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What is the original The Kinesio Taping® method?

The original The Kinesio Taping® method, was developed in the late 1970s by

Dr. Kenzo Kase, a Japanese chiropractor.

Kinesio®Tape was designed to mimic the skin’s elasticity so we can use our full range of motion. The tape’s medical-grade adhesive is latex free, also water-resistant and strong enough to stay on for three to five days, even while you work out or take showers.

“All of your tissues — skin, connective tissue, fascia, muscles — contain sensory receptors that feel pain, temperature, and touch.

Those receptors all contribute to proprioception—your brain’s sense of where your body is and what it’s doing.

Kinesio Taping® creates a lift that unloads the underlying tissues. Decompressing those tissues can change the signals going to the brain. When the brain receives a different signal, it’s going to respond differently.

Trigger points are a good example. Have used kinesiology tape to lift the skin over these tense, knotted muscles. When the area is decompressed, pain receptors send a new signal to the brain, and tension in the trigger point decreases.

If you’ve been injured, Kinesio®Tape might help improve circulation and reduce swelling in the area where you’re hurt. The Kinesio Taping® can improve blood and lymphatic fluids flow.

The lymphatic system is the way your body regulates swelling and fluid build-up. Kinesio®Tape creates extra subcutaneous space, which changes the pressure gradient in the area underneath your skin. That change in pressure enhances the flow of lymphatic fluid.

The Kinesio Taping® method use for:

  1. Treating injuries
  2. Normalize muscular tone
  3. Support weak zones
  4. Help re-train muscles that have lost function or that have gotten used to an unhealthy way of working.
  5. Can improve the long-term appearance of scars after surgery or injury
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