The kinesiotaping technique applies a stretchable tape to the skin to treat a wide range of conditions. Depending on how and where the tape is applied it may be used to: reduce inflammation; reduce muscle spasm; strengthen joints; and improve lymph flow. Professional sportsment have been seen wearing the tape, including: Lance Armstrong, David Beckham and Sergio Ramos (seen wearing the tape during the 2008 European Finals).
How it Works and where it can be useful
Kinesiotaping works by increasing lymph flow within the body. A trained therapist is able to apply the tape in the correct manner to achieve this depending on the site, nature and severity of the injury.
Kinesiotaping is accepted to benefit the following;
and many more.
What to Expect
During the session the therapist will carry out a short consultation and examine the affected area. Kinesiotape is applied over, or distant to, the area in question; it may be applied after a massage or manual lymph drainage depending on the client's needs. The kinesiotape normally stays on the skin for 5 or 6 days, and therefore may be reapplied by the therapist after a week. Depending on the nature of the problem the therapist may teach the application of the tape specific to the individual and a roll of the tape may be bought to apply at home.