The Wonders of Kinesio Tex Tape.
Thanks to Dr. Kenzo Kase, a therapeutic treatment has changed the lives of millions of people who suffer from muscle pain or injury. Dr. Kase started creating his treatment in 1973, which is now known as the Kinesio Taping Method. The Kinesio Taping Method uses the application of Kinesio Tex Tape on the skin to decrease fluid pressure on the muscles and lessen pain without medication between medical visits. Kinesiology is the scientific study of muscle functions or muscle movement, which led Dr. Kase to name his concept: Kinesio Taping.
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Kinesio Tex Tape is so revolutionary because it is made of latex-free material and replicates the external layer of skin called the epidermis. It has large stretching capabilities and decreases the increased temperature that occurs when there is a large accumulation of fluids on the muscles. Kinesio Tape leaves little to no skin irritation due to the adhesive after the tape is applied. However, trimming of body hair may be necessary so the hair does not get in the way of the tape’s performance. That being said, the tape can be worn while bathing or swimming after a certain period of time and after being applied securely. When applied properly, the tape will lift the skin and lessen muscle dysfunction, or pain in the muscles.
Dr. Kase realized that each patient has unique needs, so the tape must be applied meticulously. The tape comes in many widths, lengths and colors. For example, the 2 Inch Tex Tape comes in beige, black, blue, red, and white and the temperature of the tape can be affected by the color chosen. Kinesio Taping practitioners now have resources available to assist them in treating their patients. For example, the Kinesio Taping Association International Database provides practitioners with frameworks for what is best for their patients. In addition, Dr. Kase offers workshops and texts that also aid those who are applying the tape.