River North business will offer intravenous relief from hangovers, jet lag
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IVme River North business will offer intravenous relief from hangovers, jet lag

18-Apr-17 – A “wellness and performance center” opening in River North will offer relief from a variety of ailments – delivered by IV drip.

IVme will open Thursday in one of the last, if not the last, available commercial spaces at Marina City.

Customers will include sufferers of hangovers, travel fatigue, dehydration, stress, allergies, migraines, minor illnesses such as cold or flu, athletes training for or recovering from an event, or anyone who could benefit from vitamins or oxygen. IVme will also offer wrinkle-decreasing Botox and medical options for weight loss.

An IVme location in the Old Town neighborhood has been receiving Yelp reviews since 2013, almost all of them positive from people with a variety of non-life-threatening issues.

“We absolutely love our location,” said IVme founder Dr. Jack Dybis (right) on Monday. “I honestly think we could not have picked a better spot. [Marina City] is obviously an iconic Chicago landmark, and…Hotel Chicago has been a gracious host to our new venture. We have great immediate neighbors, being between Tortoise Supper Club and SPiN, and just below Yolk.” Jack Dybis

Dybis is a fully licensed physician and has been a trauma surgeon since 2007, most recently at Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston. He co-owns IVme with Dr. Scott Yilk, a specialist in emergency medicine.

Intravenous drip Prices at IVme will start at $89 for an “Intravenous Hydration” appointment.

According to its website, treatments generally take 30 to 45 minutes and are received while lying on a chaise lounge or sofa. Saline mixed with the selected additive is administered by a registered nurse from an IV drip to an injection point. Side effects, minor and short-lived says the website, can include soreness, bruising, and bleeding.

(Right) Area on east side of Hotel Chicago as seen in February 2016. Since then, a “ping pong social club,” SPiN, has moved into the space at left. Yolk, a restaurant that specializes in breakfast, has opened above SPiN and IVme has leased the narrow space to the right of the double doors. Photo by Steven Dahlman

By Steven Dahlman | Loop North News | sdahlman@loopnorth.com

Published 18-Apr-17 3:05 AM

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