Kinesiology taping also available
Kinesiology taping was originally developed in the 1970’s by a Japanese chiropractor Kenzo Kase in order to try to treat his patients suffering with arthritis beyond the time spent in his clinic. Working with engineers they developed a flexible tape that mimicked the skin in both thickness and elasticity which could be used to position a joint in a less painful position without restricting movement.
It was originally used in a sporting environment at the Olympic Games in 1988 at Seoul. It has since been used extensively in sports where it is used for both injury prevention and to speed up recovery from injury.
The theory behind how the tape works is by lifting the skin on a microscopic level allowing for increased lymphatic drainage which helps to reduce inflammation which in turn leads to a reduction of pain. Other benefits of using kinesiology tape include support to help relax the muscles and increased circulation which also assists healing.
Kinesiology taping can be offered free of charge during a massage or a specific session can be booked at £10 for 15 minutes.