Kinesiology tapes are often used for sports injuries or in physiotherapy. They are used to support and stabilize muscles, fascia, ligaments or joints. The interaction between body and mind, uncovering energy flows, as well as releasing blockages should be supported by the use of kinesiology tapes.
Discovered and developed in Japan in the 1970s, Kinesiology Tape is now indispensable in competitive sports, but also in hobby and amateur sports. The tape is made of cotton, is comfortable to wear and very versatile in its applications.
On the underside of the tape, the adhesive is applied in a wavy S-structure, which makes the tape particularly adaptable and stretchable. This allows the tape to adapt optimally to the structures of the human body and lays like a second layer of skin over the muscles and joints.
Taping yourself at home
Ki ... ne ... sio ... logy!
Not easy to pronounce - but quite easy to apply.
Learn how to do it yourself. In our instruction videos from head to toe we show you how it works.
You can find our free instruction Videos here:
Comfort and duration of application
Kintex Design Tapes are especially durable, waterproof and tear-resistant.
While wearing the tape, there is no restriction of mobility and the tape is not perceived as annoying.
The finely woven cotton is breathable, allows sweating under the tape and allows the skin underneath to breathe. This allows you to play sports, swim, bathe or shower with a tape on without any problems.
The duration of application is between 4-7 days, with the main effect occurring in the first 3-5 days.
Practical tip: Always remove the tape carefully, slowly and against the direction of hair growth after use.
For what purposes can kinesiology tapes be used?
The areas of application for kinesiology tapes are very versatile. In sports and therapy, our Kintex tapes are used especially often.
You will find an overview of the various possible applications below:
PAIN TAPE: In case of existing pain, the tape is used to stimulate the touch receptors of the skin and thus to stop the transmission of pain stimuli.
MUSCLE TAPE: Like a second layer of skin, kinesiology tape is also used mainly in sports to support the muscles. The healing process should also be accelerated with the help of our tapes after acute injuries.
LYMPHTAPE: The tapes are also used when the lymphatic system is blocked and the lymphatic drainage is restricted. The lymphedema should drain better under the tape, thus eliminating the congestion.
CORRECTION TAPE: Incorrect postures and relieving postures after injuries should be eliminated and permanently corrected by the correct tape application.
Fields of application at a glance:
- Painful conditions from head to toe, e.g. migraine, muscle and joint pain, tendon and bone complaints, nerve pain
- Pain in the area of the neck, shoulder, back, hip and knee.
- Movement restrictions
- Sticky tissues and fasciae
- Tensions and strains
- Digestive Problems
- Period pains
- Mental problems, e.g. stress, anxiety, Trauma
- Lack of concentration
- Lymphatic blockages
- Muscle pain
Length: 5 m
Width: 5 cm
Carrier material: 97 % cotton | 3 % elastane
Adhesive: Acrylic adhesive hypoallergenic
Pre-stretch: The tape has a pre-stretch of 10 % on the backing material.
Longitudinally, it can be stretched up to an additional 60%.
We have been offering kinesiology tapes since 2011, making us one of the oldest brands on the German taping market. Through our years of experience, we offer top quality through the finest cotton paired with an enormously strong adhesive strength of our specially developed acrylic adhesive.
Our tip: To ensure an even better hold of the tape, we recommend to shave the area which is taped in advance and to clean it from dirt and grease.
Allergic reactions / latex intolerance
Allergic skin reactions, such as itching or redness, occur very rarely and are usually caused by current medication or intensified by simultaneous alcohol or nicotine consumption. In case of doubt, please consult a doctor or pharmacist.
What do the different colors mean?
Kintex Design Tapes are available in 4 different patterns.
Basically, the choice of colors plays a rather subordinate role, even if the colors can be used supportively for therapy. According to kinesiology color theory, which is based on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the colors red and pink are considered activating, blue and green cooling, black and dark blue strengthening and beige and yellow neutral. Many physical therapists leave the choice of tape color to their patients.
The reason for this is simple: the patient should feel comfortable with the tape and not find it disturbing.
You like it colorful? Then our design tapes are a very good choice.