The acronym “IV” stands for intravenous therapy, “intra-” meaning within or inside and “venous” relating to the veins. Thus, IV therapy is a method of administering fluids into the body via the blood vessels, and it’s the fastest way possible to deliver essential nutrients to your body.
An IV drip bypasses your digestive tract to allow essential nutrients and fluids to enter into your bloodstream. Thus, the drip’s nutrition is instantly available for your body to use. There’s no wait time.
At Bounce Hydration, the process looks like this:
Our nurses place a small, thin plastic tube called a catheter directly into your vein. In order to place the catheter, we use a numbing spray to help minimize any discomfort
In total, an IV drip takes around 30 to 45 minutes for a complete therapy session. This includes completing a few forms prior to your infusion as well as a quick health assessment.
Some IV drips contain electrolytes and salts, while others contain sugars, vitamins, and antioxidants. Each concoction differs depending on the health and wellness needs of each patient.
The most common ingredients that go into IVs include:
Besides these common ingredients, Bounce Hydration can add many other ingredients. For example, we offer anti-nausea and anti-inflammatory medication, which are commonly used to solve hangover symptoms.
As a drip hydration therapy spa, we use all of these ingredients to formulate our drips based on the wellness needs of our patients. Some IVs, like our Skinny Drip, are designed to enhance for weight loss and contain a metabolism booster. Others, like our Bounce Back, help with nursing hangovers, thanks to a healthy amount of electrolytes and glutathione, which detoxes your liver.
Yes, IV therapy very safe. All of our vitamins are FDA-approved and go through high levels of testing before they’re made available to our clients. All IV drips are administered by a registered nurse and with guidance from our medical director. Before any client receives IV therapy, we evaluate their health history.
Side effects from an IV drip are generally non-existent or very mild. On occasion, you may experience some discomfort, bruising, itching, inflammation, or redness at or around the site of injection, and this could last from a few minutes to several days. However, true allergic reactions are extremely rare.
We recommend our clients come in for IV therapy 1-2 times a month. We take a customized approach to suit your individual needs. For preventative health and wellness, we recommend two IV drips per month, as this helps balance out any vitamin deficiencies.
Which two IVs should you get, you ask? From immune and energy boosts, to weight management and hangover help, we offer a wide variety of drips that can meet your wellness needs. Check out all of the drips and boosters you can add below!