Kinesio taping gives support and stability to your joints and muscles without affecting circulation and range of motion. Its other uses include preventive maintenance, edema, and treatment of pain.Kinesio taping is based on the body’s own natural healing process. This Kinesio taping exhibits its efficacy through the activation of neurological and circulatory systems. Basically it stems from the science of kinesiology, hence the name “Kinesio”. Muscles control movements of the body and also control the circulation of venous and lymph flow, body temperature, etc. The failure of muscles to function properly induces all kinds of symptoms.
The kinesio taping method is applied over muscles to reduce pain and inflammation, relax overused tired muscles, and to support muscles in movement on a 24hr/day basis. It is a non-restrictive type of taping which allows a full range of motion to occur.
Kinesio tape is used for a large variety of issues including, headaches, foot problems, muscular facilitation or inhibition, carpal tunnel syndrome, lower back strain/pain, knees, shoulders, hamstrings, groin injury, rotator cuff injury, whiplash, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis. ankle sprains, and athletics to prevent injuries and as a support method. (Even Lance Armstrong used Kinesio tape during professional competition. He mentioned it in his 2nd book “Every Second Counts”).
Kinesio tape is an elastic hypoallergenic tape, which works with the fascial, lymphatic and musculoskeletal systems. Kinesio taping requires a tape that is skin friendly, has optimum elastic qualities, same thickness as the skin, and durable enough to stay on for multiple days even after sweating and taking showers.