Restore Hyper Wellness + Cryotherapy Celebrates Maple Grove Opening
Restore Hyper Wellness + Cryotherapy in Maple Grove aims to help people feel better, feel less tired and recover quicker. It’s a place unique to the northwest suburbs and one you won’t find quite like it in the Twin Cities. It’s also a place on the forefront of a fast-growing area of wellness.
The business offers a variety of wellness treatments, including red light therapy, IV drip therapy and, as its name suggests, cryotherapy. Customer Julie Hansen was there for compression therapy.
“This feels terrific after it’s done. I have plantar fasciitis and it just helped greatly with the pain,” said Hansen.
Hansen and many others are seeking out alternative wellness treatments. Justin Patten said he did the same after he was diagnosed with an autoimmmune disorder.
“I used to run 6-9 miles a day, seven days a week, and all of a sudden, I slowly started to lose my energy,” said Patten.
He said medication and surgery helped, but wellness treatments like the ones offered at Restore helped him get all the way back.
“I immediately knew this is a place I wanted to work,” said Patten, who became general manager of the new Maple Grove location. “I wanted to help people whether they had issues that were as bad as mine, 10 times as worse as mine, or just something casual where they wanted to feel better.”
Range of therapies for variety of needs
Compression therapy uses what looks like a big blood pressure cuff that inflates and deflates. The treatment works for your legs, hips or arms. It takes between 30 to 60 minutes.
“It’s almost like a really nice sports massage,” said Patten.
“When you take them off and start walking again, that’s when you’re like ‘wow, I didn’t even realize that I needed that,'” said Kelsey Miller, an employee at Restore.
Another treatment, cryotherapy, uses extreme cold. Proponents say it’s good for athletic recovery, mood boost and metabolism.
“It’s going to be the best anti-inflammatory bang for your buck,” said Patten.
For cryotherapy, customers enter two chambers wearing proper clothing and gear to protect extremities. One is for a brief amount of time at -57 degrees. Then customers enter an even colder chamber — this one at -158.8 degrees. People stay in the main chamber wearing clothing to protect extremities. The session lasts between two and a half to three minutes.
“Most people find that it’s not that bad,” said Patten of the extreme cold.
Patten says customers as young as 12 to those approaching 80 years old have tried it.
“We’ve had some clients that said ‘my arthritis never felt better,'” he said.
And it gives an immediate energy boost
“Invigorated,” is how Patten described it. “Like a completely different person.”
There is also a machine that does what’s called localized cryotherapy, which can target specific problems such as migraines.
Restore Hyper Wellness also offers red light therapy, which lasts 10 minutes. Studies show it offers a variety of benefits, including improved energy and better sleep.
Benefits of IV drip therapy
IV drip therapy works to provide immediate hydration. A one-liter intravenous injection also allows the body to absorb 100 percent of the nutrients.
“Anything we take orally, whether that’s our vitamins and minerals, or even just drinking water, we’re only truly absorbing about 15 to 20 percent of that,” explained Katie Viazanko, a registered nurse.
Customers are required to get medical clearance. A typical IV takes 30-45 minutes. The treatment that contains vitamins, minerals and amino acids can be tailored for a variety of needs, whether it’s sports recovery, mental acuity or stress reduction.
“The way a lot of the vitamins and nutrients work is it’s more sustainability over time,” said Viazanko. “So your body is 100 percent absorbing those ingredients, but it’s helping you to prolong that feeling of health.”
Restore Hyper Wellness can also do a blood draw to test for 52 different micronutrients to see where a person is deficient.
Julie Hanson tried nearly all the therapies, including the IV drip therapy.
“My skin feels better. Just overall, I think it’s made my energy level, happier,” said Hansen.