What happens when I come in for a treatment?
A Hydralive registered nurse (RN) will conduct an assessment of your condition including pulse oximetry, heart rate, blood pressure, medical history, current medications, and allergies. After ensuring that an IV treatment is safe and appropriate for you, the nurse will then discuss your current symptoms or treatment goals with you and suggest an IV cocktail specifically for your needs. He or she will then mix your IV bag and begin the infusion via a soft flexible catheter inserted either into your hand or your arm.
How long does an IV treatment take?
Since everyone’s body is different every treatment can take a different amount of time. Some people are able to get a full 1000 ml treatment in about 35 minutes, for others that same treatment will take around an hour. We ask that you set aside at least an hour to receive a Hydralive IV treatment.
Does getting stuck with the needle hurt?
Most people claim that our trained medical personnel make the hydration experience nearly painless, or that they only felt a slight “pinch” when the needle breaks the skin. For those that are seriously nervous about the process being uncomfortable, we offer a topical anesthetic to numb the injection site (for a small fee). Once the IV has started, most people enjoy the cooling sensation as the fluids enter their body.
What kinds of medicine and vitamins can you put in the IVs?
We have medicine and vitamins for anti-headache/body ache, nausea, upset stomach/heartburn, B complex vitamins, amino acids, B-12, a liver detox vitamin, magnesium, thiamine, taurine, vitamin C, and vitamin D.
What are the qualifications of the Hydralive staff?
Every member of our staff, with the exception of our admin team, is made up of board certified/state licensed medical healthcare professionals. Your treatment will be administered by a registered nurse (RN), and all of our treatment protocols are overseen by a board certified physician.
How often can I get a treatment?
We feel comfortable with our customers getting a Hydralive IV treatment every other day and getting a B-12 injection once a week. We are always able to individually gauge your body’s response to treatments and will accept referrals from your primary care physician if they feel you should be getting treatments more often.
Do you accept insurance?
We do not accept health insurance. We do accept Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and your FLEX healthcare spending account. By not accepting insurance, we are able to keep our overhead down and pass those savings along to you in the form of lower prices.
I’m hungover. Why don’t I just drink two sports drinks, chug a bunch of water and take some aspirin? Why should I spend 50+ bucks with you guys?
When you drink a large volume of liquid, your stomach is only able to digest and process a small amount of it at one time. The rest of it will cause you to feel even more bloated and uncomfortable than you already are. The excess fluid will be expelled from your body in your urine. A Hydralive IV treatment is the fastest, most efficient way to rehydrate your body and will quickly get you back to feeling your best. We also believe that time is our most valuable asset, and an hour with us at Hydralive is worth infinitely more than lying around all day feeling miserable!
What is cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy is the practice of using cold temperatures to promote natural healing and wellness. It dates to ancient civilizations. Whole body cryotherapy is the modern application and stimulates the same rejuvenation at a whole new level of cold in just three minutes.
Why do people enjoy cryotherapy?
Survey results indicate many cryotherapy participants use cryotherapy for pain management, workout recovery, mental well-being and weight management. Whole body cryotherapy is an excellent complement to existing health and wellness initiatives.
Should I do cryotherapy before or after exercise?
Participants who utilize cryotherapy before exercise claim they experience increased energy, endurance, and flexibility. Participants who utilize cryotherapy after exercise claim they experience faster rejuvenation.
What should I do during the three minutes I am in the cryosauna?
During your supervised, three-minute cryotherapy session, a cryosauna operator instructs you to continuously rotate to maximize your cryotherapy experience.
Do I need to complete the full three minutes to benefit from cryotherapy?
The three-minute guideline is the maximum recommended session time for cryotherapy. Your safety and comfort is our priority and you may exit the cryosauna at any time during the session. No session exceeds three minutes and the operator is present throughout your session.
What should I wear in a session?
You are provided thermal gloves and socks, cryo booties and a comfy robe. Dry undergarments must be worn during your experience. If you do not have dry undergarments, a towel is provided.
How often is cryotherapy recommended?
Survey results indicate participants report they experience benefits after 3-5 consecutive cryotherapy sessions. Many participants find that to maintain these benefits, they need to do cryotherapy 2-3 times a week. We recommend customers participate in consistent cryotherapy sessions.
What is the age requirement?
Anyone age 18 or older can enjoy cryotherapy if they meet the height and health requirements. Clients under the age of 18 must have parental consent and a guardian present at the time of the session. The minimum age is 14 years old.
Do I need to do anything special before my session?
All clients are given a waiver to complete prior to their session unless they completed their waiver online.
How should I feel during and after my session?
During a cryotherapy session, participants feel a dry cold. Many report feeling a sense of calm or rejuvenation after their session. Others report feelings of euphoria and/or energy.
Are there health concerns to consider before participating in a cryotherapy session?
Anyone with the following conditions should not participate:
- Uncontrolled high-blood pressure
- Raynaud’s Syndrome
- Allergy to cold
- Prior heart attack
- Unstable heart pain
- Disease of the blood vessels
- History of blood cots
- Uncontrolled seizure disorder
- Nerve pain in feet and legs
- Open sores
- Any disease or condition with increased sensitivity to cold
I easily feel claustrophobic. Will I be comfortable in the cryosauna?
Yes, your head is always outside of the cryosauna and the cryosauna door does not lock, for an easy exit. If you feel uncomfortable at any point during your session, alert the operator. They can pause or stop the session immediately.
Does nitrogen pose any dangers to my skin or if inhaled?
To ensure your cryotherapy session is safe and comfortable, you must be completely dry upon entering the cryosauna. Also, the operator will ensure you are at the proper height (with risers) for maximum oxygen consumption and they are present throughout your entire session. Nitrogen is non-toxic; however, it is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas and does not support life.
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