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Vinotherapy

Did you know that grapes were used as a healing method against fever or stomach aches centuries ago? Hippocrates knew the medical qualities of grape and even the women in the Middle Ages used the grapes to keep the skin elastic.

Red wine has been studied over many years with findings that the moderate wine consumption might be good for our health and is beneficial to heart and vessels. Red wine may help to prevent coronary artery disease, the condition that leads to heart attacks.

The scientists found out that the French people living in wine-making regions are healthier. In spite of the fat rich food those people have less heart attacks than in other regions as certain substances in red wine, called antioxidants, lower the cholesterol and so it can help to strengthen the Cardiovascular and the immune system and to increase metabolism.

In the early 1970s the vinotherapy became popular in the spa industry firstly in France and then all over the world. Compounds like minerals and vitamins, found in grapes, contain strong anti-aging properties and can build some kind of protection on skin stimulating the renewal of both cells and collagen.

The vinotherapy offers different spa treatments using the valuable components of the grape seeds, skins, juice or marc as a key ingredient for good health. Enjoy the great range of the vinotherapy treatments like baths and body wraps, scrubs and massages not to forget the grape seed oil, grape tea or a glass of red wine. Try a well-being massage with use of the grape seed oil and steamed herbal compress ball filled with rose leaves and herbs.

Grape Seed Oil is one of the best massage oils. It is rather expensive as the seeds have a low oil content so it takes around 40 kg of grape seeds to produce 1 litre of oil.  For a massage we suggest you to begin with a grape scrub followed by a wrapping with grape seed body butter. It helps to get rid of the dead skin cells and it makes the skin smooth and clean.

The grape seed extracts provide a well-being feeling, beaty and health. The vinotherapy may help to improve circulation and lipid metabolism, the immune system and make the skin smooth.

It would be an ideal treatment to relieve and soothe dry skin as the important compound of grapes stimulates the renewal of cells leading to a youthful appearance. The application of the grapes or the grape seed extract can be also used on younger skin to keep it youthfull or repair and regenerate damaged skin tissue. Grape seed oil is also helpful for healing wounds and provides protection against sunburns.

The grape containing a powerful plant compound, polyphenols, which serves as antioxidants and helps in diminishing the sun's damaging effects. Grape seed extract is a natural supplement that reduces inflammation and may help treat dermatitis.

Grape seed oil is a great alternative to other cosmetic products and is suitable for different types of skin. It contains important minerals and vitamins. The polyphenols and flavonoids found in this oil contain strong antioxidant compounds. Most of the grape seed oil health benefits can be attributed to the presence of these nutrients. The polyphenols serves as antioxidants that eliminate free radicals coming from the smoking or UV radiation.