Asiamed Kinesiology Tape


Asiamed Kinesiology Tape

New Asiamed Kinesiology Tape is made of cotton cloth with a wave pattern of medical grade acrylic adhesive. When applied, a lifting effect on the skin is achieved which can reduce swelling and inflammation by improving circulation and reduce pain by taking pressure off pain receptors.

The longitudinal elasticity is similar to the basic elasticity of human skin. The air permeable cotton cloth and the hypoallergenic, water-resistant, acrylic adhesive provide a comfortable wear.

Each roll measures 5m long x 5cm wide.

Asiamed Kinesiology Tape The ultimate pain killer

The ‘Kinesiotaping’  technique, also known as ‘medical taping’ was invented and introduced in the U.S. by  the Japanese chiropractor Dr. Kenzo Kase founder of US Kinesio Company and the Kinesio Taping Association in 1984. Due to its successful implementation, the technique spread throughout Europe and today it is used by athletes worldwide.

The Kinesiotaping technique is used to optimize the recovery process of the body. The main aim of the technique is to proportionate an adequate support to the muscles, ligaments and/or tendons, to help and accelerate the healing process. The ‘taping’ tape is usually made of 100% cotton; it is very often hypoallergenic, does not contain latex or other hazardous materials. The elastic tape (between 140 and 160% of longitudinal elasticity) is similar to the human skin characteristics (weight, thickness and elasticity). It adheres to the skin by medically certified glue, which is applied on the tape in ‘S’ like wave patterns, in order to lift the skin (in wrinkles or edges) allowing increased blood flow to the affected area.

The technique affects the muscles, which cover the structures around the affected area in order to reduce tension and pain. The differences between the traditional taping and the different types of taping used in the here discussed technique is that the Kinesiology taping allows complete movement while giving the injured zone support, a feature that has become very popular among elite athletes. The tape reinforcement allows them to continue practicing their sports activity.

Due to its non-invasive characteristics Kinesiotaping may be used in conjunction with other therapies (such as massage, electrical stimulation, acupuncture, physiotherapy, etc.). The tapes are usually made in different colors. Each color also serves a specific purpose: black is to active muscles; blue disperses heat; red is to apply heat and the flesh color is used when you don’t want to have a color effect.

The tape should be applied on clean skin, without fat and body hair. The affected and adjacent areas should be measured before cutting and placing the tape, adding an extra 2 cm at the ends of the tape. The muscle must be in tension at the time of measurement. After measuring the area, cut the tape into the required length. It is recommended to cut 2 cm extra tape at each end, to give added support. After placing the tape, rub gently to attach it securely onto the skin. The body heat activates the glue, making the adhesion stronger and more durable on the skin. The cotton tape can stay in the area for about 4 to 8 days, depending on the physical activity during this time. Contact with water can make the tape it more susceptible to come off.

It should be noted that even though the tape is hypoallergenic and allows the skin to breathe, it should not be placed over open wounds. Tape should not be applied to people who have thrombosis, heart or kidney problems, irritated skin or who are allergic to glue and suffering from severe trauma. It is important that the Kinesiotaping technique is performed by a specialist. If the tape is not positioned correctly, it would not give the necessary support which in turn can lead to complications of the affected area.

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