Kinesiotaping Method

What Is Kinesio Taping?

The Kinesio Taping® Method is a therapeutic taping technique which alleviates pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin. This lifting affect forms convolutions in the skin increasing interstitial space and allowing for decreased inflammation in affected areas.

Based upon research and years of clinical use, The Kinesio® Taping Method specifically applies Kinesio tape based on evaluation and assessment to dictate a specific application. Kinesio® Tex Tape applications can be applied in hundreds of ways and have the ability to reduce pain and inflammation, promote post-surgical healing, optimize performance, prevent injury and promote good circulation and can assist the body’s natural healing process.


Benefits of Kinesiotaping

  • Reducing Swelling and Inflammation
  • Create Spaces in Joints
  • Improve Blood and Fluids Circulation
  • Stimulate Bruise and Contusion Recovery
  • Prevent and Relieve Muscle Spasms and Cramping
  • Accelerate Muscle Recovery
  • Support Injured Muscles
  • Reduce Risk of Injury
  • Improve Muscle Tone and Strength

The Science

Once the tape is stretched and placed over the skin, it recoils slightly creating small folds in the skin which are thought to lift and separate the skin slightly from deeper tissue. This lifting effect is thought to eliminate compression on pain receptors, blood and lymph vessels allowing the vessels to open. This is thought to enhance blood flow and movement of lymph fluid and also decrease pressure on pain receptors in the deeper tissues to reduce sensations of pain while positioning joints and tissues in a desired position.

(Moore, R. (2012). What is the current evidence for the use of Kinesio Tape? A Literature Review. SportEx dynamics, 34(1). 24-30)