The Kinesio Taping® technique
“The Kinesio Taping® technique and Kinesio Tex tape were developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase in Japan more than 25 yrs ago. In the 1970’s Dr. Kase began searching for a sports-taping method that could assist in the healing of traumatized tissue and muscles. He found that standard taping techniques, such as athletic taping and strapping, provided muscle and joint support, however, they also reduced range of motion, did not support the fascia and, in some cases inhibited the actual healing process of traumatized tissue.” It was this that led him to develop a tape that would not restrict range of motion/mobility and yet still support joint/fascia/muscles.
Kinesio Tex Gold
Kinesio Tex Gold tape is constructed of 100% cotton and elastic fibers and is latex-free. The adhesive is 100% acrylic, heat-activated, and can be left on for 2-7 days based on your skin tolerance and activity level.
What are the effects of Kinesiology tape?
Kinesio taping can decrease edema/increase circulation, assists in coordination of movement, facilitates muscle, provides support and stability without restricting the joint, relieves pressure, and mimics properties of the skin. It can also assist with the improvement of swelling/bruising.