Vinotherapy trend or true wellness?
The fashionable name and the success of great wines bring us to a question. So let’s go and see what happens to our body and mind with wine treatments
In the Chianti, Barolo, and Sagrantino regions …. More and more resorts are springing up with wellness areas where the body can regenerate thanks to grape virtues. Obviously the wine’s fame is the driving force, especially when it is known for its ability to better in time as is for Brunello. Fattoria del Colle offers a “Risveglio di-vino” that includes, hammam, gommage with grape dust, wine bath, personalized massage and face mask (130€ per person). A sensorial experience for couples which uses our wines from Montalcino produced in Casato Prime Donne.
BENEFITS FOR THE SKIN
Let’s see what it is and for what vinotherapy is useful, discovering that it is very good for our skin and on the whole for our entire body. As wine does, it has a calming an relaxing effect, grapes help in purifying the body, but also it helps losing weight and moreover to shape the body.
The most healthy elements are polyphenols flavonoids, quercetin, tannins and resveratrol that are found mostly in the red grape skins. Coming into contact with our skin wine acts on free radicals, that are the main culprits of cellular de generation or rather of ageing, and in particular the resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant, and its action together with that of the organic acids favours a deep moisturizing of the skin and a constant cell change.
This regeneration of the skin has an effect that is immediately visible.
Wine stimulates the under-skin microcirculation, guaranteeing a better oxygenation of the skin cells. The polyphenols block the phasing out of Hyaluronic acid whist defending the elastin and collagen fibres, slowing down the arrival of wrinkles. Many treatments come under the name Vinotherapy and they all use the beneficial effects of wine and its byproducts on the skin. Vinotherapy includes wine baths, scrubs, massages, gommage, mud treatments, face and body masks.
HISTORY OF VINOTHERAPY
Vinotherapy is the union of two words but this must not make us think that it is something we have to suffer, quite the contrary because it is very pleasant. In fact it is in the ability to regenerate skin and spirit that the success of these treatments lies. It was born in the, Les Graves region near Bordeaux, where Mathilde Cathiard and Bertrand Thomas first tried the virtues of the Sweet nectar of Bacchus on the skin.
VINOTHERAPY AND WINE AND FOOD TURISM
Later Vinotherapy has been associated with wine and food tourism offering a global experience which includes stays in history regions, natural scenarios that can relax (landscape therapy” guided tours of wineries , wine tastings and local cuisine. Fattoria del Colle offers all of this in a small hamlet still miraculously intact that has the intimacy and the warmth of real things. The wellness area is exclusive and can be booked by just one couple, with experienced therapists, and a personalized total wellness itinerary can be created. For those who are particularly romantic there is also a mini Jacuzzi pool where one can toast in front of a spectacular sunset.