Kinesio Taping, a method to give stability and support to joints and muscles. This method was invented by Dr. KenzoKase, a chiropractor from Japan. This method is also able to alleviate other ailments as well. There is no wonder that it has become one of the most widely-used methods in both athletic and healthcare settings.
How does it work?
Kinesio taping’s aim is to allow full movement by opening up your muscles. This tape is applied on or around the injury or stain. The tape works by moving the skin and connective tissue away from the injured area and allow lymphatic fluid to flow freely. This tape also helps in healing inflamed tissue. This allows your body to naturally heal yourself, and many claims it relieves pain, reducing the need for prescription medication.
The physical benefits of kinesiology tape include:
- Pain Relief
- Reduced Swelling and Inflammation
- Prevents and/or Relieves Muscle Spasms and Cramping
- Allows Athletes to Remain Active while Injured
- Accelerated Recovery from Bruises and Contusions
- Speedier Recovery of Overused Muscles
- Without Restricting Range of Motion, it supports Injured Joints and Muscles
- Enhances Strength and Muscle Tone in Weak or Poorly-Toned Muscles
The Kinesio Taping Method is effective in its own way, but also it can be combined with other therapeutic modalities for even greater impact. This method is one of the least but most effective methods. The best part is this method has no side effects. These tapes look nice as it comes in different colors and shapes. It can usually be left up for a week and benefits to the injured are available 24 hours a day.