Traveling can be a rewarding experience, but it often comes with its fair share of challenges. Rarely is travel one extended period of purely stress-free moments. That would be ideal, but it’s not reality and I can say this after having traveled non-stop for over 20 years. Some of the more common challenges that travelers face are anxiety, stress and motion sickness, all of which can put a damper on your journey. Like I said, travel is hard at times and it can take a toll on our bodies and minds.
Fortunately, I came upon a product that offers a very simple yet effective solution to alleviate these kind of travel-related woes. It’s called the Reliefband.
This product was introduced to me by two friends. They both used it to eliminate nausea associated with motion sickness whenever they are traveling by air or car during their adventures. I did some more research about Reliefband in order to find out how it works and if it could be a genuine solution. While looking for more info, I was also thinking about the small group tours that I lead as there are often travelers who experience some motion sickness on some of the journeys we take.
In the end, this product could very well be a must-have piece of travel gear for those travelers who do suffer from motion sickness, stress or anxiety.
- Understanding Reliefband: The Reliefband is a groundbreaking wearable device designed to provide relief from motion sickness, nausea and anxiety. It harnesses the power of neuromodulation technology to stimulate the median nerve located on the underside of the wrist. This gentle stimulation targets the body’s natural neural pathways, effectively reducing the signals that trigger these discomforts, and offering travelers a pleasant and hassle-free journey as a result.
- Combatting Motion Sickness: Motion sickness can turn an otherwise positive travel experience into a nightmare. Whether you’re on a bumpy road, turbulent flight or choppy seas, the Reliefband can come to your rescue. By emitting precise electrical pulses that modulate the median nerve, it helps normalize the erratic signals between the brain and the stomach, thereby mitigating the symptoms of motion sickness. The Reliefband offers a drug-free and non-invasive solution, making it safe and suitable for all travelers.
- Relieving Nausea and Morning Sickness: Nausea can strike at any time, even when you’re on the go. Whether you’re affected by a strong odor, unfamiliar food or a sudden change in altitude, the Reliefband can swiftly provide relief. Again, the gentle pulsations from the device help to disrupt the transmission of nausea signals from the stomach to the brain, effectively easing discomfort and allowing you to enjoy your journey to the fullest. For pregnant travelers experiencing morning sickness, Reliefband can also be a game-changer, offering quick comfort and convenience whenever needed.
- Managing Anxiety and Stress: Traveling can also be stressful, especially for those prone to anxiety or nervousness. The Reliefband’s neuromodulation technology extends its benefits beyond physical ailments, as it can also help soothe anxiety. By stimulating the nerve, it triggers the release of natural endorphins and serotonin in the brain, promoting a sense of calm and relaxation even when in stressful situations. With Reliefband, you can bid farewell to pre-travel jitters and normal travel stress and embrace significantly more serene travels.
- Easy-to-Use and Travel-Friendly: The Reliefband’s user-friendly design makes it a perfect companion for travelers. With adjustable settings, you can personalize the intensity levels according to your needs. The device is discreet, lightweight and easily fits on your wrist, ensuring convenience and portability. It is also rechargeable, eliminating the need for constant battery replacements. With its long battery life, the Reliefband is ready to accompany you on all your adventures, providing relief whenever and wherever you need it.
Traveling should be exciting and fulfilling, and free from the discomforts that can often accompany it. With Reliefband, you can now bid farewell to motion sickness, nausea and anxiety, and fully embrace the wonders of exploration. This revolutionary wearable device offers a drug-free, non-invasive and highly effective solution for travelers.
(Note: This blog post is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. If you have specific medical concerns, please consult with a healthcare professional.)
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Let me start off by thanking every one of you who left a suggestion in the comments of my last post (and in emails) about where I should travel next. I really wasn’t expecting such enthusiastic recommendations and every single comment I read put a huge smile on my face.
And as soon as those comments starting piling up I began to spend some time pondering over the suggestions, as well as thinking about my own goals for my upcoming travels and what I wish to accomplish.
In fact, I had originally planned yesterday to be the day that I would sort it all out and make a decision. The idea was that I would use the one and a half hour flight from Cancun, Mexico to Florida to concentrate on choosing my next destination. Flying through the sky at 35,000 feet just seemed like a perfect time to think about travel.
And as the plane took off at 11:31am yesterday morning, I did begin to read through the list of possible travel destinations – which includes Africa, Azerbaijan, Philippines, Colombia, Antarctica, Latvia, Bosnia, Bulgaria, India, Tajikistan, South Korea, China, Japan and many more – I had written down from all of your comments.
However, the reality is that my flight came and went and I was not able to reach a conclusion, not because there were too many options but because my session of travel contemplation did not last very long after take-off.
I believe that it was about 20 minutes into the flight, as we soared high above the western tip of Cuba, that the airplane suddenly dropped straight out of the sky. One second the clouds outside seemed to be far below the airplane and the next second they seemed to be far above.
And I, my friends, was terrified.
Okay, maybe the above was a little bit of an exaggeration.
Perhaps the airplane didn’t exactly ‘drop’ out of the sky. I guess it was more like a quick shake, a little shimmy if you will. Actually, if I remember correctly, the pilot referred to it as a ‘small pocket of turbulence’.
However, it sure felt like more than a ‘small pocket of turbulence’ to me. I braced for the worse and remember thinking that I really should have been kinder to the woman at the airline check-in counter who had confusingly tried to charge me double the normal airport departure tax. Now I was certain that my life was about to end and that was going to be my last thought.
This never used to happen when I traveled on airplanes. But, and I really, really, really, hope that I’m not alone with this, as I get older, it seems that those little moments of normal turbulence have become significantly more frightening.
It’s as if the airplane hits one small ‘bump’ in the sky and the next thing I know the sweet elderly lady next to me is asking if I would be so kind as to release my insanely tight grip on her now black and blue arm.
All it takes is one little hiccup in the air and I immediately reach under my seat (while holding back tears of course) to ensure that my inflatable life vest is in place before lowering myself halfway into the crash position. Of course, I try to pretend that I’m searching for something in my backpack that I’ve placed under the seat in front of me but I’m really just getting ready for the inevitable impact.
FLYING USED TO BE FUN
I’ve literally flown hundreds of times during my life and for years I loved every single minute of every one of those flights, even those moments when the plane was stuck in turbulence, both small and large pockets. Never did I find such common turbulence to be any reason for worry at all.
But these days, not only do I immediately think my life is in its last precious moments but I’m often unable to concentrate on anything else during the rest of the flight.
I can’t even concentrate enough to watch Kung Fu Panda 2 on my personal entertainment screen. The airplane shakes once and I close my eyes so tightly and my heart beats so quickly that I enter into a twenty minute ‘life flashing before my eyes’ session. And when I finally snap out of it, the damn Panda has somehow discovered inner peace and is now able to redirect cannon fire coming from Lord Shen’s armada. How did that happen? I missed it all.
Well, I suppose this is just something that I need to come to terms with. There is no denying the fact that as I get older, I find myself more and more uncomfortable while flying. Perhaps ‘uncomfortable’ is not even the best description.
‘Scared out of my flipping mind‘ is probably somewhat more accurate.
Has anyone else experienced this? Anyone? Please??
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