Prosper IV offers wellness services at new Rye location

A nurse administers intravenous infusion therapy to a patient.

If you’ve ever been to the hospital, you probably received an intravenous (IV) drip from a nurse. However, a growing trend in the health and wellness industry is to get intravenous hydration treatments at specialty spas and clinics to tackle everything from colds to jet lag to hangovers. , or even just to provide a little extra energy boost.

Westchester consumers looking for an option for this service now have a new one with Prosper IV, which has just opened in the Rye Ridge Mall, in the space formerly occupied by Ridge Barber Shop. It is the company’s second location in the county.

Prosper IV joins only a handful of companies exclusively offering this type of service in Westchester. Founder and CEO Christina Broccoli, a West Coast native, saw how popular IV therapy was in that part of the country

“I’m from California and vitamin IV drops have been around for a very long time – I haven’t created anything new,” she said. “They are much more prevalent on the west coast. There are a lot of them in Las Vegas, and a lot of people in Las Vegas compare them to, you know, a hangover drop.

Broccoli had spent time in New York as a varsity athlete and decided to move back to the state with his family about six years ago. It wasn’t until she fell ill that she realized how badly the Northeast lacked these beneficial treatments.

“About three years I had mono and was going to an integrative doctor because it just put me on the sidelines,” Broccoli said. “And obviously with young kids and a job, you can’t really take a break. I did hydration and vitamin C drops, and they prescribed it twice a week for six weeks. I did it for three weeks and felt like I was in the best athletic shape of my life.

“The problem for me was that they were really, really expensive. They were $450 every time I made one, so I just couldn’t keep up with that price. So I would go to town and make them, where they’re much more reasonably priced in stores like mine. And I was like, it’s ridiculous that I have to take the train into town to get this when they’re so readily available, you know, from where we come from. So, I did a bunch of research and found some really good nurses and a medical director and opened the store.

Broccoli intended to open Prosper IV’s Yonkers location, the company’s first, in March 2020.

“I signed a lease on March 1, 2020, then March 11, obviously everything closed,” she said. “I was like, ‘Oh my God, what have I done with my career?’ Fortunately, it worked very well.

A nurse adds vitamins and boosters to a bag of saline solution.

So good, in fact, that Rye’s location is Prosper IV’s fourth, with a location on Park Avenue in Manhattan and a location in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, having since opened.

“What amused me was educating people, because you don’t have to be hungover to have one of these drops and feel better,” Broccoli said. “And to be honest, in Westchester County and New York, they’re not our best sellers. Our bestsellers are the wellness drops.

Besides the classic hangover treatment, Prosper IV offers a wide variety of different types of IV bags, including those targeted at anti-aging, brain power, immunity, inflammation, hydration, metabolism, sports recovery and performance, premenstrual syndrome and menopausal symptoms. relief, migraine relief and skin health. Customers can opt for supplements like vitamins B12, C, or D, nausea medication Zofran, painkiller Toradol, or biotin, among others. Even if patients don’t target a specific problem, treatments can provide that extra boost for a feeling of well-being. According to the company, the entire process takes about an hour, and patients typically continue to feel the effects of hydration for three to four days. The vitamins can stay in your system for up to two weeks.

“They make you feel good,” Broccoli said. “Just by design, everyone is dehydrated and you don’t really know it until you get service like this,” she said. “There’s a reason when you go to the ER, every time they admit you, the first thing they do is give you a quart bag full of saline, because that’s what our body needs… People don’t necessarily come in because they are actively vomiting or have the flu, or are in serious medical distress, but they come in because they have arthritis or migraines or because that they’re athletes who need to recover faster. But overall it gives you a lot more energy. You sleep a lot better and then you’re hydrated, and I think we all know that when you’re dehydrated, the headaches are real.

Broccoli noted that all intravenous treatments at Prosper are administered by experienced registered nurses, to whom she credits much of the company’s success.

“What really makes us special, and what I’m really proud of, is our nursing staff,” she said. “We only hire nurses who are very experienced in intensive care, emergency or infusion, as well as for labor and delivery. So these are nurses who, you know, their bedside manner is amazing.

Prices start at around $99 for a saline drop, with additional charges for drops containing vitamins and boosters. Broccoli estimates the average cost at around $240 per treatment, although subscriptions are also available for around $170 per month. The company also offers concierge services allowing a nurse to come directly to a patient or group. While the Yonkers site is open seven days a week, the Rye site is starting with a Monday-Friday schedule, which will be extended once the business settles further into the new space.

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