Everywhere, in sports, on the street or at work, you see people with colorful stripes on their bodies. This is so-called Kinesio tape.
This special tape does not contain any active ingredients – only the gluing technique creates an effect. The elastic properties of a tape cause the skin to be slightly “lifted”. This creates space, improves blood circulation and influences the pain receptors by reducing pressure. The “stimulation” caused by the tape causes a decrease in “tissue tension” in the area where the tape is positioned. No matter whether blue, pink, red or bright yellow – all tapes are produced exactly the same and have the same stretch, modeled on human skin.
That’s why the tape shouldn’t hinder everyday life under any circumstances.
Taping attempts to influence the pain system, support the lymphatic flow, the arterial and venous systems and regulate the fascia and muscle tension.
However, another technique can also have a stabilizing effect on joints.
There are also techniques to influence organs or meridians, correct posture, and support scars. The tapes are also used against menstrual cramps and hematomas (bruises).
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about Kinesio taping.
Important note: The treatment methods used in my practice come from empirical medicine. The majority of these established medical therapy procedures are not yet sufficiently scientifically proven according to the principles of evidence-based medicine (conventional medicine). In particular, there are still no randomized, controlled studies or comprehensive meta-analyses. The success of empirical medical therapy cannot be guaranteed in every treatment case.