Vinotherapy: Un-Cork at the Spa!
21 Sep, 2015
Vinotherapy is a unique and delicious trend taking over the spa world by storm. When one thinks of vinotherapy, their first thought is often that of relaxing somewhere with a glass of wine in hand, after a long and stressful day. Vinotherapy, though, is actually a process in which the enriched benefits of grapes and wine are used in various treatments for the body to relax, regenerate and help rejuvenate facial and body skin. The origins of vinotherapy can be traced back to France in the early 1970s when pharmocologist Joseph Vercauteron discovered that grapes were rich in polyphenols and had beneficial effects on skin.
Research has long indicated that red wine is beneficial for the heart, but recently beauty experts are discovering the vast benefits wine imparts when applied topically. There are powerful, potent antioxidants in high concentrations of grape seeds, stems and skins, which are easily absorbed and shown to reduce inflammation and slow the skin’s aging processes. These also eliminate free radicals (damaged cells within the body) and increase cellular turnover, leading to a more refined, youthful appearance. Grapes also contain an abundance of vitamins and minerals that are beneficial to the skin and body.
Evensong Spa is celebrating Heidel House Resort’s first Wine Fest on Saturday November 14th by creating our special “wine down” spa treatments that can be enjoyed throughout the event weekend.
- The Quick Sip Express Facial uses our Wine Down serum derived from Texas winery grapes that help to diminish wrinkles and seal in moisture while your face is cleansed and exfoliated, followed by a facial massage to reduce muscle tension.
- Enjoy a Wine Down Body treatment that uses a blend of grapefruit extract and sea salt to exfoliate the body as you receive a back, neck and shoulder massage to ‘wine down’ from the fun paced summer days. Afterwards, a body serum of unriped fruit will be applied to reduce inflammation and increase relaxation.
- The Grape Escape Pedicure soaks your feet in a warm honey magnolia footbath as you enjoy a glass of wine. After the service, our Wine Down serum will be applied to deliver potent antioxidants to the skin.
Who says you can’t have your wine and drink it too?
In health and happiness,