Love wine? Need to unwind? Well we have just the thing for you. We’ve tracked down five spas that let you relax and unwind in giant baths filled with wine, where you can knock back a glass while enjoying the healing and soothing properties of a vinotherapy. Says UK beauty salon Ella Di Rocco, who specialises in the treatment: ‘Wine Therapy has been described as “the elixir of youth”. The polyphenol in grapes stimulates circulation and detoxifies the skin, leaving your skin hydrated and rejuvenated.’ Sign us up! Here we take you on a tour of the top five ‘Wine Bath’ spas around the world ...
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1. ELLA DI ROCCO MEDISPA IN LONDON, ENGLAND Located in London, the Ella Di Rocco Medispa offers a wide range of vinotherapy, where you can experience a Sangiovese Bath. 'With our Wine Therapy treatments, you can relax knowing that the wine’s antioxidant benefits are delivered straight to your skin, working to combat premature ageing and encouraging a fresh, more vibrant appearance for your skin,' their website reads. 'At Ella Di Rocco, we’re committed to bringing you the best natural beauty products and spa treatments that stimulate your body and mind. Wine Therapy Products are naturally made from wine, grape leaves and grape seeds.'
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2. AIRE ANCIENT BATHS IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK Relaxing in a sea of Spanish Tempranillo grapes sounds about as good as it gets and that's exactly what they offer at Aire Ancient Baths in New York!
Their website reads: 'Designed exclusively for AIRE Ancient Baths, this is a unique and unforgettable experience that offers the opportunity to submerge yourself completely in the antioxidant properties of the Spanish Tempranillo grapes.
'This experience includes the Ancient Thermal Bath circuit through baths at different temperatures (hot, cold, warm, ice) the jets bath, the Laconicum (Steam Room with aromatherapy), and the Flotarium (Salt Water Bath) as well as the relaxation area to rest on warm marble. the ritual includes exclusive access to the Wine Bath for 30 min.
'Afterward, an intoxicating, hour-long massage with grape seed oil will transport your mind to another place while your body benefits from its purifying and invigorating effects.'
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3. ADLER THERMAE SPA & RELAX RESORT IN TUSCANY, ITALY Tuscany? Check. Massage? Check. Wine Bath? Check You get it all - and a whole lot more! - at the Adler Thermae Spa Resort in Tuscany, Italy.
The spa offers “Brunello wine” baths, massages with grapes, and a “Bacchus ritual”which promises the anti-aging effects of red grapes and wine.
Their website reads: 'The antioxidant agents of grapes are famous for tightening of the skin, revitalise and prevent premature skin aging. The wine, the fruit of "eternal youth", offers great potential for spa treatments.'
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4. YUNESSUN SPA RESORT IN HAKONE, JAPAN Once a year, the Yunessun Spa Resort in Hakone, Japan, offers a red wine spa for its guests. 'This Wine Bath has a brilliant grape color and rich aroma,' the resorts reveals. 'Used as a rejuvenation bath, it is said that it was loved by the likes of Cleopatra and Queen Mary. It's a bath that you can expect skin beautification effects as well.'
The only catch? Those who have 'visible tattoos' aren't allowed to visit the spa!
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5. BELMOND CASTELLO DI CASOLE IN TUSCANY, ITALY Feel like a 110-minute body scrub, red wine bath and massage? Well the Belmond Castello Di Casole in Tuscany, Italy, is the place for you!
The Divine Ritual is made just for wine lovers and promises the full vinotherapy experience!
Their website reads: 'It begins with a grape body scrub that leaves your skin soft and silky, and follows with a shared bath of red wine as you and your loved one drink red wine and snack on grapes.
'Next, you’ll experience a hydro-massage enriched with circulation-enhancing wine extracts, before reclining next to each other for a simultaneous DiVino massage using grapeseed and essential oils to relax and tone your body.'
Amy SinclairAmy Sinclair is the editor of New Idea Food. She is a former weekly magazine editor who loves all things food, cooking and eating - especially the eating! When she's not looking after her three children, you'll find her in the kitchen or busily hiding online shopping purchases from her husband.