Kinesiology tape is different to that of the regular rigid tape – because the tape is elastic and can be put on a stretch, it can help support and guide a joint into ideal movement. Your Massage Therapist can use this tape if you want to continue to exercise without pain in your specified sport, hobby or job, but still give you the movement you need to continue to perform normally.
Benefits of Kinesiology Tape
- Pain relief
- Reduces swelling and inflammation in the applied area
- Supports joints giving them ease of movement while reducing pain
- Relieves muscle spasms and cramping
- Accelerates recovery time with contusions and bruising
Kinesio tape was originally known for its use on athletes while completing Olympic sports, if there was a certain aggravation or previous injury in a joint or limb, this tape could help them complete the sport without damaging the joint further yet still have good movement.
After a Remedial Massage session the tape is applied to skin, with the intent to stabilize and support muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints as whole. Applications can also focus on fascia, the superficial lymphatic system, capillary system and nervous system. The type of cut, the amount of stretch, and placement of the tape on the body will vary based on the type of tissues or injury being treated.
If your Remedial Massage Therapist thinks it is necessary, the tape can be also used in a specified cut to help reduce inflammation, bruising, and swelling in an area.
Elke can assess during a Remedial Massage session and apply the tape accordingly if needed.
Rigid tape is also available to be used during treatment if needed.
All Remedial Massage sessions are eligible for Hicaps rebates.