IFR at Thrive can help relieve many kinds of pain. It even helped one young sickle cell patient go to prom!

When one young sickle cell disease patient (we’ll call her Sara) wanted to go to prom pain-free, she turned to the Infrared Light Therapy (IFR) saunas at Thrive Massage and Wellness.

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited red blood cell disorder that interrupts the supply of oxygen to the body, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This can cause severe pain, which may become chronic in adolescents and adults.

At the age of only 16, Sara had already suffered through the nasty side effects of opiates and gone through withdrawal. It was time for a drug-free solution. That’s when her Mom found Thrive:

“She did an IFR before prom so she could participate and says the IFR is helping her a lot. She’s not taking the pain meds since she started doing the saunas!” Sara reported that her pain was reduced from an 8 to a 4 following her first infrared session at Thrive.


The Infrared Light Therapy saunas at Thrive are clinically proven to relieve chronic pain.

Many of Thrive’s customers have chronic pain and report 3-to-5 days of drug-free pain relief following our pain relief and massage protocol.  Several are also working with their doctors to design custom protocols that relieve pain without drugs. Thrive is helping people with spinal and joint implants, neck and low back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, sickle cell disease, and more.

“As much as I don’t want to anger the pharma docs,” Susan Rieser, owner of Thrive Massage and Wellness said, “If we can prevent opiate addiction, that is worth doing.”

To read more about IFR and pain relief, visit this post from Sunlighten, makers of our premier saunas. And . . .

Why not schedule an appointment for a sauna or massage, or drop by for a free consultation? Thrive may be able to help you live a drug-free, pain-free life, starting right now! Call 614.473.1000.

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