At Miss Fit Academy we work hard and play harder. However, it's not uncommon to experience some pain after all that pleasure. The passion we put into our playtime may leave us with pretty gnarly bruises, inflammation and soreness, but we are strong and empowered women. We won't let a little inconvenience like a bruise keep us from doing what we love.
First, we need to talk about what a bruise actually is. We all know it's a gross looking bluish-purplish and maybe greenish blemish that ruins the illusion of our gracefulness. In medical terms however, a bruise is a "contusion." They pop up as a result of trauma to an organ (your skin in this case) caused by excessive pressure or force. The tiny vessels under your skin are broken and the blood leaks, creating that cute little bruise. Other than the aesthetic effects, bruises may cause pain and there may be some inflammation soon after the occurrence of the injury.
We've compiled a list of some of the most effective remedies to reduce pain and swelling in your otherwise TOTALLY adorable pole kisses. (ha!) Check them out, try them out and let us know how they worked for you!
Saving the best (and weirdest) for last. Chocolate can help more than just your feelings after you've had a tough day in the studio. Cocoa contains bio active compounds with anti-inflammatory properties. It can also actually be extremely good for the skin! If you're feeling adventurous and have a particularly gnarly bruise you can create a "Hot Chocolate Pack." Melt 100% dark chocolate just to the point of "spreadable-goopiness." Of course if it's too hot, you'll burn your skin and cause more harm than good. Pack your snack over the affected area rather than in a lunch box and wrap tightly with a bandage. Let dry!
We hope these tips and tricks help you heal more quickly the next time you're sprinkled with pole kisses. Try them out, and let us know if you have any time-proven bruise remedies in the comments below!
- written by ABH