Kinesio tapes are highly elastic, breathable and skin friendly tapes. Developed about 30 years ago, they are now an integral part of elite sport and therapy.
The tapes stretch like a second skin and close up again, without restricting freedom of movement. The effect is soothing and stimulating the metabolism. Due to the elastic tape, the skin is lifted with every movement and gently massaged so lymphatic flow and blood flow are excited. Inflammations disappear faster, the pressure decreases and also the pain, usually shortly after the taping. Finally, the tape regulates the muscle tone and supports flexibility and regeneration.
Recommendations for application are, for example, back pain, problems with the Achilles tendon and calf, neck tension, injuries of the muscle fibers, tendonitis, tennis elbow and golf elbow.
You can use the tapes for acute pain treatment or prevention and support on large loads, such as a marathon or similar.
Depending on the requirements, a cotton or acrylic tape is used.
At normal use a tape lasts about a week.