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US basketball player bathes in wine

Amar’e Stoudemire, of the New York Knicks, has taken a novel approach to recovery by bathing in red wine.

(Source: Instagram)

Stoudemire, a forward for the Knicks, posted a photo a photo on Instagram this week of him bathing in red wine.

Stoudemire said: “The red wine bath is very important to me because it creates more circulation in my red blood cells.”

He continued: “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, which follows up with a 90-minute massage.”

“You just kind of mix it all up,” Stoudemire said of the process.

“It’s a rejuvenation and it’s not 100 percent red wine. It’s water and wine combined, but majority red wine,” he said.

But he wasn’t clear on the quality of the wine and, while he admitted he received his therapy at a New York location, he chose to keep the location a secret.

Speaking to USA Today, Vinotherapy Studio in Atascadero claimed: “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 (resveratrol) has been linked to help with skin cancers, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, muscle memory, toning of muscles, reduces varicose veins, eases allergies and fights stress and depression. Our grape-seed extract in our services is seven times more effective than Vitamin E,” they said.

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