Without a doubt, the Kinesio Taping Method is unique. However, the full benefits were not possible until Kinesio® Tape was developed.
The Kinesio Taping method requires a tape that is skin friendly, possesses optimum elastic qualities, the same thickness as the skin, and is durable enough to stay on multiple days even through sweat and showers.
Kinesio Tape is an elastic hypoallergenic tape, which works with the fascial, lymphatic and musculoskeletal systems. Kinesio Tape is the only one of the 3 medically accepted tapes in North America to provide the unique features that are essential to the Kinesio Taping Method.
Kinesio Tape Technique
Without getting too technical, Kinesio Tape is applied over the affected area with the muscles in a stretched position. Then Kinesio Tape is applied from one end of the muscle to the other with varying amounts of stretch to the tape. The tape is applied from the muscle origin to the insertion for muscle support / facilitation. For Muscle relaxation Kinesio Tape is applied from muscle insertion to the origin .
If you would like the details on the Kinesio Taping Method several manuals and a video are available.
For practical hands-on learning about one of the most effective soft tissue treatments in use today, Kinesio Taping Seminars are available to you through Kinesio Taping in Canada.