Turns down the volume on pain:
More specifically, it runs interference on pain. Ever whack your shin and rub it, and suddenly realize you feel better? Kinesio-tape on the skin can interfere with pain signals which are directed to the brain. When the signals arriving to the brain are altered, it does not produce the sensation of pain. It helps to change how your body interprets pain, turning down the pain “volume”.
Reduces swelling and inflammation:
When Kinesio-Tape is applied to the skin, it has a microscopic lifting effect underneath the skin and between the many layers. This allows the by-products created by inflammation to be removed more quickly.
It delays fatigue:
Research has shown that Kinesio-Tape on skin can reduce muscle fatigue. In rehab, this is very important, not only for the parts of your body that are currently hurting, but also for the surrounding areas as they help to pick up the slack for muscles that are currently not working well.
It normalizes muscle tone:
When someone is injured, fatigued, sick, or inflamed, the symphony of muscle action that normally takes place with great accuracy often falls out of tune. This can happen all over the body. For instance, research has shown that people who sprain their ankle tend to have altered activity of their hip muscle as a result. RockTape helps your body coordinate movement as if it weren’t hurt, hence allowing it to heal properly
It distributes physical stress:
Unlike conventional taping, which prevents movement – Kinesio-Tape allows full movement of a taped area. Through elastic properties and quick recoil, RockTape can help distribute forces to other nearby areas through the fascia, ligaments, and even bones.