Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Pole Kisses or Bruises?

Pole Kisses or Bruises?

Some polers are proud, some are ashamed  - which one are you?
Some interesting facts about bruises and why some pole people bruise and others don’t –
Friction between skin and pole can  cause red to blue to brown markings on the skin, bruising can be a  sign that you are deficient of certain vitamins such as B12, K, E, C and or minerals such as bioflavonoids found in citrus fruits and blackcurrants, or zinc, also.
It can also be a reason of certain medication you are taking either over the counter or prescription drugs for example,  Corticosteroid used to treat asthma or eczema which can thin the skin, causing more bruising than normal.
Once a bruise has appeared we recommend a certain few things that may help the bruise disappear to vanish.  Depending on the severity of a bruise it can take up to 4 to 5 days for a bruise to disappear.

Try and avoid ‘working’ the bruised area on the pole as it will only make it worse
Our most popular choice of treatment for a bruise  is arnica, found as a topic cream or as an ingestible as little homoeopathic pills
If your bruise has broken the skin then you may have a risk of further infection, so always look after your bruises well.
I once had a student that just couldn't get bruised because of her modelling career !! so bruising is not always welcome in your pole class

For more information about how to adapt your moves to avoid bruising then join us on our instructor training programmes
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