What is Kinesiology Taping?
RockTape is a special kind of tape that is also known as kinesiology tape. It was originally used in Japan by acupuncturists and chiropractors to treat injuries and help improve sports performance. Eventually the use of this special tape spread across the world. RockTape is often used for treating common sports injuries like:
Despite being known for treating sports injuries, RockTape is actually an extremely effective way to treat a range of problems. Kinesiology tape can increase endurance by promoting blood flow during activity. RockTape can also be used to help relieve pain, such as in the lower back, for proper alignment, for rehabilitation and more.
How Does It Work?
Kinesiology tape is a great option for running interference on pain. When the tape is properly placed on the skin it can interfere with pain signals that are directed to the brain. When these altered signals arrive at the brain, they do not produce the same sensation of pain. Along with aiding in pain relief, fascial movement taping also:
Decompresses the Area – When fascial movement taping is applied to a specific area, it decompresses swelling and inflammation. This special tape produces a microscopic lifting effect beneath the skin and between the layers. This allows congested blood vessels to flow far more freely which also allows greater blood flow to and from the targeted area. RockTape also allows the by-products that are created by inflammation to be removed quickly.
Delays Fatigue – Research shows that fascial movement taping can attenuate muscle fatigue. This is important in many situations, such as during rehabilitation. The tape aids parts of the body that are in pain as well as aids the surrounding muscles in picking up the slack.
Normalizes Muscle Tone – When someone is injured or suffers muscle fatigue, inflammation or are sick, it can cause certain muscle action to fall out of tune with the rest of the body. For example, if someone sprains their ankle they will have altered hip muscle activity. Applying kinesiology tape to the affected areas can help bring dormant muscles back to life while also calming down overactive muscles. This will help the body coordinate movement as if the user was not injured, and allow them to properly heal.
Spreads Physical Stress – RockTape allows full movement of any taped area through quick recoil and elastic properties. This special type of tape can help distribute forces to other areas that are nearby to help the injured area.
There are many uses and benefits of fascial movement taping which can be used by athletes, the sick and the injured to aid in recovery.
Can Active Bodywork Help Me with Kinesiology Taping?
Yes! The team at Active Bodywork specializes in aiding all contemporary athletes, from weekend joggers to IronMan competitors. Our range of specialized therapies focus on helping our clients stay injury free so they can enjoy quality training. Our team is comprised of athletes and sport massage therapists who understand the concerns of athletes. Our main focus is on what is needed to help you get where you want to go. We will support your efforts to gain optimal physical performance by:
Improving your flexibility
Reducing your inflammation
Diminishing your fatigue
Removing your scar tissue
Increasing your endurance
With over 20 years of combined experience and National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCTMB) certification, the team at Active Bodywork can provide you with the knowledge and training you need to identify and overcome your individual issues. We can offer you many services that will support your active lifestyle, from sports massage to fascial movement taping.
By choosing Active Bodywork, you can maximize movement by learning to work with your current body, as well as work to restore mobility through highly specialized and concentrated bodywork and treatment. We believe in improving each client’s quality of life. Our highly trained and experienced professional help each client restore movement and reduce or even fully eliminate pain. When you take advantage of our range of services, we will focus on finding out what is wrong and show you what we can do physically to improve it. Let Active Bodywork help you heal and train your body so you can live your life like you want.