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Kinesio Taping

Kinesio Taping aids the lymphatic system, the nervous system and the muscular system. Most musculoskeletal conditions are multifactorial in nature and the presence of pain can be debilitating for the client and a challenge to the therapists. 

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How does Kinesio Taping® Work?

Unresolved musculoskeletal conditions result in:

  • The loss of function
  • Decreased flexibility and strength
  • Joint stiffness
  • Increased pain
  • Decreased quality of life

The immediate response to pain and the tension/load created from the unique tape application provides an innovative analgesic effect for a prolonged period thereby creating comfort and ease and functionality.

The method radically reduces recovery times and improves fitness levels no matter what activity.

It is a unique way to create an immediate and often significant analgesic effect and increases range of movement which accelerates rehabilitation of most if not all musculoskeletal injury pathologies.

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Pain relief from Kinesio Taping®

The method is a simple drug-free alternative that can immediately decrease pain and increase range of motion, to encourage muscle firing and normal movement patterns.

Applications can also encourage lymphatic fluid to move from areas of high pressure to low pressure and towards working lymph nodes. Kinesio Taping can also help to facilitate the stretch response and it is this specific elasticity that also will not allow an overstretch of the muscles themselves.

Kinesio Taping is based on a different philosophy that aims to give a free rein of motion in order to allow the body’s muscular system to heal itself bio-mechanically.

Without the tape:

  • There is pain and pressure on the pain receptors.
  • Blood and Lymph are trapped under the skin.
  • There is dysfunction.

With tape:

  • The top layer of the tape causes convolutions and lifts the skin.
  • Pain and pressure are reduced.
  • Blood and Lymph fluid are dispersed.
  • Pain-free Function is restored
  • Diagram showing a side section of skin without the tape (flat), and with the tape (convolutions).

Physiological Effects of Kinesio Tex Taping

At Hull Sports Massage, we use tape alongside massage, heat therapy, interferential and G5 vibration therapy to gain maximum effect from this modality.

Due to the reduced pain and spasm and the support offered by the Kinesio tape, the affected area is allowed to function, so:

Reduced pain + support + increased function =
increased muscle strength + relief + repair

The information that these receptors send to the brain, causes a less reactive response in the body, allowing the body to work in a more normal manner and removing some of the roadblocks that normally slow down the healing process.

Some other benefits include:


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Treatment sessions are all-inclusive, which means you may receive two or three different types of treatment. Three sessions from £180 (the equivalent of £60 per session).

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“Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.”

– An old Buddhist saying by Haruki Murakami