Taping works by providing support and stability to muscles and joints, while still allowing for a full range of motion. The tape is designed to mimic the properties of human skin and can stretch up to 140% of its original length, which allows it to move with the body.
When applied correctly, the tape lifts the skin away from the underlying muscles and fascia, creating a space between the two layers. this space can help improve circulation and reduce swelling and inflammation in the affected area.
The tape also provides feedback to the nervous system, which can help improve muscle function and coordination. By supporting weak or injured muscles, the tape can help reduce pain and improve joint stability, which can lead to better movement and overall function.
Another benefit of taping is that it can help improve properioception, which is the body’s sense of its own position and movement in space. By providing a gentle, constant input to the skin, the tape can help improve the body’s aweareness of its own movements, which can help improve balance and coordination.