Improves circulation and as a result, promotes more rapid healing of injuries
Enhances muscle tone and increases range of motion
Eases muscle spasms
Reduces inflammation and swelling in the joints so that pain is relieved
Stimulates circulation in the lymphatic system and hastens the elimination of waste products and other toxins
Lengthens connective tissue and so breaks down/prevents the formation of adhesion's and reduces the danger of fibrosis
Generally improves the disposition of the animal
Kinesiology tape is a flexible elastic tape that moves with the body. This provides supports to the body parts without the tape slipping.
Pain Relief- By supporting the body part kinesiology tape is able to provide pain relief and muscular support to help control body parts affected by muscle inhibition.
Muscle Support- Muscle strength may be assisted by kinesiology tape via physical assistance and tactile feedback through the skin proprioception boost. This phenomenon may assist both the able bodied athlete to enhance their performance.
Swelling Reduction- Kinesiology provides a passive lift to your skin via its elastic properties. This vacuum effect allows the lymphatic and venous drainage systems to drain and swollen or bruised tissue quicker than without the kinesiology tape.
It is also thought that this same principle can assist the removal of exercise byproducts like lactic acid that may contribute to post-exercise soreness eg delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).