Kinesio-taping, function taping, elastic taping: Under these names, we understand a therapy method with elastic, self-adhesive bands (tapes). Thanks to the use of these tapes, a kind of massage of the muscles is reached which stimulates blood circulation and accelerates metabolism.
Kinesio-tapes are colourful elastic tapes made of cotton. Their weight and thickness are comparable to human skin. The tape lets through air and moisture and has very good adhesive features thanks to its acryl coating on the other side. The high skin compatibility makes it possible to use one tape for long time periods.
The kinesio-tape is used to help the motion support. The goal of kinesio-tapes is not the immobilisation of the limbs, but an increase of the motion range.