As a Sports Massage therapist I have always wondered how I can get my massages to ‘hold’ longer and be more effective when the athlete needs to continue training through a nagging injury or tightness. The concept of ‘taping’ provided that technology for me. It’s designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while allowing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion.
I use taping to:
- Re-educate the neuromuscular system
- Reduce pain
- Optimize performance
- Prevent injury
- Promote improved circulation and healing
While there’s many different type of tape on the market my preference is either RockTape or Kinesio Gold. If you are a swimmer or sweat a lot i’d go for the RockTape.