Kinesiology taping originates in the science of kinesiology, based on the belief that the body’s, muscles are responsible for the movements of and in the body as well as being in control of other elements, such as circulation of the blood and body temperature. As a result of this, when muscles fail or are impaired other parts of the body are necessarily effected, thus putting their function at risk. The principle of kinesiology is to treat the muscles to help the body heal itself naturally.
Kinesiology tape is 100% cotton, hypoallergenic, latex free, non-restrictive elastic adhesive tape designed to have the same amount of stretch as human skin and provides a multitude of uses as a protective and rehabilitative taping technique. Applied over muscles, the main benefits are to: reduce pain and inflammation, improve circulation, relax and support over-used/tired/injured muscles, provide structural support to joints and muscle movement, assist healing and provide support to the injury site whilst allowing full range of movement. The taping methods can be preventative or rehabilitative to allow athletes to continue training and competing as injuries heal. The tape may be used with differing degrees of stretch depending on the desired effect of the taping.
Kinesiology taping is designed to assist and improve the body’s natural healing process and has a number of methods of application and benefits of use, it is proposed to:
- Improve the localised effect of fluid circulation (blood and lymph)
- Decrease pain
- Provide anatomical support
- Enhance muscular and joint range of motion
- Assist proprioception
Each roll measures 5cm x 5m and instructions for us are included in the box.
Tape colour blue