Kinesiology Taping with Pilates
What is Kinesiology Taping?
It is a stretchy tape applied in a specific way to the skin to treat swelling, pain, posture related issues and can also be applied to enhance performance. In combination with your Pilates excercises it helps to balance the body and allow the correct muscles to work efficiently and effectively.
It can be used on almost any part of the body and is safe used when pregnant.
The Tape can be used in a variety of ways to achieve different benefits. The tape creates a bio-mechanical lifting mechanism that decompresses the tissue just under the skin. It is believed that this decompression and having tape on our skin creates 3 main effects:
- Fluid Effect: By causing decompression the tape promotes a more normal fluid dynamic in the taped area. Swelling is better able to flow out of the area, taking with it toxins which result from inflammation and injury. Also blood has less resistance to enter the area bringing with it more oxygen and nutrients vital for healing and recovery. This fluid effect is probably behind the dramatic improvement in swollen and bruised tissue that is often seen when tape is applied.
- Mechanical Effect: As pressure on the vertical layer cake of tissue between skin and bone is reduced more normal slide and glide mechanics between the layers of tissue is restored.
- Neurological Effect: A lot of pain generated by movement or muscle contraction is generated by nerve endings in the space between the skin and muscle. As tape decompresses this space there is less pressure on these nerve endings so is reduced or stopped completely at its source.
Kinesiology Taping with Pilates takes 20mins
and costs £25
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