The healing effect is in how and by what technique we place it on the affected area and what we want to achieve by sticking it. It can be used as a stand-alone and complementary therapy.
The Kinezio-Taping technique is associated with Dr. Kenzo Kase who started the development of a new tape material in the early 1970’s. His goal was to take advantage of the body’s self-healing processes. With the creation of the new kinezio-tape, support for circulation, activation of self-healing processes and increasing the range of motion became available.
Kinezio-Tape contains a special adhesive that is placed on the material without any medicine and it is air-moisture-permeable, skin-friendly tape. It’s thickness, weight and elongation (approx. 30-40%) are similar to skin. For several days or even can be worn for several weeks (also 24-hour therapy).
Various techniques are used in the treatment of kinesio-tape, depending on whether to stretch, strengthen, reduce pain, increase circulation, support the joints, or increase the range of motion. Its greatest effect is on the 3-5 day post-placement. It can be used as a stand-alone and complementary therapy.