Turn down the volume on pain
Ever whack your shin and rub it to feel better? That’s the role of kinesio tape. When correctly placed on the skin, it interferes with pain signals directed to the brain, preventing the sensation of pain.
When kinesiology tape is properly applied, it changes how your body interprets pain, turning down the pain “volume” that your body hears by affecting the nerve endings and receptors in the skin.
Decompresses swelling and inflammation
When kinesio tape is applied, it has a microscopic lifting effect underneath the skin and between its many layers. This allows for greater blood flow, allowing the by-products created by inflammation to be removed more quickly. This allows congested or compressed blood vessels to flow more freely. It also creates more room in between layers of fascia, muscle, fat, skin, and other structures.
It delays fatigue
Research shows that kinesio tape can attenuate muscle fatigue. This is especially important in rehab, not only for the parts of your body that are causing pain, but also for the surrounding areas as they help to pick up the slack for muscles that are currently not functioning optimally.
It normalizes muscle tone
When someone is injured, fatigued, sick, or inflamed, the symphony of muscle action that normally takes place with great accuracy falls out of tune. This can happen throughout the body. For instance, research shows that people who sprain their ankle tend to have altered activity of their hip muscle as a result. Kinesio tape helps bring dormant muscle back to life and helps calm the overactive muscles. It helps your body coordinate movement as if it weren’t hurt, hence allowing it to heal properly.
It spreads physical stress
Unlike conventional taping meant to prevent all movement, kinesio tape permits full movement of the taped area. Through elastic properties and quick recoil, kinesio tape helps distribute forces to other nearby areas through the fascia, ligaments, and even bones.
One-time Kinesio taping for non-current clients is a flat rate of $25. You can expect the process to take up to 20 minutes, depending on your individualized needs.