Kinesio Taping

Kinesio Tape

The Kinesio Taping Method is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while allowing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. It is used to successfully treat a variety of orthopaedic, neuromuscular, neurological and medical conditions.

How does it work?

By stretching a muscle, applying the tape to the stretched muscle and returning the muscle to neutral position, the tape forms wrinkles or convolutions in the skin. The wrinkling effect appears to be an essential element in ensuring the efficacy of the Kinesiology Taping technique on muscles.

When a muscle is inflamed, swollen or stiff, the space between the skin and muscle is compressed, which restricts the flow of lymphatic fluid. This compression applies pressure to the pain receptors beneath the skin, which in turn relay signals of discomfort to the brain resulting in the sensation of pain.

By lifting the skin, the space between the skin and muscles increases, so the lymphatic fluid between the skin and muscles moves more effectively.

Main Functions and effects of kinesiology Taping

• To Normalise muscle function.

• To Improve lymphatic and blood flow.

• To reduce and manage pain.

• To correct the misalignment of joints and tissues.

Kinesio Tape Bale

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