First things first - what is Kinesiology Tape?
Kinesiology tape was first developed in Japan in 1979 by Dr. Kenzo Kase to treat a range of athletic injuries and physical ailments. The tape mimics human skin while being completely non-restrictive, giving the user free range of movement to perform sports activities.
The tape was used by Japanese medical practitioners for the first 10 years of its existence but soon broke into the mainstream thanks to the 1988 Japanese Olympic team when they sported the tape while taking part in part in the games.
What does it do?
Kinesio Tape compliments the body’s natural healing capabilities, alleviating discomfort and facilitating lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin. This lifting affects forms convolutions in the skin thus increasing interstitial space and allowing for a decrease in inflammation, reducing pressure while enabling a more effective flow of blood and lymphatic fluid in and out of the target area.
Can’t you just use normal tapes as athletic tape?
Normal tapes are not designed to stretch in the same way as Ntape, meaning they will not stick to skin correctly and therefore not lift the skin.
Ntape Kinesiology tape is designed for long-term application, meaning the tape can be worn for days at a time while being gentle to the skin. NTape is developed by Nitto which means the tape comes with 100 years of adhesive technology and can be removed from the skin easily.
- Painless removal thanks to Stratgel technology
- Water resistance
- Long term application
- Fatigue reduction
- 100% made from a gentle cotton fibre strip
- 100% medical grade acrylic adhesive
- 100% latex-free
- Does not limit range of motion
- Multiple day wear time
- Tension on tape can relax or stimulate muscles
If you have an injury or require support when taking part in sporting activities, try NTape today.