Surrey Sussex Osteopathy

What is Taping?

What is Taping?

Kinesiology tape works—when applied correctly—by lifting the skin from the tissues below it. Everyone has nerve receptors in their skin, as well as in the deep layers of the fascia, muscles, and other connective tissues, When tape is applied, it causes compression or decompression of these areas, supposedly allowing it to alter pain signals to the brain and facilitate lymphatic drainage.

This lifting affect forms convolutions in the skin thus increasing interstitial space and allowing for a decrease in inflammation of the affected areas. It is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting.

What are the benefits?

  • Providing support to sore muscles
  • Aid injuries as they heal
  • Prolonging the effects of treatment
  • Providing relief for swelling

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