What is Kinesiology Tape?
Kinesiology tape, also called elastic therapeutic tape, is an elastic cotton strip with an acrylic adhesive. Kinesiology tape is a versatile piece of kit, which aims to facilitate the recovery of the body and reduce muscular pain. Meglio kinesiology tape supports and stabilises your muscles and joints, without limiting movement during exercise, or day to day activities.
In the 1970s Dr. Kenzo Kaze, a renowned Japanese Chiropractor, developed the taping solution as way to relieve pain without the use drugs or surgery. The taping method he created, gently lifts the layer of skin and attached tissue covering a muscle, stimulating blood circulation to that area of the body.
When did it become popular?
Although Dr. Kaze developed his taping solution decades before the millennium, it was only after this period that his idea started to become popular amongst athletes and sporting enthusiasts. Showcased widely during the Summer Olympics in 2008 and 2012, a wave of popularity saw sales of the tape explode, as interest in its effectiveness grew.
How can Kinesiology Tape help you?
Kinesiology tape can be used to treat a number of muscular injuries as well as, posture correction and aiding with day to day general exercise.
What areas of the body is Kinesiology Tape used to treat?
Kinesiology tape can be used to prevent, but also aid your recovery from a number of injuries. It is commonly used on the following areas of the body:
How to use Meglio Kinesiology Tape?
We’ve created a wide range of taping application videos, showing a step by step process on how to use and apply kinesiology tape to different areas of the body. All of our videos are completely free to view and have been created by professional physiotherapists. Whether you want to learn how to tape your knee, your shoulder or ankle, we've got the video for you. Click the link below to view our full range now - FREE VIDEOS
How long will our tape stay on?
Meglio Kinesiology tape has undergone rigorous testing to ensure it stays in place throughout the harshest of conditions, and can be used for up to 3-4 days without causing irritation.
-Before applying, keep your skin free from any oil, sweat, or lotion
-After application, rub the tape to activate the adhesive glue.
-Avoid over stretching the tape during application to avoid skin irritation.
-If possible, apply approximately 1 hour prior to exercising or bathing to allow glue to adhere properly.
Is there any difference in the colour of the tape?
The colour of our kinesiology tape is purely aesthetic and simply provides the user with a personal preference choice. We currently have a selection of 4 colours to choose from: Black, Blue, Beige & Pink
What’s on the inside?
Meglio kinesiology tape is Hypoallergenic, Latex free and water resistant, meaning it can be worn during exercising and whilst bathing. It’s easy to apply and can be cut to length to suit your needs.