Can Bathing In Red Wine Really Be Healthy?
Can taking a bath in red wine really be healthy? Expensive definitely, but healthy? Recently, New York Knicks player, Amar'e Stoudemire, posted a picture on Instagram sitting in a tub filled with the vino!
Recovery Day! Red Wine Bath !! #Kinging #Blessed #Hebrews Getting ready for the eighth day feast.
According to an ESPN Report,
There are spas that provide vinotherapy or vinotherapie. According to the Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa in the renowned Plaza Hotel in New York City, "Grape polyphenols fight against free radicals, which cause 80 percent of skin aging. ... In addition to their exceptional antioxidant power, polyphenols reinforce microcirculation, protect elastin and collagen fibers and prevent the destruction of the fundamental elements of the skin's support tissues."
The Knicks Power Forward had this to say about the bath in the same ESPN Report:
The red wine bath is very important to me because it allows me to create more circulation in my red blood cells. Plus, it's very hot, so it's like a hot tub. But it's also the red wine ... just kind of soothes the body.
It's not just red wine in there. There is a little bit of water that is put into the mix as well. Usually, the NBA star follows the bath up with a 90-minute massage.
All I know is that if I took a red wine bath, I would never want to get out. I'd also bring a straw with me. I wouldn't want to contaminate the wine, so I'd be sure to take a nice long hot shower afterward. I thought I've heard of all the crazy therapy techniques, but this is by far the craziest! I would not however, take a red wine bath without consulting a professional first!