a taste of what wine therapy can do for your body and your head the next day.
Location: 307 Fulham Road, Chelsea SW10 9QH
Ella Di Rocco is in the heart of Chelsea, they have a range of different treatments and body tests including wine therapy. The treatment includes a body scrub, bath, body massage, wrap and face scrub and mask. You are able to customise the whole treatment to suit your needs and the treatment ranges from £90 – £250.
I would definitely recommend opting for the Sangiovese Bath for the full vinotherapy experience, but please for the love of vine do not drink the wine bath. I know it can be tempting but they do give you a glass of red to quench your thirst so there really is no need. If you are going away this summer or you want an excuse for a cheeky holiday, then this is the perfect opportunity for you to try some vinotherapy spas in Europe.
Location: Smith Haut-Lafitte, 33650 Martillac, France
Les Sources de Caudalie is an absolutely beautiful atmosphere and the design and décor sets the mood for relaxation and zen. Their vinotherapy spa offers a range of different treatments including grape and red vine baths and wraps, grape speed scrubs and massages, grape vine facial treatments and hand and foot treatments using the grapes made on their own vineyard. This spa is right up your alley if you are looking for a relaxing, boozy day in a lavish earthy atmosphere.
Location: Calle Torrea, 1, 01340 Eltziego, Araba, Spain
Marques de Riscal has a very unique and unusual architecture, but a luxury feel. They provide package treatments which focus on curing the body such as the grape cure which includes a barrel bath, wrap, scrub, massage and facial treatment. They also offer treatments to specifically slim, energize and firm the body which consists of a slimming and draining massage, as well as, a bath and wrap to remove toxins. This spa is perfect if you are looking for a vinotherapy treatment to cure and revive your body.
What do you think of wine therapy? Would you try it? Let us know in the comments!
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