What is IV Therapy?
IV therapy is a treatment given by IV infusion to improve health and wellness. It delivers liquid directly into a vein. The intravenous route is the fastest way to deliver fluids, electrolytes, medications, and vitamins to the body, to restore optimum hydration and support the immune system.
Who is a good candidate for IV Therapy?
IV therapy is very versatile and can address a large variety of conditions and issues, ranging from migraines, muscles spasms, or cardiovascular disease. Many of our clients use IV therapy to hydrate their skin.
How does IV therapy make you feel?
Everyone's response may vary, but patients can feel more alert and energetic in the days following their IV Therapy. The vitamins and minerals infused into IV Therapy can also help to fight sickness to leave the patient feeling less bothered by their symptoms.
Does it hurt?
There is a possibility of discomfort with starting an IV, but we will try everything possible to keep you as comfortable as possible. There is very little pain involved. The needle used is a tiny 18/20 gauge. When the needle is withdrawn, a soft catheter remains in place for the remainder of the treatment. The infusion is more comfortable than an ordinary blood draw.
How long does a therapy session take?
The duration of the session depends on the blend of vitamins you choose from and the total fluid amount. Typically, sessions can last from 30-90 minutes to infuse.
Will I need multiple sessions?
The noticeable effects of your IV Therapy session will last anywhere from 2-4 days; however, the vitamins remain in your system for about 2-3 weeks. Therefore, you should only get sessions done at a maximum of 2 times per month.
What can I expect during a treatment and how does a treatment work?
Once the IV is inserted you should be able to sit back and relax as the fluids are being administered to you. After the IV bag is drained the IV will be taken out and you will be free to go about your day. There is no recovery time.
How long is the recovery period?
There is no recovery time involved in IV Therapy.
What are the side-effects?
Extravasation can occur which is the leaking of your IV fluid into surrounding tissue. This can be caused by displacement of the IV.
Who will be performing this treatment?
Rebecca Bennett, NP