We tried wine therapy -- a $450 beauty treatment where you bathe in red wine poured straight from the bottle

  • Wine therapy is

    a treatment to slim, illuminate, and revitalise the skin.

  • We went to spa Ella Di Rocco in London to try it.
  • It consists of a detox foot massage, a wine bath, and a stretching massage.
  • They use Sangiovese and Merlot wines from Tuscany.
  • A full treatment costs £245 ($AU447).

Wine therapy is a beauty treatment where you take a bath in red wine. It’s meant to slim, illuminate, and revitalise the skin.

We went to spa Ella Di Rocco in London to try the treatment. Here they use Sangiovese and Merlot wines from Tuscany.

“Red wine contains peptin and it’s a natural antioxidant,” Ella Di Rocco Marketing Executive Sonia Milena Brilli told Business Insider.

“It increases circulation. It has a restorative effect on blood vessels. You can see also the benefits on the skin because it gives you glowing skin.”

The treatment starts with a detox foot massage which has mint leaves, lemon, Himalayan salt with oils, and rose petals.

You then get a body scrub made with fresh grapes, red wine leaves, grape seed oil, and cornflour.

After a quick shower, it’s time to bath in the wine.

The bath is filled with two bottles of Sangiovese red wine, an alcohol-free grape juice concentrate, grape seed extract, wine yeast, hot water, and volcanic extracts to lower the metals in the body.

You also get a glass of Chianti red wine or tea.

At the end, there’s a stretching massage to relax the muscles.

The full treatment costs £245, or £90 without the massage. You can also customise it and add a wrap.

Treatments last from 2 to 2.5 hours.

Produced by Claudia Romeo. Filmed by David Ibekwe.

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