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vinotherapy – Grape Treatments for the Body

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Bathe in a tub of red grapes, enjoy a massage with crushed grapeseeds; is this a quirk that's going to catch on?. At a time when anti-aging treatments are big business, the beneficial effects of using grapeseed oil for massage, exfoliation and facials is making a storm. The chemicals which prevent arteries from clogging up if you drink red wine, polyphenols and resveratrol can do as much good externally as they do internally. The powerful antioxidants combat the effects of aging.

As it happens, the Pinot Noir grape variety, for which Burgundy is so famous, contains the highest concentration of these chemicals in their skins and seeds. Professors of the University in that other wine area, we don’t talk about, Bordeaux, have lead the way in research, and Château Lafitte has gone on to develop a range of products under the Caudalie label, with treatment centres in some very prestigious addresses.

In Beaune in the heart of the Burgundy wine belt visit Spa Bourgogne. Here a variety of grape based treatments are on offer in a convivial atmosphere. Bathe in red grapes, take a body scrub, a regeneration or a facial.


hotels with spa treatments in burgundy

La Cueillette, Meursault

Hotel Richebourg, Vosne Romanée - Spa and Wellness Centre

Relais Bernard Loiseau, Saulieu - Spa and Wellness Centre

Hotel le Cedre, Beaune - Sauna and massage

GH La Cloche Dijon MGallery, Dijon - Sauna and massage

Château de Gilly, Vougeot, Sauna and outside pool

La Côte St. Jacques, Joigny