Kinesiology Taping

Kinesiology tape is a therapeutic tape that’s applied strategically to areas of the body to provide support, lessen pain, reduce swelling, and improve performance.

The tape is incredibly stretchy, so when it’s applied to the body, it recoils slightly and creates a microscopic space between your skin and the tissues underneath it, allowing for more efficient circulation of blood and fluid, and decompressing the irritated/injured tissue. When blood lymphatic drainage can occur more efficiently, swelling will decrease much more quickly.

The decompression that the kinesiology tape allows for also changes the sensory information that is sent up to the brain. When the tissue is compressed, sensory signals that are sent up to the brain create a more intense pain response. Decompressing the tissues will change the signals on pain pathways causing a decreased pain response.)

Here are a few of the benefits from Kinesiology tape:

Neurologically alters the perception of pain (decreases pain)

Assists in decreasing muscle cramping

Assists in decreasing joint pain

Can help improve posture when taped in the correct areas

Improves blood and lymphatic flow in the taped area

Improves the slide and glide between tissue layers

Assists to reduce swelling and bruising

Provides functional support while allowing full range of motion

Delays muscle fatigue

Assists in decreasing muscle cramping

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