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