Kinesiology Taping decompresses the skin, which can relieve pain, facilitate movement, support muscle function, reduce swelling, and create better postural patterns.

What is kinesiotaping?

Kinesiotaping is a therapeutic technique that has gained popularity in recent years for its numerous benefits in aiding the healing and recovery process. It involves the application of a special elastic tape to specific areas of the body to provide support, stability, and pain relief. 

What sets kinesiotaping apart from other forms of taping is its unique elasticity that mimics the properties of human skin. This elasticity allows for a full range of motion while still providing support to the targeted area. When properly applied, it should not feel restrictive or uncomfortable.

All tape brands are not created equal and at The Movement Recipe, the top quality brand is used.  RockTape’s unique elasticity is gentle on the skin and long lasting.

How does it work?

The mechanism behind how kinesiotape works involves stimulating sensory receptors on the skin’s surface, which then send signals to the brain resulting in pain reduction and improved muscle activation. The tape’s tension also creates a lifting effect on the skin layers, allowing for increased blood flow and better nutrient delivery to promote healing. 

It is believed that this has three main effects:
Fluid effect – improving blood and lympathic flow in the taped area
✔ Mechanical effect – improving the slide and glide between tissue layers
 Neurological effect – altering the perception of pain and improving body awareness.

How long does it last?

It really depends on the area of application and how clean the surface is.  For applications will last 3-5 days.  During this time, you can shower and exercise with it on.  

What are the benefits?

✔  Prevents and relieves muscle spasms and cramping
✔  Enables faster rehabilitation/recovery
✔  Accelerates muscle recovery
✔  Improves blood and fluids circulation
✔  Guarantees more comfort than traditional braces and wraps to allow you to remain active

Your visit

At the first visit, you will receive a comprehensive consultation and examination.  The treatment involves a combination of spinal and extremity chiropractic adjustments, manual therapy, and prescribed exercises.  The IASTM is used as a specific form of manual therapy.  This combination provides long lasting results to heal your pain at the source. You will always receive personalized attention and quality care to help you reach your goals.