Kinesio Taping & Massage
Last week I attended a Kinesio Taping introductory class with Katie at Pace & West Physical Therapy. Kinesio Tape is an elastic tape used to support and stabilize the muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. It is useful in our massage therapy practice and your treatments and it is a treatment strategy that has worked well with many of the professional athletes I’ve worked with over the years.
How might we use Kinesio Taping in your next session? We might use the tape as a support for your poor posture or to help retrain a muscle that isn’t firing (working) correctly. Kinesio Tape can re-educate the nervous system to help unwind holding patterns. It can also be used to support a joint or to reduce inflammation. Talk to me if you would like to learn more about this taping technique. And don’t be surprised if I suggest some Kinesio Taping at your next massage treatment.