What is that blue tape that athletes are wearing?
The blue tape is Kinesiology Tape.
It is used to treat athletes and offers support weakened areas, reduce swelling and provide pain relief. Kinesiology Tape or Kinsio Tape as it sometime known has been taking the sport world particularly football by storm with advocates including Gareth Bale, David Beckham, Nani and Andy Murray.
Kinesiology Tape gives the same advantages of some medical supports and braces, but it is lightweight, flexible and can be applied in areas where a support cannot. It can offer the following to injured areas:
Supports strained Muscles and Joints Prevents further injury
Offers protection during the healing process
Improves muscle activation
Can be applied to prevent harmful ranges of motion
Improves circulation and lymphatic flow.
Improves performance and biomechanics.
Sporttape UK's only dedicated kinesiology tape supplier, providing a range of products including standard kinesiology rolls but more interestingly Pre-Cut's for specific areas of the body. They have already attracted the attention of a number of iconic sporting bodies in the UK, supplying national teams such as UK Athletics and a number of premiership rugby and football clubs with product who are all extremely impressed with the benefits they are achieving.
We offer a range of unique and innovative Pre-Cuts which are very consumer friendly, easy and quick to apply.
The kinesiology tape is of the highest quality manufactured in Japan by Nitto Denko the original kinesiology tape producers.