Does Kinesio Taping even work?
We use the authentic Kinesio Tape which was developed by Dr. Kase. Many people have been asking me how it actually works, well here’s your answer…
Kinesio Taping works with 4 main functions:
Pain – Reduces pain by taking pressure off the pain receptors
Lymphatic – Eliminates lymphatic fluid/ haematomas beneath the skin
Joint – Adjusts mis-alignment to aid fascia and muscle function
Muscle – Reconditions abnormal tension and strengthens the muscle
The Kinesio Taping method is fundamentally different from traditional athletic taping. It involves taping over and around muscles in order to assist and give support or to prevent over-contraction. This technique allows the practitioner to support muscles whilst maintaining full range of motion. In addition it also reduces muscle fatigue, inflammation and pain, corrects posture, adjusts joint mis-alignment and protects against further injury.
Kinesio Taping is also very effective for the treatment of lymphoedema and chronic swelling. The tape lifts the skin to form convolutions, increasing the space between the fascia and the muscles. This promotes the flow of lymphatic fluid, thereby helping to reduce oedema and associated swelling.