Don’t let pain or a minor injury slow you down. Whether you are in training or trying to get through your day, strained muscles are not only painful, they can make it hard to get through the day. Although treatment options like topical massage creams, old-school taping methods and pain pills alleviate discomfort and pain, these traditional methods often have unwanted side effects and require you to limit movement . No one wants to be taken out of their game.
Kinesio taping is an innovative and scientifically proven alternative that eliminates the drawbacks of traditional treatment options. Developed by the Japanese chiropractor Dr. Kenzo Kase, this taping method uses sticky, elastic tapes made that are applied along the skin in defined patterns to treat specific muscle groups. When in place, the tapes lift the skin and tissues surrounding the underlying injured muscle. As a result, blood and other body fluids circulate normally around the muscle as we move, and this enhances the natural healing process. Unlike traditional athletic taping, which is applied prior to an activity and taken off immediately afterwards, kinesio tapes are left on to provide ongoing benefits. When kinesio tape is properly applied on an injured or overused area, it stabilizes and supports the muscles and allows continued movement. With increased blood circulation, pain and inflammation are often reduced.
At Ease Living we have chosen to stock KT Tape brand kinesio tape products. Our experts feel that their engineering, style and specialized products provide the best relief to reduce pain, improve performance and decrease downtime. KT Tape Pro is latex free and hypoallergenic, making it suitable for almost all skin types. It can be worn through multiple demanding workouts for up to 7 days and will stick with you through the harshest conditions including daily showers, humidity, cold and even the pool.
How you apply the tape is important, as the direction and tension will affect the results you experience. Our partners at KT Tape provide an excellent video series detailing exactly how to apply KT Tape and supporting products for the fastest and most complete benefit. Videos include basic instruction, legs, feet, knees, back, neck/shoulders & hands.
KT Tape can be used alone or with other therapies to improve results. The tapes are available in a range of colors like blue, black, pink and beige. So, get yourself KT Taped and slowing down won't be in your vocabulary.