Kinesio Tape®, also called Kinesio Tex Tape, is the original elastic adhesive tape developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase in 1979.
It’s designed to alleviate discomfort, facilitate lymphatic drainage and boost the body’s natural healing process by microscopically lifting the skin and increasing the interstitial space between tissue cells.
When applied correctly by a trained and qualified practitioner, Kinesio Tape® will provide support and stability to muscles and joints; improve blood flow; reduce pain and swelling; and control inflammation.
The benefits of kinesio taping treatments
Kinesio Tape® is latex-free, hypoallergenic, and wearable for days at a time – and it will not interfere with your day-to-day routine, because it will not restrict your body’s range of motion. This makes it ideal for non-intrusive rehabilitation from sports injuries.
But crucially, it is safe and effective for pregnant women who are suffering from swollen ankles or back pain, and new mums who want to speed up their abdominal recovery after birth.
Kinesio taping may help ease the following pregnancy-related and postpartum conditions:
- Lower back pain
- Pelvic girdle pain (PGP)
- Symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD)
- Swollen feet and ankles
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Rib pain
- Diastasis recti (the after-birth tummy gap)
- A caesarian scar
- Mastitis and more...