Kinesiotapes were created by Dr. Kenzo Kase in the 1970s, and are the original elastic therapeutic taping. The purpose of Kinesio tapes is to relieve pain, correct muscle function, reposition subluxated joint and improve circulation of blood/lymph. You can ease pain in your muscles and joints by applying to Kinesio tapes to certain areas of the body.
The Kinesio Taping Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting. Latex-free and wearable for days at a time, Kinesio Tape is safe for all populations. The Kinesio Taping Method is a therapeutic taping technique not only offering to patient the support they are looking for, but also rehabilitating the affected condition as well. By targeting different receptors within the somatosensory system, Kinesio Tape alleviates pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin. This lifting affect forms convolutions in the skin thus increasing interstitial space and allowing for a decrease in inflammation of the affected areas.
Kinesiotape can relieve pain and help lymphatic drainage by lifting up the skin to increase opening space between the epidermis and dermis. As this happen, the result is that pressure level is taken off the neural receptor, allowing the lymphatic fluid to drain more freely, hence alleviating pain in the affected area once applied.