Going to spend time with family is easily one of the best things about the holidays. But, let’s face it, traveling during the biggest weekend of the year is stressful.
You deserve better this year, which is why we compiled five ways to relax and get your groove back after that long trip. Let’s dive in.
1. Take a nap
You would be surprised at how many people ignore the power of a simple nap to ease tension after a long journey. The major cause of the discomfort and fatigue you feel after arriving at your destination is from overextending yourself physically and mentally during travel.
Naturally, the cure would be to give your body a chance to slow down and recuperate. Whether you have access to a bed at your family’s house or a hotel, make good use of it with a nap when you get there. An hour or so of napping will give you a chance to rest your brain and body.
2. Use a Neck Hammock for the neck pain
One of the body parts that gets stressed the most during travel is your neck. Sitting during a flight with your neck crunched against the seat could leave you feeling pretty uncomfortable by the time you arrive.
Neck Hammock can quickly relieve the pain and ease your muscles. Its patented technology makes use of resistance bands and gravity to offer a controlled stretch that improves posture, increases circulation, and eases pinched nerves. It’s perfect for pulling the tension out of those tight, inflamed muscles in your neck while you take a much-needed nap following your journey.
3. Get a massage
A massage is not as cheap as a nap, but it’s even more effective at releasing those knots you feel after a long journey. Go for a massage once you arrive to relieve the soreness that can linger after travel.
4. Use Aculief to kiss headaches and migraines goodbye
Headaches during travel are both metaphorical and literal, and sometimes they can even turn into migraines. Aculief is a patented, award-winning acupressure device that solves this problem by providing quick relief from headaches and migraines without the use of drugs.
The device works by applying pressure to the LI4 pressure point located between your thumb and forefinger; a technique that has been used for thousands of years to treat headaches and offer relief from tension. Pressure point manipulations have been scientifically proven to help different parts of the body communicate with each other, so by applying pressure in one part of your body, Aculief creates quick relief elsewhere.
It’s also easy to use. Simply place the device snugly between the thumb and forefinger of your non-dominant hand to start feeling relief in as little as 1-3 minutes. It’s designed to be used on the go and is waterproof, so you can carry it while traveling.
5. Relieve foot, leg, and back pain with Soul Insole
Foot, leg, and back pain are par for the course when traveling. Soul Insole avoids it by relieving the pressure from your heel and forefoot which offers relief in a matter of minutes.
Soul Insole is designed to work in every type of shoe, including sandals, and its high-performance memory gel and biomechanical design redistribute pressure evenly across the foot which causes it to strengthen its natural arch. It’s like a gentle foot massage combined with body ache relief.
How do you relax after traveling?
So, how do you relax after a long trip? Tell us in the comment section and don’t forget to share this article with friends and family that will be traveling during the busiest time of the year.
I hug whoever I’ve come to be with over Christmas. In this case my 97 year old father, who still lives in his own house independently. Then over a cup of tea, we speak of the journey and then, what plans we have for the next week. The next day we head out for a drive of our favourite lookouts and beauty spots.
Thank you for the great tips! They help relieve my pain after reading your tips