This just may be the most indulgent therapy yet. At Ella Si Rocco, London, wine connoisseurs can now book an hour-long wine session that begins with the obvious—a wine glass in hand—but takes on a therapeutic turn when it’s poured into your bathtub. By Payal Das
Wine is considered beneficial in making your skin look fresh, vibrant, and youthful. The antioxidants present in wine aids your skin, the polyphenol in grapes triggers circulation and removes toxins; wine in general also leaves your skin hydrated and rejuvenated.
Ella Di Rocco Wellness MediSpa in London takes cue from these benefits of wine to offer what other spas would have hardly thought of—a fully immersive spa session with wine. The wine therapy here uses products which are naturally made from wine, grape leaves, and grape seeds.
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The menu is quite tempting. You can start with a Merlot Body Scrub which helps to relax, detoxify, and cleanse your skin. This scrub contains red vine leaves and a 50/50 blend of high quality Sangiovese and Merlot grapes from Goretti Vineyard in Italy.
Then there’s the Sangiovese Bath, a de-stress session where your tub is filled with bubbling hot water, Sangiovese, Merlot and Cilegiolo wine, and a concentrate of virgin grape juice.
The third type of therapy is the Merlot Grape Seed Body Massage for body nourishment. The grape seed oil used for this therapy contains 95% oligomeric proanthocyanins (OPC) which promotes youthful skin and improves elasticity, giving you an added benefit of protecting your skin from UV damage!