What is Kinesiology Taping?
WaveWear is a kinesiology taping wear that applied kinesiology taping through a sophisticated mapping system.
Kinesiology tape, also known as kinetic tape, muscle tape, k-tape and elastic therapeutic tape, is a representative sports taping along with athletic tape (compression tape, c-tape), which is applied on certain areas to prevent sprain.
Often times you see professional athletes of all disciplines wearing kinesiology taping. Professional athletes take extreme care of their body as it is their most valuable asset.
In professional sports teams, team doctors take care and support the athletes and thus these athletes can easily benefit from the kinesiology taping.
You can apply kinesiology taping by visiting a physical therapist.
Physical therapy and kinesiology taping is similar to each other as they both act on the human body directly.
Nowadays you can easily purchase kinesiology tapes in malls, drug stores and online, and once you apply these tapes it becomes ‘kinesiology taping’.
Scientific papers about kinesiology taping's effect and methods has been and is continuously being published, and is studied by scientists worldwide.
For these reasons, many attempts have been made to mimic the kinesiology taping effect in other products, but none of them can accurately mimic the kinesiology taping effect as close as WaveWear.
What is kinesiology taping and what are the effects? Let's take a look.
Principle of Kinesiology Taping
Kinesiology taping aims to prevent injury by reducing burden to muscles and joints.
Unlike compression tape (aka C-tape) which is not elastic and is rolled around certain area to prevent sprain, kinesiology tape has an elastic property and has wave-shaped adhesive underneath to support muscles and joints.
Elastic and adhesive, kinesiology tape acts onto the human skin, muscle and joints to support blood and lymph flow inside the body.
First started out in Japan, Kinesiology taping method is used all over the globe.
Stabilizing Effect of the Joints
Joint injury can occur when muscles around the joints tense under pressure.
But, Kinesiology taping can ease the tension of the muscles to effectively stabilize the joints and prevent injury as well as improve posture.
Reduce Muscle Pain
Many people in countries like the US and the EU are using kinesiology taping that physically acts on the body to reduce pain instead of traditional painkillers.
When kinesiology taping is applied to painful area, the tape prevents the muscles from hyper/hypo-extension and thus effectively reduce pain.
Another theory hypothesizes that the muscle taping (kinesiology taping) increases the distance between the muscle and the nerves to reduce pain.
Assist Muscle Function to Prevent Secondary Injury
Some hypothesize that kinesiology taping's elastic property and the wave-shaped adhesive stimulates the muscles to return to its original state and prevent secondary injury.
WaveWear's inner bio-silicone lining is wave-shaped to closely mimic the kinesiology taping effect and is economic as it can be reused over and over.
Increase Blood Flow and Lymphatic Drainage,
Reduce Swelling and Muscle Fatigue
Inner wave-shaped adhesive of the kinesiology tape lifts up the skin and muscles to increase blood flow and lymphatic drainage in the applied area. This reduces swelling and muscle fatigue.
WaveWear can mimic this same effect and has passed a strict national official testing (KOLAS, No. 1 International Official Testing Center of FITI Research Institute) to show a maximum of 35% decrease in lactic acid (muscle fatigue).