Wine therapy is one of the most fashionable spa trends, in fact we all know that wine is good for the blood. Doctors and wine experts are united in agreeing that grapes, rich in polyphenols, make blood vessels stronger, reinforce the microcirculation, prevent the destruction of glycolic and hyaluronic acid, protect the nerve fibres, elastin and collagen.
The flavones and isoflavones prevent aging and mitigate damage caused by environmental pollution. So why not start with a bath in a tub of red vines, a grape “peeling”, a Merlot compress and to finish with a Sauvignon massage?
Wine therapy, established in France about ten years ago, has become one of the most fashionable trends in recent times, enough to unleash the fantasies of massage therapists and well-being experts. Because, it goes without saying, when there is a new discovery in the beauty field, there is competition between centres to equip themselves with new rooms, new miraculous treatments to convince even the most perplexed.
There are hydrating and elasticizing treatments, massages, compresses, masks and peeling for face and body with fresh grapes, or with fresh grape seed oil, or the heavily in demand barrel bath – bain barrique – with spa water, fresh grapes, marc, musk and organic oils. The Tuscan spas also offer packages at the forefront of beauty science.
The spas at Chianciano offer an exfoliating treatment for face and body with Sangiovese, Chianti Classico, lavender and honey. The treatment proceeds with the application of wine nectar on the face and a warm mousse of muscatel grapes and spa mud. It finishes with a spa bath with red grapes and wild strawberries and a body massage with a special cream, as ever based on grapes. In fact, not many years ago a great number of cosmetic products based on extracts from vines, grapes, grape seeds came out on the market, with astringent and strengthening effects for the epidermis and capillary microcirculation.