Have you ever been watching a sporting event and wondered, ‘what is that stuff on her shoulder?’ Well, most likely, it was kinesio tape.
Kinesio tape provides support while encouraging the normal movement of muscles. Allowing normal movement enables better lymphatic drainage and circulation. What does that mean to you? Faster healing from injury. In order to work effectively, Kinesio tape must be applied by a professional. Kinesio tape stays on in water and lasts for about a week.
You can expect these two main benefits from Kinesio tape:
- Supporting the muscle – Proper taping improves muscle contraction even when it’s inhibited, reduces pain and fatigue and protects the muscle from cramping, over-extension and over-contraction
- Improves lymphatic drainage and circulation – this removes excess fluid and brings a continuous flow of fresh oxygenated blood to the damaged area