Let’s talk DOM’s (and pole kisses ???) for a minute:
- DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) aka the aching hell your body feels several hours to days after a good workout session.
- Bruises (what we polers lovingly call ‘pole kisses’ created from bashing our bodies repetitively against a metal bar).
We all get them, so how can we ease the bodily pain of our physical exertions? ?
My go-to’s after a hard training are hot saltwater baths with essential oils (my favorite homemade recipe below & links to some of my fav’s), arnica, CBD oil, tigers balm, foam rolling, rebounding, salt massage stones, roller ball massage (well, any massage really ?♀️) and my nightly ritual of a bit of time on my bed-o’-thorns (Pranamat).
I’ve considered making a video about this topic (after the holiday season) – would you be interested?
Also, I’d love to hear what your ‘post pole’ care rituals are – please share below!
? Ava’s Essential Post-Pole Brine Bath Mixture:
1 cup epson salt
3 drops lavender essential oil
2 drops peppermint essential oil
2 drops eucalyptus essential oil
3 drops lemongrass essential oil
*Optional: add 1 glass red wine (in the belly, not the bath) for those extra special days… ???
Happy training (remember that includes proper self-care ?✨)! ????
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