OrangeTwist has always been great at helping people look good—and now you can feel good, too, with the introduction of wellness therapies in the form of vitamin injections and intravenous (IV) infusions that contain custom blends of vitamins, nutrients, minerals, and electrolytes.
Susan Nilon, one of OrangeTwist’s superstar aesthetic registered nurses, is an expert on the treatments. She’s an evangelist for their efficacy. “We have had multiple clients report their energy levels and stamina have improved dramatically, some up to 70%,” she says. “Another client reported her skin was glowing like never before, and she felt 10 years younger. Other clients have reported their pain levels decreased and they felt more active.”
Each client gets a full medical assessment prior to treatment to ensure he or she is a great candidate for IV therapy. Here’s everything else there is to know about wellness therapy at OrangeTwist.
OrangeTwist: What’s the difference between an IV and taking something orally?
Susan Nilon: While taking vitamins daily is great for your health, they must pass through your body’s digestive system, and they’re not absorbed to their full potential. IV therapy allows the vitamins and minerals to go directly into your bloodstream and immediately disperse throughout your body’s systems, allowing for higher levels of the vitamins and minerals than if you got them from food or supplements.
OT: How long does it take to feel or see results? How often should people do these treatments?
SN: Some clients feel immediate energy and improved overall wellbeing during their infusion, especially if they are struggling with immune suppression such as a cold or flu. However, the majority of clients will start to feel the results 12 to 48 hours following their treatment. IV infusion therapy can be done on a monthly basis, which we highly recommend for optimal results.
OT: Why are these treatments a good fit for OrangeTwist clients?
SN: IV wellness therapy is a perfect addition to OrangeTwist, as our goal is to be your one-stop treatment shop. We take great satisfaction in knowing we are helping our clients from the inside out by providing complete overall wellness at one amazing facility. Looking great and feeling great go hand in hand!
OT: What should people expect during their treatment?
SN: Most of the IV drips take anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes, during which time you can watch TV or a movie, use your phone, sleep, read, listen to music or just relax. Once the IV has been started, you will be reclined in a comfortable chair as the drip is administered. Some may experience a warm sensation in their chest or abdomen and may have a sensation of “tasting” the vitamins. This is completely normal. Your nurse will check in on you periodically to ensure the IV therapy is running smoothly.
It is very important to be sure and eat and/or bring snacks so that you are not coming in on an empty stomach. We can also provide you with light snacks. Vitamin C and other infusions require continuous oral hydration as well, so you may bring liquids, or some will be provided for you.