Kinesio Taping

Kinesio Taping

Kinesio tape is fundamentally different to other athletic tapes, providing support to the muscles whilst also allowing a full range of movement. The tape is water resistant, latex free and can be worn for 3-5 days without the need to re-apply.

The Kinesio website explains the physiological effects of Kinesio taping as:

  • Pain relief
  • Supports muscles in movement
  • Removes lymphatic fluid congestion
  • Corrects joint mis-alignment
  • Assists in positioning a muscle or joint into proper position for rehabilitation
  • Assists a weak muscle by placing it in a normal position
  • Improves kinesthetic awareness of posture and alignment
Kinesio tape can be used alongside sports massage techniques to help both chronic and acute conditions. For further benefits and effects of Kinesio taping see the Kinesio website or contact Fliss.
 

 

 

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