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. At Massage Muscle Therapy, your therapist is trained and experienced in the application of kinesiology tape for a range of different problems. Your therapist will cut the tape in a specific pattern and apply it to your body to alleviate swelling, reduce muscle soreness, improve range of motion and for other reasons too. The tape provides extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of massage therapy administered within the clinical setting. Latex-free and wearable for days at a time, Kinesiology Tape is safe for populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric, and successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions. Targeting different receptors within the somatosensory system, the 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.
Please call and ask for advice on the application of tape for your problems. Kinesiology Tape is particularly valuable in sports injuries where massage therapy alone is insufficient to maintain treatment over time and during exercise, the tape continues to relieve and improve your condition. Don’t be tempted to buy tape and try to self treat. Injuries can be made worse by incorrect use of this valuable technique, so seek a trained professional who will diagnose your issue, apply tape if appropriate and monitor progress during its use to make sure you get the best results.