For those who are jetlagged, overworked, tired, fatigued, dehydrated, REVIV Hong Kong hopes promises to give you an energy boost and bring your health back to optimum condition
Living in this fast-paced city, it’s important that we look after our physical and mental health, whether it’s by spending time at meditation centres or seeking help from Chinese medicine. At REVIV Hong Kong, you can maintain optimal health with a selection of IV treatments and booster shots that are designed to hydrate and increase your energy levels, so we went along to get hooked up.
What is REVIV Hong Kong?
REVIV Hong Kong is an upscale health and wellness clinic located in Central that administers IV treatments and booster shots. Founded in the United States by accident and emergency doctors, REVIV aims to restore the body and have it function at peak condition.
Getting the good stuff at REVIV Hong Kong
I’ve seen multiple videos online of people receiving IV treatments to cure terrible hangovers, and I have always wanted to find out whether it was truly effective. Needles never terrified me and my sense of curiosity always got the best of me, so when REVIV Hong Kong invited us along to try out the IV treatments and booster shots I was definitely game.
Unlike blood exams where you can’t eat or drink, IV treatments and shots do not require any preparation beforehand. Walk into the white walled clinic that is reminiscent of a private doctor’s office and be met by two medical grade consultation rooms, a semi-private area with a view of the city and have professional registered nurses and nursing assistants that administer all shots.
I’ve always had problems when it comes to finding good veins on my arm, and I’ve often left the doctor’s office with four or more needle marks on both my forearms, so, when the nursing assistant at REVIV Hong Kong was able to find a vein on my forearm the first go, I was pleasantly surprised.
I received the Megaboost infusion which restores hydration, replenishes essential minerals and vitamins, detoxifies the body, boosting the immune system and overall energy levels. I also received a B12 intramuscular injection shot right underneath my hip, directly into my muscle – which I admit did hurt quite a bit. It aims to increase natural energy levels, regulate sleep, mood, appetite and boost the immune system.
IV treatments tend to cool down the body as the cold liquid is injected into the bloodstream, so I enjoyed a nice hot cup of tea, wrapped warmly in my blanket, and watched the beautiful and peaceful morning view. Within twenty minutes the liquid from the IV bag was gone, my arm bandaged up, and I was ready to go.
How’d it feel afterwards?
After the experience I did feel like I had a lot more energy. I felt happier and was inclined to walk back to the office, two MTR stops away. I also wanted to eat immediately and was overall just incredibly cheerful. I am not sure whether it was a placebo effect, but it’s most likely that my body was just enjoying being properly hydrated and energised from the IV treatments I received.
If I had been jetlagged or hungover before the injection, I imagine the difference in the way I felt after would have been even greater. However I think it is important to realise that each body is unique, and when receiving these shots everyone has different reactions. In my experience, the treatments absolutely did what they claimed, and the rest of the team is heading over for some liquid energy soon.
REVIV Hong Kong, Room 2202, 22/F, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2530 9882, 中環都爹利街1號22樓2202室