Kinesiology Tape is applied along muscles, ligaments, and tendons (soft tissue) to provide a lightweight, external support that helps you remain active while recovering from injuries.
So What Does It Do?
It’s quite amazing really… Kinesiology tape was designed to help in the healing process of traumatised tissue and muscles. When applied correctly the benefits of Kinesiology tape are astonishing. There is still plenty of research being carried out and the results reported from consumers is very positive… the key seems to be how it is applied.
How Does It Work?
In a word – Decompression. Unlike conventional sports tapes that are used to compress the injured area to restrict or immobilize movement, Kinesiology tape aims to lift skin away from the muscle. When applied over a stretched muscle this lifting helps to aid blood flow and oxygen levels to the muscle. Also the lifting of skin may create more space for lymph drainage to get rid of toxins and reduce fatigue.
- Latex-free and zinc free
- Water resistant – Won’t fall off in shower or during activity
- Comfortable – You will hardly notice it’s on
- Long-lasting – Wear for up to 5 days and carry on with your daily activity
- Great for all sports and activities
Kinesiology tape can also be used to support the muscle and joints. Use like a standard sports tape to apply compression and help recovery.
What Can I Use It For?
Kinesiology is great for all sports and activities and safe to use for everyone. Whatever your injury, ache or pain, Kinesiology tape may help to get you back to action. Great for…
- Back pain
- Knee injuries
- Hamstring strain
- Tennis/Golfers Elbow
- Shin splints
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Ankle sprain