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Kinesiology Taping

at Serenity Now Massage Therapy in Cornelius, NC

"The Premier Therapeutic Massage Studio of Lake Norman"

 

Kinesiology Taping, or Fascial Movement Taping (FMT), can be of great benefit for those with frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, nerve entrapment, carpel tunnel syndrome, or tension headaches. It is beneficial for weekend warriors, seasoned athletes, and “desk jockeys” alike! 

 

What are the Benefits of Kinesiology Taping? 

  • Decreased pain
  • Increased range of motion
  • Reduced swelling and inflammation
  • Improved lymphatic drainage to enhance the body’s immune system
  • Accelerated bruise healing
  • Improved blood circulation
  • Prevention or reduction in muscle spasms and cramping
  • Reduced fatigue during workouts
  • Faster muscle recovery post-workout
  • Decreased scarring

Our Certified Fascial Movement Taping therapists, Danielle and Mary, are trained in precise taping applications for the back, neck, extremities (arms and legs), and all joints including knees, hips, elbows, ankles, shoulders, and wrists. Serenity Now has chosen to use RockTape Kinesiology Tape, as this brand has a strong, hypoallergenic adhesive that lasts up to five days, even after showering and/or sweating while working out.

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Pricing for Kinesiology Taping Sessions

Pricing for Kinesiology Taping is $25 for one region and $35 for multiple regions. Taping the upper back/neck would be considered one region; taping one shoulder and an ankle would be considered multiple regions.

RockTape is available for purchase in studio for $20 plus tax per roll. Each roll is 16.5 feet long and can be used for 5-10 applications.

Pricing for clients who purchase and bring their own tape is $15 for one region and $25 for multiple regions.

 

Instructions for Your Kinesiology Taping Session

Wear loose-fitting clothing to your appointment. Your skin needs to be clean, dry, and free from lotions and other topical agents. Every taping session will include a discussion of your goals for taping, an assessment of movement, and precise application of the kinesiology tape. Plan for your session to take 5 to 15 minutes, and arrive at least 10 minutes early to fill out your health history form if you are a new client.

 

Aftercare Instructions

Leave the tape on until it falls off. If the edges begin to peel, simply cut them. Never apply heating packs to taped areas and do not use a blow dryer to speed drying time. This can heat the adhesive to the point of burning your skin. Simply pat the tape dry after showering.

Although rare, mild to moderate skin reactions can occur. If you notice itching, redness, swelling or hives following tape application, simply remove the tape and consult a physician should the symptoms be severe or not improve within two days.

 

So How Does This “Magic Tape” Work?

This paragraph is for those of you who are interested in the science behind the tape:

When applied properly, kinesiology tape decompresses the skin and underlying fascia, which relieves pressure from free nerve endings that cause pain. This decompression increases blood circulation to and from the taped area, which reduces swelling and can improve athletic performance. Kinesiology taping also has a neurological effect in that it provides “neurosensory input” from the taped area to the brain and vice-versa. Pain signals are decreased because the tape stimulates sensory receptors in the skin that move along more rapid nerves than the slower pain signal nerves.

Click here if you are interested in the PubMed Research on Kinesiology Tape

 

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Our studio is located in Cornelius, just a short ride from Davidson, Huntersville, and Mooresville, in the heart of Lake Norman.

 

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