Do you suffer from muscle soreness or cramping? Joint pain? Inflammation, bruising or swelling? Poor posture or limited range of motion? More and more people are discovering the benefits of Kinesiology Tape for assisting these conditions.
When applied correctly, the kinesiology tape’s unique elasticity (we use Rocktape) causes the skin to form convolutions and wrinkles. This decompresses the tissue immediately below the skin, boosting blood and lymphatic flow, reducing pain, improving range of motion and increasing body awareness.
TIPS AND TRICKS!
RockTape lasts 3-5 days, so you really don’t need to be applying it at the last minute before exercise. The adhesive in the tape is heat activated, so you ideally want to have the tape on an hour before exercise, or even two hours before water based exercise. Why not get it on the night before and sleep in it? That is the best way to ensure it is well stuck for your morning exercise.
Please ensure that the area to be taped is clear of hair (shaving is fine) so that the tape can fully adhere to the skin to obtain maximum benefits.
Get it off GENTLY: RockTape sticks well, but it does come off quite easily if you are careful. PLEASE DON’T USE THE “BAND-AID” TECHNIQUE OF “GRIP AND RIP”. When using any type of adhesive tape on skin, most skin irritation occurs when the skin is subject to traction force with an aggressive removal technique. RockTape comes off more easily when it is wet, and we recommend peeling the tape back on itself SLOWLY, in the direction of hair growth (to avoid a waxing effect guys- the girls usually know this!), and if possible, whilst supporting the skin behind the tape as it is gently eased away. If you, or your skin, is particularly sensitive, then apply some oil over the tape before removing it and the oil will break down the adhesive and make the removal much easier.
RockTaping @ Active Wellness Centre
Lynn and Vanessa have undertaken RockTape practitioner training (including “Power Taping”) to optimise your injury recovery and prevention.
A 10 minute RockTaping Add On can increase the benefit of a Remedial Massage, Musculoskeletal or Chiropractic treatment or Exercise session. Your practitioner may suggest this, or feel free to request a RockTaping Add On. This can also be added to a 15 minute RockTaping session should there be multiple or extensive areas to be taped – $20