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In the quest for tranquility, sometimes it’s necessary to explore unconventional avenues. RTW Essential Wellness is dedicated to empowering you to embrace a life free from the grips of depression. While not a conventional approach, ketamine therapy has garnered extensive scientific research and robust backing. Administered by our experienced team, this innovative therapy opens doors to newfound comfort and propels you towards a healthier, more fulfilling journey. Reach out to us now to delve deeper into this transformative therapy and unlock a brighter future.


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What is ketamine therapy?

Ketamine emerged as an FDA-approved anesthetic medication with a remarkable track record of safety dating back to the 1970s. When expertly administered in controlled, minimal doses by a qualified physician, this medication holds the power to effectively address specific mental health disorders. By activating crucial communication pathways within the intricate network of your brain, it swiftly ushers in a sense of relief that surpasses the timelines associated with conventional daily medications such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). 

Ketamine therapy can help:

  • Reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • Give you clarity about past events and reassess your experiences
  • Relieve stress
  • Ease symptoms of PTSD
  • Address bipolar disorder, certain eating disorders, OCD, and postpartum depression (on a case-by-case basis)

What can I expect during ketamine therapy?

On the day of your treatment, you will be able to have a light meal four hours before your appointment time and clear liquids two hours before your appointment time. A set of vital signs will be obtained and a small IV catheter will be placed. You may then be asked to complete a quick assessment. 

Once ready, you will be led to one of our relaxing treatment rooms. We will decide in advance if a support person will accompany you into the treatment room. We HIGHLY encourage your therapist to join you. The infusion will begin, and within 15 minutes, you may enter a “dissociative” state. Most people describe this as pleasant and profound. Some call it their “happy place”; others describe it as a state of connectedness and empathy.

Your vital signs will be monitored at regular intervals during the session. The infusion will last between 40-50 minutes. Soon after the infusion is complete, the dissociative effects will wear off. You will remain in our clinic for approximately 30 more minutes before you are released home with a friend or relative.

What can I expect from the results?

Following your treatment, you will not be able to drive for the remainder of the day. Additionally, we advise against making significant life changes within the next 24 hours. Most patients tend to perceive noticeable changes within the first 1-3 infusions, often experiencing incremental functional enhancements such as improved sleep and increased energy levels. It is important not to have set expectations for how you will feel. There is no one way to feel after your first infusion, and this is a series for a reason.

Scientific studies and clinical experience around the US have shown a response rate of 70% for patients that complete the initial series of ketamine infusions, with 25% achieving remission in patients that have failed traditional medications. Scientific studies have also shown large decreases (>50%) in depression rating scales for patients with treatment-resistant depression.

Get ketamine therapy at RTW in Boston

Living comfortably starts with getting the care you deserve. Here at RTW Essential Wellness, we think beyond the mainstream to bring you powerful treatments that work. If you’re interested in our ketamine therapy treatments, call 617-368-0820 or click the button below.

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