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The New Trend of IV Treatments Has Come to the Hartford Area

Mary Bycholski, the owner of Touch of Glamour Medical Spa here in Glastonbury, opened a new spa earlier this year in South Windsor that offers the innovative use of IV Therapy to help rejuvenate and enhance overall well-being by delivering vital nutrients straight into your system. We spoke with Mary about the treatment and her new venture. 

Q. Can you tell us about how IV Lounge came to be and what inspired you to start this business?

A. IV Lounge opened in March 2023. Being an experienced APRN who has been in the hospital setting since 2003, I have seen the effects of chronic disease over and over. During the Covid 19 pandemic, I was witnessing people all around me being compromised with illnesses and having poor immune systems. 

This had lead me to take action on helping my patients with their chronic diseases and illness prevention. With the level of research I've done and starting my business, I’ve seen that IV therapy can help anyone and not just those that are suffering. It has been eye-opening in many ways. I firmly believe IV therapy is a great option for those that want to take control of their health. 

Q. What is your background and expertise in this field?

A. Having over 20 years of experience in healthcare has given me diverse perspectives on patient outcomes. I first started my clinical career as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in 2014. My specialty is predominantly internal medicine, emergency medicine, and neurology. In 2017 I wanted to shift my focus toward the aesthetics industry and to help people feel confident in their own skin. Ever since starting Touch of Glamour, I continually have been asked by my clients for advice on their medical health conditions. After hearing their personal stories I wanted to make a difference in their lives with the knowledge that I have. I want to try to do something to make a difference and educate on health strategies to keep people out of the hospital. 

Q. What are some of the benefits of IV treatments? 

IV Therapy’s significant advantage is its 100 percent nutrient bioavailability, which means your body is able to use all of the vitamins administered. Typically oral supplements can have up to 60 percent bioavailability. With IV infusions there is a level of control of vitamin absorption through your bloodstream; supplements and nutraceuticals don’t have that same guarantee. People seek IV treatments because of their benefits. Some of the most common reasons we’ve seen people seek care can be to enhance their immune support, aid in recovery by promoting faster healing, reduce inflammation, and alleviate muscle soreness.

Q. Can you give us some details as to why IV infusion treatments have gained popularity?

A. IV infusions have been available for quite some time. As the demand for self-care has been rising, healthcare professionals saw this as an opportunity to provide infusions to people outside of a clinical setting. Initially, many providers would be asked for infusions for hangovers or dehydration. Since then, people have discovered that IV infusions can be customizable based on any of their individual needs, with more infusion options than ever before. The growth of this industry is due to people wanting to take their health into their own hands and focus on their long-term sustainability.

Q. What other services, and treatments do you provide at IV Lounge?

A. We have a very robust and successful weight loss program that we started in late 2022 at Touch of Glamour and we will be bringing that service to IV Lounge. Our program is designed to curb appetite, slow down gastric emptying, promote fat burning, preserve muscle mass, and focus on long-term results. Our team has consistently witnessed numerous success stories personally and with clients. They are achieving significant weight loss, which has improved their overall health and lifestyle. 

We will also be providing some of our most popular aesthetic services including Botox and fillers. In the future, we will be adding services based on the demand of our community and other options for people to continue to have access to treatments that can benefit their health and self-image. IV Lounge will continue to grow based on the needs of our community, and we are here to help them become a healthier version of themselves. 

IV Lounge CT

158 Sullivan Ave., Suite 6, South Windsor



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"With the level of research I've done and starting my business, I’ve seen that IV therapy can help anyone and not just those that are suffering. It has been eye-opening in many ways."

Mary Bycholski

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  • Mary Bycholski in the IV Lounge CT
  • Mary Bycholski in her IV Lounge CT offices.