Forums Discussions Pole dancing and motion sickness

  • luvlee

    January 16, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    I have been poling for 15 months now and yes. That did happen to me when I began poling. I would just sit down, relax, and sip some water till I felt better. Then I would go again. It stopped for me after awhile.

  • monica kay

    January 17, 2010 at 2:26 am

    the motion sickness goes away with time!
    I have super sensitive inner ears and I get motion sick in cars really easily. My ears are sensitive to pressure to, so whenever I go in planes, or in vehicles that go up any slight incline, i experience mild nausea. I was soooo bummed when I would get motion sick during pole classes- I was concerned that it would mean I would have to stop poleing around.
    But!!! it stopped! hooray!
    just keep practicing.

  • poletrickster

    January 18, 2010 at 12:27 am

    I use to be SO easily motion sick I could not even swing on a park swing now I can twirl on spinny mode forever and not feel anything, I think the pole has helped me. take it easy to kind of build up your tolerance and maybe it will get better for you also

  • vickiezoo

    January 18, 2010 at 12:40 pm
  • Sapphirecatzeye

    January 18, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    i have girls tell me this all the time!! it went away for me too after a while.
    but i think the number one thing is to NOT stare at the pole when your spinning, (kinda like pirouettes- you have to focus on a wall or something )

  • azzwoo

    January 18, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    I recently went to an in service training on vestibular rehab. The lady who did it talked at length about motion sickness and sickness in different planes particularly following brain surgery/injury (not that thats what you have but it still applies to anyone with motion sickness!). There are vestibular exercises you can do to help, can’t remember them off the top of my head but i’ll see if I can look up the presentation if you think that would help? Do you just get motion sick when you turn your head? Or at other times, like when you go up and down in lifts, or bend over etc?

  • Pierced Kitteh

    January 19, 2010 at 2:44 am

    i just put up my very first pole tonight and put it on spinny…bad choice…i was so dizzy and stomach sick from it! i finally put it on static and it will stay that way for a very long time! Even in static i got a bit dizzy but i am hoping that will go away with daily practice…keeping fingers crossed…

  • smokinangel

    January 19, 2010 at 11:55 am

    I’ve had students who get crazy motion sickness from transitions, let alone spins. They take dramamine (sp?) or use those wrist bracelets that are supposed to help control vertigo. Eventually they forget to take it/bring it, and find that they are fine. =) It should go away eventually, but in the meantime use whatever you can to control it, ’cause pole dancing is too darn fun to skip!

  • azzwoo

    January 19, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    also just to add to smokinangels above post I knwo lots of people who use hyoscine to control motion sickness – there are many different forms but most I know of in use are scopoderm patches.

  • Bellz

    January 20, 2010 at 3:54 am

    Try facing the pole- hold on- bend over- and shake your head around. I don’t know why–but it helps. lol. In that position your head should be upside down. It’s "Sexy" and helps!

  • Sabrina27

    January 29, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Awww thank you ladies for your responses. Glad to know I’m not suffering alone!

    I have invested in some travel sickness wrist bands (very sexy) for when I go to my lessons and also carry with me some ginger chews. Hopefully it will pass with time.

    @Azzwoo I only seem to get sick when spinning around the pole 2-3 times in a row. The dizzyness I can handle but the stomach churning not so much!

  • PoleDanceABCs

    February 3, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Ginger is an all-natural method to calm down your stomach. Which makes sense because whenever I have had an upset stomach or mudbutt the doc (and mum) say to drink Ginger Ale. I give my dog a slice of ginger before a road trip to stop his motion sickness… poor thing gets all sick in the car. It would be interesting to try eating ginger an hour or so before poling and see if it helps.

  • TammyS

    February 4, 2010 at 7:32 am

    I don’t really suffer from motion sickness, but I know my friend had that while spinning and she is epileptic (a mild form). It could cause the sickness.

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