URBAN FITSPO'S KT TAPE Designed for our fitspo family who engage in competitve sports and rigorous training sessions, our KT tape is engineered to enhance the recovery of our athletes. Here are the main benefits of our KT tape:
Muscle and joint re-education (through increased proprioceptive input)
Limits over-extension and over-contraction of muscle tissue
Decreases muscle cramping
Assists in reducing edema and inflammation
Improves range of motion
Helps decrease muscular fatigue
Stabilizes joints after Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy
HOW IT WORKS:
When you engage in rigorous sports and activities, the lymphatic fluid flow in your body becomes obstructed in areas of damaged tissues. This obstructs the natural healing process thereby impeding your recovery.
In order to allow for proper lymphatic drainage away from the area of damaged tissue, apply our KT tape onto your strained muscles UNSTRETCHED. In this situation, the skin of the affected area is stretched before the application of the kinesio tape. This is done by elongating the muscles and joints in the affected area and then applying the tape. As the muscles and joints return to their normal positions, the taped skin will begin to form convolutions (a ripple effect).
Kinesio Taping helps to alleviate pain, increase blood flow and facilitates in the channeling of lymphatic fluids away from the injured area by microscopically lifting the skin. The convolutions that it creates in the skin helps increase interstitial space (space between the skin and muscles), allowing for better drainage of the swelling which results in pressure and irritation being removed from neural sensory receptors and ultimately relieving pain.
Taped area forms convolutions then it increases the space between the skin and muscles and promotes the flow of lymphatic fluid