Amar’e Stoudemire of the New York Knicks Fan of Red Wine Hot Tub Soak
In our tour of hot tubs filled with odd liquids around the world, this week we visit Aire Ancient Baths, in New York City.
At Aire you can get a variety of spa treatments and combinations. Yoga sessions, classical music (live, not piped in), 4 handed massages are just some of the options you have.
One that particularly caught our eye is the Red Wine Ritual, of course it is touted as providing lots of health benefits.
If you are a basketball fan, you may fine it interesting to note that Amar’e Stoudemire, 32-year-old power forward and center for the New York Knicks, enjoys a did. Apparently this is part of his off-day recovery routine. Hmmm. Recovery? Really?
According to Aire’s website, you will have a 30 minute soak in the bath with is a concentrate of tempranillo grapes from the Matarromera winery in Spain.
The red wine hot tub experience is reported good for the skin and provides antioxidants and hydration.
The harsh interview lighting didn’t do the spa justice–it made it look more like a back alley affair. Here is Aire’s official shot–check out those bubbles of red wine and the strategically placed beam of light.
This indulgent experience doesn’t stop there, it continues with a 90 minute exfoliating massage, a body wrap, and a 90 minute Thermal Session. During that time you sit in hot tubs at different temperatures, enjoy a steam room and a saltwater pool.
By the way, they mention you can sip tea during the session. No mention of drinking wine–from the hot tub or by the glass. Although their photo shows a bottle of wine and glass, poolside. With or without the drinkable wine, be prepared to pony up for this experience. The weekday rate is $564.
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Photo of Amar’e Stoudemire enjoying his soak courtesy of ESPN
Photo of Aire Red Wine Ritual from their website