While on vacation in Florida in 2012, Mark Garriga, a native from the coast, and Stacy Ely, from Atlanta, began to feel the effects of the hot summer sun and evening indulgence. They were drained and dehydrated. Mark shared with Stacy about his time in the Army when they would receive IV’s to replenish the hydration and nutrients that were being depleted. Stacy, having a medical background and experience with the concept shared her side of the story, and an idea began to unfold.
Their vision began with this staggering statistic: 70% of
the population is dehydrated, and that number is even
higher here in the deep south’s heat and humidity. Not
only do most of us not have enough water intake, but
we also drink large amounts of coffee, tea, and sodas,
which are diuretics and draw water away from the body.
You may have heard that as soon as you are thirsty, it’s
already too late; dehydration has set in.
Through conversation, lifestyle and a growing desire to
bring something unique and positive to the coast, Mark
and Stacy created their concept. But it wasn’t just the
dehydration that they wanted to address. They wanted
to offer a total wellness package that felt like a day spa.
Thus, Rejuvenation Station was born.
When I walked into the office, I immediately felt welcome
and relaxed. Mark and Stacy clearly have a passion for what
they do and enjoy sharing it with others. They have created
an inviting, cheerful space with natural light that illuminates
the works of local artists showcasing paintings, handmade
chakra jewelry, and a fun array of locally made soaps, lotions,
and other body products. You can also find a selection
of organic tea from Restorative Nature and CBD oil that is
used to treat, among other things, anxiety and ADD.
The main room for treatment is a comfortable, friendly
space with roomy leather recliners. It was here that I had the
opportunity to experience the IV drip and oxygen treatment.
The IV is a saline solution that drips for about an hour. Once
half of the solution has entered the system, Vitamins C, B12
and B complex are added to the drip. This combination of
nutrients rehydrates the body and bypasses the digestive
system to go straight to the bloodstream.
Vitamin B12 helps to increase energy and endurance and
helps regulate metabolism. It also improves sleep, mood
and mental clarity. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that
strengthens the bodies ability to fight sickness/disease and
helps prevent colds and fatigue, as well as reverses the
signs of aging. Each of these vitamins is available in a single
shot as well.
The oxygen therapy gives the heart a break by pumping
93% oxygen directly into the body. Room air contains
about 19-21% and coming straight from the tank, there
are no environmental factors to consider. Oxygen therapy
helps to relieve headaches, migraine, stress, fatigue,
cramps and much more. I can say from my own personal
experience that I went into the office with definite muscle
soreness from a hard workout week. Leaving the office my
legs and hips felt much relieved, and I was walking without
Mark and Stacy are continually looking for ways to expand
their offerings to incorporate more good for the community,
all while keeping their prices affordable. They have two
licensed massage therapists in the office and want people
to understand that massage is not just a luxury. There
are many medical benefits including breaking up the lactic
acid that tends to build up in the body. Sports massage is
great for the many athletes they treat, but they also offer
Swedish and Deep Tissue; as well as Chair Massage for
those in a hurry. An IV after a massage is an excellent way
to flush the system.
One of the most interesting offerings is the foot detox. Not
only do you get to soak your feet in warm water, but the
salt that is added has both positive and negative ions that
pull toxins away from the body through the feet. This has
been shown to help relieve symptoms of fibromyalgia and
joint pain. The evidence of this is in the murky water at the
end of the treatment, and the reduced feelings of fatigue
Health and wellness is not just a physical perspective. It
is important to acknowledge the energy body as well. In
order to incorporate the mind-body connection, the Rejuvenation
Station offers three modalities to assist with
healing. Yoga offers the physical practice through which
we become aware of our breath and movement of the
body. Reiki offers total relaxation and is an ancient healing
practice that moves energy through the body and does no
harm. Experience a
Chakra Discovery Session and get to know your own energy
centers that influence physical, emotional, and mental
Bike rentals are available now and are an fun way to exercise
while getting a close-up view of beautiful downtown
Biloxi. Spray tanning has been added to their location to
give patrons that healthy summer glow without the harmful
effects of the UV rays. And one of Mark’s most passionate
additions is alkaline water to go. He is not only proud of, but also invested in, the importance of health, and the benefits of
reducing acid in the body.
They now have infrared sauna as well. Which among its many benefits
include the reduction of inflammation, it detoxifies your body
from harmful toxins, increases blood circulation, helps wounds heal
faster, restores muscles as well as increasing flexibility and range
So if you’ve been feeling a bit rundown lately or simply want to take
a break for some self-care, please stop in to Rejuvenation Station
and try one of their many unique services. Stacy and the staff are
knowledgable and friendly and Mark’s enthusiasm is contagious.
They have come at health and wellness from every angle and invite
you to come check them out and spend a little time in their day spa
that will have you feeling refreshed, energized, and better than ever.
767 Jackson St.
Biloxi, Ms 39530