Kinesiology - Sports Tape for Athletes and Lymphedema
In addition to sports medicine applications Kinesiology-sports tape has gained widespread use in helping to treat and manage Lymphedema. Having roughly the same thickness and inherent elastic properties of human skin, Kinesiology-sports tape is able to stretch up to 140% of its regular length.
The tapes’ adhesive backings create a lifting effect on the epidermis which results in improved circulation and lymphatic drainage. The elastic property of the Kinesiology-sports tape allows for a greater range of motion compared to other traditional athletic tapes and it can also be left on for longer periods of time.
There are several books and DVDs offering detailed and illustrated instruction as to various Kinesiology-sports taping methods and applications.
Athletes and those who lead active lifestyles oftentimes combine it’s use with athletic wear garments and muscle pain relief products for total performance management, and for helping to accelerate recovery from sports training and competition.