Kinesiology taping is a therapeutic taping technique that is used to support muscles and joints without restricting the range of motion. It facilitates the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints.
What is Kinesiology Tape?
Kinesiology tapes are made of polymer elastic wrapped in cotton fibers and the adhesive is heat-activated and is applied in a wave-like pattern similar to the fingerprint. Kinesiology tapes are manufactured pre-stretched by 10-15% and have the ability to stretch 120-140% of their original length. Kinesiology tapes are believed to have similar elastic properties to the human skin and are designed to be waterproof and breathable at the same time.
How does Kinesiology Taping help?
Following application, the kinesiology tape recoils back towards its original length and due to its wave-like pattern, lifts off the skin and thus increasing the space between the skin and subcutaneous tissue. This Improves blood supply to the area, drains the lymph, and reduces the pressure on pain receptors thus facilitating the body's natural healing process.
What is Kinesiology tape used for?
Kinesiology taping is used to provide support and stability to muscles, joints, and ligaments. It is used in a variety of sports applications as well as orthopedic, neuromuscular, and other medical conditions.