I’ve always wanted to travel. Ever since I was a young girl, I wanted to explore new places and see new things. I wanted to visit tropical locations and explore lush country sides. I’ll be honest though…I haven’t traveled as much as I would like. There are still endless destinations on my travel bucket list. While I’ll admit that time does factor into so many places remaining unseen, it’s really not the true reason I haven’t been traveling. The REAL reason that travel hasn’t happened for me is motion sickness. Any of you out there who have ever suffered from this condition know that it makes what should be an amazing experience almost unbearable. For me, a simple car ride can be really difficult. Throw in the curves that surround our mountain home and I’m only minutes into the trip before the nausea and headache begin to kick in. We won’t even talk planes, tranes and cruise ships…yet. I’ve literally spend entire trips switching between trying to focus on something in the far distance, closing my eyes in hopes of relief and praying that a soda and crackers will help. I’ve arrived where we were going simply wanting to find a room to lay down in to make the feeling go away. And through it all, I’ve felt my desire to travel begin to shift into a fear of what happens along the way. Needless to say, I’ve tried medications, home remedies and just about every old wive’s tale in the book to try to beat this problem. But over the past few weeks, I’ve been able to give the Reliefband a try and it’s giving me the confidence to once again put travel high on my list of dreams.
How bad is this motion sickness I speak of, you ask? Well, let me clarify for you. I’m OK making trips to the grocery store. I can do the school commute just fine in the mornings. I can even handle slightly longer distances if I’m in the driver’s seat. But when it comes to a trip that’s more than an hour, that’s where I run into trouble…especially if the hubby’s driving or we’re on a plane. It starts with my stomach feeling a little shaky. Then I break out into a cold sweat. And from there, it’s just a downhill battle (I’ll spare you all the gory details!). I’ve put pretty much every tip and trick in the book to the test including not eating before traveling and staying off electronics and gadgets while we’re in motion. While I may be able to hold off the motion sickness a little longer, everything I’ve tried has only prolonged the inveiatable! So, it’s fair to say that I haven’t had much confidence in finding anything that will work. But that is definitely not to say that I wasn’t willing to try (obviously)! So when I recently found out about the clinically proven, FDA cleared wearable technology of the Reliefband for treatment, I was intrigued.
Being the digital gal that I am, the idea of technology being used to help eliminate motion sickness just made sense to me. As a drug free treatment option for motion sickness that is trusted by physicians and boasts technology that has been used for years by doctors to treat nausea and vomiting that occurs in clinical settings, the Reliefband was an option for eliminating motion sickness that I couldn’t wait to try!
When I first received my Reliefband, I immediately wanted to find out more about how it works. I was intrigued with the idea of the wearable technology since I’ve been using wearable fitness trackers for years. I immediately loved the ideas of wearing the Reliefband on the underside of my wrist and allowing the gentle pulses to rebalance the signals that cause nausea and vomiting. With five different settings, I knew I could adjust the Reliefband to meet my individual needs and the fact that it works in minutes without the need to switch techniques or re-dose was a major win for me!
After taking in the basics like the sleek design and easy to wear band, I wanted to know a little more about HOW the Reliefband actually works. After a quick search, I discovered that the trick to it’s efficiency is “Neuromodulation” meaning that the Reliefband’s proprietary technology uses the body’s natural neural pathways to regulate the mechanisms that cause nausea and vomiting during motions. By emiting gentle pulses to the P6 pressure point (found right on the inside of the wrist), the Reliefband is able to use those intermittent signals to modulate the body’s natural neural pathways and block the sensation of nausea. Pretty cool, right? While some of the language was a little complicated, the general idea totally made sense and I was more than ready to give it a try. Since we had an upcoming car trip to visit family quickly approaching, I decided it was time to put the Reliefband to the test.
Putting on my ReliefBand was a super simple process and much less time consuming that many of the other remedies I’ve tried! I started with the Reliefband conductivity gel that insures fast and effective relief by hydrating the skin with electrolytes, helps position the device correctly and provides the correct environment for effective stimulation of the median nerve. After locating the correct spot on my wrist (in between the two tendons on the underside of the wrist), I simply cleaned the area and applied a small drop of the gel, spreading in in a circle about the size of a quarter.
As soon as the gel was smoothed onto my skin, I placed the Reliefband device over the gelled area and fastened it snugly.
I was then able to press the power button and turn on my device, starting with power level one. I’m sure in the image below you can see my chill bumps because I immediately could feel the pulse that the Reliefband emitted. I have to say it was not uncomfortable at all but especially as I increased the settings, I was aware of it. For me, that was great news because it told me that the Reliefband was working, meaning it was time to put that baby to the test!
With my device in place, I headed to the car and prepared for our trip. I’ll admit I still had my soda and crackers on hand just in case but as we got further and further from our home, I was thrilled to discover that the nauseous feeling that begins to creep in was nowhere to be found. The cold sweat that I usually break into didn’t happen. Instead, I simply adjusted the power level of my Reliefband for a nausea free ride for the entire trip.
As I scrolled through my phone and did many of the things that I’ve never been able to do while traveling before, my confidence grew. I began to realize that my dream of travel isn’t unreachable anymore. And I’ll fully admit that family members were surprised when we reached our destination that I emerged from the car without that green tint that I often have and ready to join in the festivities instead of needing to lie down.
In the past few weeks as I’ve put the Reliefband to the test, I’ve discovered that motion sickness and travel don’t go hand in hand for me anymore, as long as I’ve got the confidence of the Reliefband on my wrist! In fact, we’re planning a trip in February where we’ll be putting this new device to the test on land, in the sky and even on a ship! Yes, that’s right….we’re going to pull a perfect travel trifecta because I’m so confident of the relief that the Reliefband offers.
If you suffer from motions sickness when traveling, it’s time to get Reliefband! Stop letting motion sickness stand in the way of seeing all the places you’ve dreamed of. Stop dreading those trips and instead start making travel memories that you’ll never forget! Want to try the Reliefband for yourself? Order yours today! Once you’ve given it a try, tell a friend, rate the Reliefband and get a FREE gel! Then use your new Reliefband to enjoy life the way you’ve always wanted to, without motion sickness standing in your way!
Tell me, has motion sickness ever stopped you from traveling? Where will you visit with help from the life changing technology of the Reliefband?