The Salvarola Spa, set in the hills of Modena in Emilia Romagna is one of the few spas in the world to offer å‘wine therapyå’, the revolutionary treatment that is believed to reduce wrinkles and slow down the signs of ageing.
The secret of wine therapy in Salvarola is the Lambrusco grape, which contains polyphenols, the substance that increases the resistance of blood vessels, strengthens micro-circulation and protects the collagen and elastin fibres in the skin. Using similar principles as thalassotherapy and balneotherapy, wine therapy has proved even more efficient than Vitamin E, which up until now was thought to be the best remedy against ageing.
Examples of treatments at Salvarola range from massages with the unique Lambrusco grapes of the region, masks with grape-seed oil cream which help in the regeneration of cells, hydro-massages with grape essences and biological salts and musk baths in old wine barrels.
Not only is the Lambrusco wine good for the skin but it is also good for the heart, as this particular region is noted for having the lowest heart attacks in Italy, proving that a glass a day is good for the heart and a soak a day, good for the skin!
Packages offered by the Salvarola Spa are:
Wine Therapy Weekend - two days half board in hotel ‘Salvarola Terme’ including medical check-up, a controlled diet, 1 mud spa, 1 hydro massage with grape essences and biological salts, 1 massage with grape seed oil cream, 1 massage with fresh Lambrusco Graspa Rossa Grapes, 1 facial mask using grape seed oil, 5 hydo-health programmes in multi-temperature pools, 2 saunas or Turkish baths and admission to the gym with a personalised programme arranged by a qualified instructor.
Cost - £278 (Euro 444) available until December 2002.
For further information and reservations, please contact:
Tel: 00 39 0536 872115 or 00 39 0536 871788
Email: [email protected]