About Muscle taping
Muscle taping is a rehabilitative taping technique that 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 therapy session.
The tape used is Latex-free and wearable for days at a time and durable through perspiration , sweat and showers. The tapes are patient and skin friendly, possess optimum elastic qualities, the same thickness as the skin. When the tape is applied, the skin does need to be free of oil, sweat, or lotion.
How does Muscle Taping work?
Muscle taping is a therapeutic taping technique that offers support, but also rehabilitating the affected condition as well. The taping alleviates pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin. This lifting affect forms convolutions in the skin thus increasing interstitial space and allowing for a decrease in inflammation of the affected areas.
Benefits of Taping?
It has positive physiological effects on the skin, lymphatic and circulatory system, fascia, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints and is effective during the rehabilitative and chronic phases on an injury as well as being used for preventative measures.
Improves the activities of normal muscles
Makes blood and lymphatic flow smooth
Corrects the twisted joints carused by extreme tension
How long is a session and what does it involve?
A muscle taping session generally lasts an hour, dependent on the presenting problem and condition before the taping is applied, to enhance the treatment and outcome, the practitioner may consider using taping in conjunction with other treatments and modalities within the therapy such as; acupuncture, acupressure, massage etc
There are times when the practitioner may also apply magnets to the skin on acupressure points before the tape is applied to further enhance the work, dependent on the condition and symptoms.
Who is Muscle taping Therapy is suitable for?
Muscle taping is suitable for all ages.