I received a ReliefBand in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.
Are you planning a Spring Break vacation somewhere? We have decided to take the kids to the Dominican Republic and are very excited about the trip. The one thing I am not really excited about is the plane ride and even the ride to the airport as I have been suffering from vertigo and anything can basically give me motion sickness and if you ever had that, then you know it is not fun at all!
I was looking for possible solutions for my problem when I found the ReliefBands.
The Relief bands utilizes neuromodulation, technology which basically uses the body’s natural neural pathways to regulate the various stimulus mechanisms causing motion sickness through small electric shockwaves that the ReliefBand delivers when you need it.
How does it work?
The ReliefBand is design to easily and efficiently deliver those electric waves I mentioned before.
To use the ReliefBand, all you need to do is apply a small amount of the clear, odorless gel that is included with the band right between the tendons on your wrist, ( this will help with the delivery of the electric waves via the median nerve).
After you have put on the band and adjusted it to a comfortable setting, then just press the power button on the middle of device. There are 5 settings that you can increase by pressing on the power button until you find a level that is comfortable for you.
The levels are marked 1-5 with one being the lower setting…The small shockwave might take you by surprise at first, but remember; you can increase or lower its strength as you wish.
I am comfortable with the 3-4 setting. One thing I would like to add, is that if you are doing things with that hand, the wave might feel stronger when you make certain movements and again, it takes a bit to get used to that.
The band is very comfortable and lightweight. The straps are made of nylon which is great for people like myself with sensitive skin. On the back of the unit, you will find two metal plates that are responsible for delivering the waves. These however, can cause an allergic reaction for people with certain metal allergies, for which the brand recommends to switch arms every 2-3 hours. If you are thinking, that is too much of a hassle, then you have probably haven’t had a bad case of morning/ motion sickness where you’d be willing to do anything to get it to stop.
You might not know this if you are new to the blog, but I suffered from Hyperemesis with both of my pregnancies, which is morning sickness to its maximum and it kept me in bed for about 7-8 months…So when I say I am prone to motion sickness, I really mean that. So switching arms and a little tingling sensation is something that I would had been happy to endure if it gave me any relief.
As for now, I have been using the band for a few days and it does help with my vertigo which I really appreciate!
The ReliefBand have a retail price of $94.99 and will be coming with me on my upcoming trip.
ReliefBand has kindly offered one lucky Born 2 Impress reader, the chance to win a free motion sickness band!
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