Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 | 2:43 p.m.
When your tongue and mouth taste like the bottom of a birdcage. When a Slavic Army is marching in hob-nailed boots from your left ear over to your right ear. When you vow to never drink a drop again, you know that you are experiencing one of those ginormous party hangovers.
If your peeling skin from sunbathing is like sandpaper and redder than beetroot, you know you fell asleep under our desert sun. Now comes an amazing solution that is probably the reason why after “The Hangover” and “The Hangover, Part II,” the third will be the last of the film franchise.
Vegas DeLuxe has learned exclusively that four E.R. physicians, each with more than 10 years of training apiece, are bringing a new concept in hydration therapy to The Strip by early June. Reviv will offer IV therapies in a spa setting at the underground pedestrian shopping arcade at MGM Grand.
Dr. Andrew Garth told me from his South Beach wellness therapy center: “We initially wanted to do this in Las Vegas. We set it up last July here in Miami, and it’s been so well received that we’re now ready for Las Vegas. Our four physicians here will rotate to cover the Las Vegas center, but we’ve got other E.R. docs there, in Phoenix and California, too, plus, many nurse practitioners to deal with the demand we expect.”
Miami’s Channel 10 covered the unique hangover cure. The med spa offers IV treatments infused with vitamins and medications to restore the body. The doctors say the therapy treats the effects of dehydration caused by alcohol consumption, strenuous physical activity and prolonged flights -- everything that impacts the around-the-clock party scene here.
I’m reliably told that you can’t get the treatment while or immediately after you’ve been drinking; you have to wake up with the dehydration hangover problems the next day to solve your fatigue and stress. There’s an oral program if you’re averse to needles and drips even with a freeze spray, but if your hangover is as bad as in the films, don’t miss out the cure of lounging in a massage chair to soothing music. Plus, there’s an oxygen bar and vitamin water to help.
Dr. John Parvani, co-founder, said, “The infusion helps to restore electrolytes, flushes out toxins, alleviates muscle cramps and fights fatigue, acid reflux, nausea and headaches. This is the best medically available method to aid in the restoration of the body’s balance.”
The med spa in South Beach has therapies starting at $150 for as long as one hour. No word yet on pricing and treatments for here, but Dr. Garth says the fully approved medical program will be ready to help partygoers once the excessive fun and sun starts this summer.
I sense a new Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority-approved slogan: “What Vegas Takes Out of You, Reviv will give you back.”
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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