Rock Tape / Kinesiology Tape

RockTape is a premium brand of kinesiology tape. First used by acupuncturists and chiropractors in Japan, today kinesiology tape is used by a wide variety of health professionals throughout the world to both prevent and treat injuries and pain.
When applied correctly, RockTape’s unique elasticity causes the skin to form convolutions and wrinkle. This decompresses the tissue immediately below the skin. It is believed that this has three main effects:
Fluid effect- improving blood and lymphatic flow in the taped area
Mechanical effect- improving the slide and glide between tissue layers
Neurological effect- altering the perception of pain and improving body awareness.
When applied properly, RockTape lifts the skin away from the muscle, which promotes positive changes in the body’s fluid, mechanical and neurological systems. Commonly people wearing RockTape report less pain, swelling and tightness, greater awareness of the area and later onset of fatigue.
What are the key symptoms that RockTape might assist?
Muscle pain or cramping – e.g. lower back or calf muscles
Joint pain – e.g. shoulder or knee
Poor posture
Inflammation or bruising