Kinesiology tape is a flexible elastic tape that moves with your body and it has a comprehensive array of therapeutic benefits. Because kinesiology taping can usually be left on for several days or up to a week, these therapeutic benefits are available to the injured area 24 hours a day, significantly accelerating the healing process from trauma, injuries and inflammatory conditions.
Benefits of Kinesiology Taping
Kinesiology tape provides supports to your body parts without the tape slipping. This type of treatment gives pain relief through structural support for weak and injured body parts.
By supporting your body part kinesiology tape is able to provide you with pain relief and muscular support to help control body parts affected by muscle inhibition.
As previously mentioned, your muscle strength may be assisted by kinesiology tape through physical assistance and tactile feedback through the skin with a proprioception boost. This phenomenon may assist both the able bodied athlete to enhance their performance and hypotonic children with low muscle tone.
Kinesiology provides a passive lift to your skin with its elastic properties. This vacuum effect allows your lymphatic and venous drainage systems to drain swollen or bruised tissue quicker than without the kinesiology tape.