Dr. Kenzo Kase originally founded Kinesio Taping Method in 1979 in Japan. Today health practitioners and trainers throughout the world use Kinesiology Tape to treat injuries and improve sports performance.
How it works
The Kinesiology Taping Method can be used to assist and support muscles and joints as well as facilitate muscle inhibition. When muscles over stretch, get injured or fatigued, for example, during an injury or lifting an excessive amount of weight, muscles become inflamed and stiff. The space between the skin and muscle is compressed, resulting in constriction to the flow of lymphatic fluid. This compression also applies pressure to the pain receptors beneath the skin, which causes people to experience pain.
Kinesiology Tape has elasticity of 130-140% of its original length. This specific elasticity microscopically lifts the skin to create more space between the muscle and the dermis to facilitates lymphatic drainage through an affected area. Increased space also allows for greater muscles contraction, increase in range of motion, and better quality of muscle contraction.