Holidays shouldn’t be a pain in the neck.

It’s the time of the year that you’ve been waiting for. School is done, work is over, the finish line is in sight. You may be crawling on hands and knees – but you’re going to make it. Say hello to some R+R, to some “you” time, to escaping.

We all love a holiday, but we don’t love coming home with more aches and pains than when we left. Whether it’s weekend escape or a longer trip overseas, no luggage allowance is big enough for all of life’s creature comforts. You resign yourself to sleeping on that lumpy, unfamiliar hotel bed. You begrudgingly pack that paper-thin (albeit compact) camping pillow. You step into your favourite pair of thongs that you love but your feet hate.

Or do you? Why not let this year be different.

Our friends at Flexi Pillow have designed the perfect travel companion. The Harmony Travel Pillow has all the goodness of it’s larger counterpart, in a small and compact travel size. Specially designed to fit neatly into your luggage, the pressure relieving memory foam contours to the curves of your spine making it ideal for both side and back sleepers. The eco-friendly outer layer is both moisture absorbent and anti-bacterial, something that you’d be happy to rest your head on.

Come down to the clinic and try it for yourself, and if that’s not enough self-love, slip on a pair of Archies thongs whilst you are there. With up to 2.2cm of orthotic support, these thongs might be the best thing you’ve ever done for your feet. Designed by physiotherapists, Archies allow the foot to function in a more biomechanically appropriate position, thereby reducing unnecessary strains on the feet, calves and back.

It’s 12 Days of Christmas time at Williamstown Health + Lifestyle, so to ensure you’re looking after yourself from head to toe, you will find festive offers on both the Travel Pillows and Archies thongs. No holiday should include a pain in the neck (disclaimer; we can’t do anything about your partner).

Our clinic of Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Pilates instructors & Myotherapists are local to Altona, Yarraville, Seddon, Footscray and Hobsons Bay.