What is Kinesiology Taping?
The SportsTex Tape is a very thin, porous, stretchy cotton fabric that bonds to the skin to treat, prevent, and protect the body before, during, and after various injuries.
Since 30 years ago, Kinesiology tape was first used by acupuncturists, chiropractors, and orthopedists in Japan. Ever since Olympians and professional athletes made the tape become famous, today it is widely accepted by medical practitioners and athletes worldwide to treat and prevent injuries.
Kinesiology Taping is becoming one of the MUST HAVE essential tools in today’s pain management and preventive practices. Kinesiology taping therapy can activate the neurological and circulatory system. Decompression effect happens when the skin is lifted by the tape causing inflammation and pain to be relieved by the natural process of improving circulation and lymphatic drainage. Compression effect happens when stretching is applied to support faster recovery from swelling cases and to support injured areas. (Amount or intensity of stretching is dependent on injury or treatment goal…)