Kinesio tape is the original injury elastic-adhesive tape developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase in the late 1970’s. Kinesio tape is latex-free, hypoallergenic, medical grade acrylic adhesive, water-resistant and does not limit the range of motion in a patient.
Kinesio tape is a great tool for integrative healthcare providers because of its high-quality, natural materials and noninvasive use. The tape is designed to keep a practitioner’s hands on a patient for an extended period of time. The tape has the ability to relax or stimulate muscles. Therefore, it can be utilized to strengthen weak muscles or relax tight or shortened muscles.
Kinesio tape also works with your body’s fascia to increase circulation, decreasing the healing time for an injury or lymphatically draining bruises and swelling. Unlike other tapes on the market, it does not limit range of motion and is designed to be worn for multiple days while staying water-resistant.