The kinesiotape was invented by Kenzo Kase in the 70s to create a tape that had similar properties as the skin. The first treatments with Elastic therapeutic tape was made on patients with articular pain. The technology behind the tape is based on the body's own natural healing process. The effect occurs neurologically and by activating the body's own cycle - hence the name Kinesio.
Kinesiotape has the same properties as the skin and can therefore transmit "positive sensory information" to the body, much like if you put a hand on the skin to relieve pain. The tape has the same thickness and elastcitet as the skin. This allows a fully maintaining the mobility of joints, muscles, ligaments and skin.
Elastic therapeutic tape used primarily in connection with the rehabilitation and the tenderness of the muscles and tendons, where the tape provides extra support and stability without affecting patterns of movement or blood circulation. Kinesiotejpen also used as a mitigation method, where the tape can be used to hold the joints in place as to avoid adverse and extreme positions. It is common to confuse Elastic therapeutic tape with the so-called sports tape, which only is used to stabilize or support. This type of tape allows - unlike Elastic therapeutic tape - often undesirable side effects such as impeded blood circulation and cirkluationen of other fluids.
With the right applied kinesiotape you will achieve an increased range of motion in the taped area in both everyday and sports activities. The tape also has a feature that channels water away, allowing the injured to shower and bathe without having to replace the tape.
Thanks to the tape unique materials you usually get an immediate effect after application and then you get in most cases a progressive improvement in the next 3-5 days. It is therefore kinesiotaping often is used in elite sports. In some specific injury problems it may require repeated treatments over time for the effect to be noticeable.