Method to PREVENT clamping discoloration
I just started clamping again, and I tend to get micro-bleeding into the skin that leads to the discoloration. This is due to hemosiderin or iron from the blood that gets deposited into the deep layers of the skin and cause that darkening.
I don’t like it or want it. The Firegoat rolls are somewhat helpful, but its a lot like bailing out the water that is filling your boat. I think its better to KEEP THE WATER OUT in the first place.
So what occurred to me is counter pressure to the surface of the skin to prevent the capillaries from expanding and breaking in the first place.
I was going to use a HTW (hair tie wrap) but didn’t think it would be enough. So I’ve been experimenting with ACE bandage wrap.
It is very effective, its just a matter of finding the right amount of wrap to protect the capillaries without limiting expansion of the tunica.
Give it a try if you are either clamping or want to clamp but don’t want discoloration.
After your clamping session, go ahead and do the Firegoat rolls anyway, and you will find that it is a very effective combination.