It’s officially time for some much needed rejuvenation and self-care, and REVIV Wellness have the very thing to help you spring to life again. Just before Christmas, we thought ahead of ourselves and headed to the Manchester location in preparation for the hardest month of the year… January.
Like us, are you feeling the post-Christmas come down? Sensing you hit the gin a little too hard and in need of some motivation to hit the gym now instead? From their prestigious Barton Square location, REVIV offer a quick and comfortable way to rehydrate and energise your body and mind via IV Infusions and Vitamin Booster Shots.
A relatively new therapy, REVIV IV Infusion delivers hydration, vitamins and antioxidants straight to where you need them, helping to flush your body from toxins whilst boosting your energy and immune system. Whether you need a little enhancement to get over the festive season, or you caught that awful flu going around during Christmas, REVIV could be the quick and efficient fix you need to restore your body to a healthy balance.
Having never realised that this therapy was even available to the public, and admittedly feeling a little ambiguous about the services, I was invited over to the Barton Square location to experience the ‘Megaboost’ Therapy. Wandering into the clinic, I felt calm and welcomed. With clean, minimal and sophisticated décor (wellness themes which follow through to the REVIV branding and company ethos), the luscious greenery and delicate flower arrangements placed carefully around the entrance added an element luxury and beauty among the soft, cream leather waiting seats.
Taking as little as 20 minutes and granting 100% absorption of essential elements, the IV therapy was administered quickly and professionally by a fully registered and experienced nurse.
During the therapy session, I learned that while everyone is different, it’s actually quite common to lose up to 50% of any nutrients you might take in from food, water or oral vitamins. For even the healthiest among us, this seems like a frustrating truth.
Replenishing and revitalising, the ‘Megaboost’ is the REVIV signature vitamin IV therapy, consisting of a high dose of Vitamin C and an assortment of other health enhancing vitamins, as well as minerals, antioxidants and electrolytes. This IV is geared towards boosting your energy and immune system, whilst detoxifying, cleansing vital organs, and bringing the body back into a healthy symmetry.
The preferred IV for maintaining good health, combatting bad jet lag and restoring hydration, I entered the clinic feeling tired and ran down (having spent the last week suffering an annoying cold), however, within 48 hours of receiving the ‘Megaboost’ therapy, my flu symptoms had completely cleared. I actually felt alive again. Fully restored, I was ready for the upcoming Christmas party… and astonishingly, hang-over free the next day. Having drank a lot of water and lemonade throughout the night, I honestly believe it was a combination of the IV therapy and sensible(ish) behaviour across the evening that attributed to my mysteriously absent hangover. Believe me… regular hydration alone is a feeble tactic I have tried and been disillusioned by many a time.
Two weeks in, and I feel healthy and vibrant as ever – despite having consumed a year’s worth of chocolate, cheese and gin over the Christmas break. Back in the office environment, I feel charged and ready for 2019. The diet may not have fully kicked in yet, but I’m working up to it, and come Monday 7th (all diets must start on a Monday) I’m feeling pretty confident that I can start the year feeling invigorated with a really positive state of mind.
Thinking of trying the treatment? Let’s cover a few of those questions you might have.
What exactly can I expect on my first visit?
A chilled and welcoming vibe. On your first visit, you’ll receive a well explained overview of all REVIV therapies, so that you can decide on which might be the best for you. You’ll also be asked for a medical screening (which takes place in a private room), whereby you’re asked a few health and allergy questions. You’ll also receive a blood pressure observation before your nurse of doctor can administer any treatments.
Will it hurt?
Honestly? No. And this is coming from someone who didn’t even realise they had an issue until they nearly fainted whilst trying to give blood. You should expect to feel nothing more than a slight scratch during the insertion of the small infusion needle. If you’re still concerned, pre-therapy applications of localised numbing spray is available upon request. I cannot stress enough that this whole process is a calm and pleasant experience.
How long do the therapies take?
All in all, REVIV IV infusions take an average of 30-40 minutes to administer. Extra time should be allowed for your first visit though, as your consultation may take up to 15 minutes.
How long will the effects last?
REVIV say that the majority of their clients report they ‘feel’ significantly better for up to 7 days following an IV infusion, whilst continuing to experience the benefits for up to a month. Personally, I was coming to the end of a cold, but I can certainly attribute my therapy to my swift recovery. I’ve also managed to avoid any other illnesses since, despite being around people who were sick.
What treatments are available at REVIV?
For more information, or to book your own consultation, head to www.revivme.com
Acresfield, Unit 5, 8 Exchange St, Manchester M2 7HA