A needle, an IV drip and a massage chair. These are just a few of the components that can be found at Hydration Med-Spas, the latest relaxation craze that promise intravenous cocktails of vitamins and electrolytes for a quick fix of energy.
Just as Botox is now commonplace, in a few years time, you will see [drip] lounges cropping up. Normally, a patient would visit a hospital ER setting, clinic or the doctor’s office to receive an IV replenishment of hydrating fluids now they can go to the spa first class.
The 20-to-60 minute drips costs $99 and there are also oral vitamin supplements offered that costs $49. Before undergoing your drip therapy, a medical screening is conducted to make sure you’re viable to receive the procedure. Numbing spray is used before injecting the IV to make it as painless as possible.
While this idea may sound relatively new to the public, celebrities have been injecting themselves with these nutritive supplements for quite some time now. Last year, Rihanna tweeted a picture of her arm connected to an IV drip amidst rumors of dehydration due to her hard partying ways. According to ABC News, the drip delivered a solution of vitamins directly into her vein. Madonna has also reported receiving vitamins this way.