What is Kinesiology Tape?
Kinesiology Taping has been a therapeutic taping method for 30 plus years, created by Dr. Kenzo Kase. The tape is designed to mimic the qualities of skin, to be able to stretch with your movements, is water/sweat proof, and is meant to be worn 3 to 5 days. There is no latex. The tape itself is 100% cotton and the adhesive is acrylic.
- Muscle Support: K-Tape helps to support the muscle’s ability to contract. In turn, this can help relieve any pain or fatigue felt in the muscle and prevents cramping.
- Joint Corrections: When using the tape properly, an increase in the range of motion in your joints can be achieved, as well as loosening your muscles.
- Endogenous Analgesic System: There is no medicine or drugs in K-Tape, as it allows your body to heal itself, giving your body a self-originating form of a painkiller.
- Allowing flow of body fluids: K-Tape promotes and improves the blood and lymphatic circulation systems. This leads to reducing any inflammation in your body’s tissue, and allowing it to heal more.
Kinesiology Taping has been used to help facilitate changes to return the body back to homeostasis for many common injuries and pain. The tape helps to normalize muscle function, to improve lymphatic and blood flow, decrease pain, and improve range of motion. Here are some common uses for K-Tape:
Tight IT Bands
Low Back pain
Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
Post Op scar management