KinesioTape was invented by a Japanese chiropractor to help support and strengthen the body’s natural healing properties. You are receiving the same advanced therapeutic procedure that Olympic and professional athletes receive for their pains, misalignments and injuries.
KINESIOLOGY TAPE BENEFITS:
- REDUCES PAIN by causing the body to release Endorphins and Enkephalins (the body’s natural pain relievers).
- SUPPORTS INJURED MUSCLES by either reducing muscle tension or helping allow full range of motion.
- REDUCES SWELLING by improving lymphatic flow.
- REDUCES MUSCLE SPASM by reducing muscle fatigue and over contraction.
- HELPS ADJUSTMENTS HOLD by gently supporting the area.
Kinesiology Taping is a technique based on the body’s own natural healing process. Kinesiology Taping affects the activation of neurological systems (the body’s information processor) and circulatory systems. This method basically stems from the science of Kinesiology. Hence the name “Kinesio” is used.
Muscles are not only attributed to the movements of the body but also control the circulation of venous and lymph flows, body temperature, etc. Therefore, the failure of the muscles to function properly induces various kinds of symptoms.
Muscles constantly extend and contract within a normal range; however, when muscles over-extend and over contract, such as when lifting an excessive amount of weight, muscles cannot recover and become inflamed. When a muscle is inflamed, swollen or stiff due to fatigue, the space between the skin and muscle is compressed, resulting in constriction to the flow of lymphatic fluid. This compression also applies pressure to the pain receptors beneath the skin, which in turn communicates, “discomfort signals” to the brain; the person experiences PAIN. This type of pain is known as myalgia, or muscular pain.
The Kinesio Taping® Method involves taping over and around muscles in order to assist and give support or to prevent over-contraction. The first technique gives the practitioner the opportunity to actually give support while maintaining full range of motion. This enables the individual to participate in their normal physical activity with functional assistance. The second technique, which is most commonly used in the acute stage of rehabilitation, helps prevent overuse or over-contraction and helps provide facilitation of lymph flow for an entire 24 hour period. Kinesio Taping® alleviates pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin. The taped portion forms convolutions in the skin, thus increasing interstitial space. The result is that pressure and irritation are taken off the neural and sensory receptors, alleviating pain. Pressure is gradually taken off the lymphatic system, allowing it to channel more freely.