Amazing place to spend a Saturday afternoon. Super friendly staff. Had a Myers cocktail and a massage. Feeling great.
I just had my first vitamin infusion treatment. Was so happy. Felt amazing after. Kendra was awesome. Painless, relaxing and informative. Will definitely be back for monthly treatments!
IV Treatment - Very Patient
My visit was for an IV treatment. I was late and called the clinic and they had a great attitude. The IV treatment was gentle and comfortable and they explained their process and what the treatment will do for me. It was very relaxing atmosphere, with comfy chairs. I highly recommend Essence, Dr. Chim and the team at the clinic.
IV Therapy Reviews
Anti-Aging IV Therapy
Our Anti-Aging IV formula combines all the multi-vitamins and mineral in a Myer's Cocktail with powerful anti-oxidants and anti-aging nutrients such as Vitamin C, Proline, Biotin and Glutathione.
What is in the Anti-Aging Formula and how does it help my skin?
We are very transparent with what we put in our formulas. We also use higher doses of skin-benefiting vitamins to help you achieve maximum results.
Myer's Cocktail: contains B vitamins to help with cell repair and regeneration, Selenium to promote skin elasticity and fight sun damage, Zinc to help fight acne, sun damage and aid in skin repair. See the full list of Myer's ingredients here.
Vitamin C: anti-oxidant, produces more collagen to help fill sunken areas, droopy skin and wrinkles.
Biotin: a type of B vitamin, helps produce healthy hair, skin and nails cells.
Proline: an amino acid and precursor to Vitamin C production, helps build strong tendons, ligaments and skin cells.
NAC: N-acetylcysteine is an amino acid and precursor to making Glutathione, anti-oxidant, prevents cell damage.
Glutathione: detoxifies free radicals, brightens and lightens the skin, purifies the skin.
NEW TO IV THERAPY: $25 for a 15 min Initial IV TherapyVisit (full $25 billable to insurance as a visit). If you are new to IV therapy, then you will need to have an initial IV consultation with one of our Naturopathic Doctors. Our Naturopathic Doctors will review your health history, take your vitals, perform a urine analysis and recommend an IV formula suitable for your health needs. Because we require a urine sample to assess your health, please check in at the front desk and obtain a urine sample cup upon your arrival.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments needed is dependant on each individuals and their goals. Our Naturopathic Doctors will give you a treatment protocol suggestion after your first visit.
Typically, we recommend a series of 4 weekly treatments to start, followed by monthly maintenance.
Will this be a suitable treatment for me? Who cannot receive this treatment?
IV Anti-Aging therapy is very suitable for anyone looking to improve their complexion, treat darkened skin due to UV sun exposure, clear skin blemishes and melasma or help reduce the looks of fine lines and general aging.
This treatment is contra-indicated for pregnant or breastfeeding women, patients with renal failure, cardiovascular disease, G6PD, high blood pressure, diabetes, liver or kidney diseases. If you are on any medication or have any other chronic conditions, please consult our Naturopathic Doctors for a FREE 15-minute consultation before you start any treatments.
Add-on's at Half Price:
Add Lipotropic Injection 2mL for +$45 (half price)
Add B12 Injection 5000mcg for +$20 (half price)
Add Adrenal Injection for +$22.50 (half price)
What will an IV treatment be like?
You will be greeted with our friendly staff and be provided with some paperwork to fill out if it is your first time. You will need to obtain a urine sample cup from the front desk and provide a small urine sample for our Naturopathic Doctors to analyze. You will then be able to grab some water or David's Tea and head back to our private IV Lounge. Our Naturopathic Doctors will take your vitals and go over the treatment with you. A very small 3/4" butterfly needle will be inserted into a vein and our Naturopathic Doctors will start the IV drip. You can then sit back, relax, read a book or listen to some music. The IV push will take approximately 30 minutes to drip. Our Naturopaths will take post-treatment vitals to make sure you are good to go home.
Are there any side effects?
You may experience a warm sensation as the IV is dripped into the vein due to the relaxing effects of Magnesium. Our trained Naturopathic Doctors will be monitoring you throughout your treatment and take pre and post-vitals. Bruising at the administration site, although less common, can happen. Glutathione, after being metabolized by the body, can sometimes leave a sulphur smell in your urine.
What types of health conditions are contra-indicated for IV Therapy or are not treated at the clinic?
Our clinic does not treat cancer patients due to the complexity of the disease or pregnant patients. However, there may be other clinics more suited to treat cancer and prenatal patients. Patients with severe chronic liver, heart or kidney disease will have to have an initial naturopathic consultation first with our Naturopathic Doctors to determine if they can receive IV therapy and that it does not interfere with any medication.
Is IV Therapy covered by my Extended Health Insurance?
Yes, the visit portion of the treatment can be direct billed to your insurance if you have Naturopathic coverage. The supplies portion, however, will be out-of-pocket.
I'm ready to book, what do I do now?
If you are a new patient or a current patient that has not had IV Therapy at our clinic, you will need to book the "IV Initial Visit". You can simply call us at or book online.
- Produces Collagen
- Brightens Complexion
- Detoxifies the Skin
- Clears Blemishes
- Lightens Pigmentation
- Radiant Skin
Initial IV Therapy Visit (15 minutes): $25.00
(visit only, cost of treatment extra)
IV Anti-Aging Follow-up Visit (45 minutes): $240.00
($190 visit fee, $50 supplies fee)
Over-the-counter anti-aging products such as serums, wrinkle creams and masks generally don’t absorb well and only have limited short term effects. IV therapy ensures 100% absorption of anti-aging nutrients and anti-oxidants by by-passing the skin barrier. You can look and feel younger from the inside out.
Our Anti-Aging IV formula delivers high doses of powerful anti-oxidants Glutathione and Vitamin C, restoring hydration to your skin, reversing effects of free radical damage and regenerating more collagen. Free radicals can cause oxidative stress to skin collagen, hence, leading to pigmentation issues, dull complexion, wrinkles and accelerated aging. You can achieve a more youthful and rejuvenated look by opting for the Anti-Aging IV drip.
IV Therapy Patient Information - Please read before your treatment
More IV Treatments
Direct Billing available. The visit portion of the IV treatment can be billed as a "Naturopathic Visit" to your insurance.
BEFORE YOUR IV TREATMENT
Eat a meal before coming to your IV treatment. This ensures stable blood sugar levels.
Drink at least 1 L (4 cups) of water before your IV treatment. This ensures stable blood pressure.
If this is your FIRST IV treatment, then obtain a urine sample cup from our front desk staff and provide us with a urine sample. We can rule out current infections and other kidney conditions with a urine dipstick test.
Bring a snack with you in case you need to eat something to raise your blood sugar levels. We also have protein bars for purchase.
Bring any recent relevant blood work with you.
Wear loose and comfortable clothing. Refrain from wearing tight belts, scarves, spanx, etc.
Do not exercise before or after your IV treatment. Do not take the stairs up to our clinic as this will affect blood pressure readings.
Inform us of all current supplements and prescriptions or if there are any changes in dose.
DURING YOUR IV TREATMENT
Bring a water bottle as you will be advised to drink 1-2 cups of water during your treatment. Our clinic will also provide water and tea in case you forgot your water bottle at home.
Do not cross your legs during treatment as this may constrict blood circulation.
Stay awake during your treatment so we know you are conscious.
Bring a book, an iPad, a smart phone or some reading material with you.
Inform us immediately if you are experiencing any pain, discomfort, heart palpitations, headaches, nausea, cramps, dizziness or if it becomes difficult for you to breathe. Ring the safety bell continuously until someone comes to attend to you.
Do not move the arm that is hooked to the IV line. Pretend you only have one arm to use.
Do not change the drip rate or move the IV bag as this may affect your treatment outcome.
AFTER YOUR IV TREATMENT
How you feel after an IV treatment will depend on the type of IV treatment your received. In general, if you received a basic Myer’s Multi-vitamin and mineral cocktail which includes vitamin C, B vitamins, magnesium, calcium and trace minerals, you should feel very relaxed after the treatment, sleep fairly well and wake up the next day with higher levels of energy.
If you had Glutathione IV, then it is common to smell a sulfur smell in your urine.
Drink at least another 2-4 glasses of water and eat another meal after your IV treatment.
If the IV needle insertion site becomes hot, red, itchy, or you develop a rash or have a fever, call our clinic immediately at (403) 383-3228 (Marda Loop) or (403) 383-2338 (Sage Hill). If it is after clinic hours, please call 911 or go to the closest Emergency Room.
IV Therapy Fee
IV Therapy Initial Visit
15 minutes $25.00
(mandatory for all new patients)
IV Multi-Vitamin Follow-up
45 minutes $150.00
($125 visit fee, $25 supplies fee)
IV Anti-Aging Follow-up
45 minutes $240.00
($190 visit fee, $50 supplies fee)
IV Weight Loss Follow-up
45 minutes $225.00
($185 visit fee, $40 supplies fee)
IV Immune Boost Follow-up
45 minutes $240.00
($190 visit fee, $50 supplies fee)
IV Glutathione Push Follow-up
15 minutes $130.00
($110 visit fee, $20 supplies fee)
Add-on Glutathione +$65.00
Add-on B12 +$20.00
Add-on Adrenal +$22.50
Add-on Lipotropic 2mL +$45.00