About VTS

Wine therapy, also referred to as Vinotherapie or Vinoterapia in Italian, has received much attention in Tuscany and other European Countires. Bringing this concept to the Western U.S. is new. When applied topically, studies have proven extensive benefits. Grape seeds, stems and skins contain high quantities of powerful antioxidants, minerals, pectic, sugars, tannins and vitamins that are fundamental to the skin’s well being. The combination of these elements serve to fortify the skin by reducing inflammation and slowing the skin’s aging process. The substances found in the acids of the wine grape are known to strengthen micro circulation while increasing the resistance of the blood cells and protecting the skin’s elastic and collagen fibers. Additional research shows that wine therapy tones muscles, reduces varicose veins, eases allergies and fights stress and depression. The benefits of wine therapy were already recognized by Cleopatra and the Romans who kept records of their practices. Legend has it that Cleopatra loved being massaged in the wine must.

Today, Tuscanny is the home of the wine therapy movement; but today we bring this unique process of beautification here to our home on the beautiful Central Coast, while using local grape seeds.

We are also a green business! We use the byproduct of wine for our spa treatments/skincare, local organic ingredients for our food menu, showcase local wine and endorse corked wine for our wine foot soaks. We think it is important to stay local and as healthly as possible!

Staff Bio’s

NENA BENSONFounder, Medical Aesthetician & Makeup Artist
Native to the area, Nena moved to San Diego to complete her training by some of the best in the industry. She has continued her education and has been specially trained as an experienced clinician in providing medical aesthetic procedures. Nena’s passion for the Central Coast Wines and of course the beauty industry is what made her dream come true. Nena welcomes you to Vinotherapy Studio -a unique and one of a kind wine-spa. Nena keeps up with the newest and best possible procedures in the beauty world, as well as educating herself with new wine & food concepts. The combination of these 3 implements is what makes Vinotherapy Studio so exciting and different. Her main focus is to provide complete skin and body therapies, which will leave you in a relaxing and rejuvenating state. While at the same time making sure everyone enjoys themselfs in a fun, affordable and unique environment! During your initial visit she will communicate with you to find out your every need. Your comfort and enjoyment is important to her, so let her know of any concerns. Her strong commitment to ongoing professional development and implementing new technologies ensures you will receive the best results and experience at Vinotherapy Studio. Please call today for your complimentary consultation and skin analysis or come by and enjoy some Tapas and wines with her and the crew!

Tina has lived in Atascadero for 33 years and raised her three children here. When her children were in school she worked there as a teacher’s aide. She was always involved in whatever her children were involved in from team mom for their sports, PTA, 4H leader, talent shows, and carnivals. You name it she’s done it! And had fun doing it too! She attended Cuesta College followed by Beauty College. She was a cosmetologist for 13 years loved the beauty and fashion industry. Now she is the owner of Bella Cose Boutique and Vino Therapy Studio where she loves the fact she can help women look and feel better about themselves! She is now a grandmother of five and enjoys each and every one! Also, now she is a member of Atascadero Quota International

CAITLIN SMITHSpa & Event Coordinator
Caitlin smith is originally from a town with a 150 people and now loves the big city life of Atascadero. With a broad range of interests she loves talking to all types of people. Combined with a passion for food, wine, and relaxing it makes her a perfect fit for Vinotherapy studio’s Spa Coordinator. Call Caitlin to book your next treatment or event!

Clare is a midwest transplant who lives here in Atascadero. She is a massage therapy graduate of the California Holistic Institute in San Luis Obispo. Her massages are intuitive using a combination of Swedish, deep tissue, myofacial release, and trigger point therapies. Hot stone massages are also available. Clare feels that getting a massage can do you a world of good. And getting massaged frequently can do even more! Massage can play a huge part in how healthy you’ll be and how youthful you’ll remain with each passing year. Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health. And remember, just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn’t mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan, so lets work with together to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs. Call me today for a great massage – YOU DESERVE IT!!!

Josh Visick has been practicing massage for 4 years and graduated from the McKinnon Insitute of Massage in Oakland, CA. He is trained in a broad range of styles, including Swedish, deep tissue, shiatsu and sports massage. His skillful blending of these styles focuses on providing effective therapeutic massage within a deeply relaxing experience. Often referred to as “sneaky deep tissue”, Josh’s skill in connecting with what the body needs, creates a truly unique experience that gives clients a healing space in which they can recharge.

Janice moved to the central coast from the bay area 22 yrs ago to be closer to family. She loves it on the central coast, along with the beautiful wine country. She has been a manicurist for twenty years. Janice loves both the art and therapy involved in nail design. She keps up with the latest trends by reading nails magazine from cover to cover. She feels it is important to keep on the cutting edge with always having new colors and techniques. At vinotherapy studio we offer wine pedicres, manicures wine foot soaks as well as gel nails, which have no odor at all. Janice invites you to please come and check her out and recieve the best wine pedicure you have ever had!

In 1994, shortly after graduating high school, Jen moved to Paso Robles. After working in the hotel management industry for several years, She decided she wanted to change her career to one that she could interact with people more. She attended Cosmetology School in Paso Robles and graduated in 2001. Outside of her professional schooling, she have taken several extended courses for hair, makeup and nailcare. She has received a Master Technician License with Creative Nail Design. Jen loves living and working on the Central Coast of California.

New to the central coast, Alexandra has recently moved from another grape growing region, the Napa Valley. She received 720 hours of massage training at the National Holistic Institute in Petaluma, CA. Modalities include; Swedish, shiatsu, deep tissue, hot stone, sports and pregnancy massage. Alexandra is a strong believer in not only the physical benefits of massage but also the mental health benefits. A self declared ‘people person’ Alex is looking forward to meeting you and helping you discover what massage has to offer you!


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