Grand Junction residents and visitors now can look for quick relief for dehydration at a new business in town.
Rescue Lounge, LLC, an Aspen-based IV hydration organization, recently opened in Grand Junction at the Factory, 750 Main St. The business started in town officially on June 1.
Registered nurse Amie Benton is overseeing the Grand Junction office, which is open from roughly 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, but other times are available by appointment.
Benton said the IVs can help with altitude sickness, athletic recovery, general wellness and hangovers. The business model has become popular in areas such as Las Vegas, Denver and around California.
"People really do benefit," Benton said. "And you don't want to ruin a vacation."
Benton said a variety of packages are available for treatment. She said the owners decided Grand Junction would be a good spot for a new location with the growth of the outdoor recreation industry in town. Benton, who also commutes to the Aspen location part time, reports to a doctor based out of Basalt.
Benton said basic IV hydration is typically $125 for a session and can increase in price, depending on the package and what nutrients are added to the IV. For more information on options, visit rescuelounge.com. Rescue Lounge is also offering a 25 percent discount to customers at the moment.
"They're paying for a nurse, a doctor and medical supplies," Benton said. "We can't cut any corners with that and the law."
Benton said she started with Rescue Lounge in Aspen roughly four years ago, but has always lived in the Grand Valley. She said the owner was open to starting a Grand Junction office after a recent visit and upon learning about the riverfront projects, the Business Incubator and Factory coworking space.
"They were impressed and wanted to put our efforts into the Western Slope because it affects the Aspen community as well," Benton said.
Benton is the lone person working at the Grand Junction office at the moment, but she hopes to add experienced nurses as the practice grows to stay open seven days a week. In addition to putting in an IV, the business also does a full assessment including checking blood pressure and listening to a client's lungs.
A typical appointment can run between 25 and 45 minutes and concierge service is also offered.
To schedule an appointment, call Benton at 985-9111 or email Amie@rescuelounge.com
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