Kinesio Tape possesses about the same thickness and elasticity as human epidermis. It is very stretchable, with 140% elasticity rendering it extremely comfortable to wear. Made of 100% high grade cotton, for comfortableness breathability, moisture dissipates quickly through the porous materials. The backing contains no latex or medications and has medical-grade adhesive made of 100% hypoallergenic polymer-bonded. Kinesio tape is easily removed and leaves no sticky residue.
How do something so gentle offer pain relief?
Kine Taping permits full range of action. Will not negatively affect blood circulation, because there is no wrapping, and therefore no impediment of blood circulation. Kine Taping is a “light” therapy. In healing applications functions continuously, so each treatment can continue. Kine Tape is a lot like having healing hands to hold the area 24/7.
Kine Taping involves taping over and around muscles and joint parts, rather than wrapping them tightly as in standard athletic taping. This rises circulation to the damaged area, as well as lymphatic drainage, which reduces swelling, bruising and pressure on sensitive pain. Prior to taping, the Kinesio screening test should be performed by a qualified practitioner. A full evaluation includes:
- Manual muscle tests
- Range of motion screening
- Gait assessment
When applied by an experienced specialist and with slight variants in taping technique, Kinesio taping can accomplish all of the following:
- Pain relief
- Reduced swelling and inflammation
- Prevent and/or alleviate spasms and cramping
- Speedier recovery of overused muscles
- Provide support without limiting range of motion
- Allow athletes to remain lively while injured
- Enhance power and muscle tone in weak or poorly-toned muscles