Attention all needle-haters out there: this one isn't for you, catch ya next time! But for those who don't squirm too much at the sight of needles, boy have we got a wellness hack for you. Here's everything you need to know about the trend making waves on social media: IV therapy.
While we've normally known IV fluids to be something reserved for extreme illness or surgery recovery, it's breaking into the wellness world as a healthy part of a balanced lifestyle. From performance to beauty and recovery, people are flocking to IV therapy bars for a wide range of reasons, and it doesn't look like this trend is going anywhere anytime soon. The popularity has resulted in a number of "drip bars" popping up around the country where you can sit back and get a dose of anything from fluids to vitamins - all in a plastic pouch. So, how did this viral trend take off? Well, we can thank our OG wellness guru Gwyneth Paltrow for that. The Goop founder has been a loud supporter of IV therapy for a while now, praising its healing powers for tackling anything from exhaustion to hangovers and dehydration.
But this wellness trend doesn't come cheap. According to IV Watch, treatments can go for up to $200 as customers get a customized cocktail of vitamins and fluids to fit their specific needs. But some companies like Vida-Flo offer memberships to those looking to get their drip on a regular basis. Their Nashville branch is so popular that they've started popping up at events like music festivals and marathons to offer their services to customers in need of a fluid boost! And with the popularity of blends like the Myers' Cocktail, we understand why. This mixture, popularized by a famous doctor, includes things like vitamins and electrolytes to help you feel your very best.
So, what are you waiting for? If this wellness trend is right up your alley, then be sure to check to see if there's a drip bar near you. And, of course, stay tuned for more need-to-know wellness hacks coming your way!