Being high in anti-oxidants, a bath in the juices of wine grapes, often soothes skin irritation, heals skin damage, rejuvenates skin, and relieves symptoms of menopause as well. The treatment is soothing and relaxing to overstressed minds and aching muscles. A vinotherapy session leaves skin in high spirits. The Phytochemicals present in grapes detoxifies the body, enhances blood circulation, removes wrinkles and helps in anti-aging apart from reducing water retention.
Procedure: A typical Vinotherapy session performed at a Spa, begins with a scrub with one of the lightest and most pleasant smelling scrubs such as granulated sea weed and grape seed oil. This is followed by a massage with gel made of grape extracts that helps in smoothening the skin. Thereafter, the skin will be indulged or bathed in a lotion made with grape extracts with algae base, which helps in tightening of the skin. The polyphenols in the grape seed seep through the skin pores, and help them flush out toxins. Thereafter, the steaming process is done for maximum absorption by the skin. The session is completed with a soothing cream massage. (The entire session takes about 90 minutes).
Benefits: The Polyphenols present in grape seeds and grape skin, are substances rich in Vitamin E. Scientific evidences prove that these have the power in strengthening the natural protective defenses of the skin apart from effectively combating pollution.
Resveratrol in grape vines act as natural antibiotic and protect the vines against ultraviolet light, to keep vine healthy looking in the sun. Researches reveal that the extract from the vines when used in skin treatments, helps firm the surface, enhances skin elasticity, and stimulates cell multiplication. The grape is also rich in minerals, vitamins, acids and trace elements.
The polyunsaturated fatty acid in grape seeds are precious for skin, and helps in keeping down cholesterol levels and maintaining clean arteries.
The Red grape virgin juice, in particular, is rich in Anthocyans and Polyphenols that is said to contain rich vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidising effects.
The grape seed oil extracted from grape seeds is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids and softening and nourisihing qualities, helps in maintaining natural cure and helps prevent signs of ageing.
The Grape Must being rich in fruit acids and sugar (alpha and beta hydroxyl acids) help in moisturizing and stimulation.
Summary: However, before arriving at a decision to go ahead with Vinotherapy, it should be noted that the active molecules in this are very unstable and actually turns red or smells bad with age. Hence, the best thing to do is to visit one of the nearest vinotherapy spas and/or around the world.