Kinesiology Tape is cotton and acrylic adhesive tape that is placed over different areas of the body – dependant on the specific ailment you have. It has been designed so that its thickness and weight is the same as that of human skin, thus allowing the skin to breathe, enabling you to move around without any restriction. It has 40% elasticity from resting length providing support and stability to muscles and joints without affecting the body’s range of motion. It is also favourable by many as it can be worn for several days without re-application – making it convenient to achieve its health benefits through a natural healing process.
Kinesiology Tape was designed by a Kenzo Kase a Chiropractor from Japan in the late 1970’s. It was primarily invented to be used for therapeutic applications with many different taping techniques designed for specific clinical therapeutic procedures. However, its popularity grew over the years and due to its rehabilitative effects, it is used worldwide by many different people which include an audience of elite athletes. One advantage is how athletes can still perform whilst suffering from minor injuries â€“ this is perhaps one of the main reasons so many endorse Kinesiology Tape.
Kinesiology Taping is used to aid in pain management in Orthopaedic, Neuromuscular and Neurological conditions. It can enhance sports performance by increasing blood flow, circulation and allow more control over muscle contraction – reducing pain and speeding up the healing process. Kinesiology Tape is generally used to support muscles and help to prevent future muscle injuries.
At Therapi Tylino we use a wide range of Kinesiology Taping to assist Sports Massage Therapy and also Therapeutic Massage Therapy. Please call today for more information about how Kinesiology Taping can work for you.