Kinesio Taping is a taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. The elastic properties of the tape allow for unaltered joint mechanics and soft tissue mobility. Latex-free and wearable for days at a time, Kinesio Tape is safe for populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric, and successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions.
By targeting different receptors within the somatosensory system, Kinesio Tape alleviates pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin. This lifting affect forms convolutions in the skin thus increasing interstitial space and allowing for a decrease in inflammation of the affected areas:
- Correct muscle function
- Improve circulation of blood/lymph
- Pain relief
- Reduce pain and inflammation
- Promote improved circulation and healing
- Re-educate the neuromuscular system