Hydration therapy is a minimally-invasive, pain-free procedure that intravenously delivers fluids, medications, and vitamins directly into your bloodstream to provide rapid relief from fatigue, hangovers, jet lag, flu symptoms, and dehydration.
How to prepare for your treatment:
- Hydrate & Snack: While it seems counterintuitive to hydrate before a therapy whose entire purpose is to provide you with hydration and nutrients, it’s actually very important to drink plenty of water before your first IV injection. When your body is dehydrated your veins contract making it more difficult to receive intravenous therapy.
- It’s also important to eat a snack — a granola bar is perfect — before your IV therapy so that your blood sugar levels are stable. Staying hydrated and having something in your stomach before your appointment will help you avoid nausea and lightheadedness during and after your session.
- If possible, try to avoid taking any over-the-counter antihistamines or decongestants the morning of your appointment. Many of these over-the-counter drugs such as Sudafed PE contain vasoconstriction medications that cause your blood vessels to contract making it difficult to get an IV injection. Because vasoconstriction medications are found in blood pressure medications and other prescriptions, we completely understand if you can’t avoid taking them. If that’s the case, be sure to stay extra hydrated prior to your treatment.
- Dress for Your IV Injection. Comfort is the name of the game when it comes to dressing for your IV therapy appointment. IV therapy generally takes about 30-45 minutes so you’ll want to wear something you’ll be comfortable sitting in for that time period. Whatever makes you feel relaxed and confident is the perfect uniform for your treatment.
- Make sure to wear something that leaves the veins in your inner elbow exposed and we recommend layering for temperature control. It’s also important to consider that if you have to go to the bathroom, you’ll be doing so one-handed, so we recommend wearing bottoms that don’t have too many buttons or zippers.
What to expect day of your treatment:
- The benefits of hydration therapy are different for each individual but may include increased energy, bolstered immune system, and hydration after illness or athletic competition.
- Treatments are administered through an IV and are performed by licensed medical professionals.
- The hydration therapy treatments last approximately 30 minutes.
Post Treatment Care:
- When you receive an IV injection, it might feel cold getting the liquid beneath the skin. Possible side effects include minor pain at the injection site. Positive results will be apparent right away for some ailments such as light sickness, jet lag, or a hangover. But in other cases, it might take multiple sessions to really feel a change. After each session, keep the following aftercare instructions in mind:
- In the days that follow the session, check the injection site for bruising or swelling.
- If there happens to be bruising or swelling, either put a cold pack on the site or get a thin cloth, put it on your skin, and place ice on the cloth.
- Shower or bathe as you normally would.
- As you do your regular activities, be mindful of the injection site for a day or two. Try to prevent it from having rough contact with anything.