Rock-Tape - River of Life Chiropractic and Wellness Traverse City Michigan

Rock-Tape

The Best Kinesio-Tape for Reducing Pain and Increasing Performance

Turn down the volume on pain

rocktape1 More specifically, it runs interference on pain. 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. RockTape does so by affecting the nerve endings and different types of receptors in the skin of the injured area.

 

Decompresses an area of swelling and inflammation

withoutrtWhen RockTape is applied to the skin, it has a microscopic lifting effect underneath the skin and between the many layers. This allows for greater blood flow to and from an area, all while allowing the by-products created by inflammation to be removed more quickly. It does so by allowing congested or compressed blood vessels (capillaries, lymph vessels, arteries, veins) to flow more freely.

 


It delays fatigue

Research has shown that RockTape on skin can attenuate muscle fatigue.

 

It normalizes muscle tone

withrtWhen someone is injured, fatigued, sick, or inflamed, the symphony of muscle action that normally takes place with great accuracy often falls out of tune.  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 allowing it to heal properly.

 

It spreads physical stress

Unlike conventional taping which is meant to prevent any movement at all, RockTape is meant to allow full movement of the taped area. Through elastic properties and quick recoil, RockTape can help distribute forces to other nearby areas through the fascia, ligaments, and even bones.

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