For those with Trypanophobia, there’s nothing scarier than getting a needle in the arm. But when it comes to beauty and health, there’s nothing we won’t try. Vv Magazine’s beauty writer, Sarah Harris, visited REVIV’s recently opened clinic in Toronto to get the scoop on IV drip therapy.
IV drip therapy isn’t reserved for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vegas party goers anymore. This trendy yet effective service has finally made its way to Toronto, and wellness enthusiasts everywhere are rejoicing. From its claim-to-fame hangover curing properties to anti-aging elixirs and everything in between, you simply can’t go wrong with a bag of body-happy ingredients strapped to your arm for half an hour.
Luckily, a few key companies are moving into the city, boasting major health beauty benefits. And just because we had to know more (not that we love needles, but if a little prick can deliver lasting results, count us in), we set up a visit with REVIV. With offices around the globe including Los Angeles, New York, and Miami Beach, we just knew that the discerning crowds in those upwardly mobile and trend-setting cities would certainly know a good thing when they tried it.
And the new residents of 626 King Street West happily sat down with us to chat all things related to IV drip therapy.
Upon entering the cool and calm clinic located beside one of our favourite hair spots, we unleashed our barrage of questions. Initially, we knew little to nothing about IV drip therapy, except that Yolanda Hadid swears by it. REVIV Canada partner, Christopher Chapheau, told us that first-time wellness enthusiasts, drop in clients and even loyal followers have been stopping in to get their daily dose of vitamins.
Between their IV infusions to their booster shots (B12 and Glutathione to name a few), you can come in here for requests of glowing skin, a faster metabolism or just a boost of necessary hydration. Once you’ve chosen what treatment you’re after, we personally were enthralled with “Vitaglow,” you are asked to fill out a very routine health questionnaire. Then a highly trained nurse escorts you into a lounge-type area for further questions and analysis. It’s during this portion that you speak with a Board Certified Physician who gives the final seal of approval for the treatment to begin.
Not only is the treatment quick and painless, but from start to finish you’re completely taken care of and made to feel comfortable. And while the idea of IV drips have a tendency to remind the unsuspecting consumer of surgeries and the like, this wellness routine is anything but that. What’s even more amazing, is that if you can’t stomach going into a clinic for your treatment (we’ve all had rough nights), they are more than happy to come to you (Chrissy Teigan-style). For a concierge fee and the standard service charge for whatever treatment you select, your hangover will be cured in under an hour.
Now going out and splurging on a bottle of the best, or running a half marathon doesn’t seem so painful. Get your drip on before or after whatever event (big or small) you’re planning for an instant pep in your well-heeled step.
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