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Jet lag eliminator - massage technique combating tiredness

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1. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

Common jet lag symptoms like daytime sleepiness, insomnia, disorientation, difficulty concentrating, slowed reflexes, indigestion and irritability can be alleviated by applying specially designeg self-massage technique to your hands, ears and foot.

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In addition to using Jet Lag Eliminator, to arrive feeling fresh and relaxed:

1. Massage both ears on arrival. Massage the entire ear thoroughly, inside and out, spending 2-3 minutes on each ear. (They may be quite sensitive!)

2. Once you reach your destination, you need to ground your electromagnetic system as soon as possible:
stand in direct sunlight for 10-20 minutes without glasses
walk barefoot on the ground
swim in the ocean or soak in an Epsom salt bath

3. Try to adjust meal and sleep times to the new time zone before departure.

4. Airplane air is dry - many experts suggest drinking quality water before, during and after your flight. We recommend you bring your own bottled water. It is important to drink at least 8-12 ounces of water every hour.

5. Your skin gets dry too - minimize dehydration of your skin by applying lotion to as much of your body as possible. Reapply as often as needed.

6. Avoid alcohol before and during your flight(s).

7. Cabin noise causes fatigue - use earphones to listen to your choice of music or use earplugs to reduce noise.

8. Increase circulation on longer flights by moving , walking around and/or performing isometric exercises

2. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Mr I here...

I have always found that six or seven stiff drinks, followed by 15-18 hours of good solid sleep at your destination works wonders. Followed by a bit of ocean floating. Then, another 6-7 stiff drinks with an aspirin chaser.

Mrs I here...

I've never been that far away from home to experience jetlag. Damn!

3. Posted by s0f (Full Member 163 posts) 11y

My Yoga teacher told me if you stand on your head when you arrive in a new time zone it helps to reset some sort of clock in your head. I tried it once... couldn't tell if it worked or not!

I'm going to take MASSAGEUK's tips overseas with me and I'll let you all know how it goes!

4. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

Quoting soapsuds

My Yoga teacher told me if you stand on your head when you arrive in a new time zone it helps to reset some sort of clock in your head.

even better and faster way is to bang hard the head against the wall - but both these methods are a little painful