IV therapy has come a long way since it was first used in hospital settings for the sick and injured. Though it still has this use, it’s also now utilized for wellness and beauty purposes. There are many benefits to IV therapy, which is why its powers are harnessed by so many.
At IVY Infusions, located in Greenwich, Connecticut, our team uses IV therapy to help you look and feel your best. Leading our team is Sasha Beatty, who’s a certified family nurse practitioner with years of experience in aesthetics. Ms. Beatty customizes IV therapy to your specific wants and needs.
The facts on IV therapy
IV therapy has been around for many years. When you think of IV therapy, you likely picture a sterile hospital room when you’re sick or injured. Although this is true, IV therapy is used for many other reasons than to deliver life-saving fluid and medications.
The first thing to understand about IV therapy is that it’s used to deliver either fluids or nutrients and medications directly into your bloodstream. This is accomplished by a team member inserting a needle into your arm and leaving a catheter in one of your veins.
The needle is removed, and the catheter is left in place to allow access to that vein. The IV is then hooked up to a bag of fluid that usually includes additives, specifically tailored to you.
This type of treatment helps you rehydrate your body and delivers essential vitamins and nutrients that you want to help your body recover, or look and feel healthier.
What are the different types of IV therapy?
At IVY Infusions, Ms. Beatty offers IV therapy for a number of issues and ailments. IV therapy is so versatile, allowing us to give you a number of nutrients and medications for:
An IV infusion can even help to ease your stress and anxiety. This allows you to take time for yourself, to keep both your mind and body on the right track.
If you’re an athlete, IV infusion therapy helps you prepare before and after a grueling practice or game. An infusion beforehand allows your body to be at its peak strength, while afterward the infusion assists with muscle recovery.
Understanding the effectiveness of this treatment
The reason IV therapy is so effective is because the treatments are delivered directly into your bloodstream. This allows them to bypass your entire gastrointestinal tract, where oral medications often get lost in the shuffle.
Although oral medications do work, some of their potency is lost to your stomach and intestines. They also take much longer to feel the effects, as they have to pass through several systems until they’re absorbed into your bloodstream.
IV therapy, however, delivers potent treatment directly to your body via your bloodstream. Your blood is constantly being pumped throughout your body, which is why IV therapy is so effective. Instead of waiting hours for oral therapy to work, you’ll feel the results of IV therapy within minutes.
Hydration is another reason IV therapy is so incredibly effective. Your body is made up of 60% water, allowing you to feel your best. However, life gets busy, and you don’t always get to hydrate like you should.
With IV therapy, you get a boost of hydration and other vital nutrients to get your body performing at its best.
If you’d like to learn more about IV therapy and how it can help you, call our office in Greenwich, Connecticut, at 203-397-6865, or book an appointment online today to speak with our team.