Kinesiology Taping is a myo-fascial technique developed in the 70’s by K. Kase to address muscle pain and dysfunction.
The tape consists of latex free 100% cotton covered with an acrylic glue layer. The tape has great skin-like stretching qualities, it is heat activated, and can be left for 3-4 days.
The mechanism behind Kinesiology Taping allows the skin to be lifted away from fascia, reducing the pressure on pain receptors, increasing movement of fascia, skin, muscle contraction, hence improving lymphatic fluid and local circulation.
KT clinically aims at:
-speeding up tissue recovery by reducing pain and swelling
-increasing ROM by normalizing muscle function and gently repositioning joints
-bettering proprioception while rebalancing abnormal muscle group activity
KT can be applied at any stages of injuries from acute to chronic, or with the aim to re-educate muscle activity. A skin test is carried before application to avoid allergic reactions. Local hair shaving and avoiding any body lotions are recommended to optimize results.
KT is usually applied during a Sports Massage Therapy session, but it can be booked upon request as separate application.