New Drip Bar in Arcadia Offers IV Therapy in a Spa-Like Environment
A jab in the arm could be considered one of the hottest accessories of 2021—and not just the ones labeled Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson.
Health is becoming a top priority as Americans emerge from the pandemic and shift attention to achieving optimum mental and physical wellbeing. Hydrate IV Bar, a recently opened drip room at 40th Street and Camelback Road, will offer Arcadia residents a new place to indulge in immunity-boosting shots in the form of vitamins and minerals delivered on-demand into the bloodstream.
“I want this to be a happy place for people,” says Danielle Withycombe, who co-owns the space with fellow health aficionado and former financial analyst Mary Butterfield and partners with award-winning naturopathic physician, Dr. Steven Sorr. “I think now more than ever, people are looking for alternatives to keep themselves healthy and mentally centered. We want our spa to be a place where people come to feel good and leave happily hydrated.” Hydrate claims only 30% of nutrients are absorbed through the gastrointestinal tract via supplements, whereas IVs provide 100% absorption when injected into the bloodstream.
Withycombe, a yoga instructor for the past 14 years, decided to join forces with Butterfield and Sorr to promote achieving wellness from within.“I was teaching Mary a private yoga session and we were talking about this concept and she rolled over after savasana and said ‘I want to be your partner…let’s bring Hydrate to Arizona!,’” Withycombe recalls.
With interiors by Hannah Klemm of Klemm & Company, the 908 square-foot space has a modern, spa-like aesthetic—hushed neutrals and wood tones paired with soft lighting and music. Plush leather recliners offer a comfy respite while registered nurses administer one of 12 treatments, including IV blends intended for everything from anti-aging and enhanced athletic performance to jet lag and immunity.
“My favorite treatments are the injections (vitamin D3, MIC, vitamin B12 and Tri-Immune),” Butterfield says. “They are great energy boosters and quick treatments for my busy lifestyle.”
“I like to alternate between the anti-aging IV (B-complex, vitamin C, magnesium, glutathione), and I add zinc,” Withycombe adds. “I also like the Tri-Immune injection (zinc, vitamin C, glutathione). Both are great for boosting the immune system, as well as promoting healthy skin and helping with mood regulation.”
This is the first AZ location for the Colorado-based Hydrate IV Bar, which boasts six other locations around the country.
Treatments from $30 for an injection and $99 for an IV drip. Packages from $125 per month. 3925 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, (602) 840-4477, hydrateivbar.com