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RockTape turns down the volume on pain! (from rocktape.com)
More specifically, it runs interference on pain. Ever whack your shin and rub it, and suddenly realize you feel better? RockTape on the skin can interfere with painful signals which are directed to the brain.
When the signals arriving to the brain are altered, it does not produce the sensation of pain. When kinesiology tape is properly applied, many of our customers call it “magic” or think that it fixed their injury instantly. In fact, it helps to change how your body interprets pain, turning down the pain “volume” that your body hears.
Decompresses an area of swelling and inflammation
When RockTape is applied to the skin, it has a microscopic lifting effect underneath the skin and between the many layers. This allows the by-products created by inflammation to be removed more quickly.
It delays fatigue
Research has shown that RockTape on skin can attenuate muscle fatigue. In rehab, this is very important, not only for the parts of your body that are currently hurting, but also for the surrounding areas as they help to pick up the slack for muscles that are currently not working well.
It normalizes muscle tone
When someone is injured, fatigued, sick, or inflamed, the symphony of muscle action that normally takes place with great accuracy often falls out of tune. This can happen all over the body. For instance, research has shown that people who sprain their ankle tend to have altered activity of their hip muscle as a result. RockTape helps bring dormant muscle back to life and help calm down the overactive muscles. It helps your body coordinate movement as if it weren’t hurt, hence allowing it to heal properly.
It distributes physical stress
Unlike conventional taping, which prevents movement – RockTape allows full movement of a taped area. Through elastic properties and quick recoil, RockTape can help distribute forces to other nearby areas through the fascia, ligaments, and even bones.
What Makes RockTape Better?
- Tapes movement patterns, not muscles or joints.
- Allows the muscle or joint to move through its full range of motion without losing stability or impeding circulation.
- Is water resistant and stays on the skin 3-5 days.
- 97% cotton, 3% nylon, hypo-allergenic and free of latex, acrylic and zinc.
- Is elastic and a more comfortable alternative than rigid tape.
- More Stretch than other kenesio-tape
- Cool Patterns!
Who Uses RockTape?
While RockTape was originally developed for athletes, its use has spread to a variety of rehab and movement applications. RockTape can be used by anyone at any age looking to improve pain free movement and mobility. RockTape can be self applied but certainly it is advantageous to have a RockTape Doc or trained clinician apply RockTape effectively.
Rocktape has great applications for pregnancy to help treat swollen ankles, low back pain, and other common complaints!