Kinesiology Tape

The tape was invented by Japanese Chiropractor Kenzo Kase in the 1970’s. It has revolutionised the way taping can be used to treat, prevent and rehabilitate injuries.

It can help in the following ways:

  • For increasing blood flow and lymphatic drainage. When the tape is applied by a qualified practitioner, it can lift the skin to create a small space between the muscle and dermis layers. That space takes the pressure off swelling or injured muscles. this allows smooth muscle movement and makes space for drainage and blood flow.
  • For posture and limb support, Kinesiology tape can be used in much the same way as traditional zinc oxide tape except that the flexibility and manoeuvrability of Kinesiology tape allows much more comfort and durability, and acts much the same way as an additional layer of skin.

Taping can help!

“I see people that are 2-4 weeks away from a big event, such as a half marathon or an endurance cycle ride, the effects of over training can often cause a minor injury. I have found that with a combination of massage and especially taping I have got athletes through the final weeks of their event preparation.”

Philip Holloway

of Amersham Sports Massage

“May, June and July were brutal months, with the ITV4 Tour Series and National events coming thick and fast, not only the racing but the travelling between events, not to mention crashing! Phil Holloway was not only a great help with his massages but the taping was a massive help, especially on my lower back and knee. Without his help, I would not have achieved the results I have had this season.”

Julie Erskine

Elite Cyclist, Scottish National Champion and winner of a round of the HSBC National Elite Woman’s series.

“The use of Kinesiology tape helped me after I had a minute fracture in my Cuboid bone (foot). With regular taping and support it gave me, I managed to keep my clients and my business running, instead of hobbling around in plaster.”

Scott Merillis

Personal Trainer and owner of Core Fitness