What is Myofascial Taping?
The myofascial taping method is a unique, innovative and revolutionary taping method based on the regulation of the myofascial balance by the use of myofascial release and myofascial activation techniques. The techniques improve muscle function, motion and posture and bring about a structural and functional change of the fascia to rid the body of restrictions and to kill pain most often (95%) in one therapy session.
Flexotape has been successfully used at the Commonwealth Games, football world cup, rugby world cup, football European championship, Olympics and over 30 UK national teams, premier league football clubs and rugby clubs.
Effects of Myofascial Taping with Flexotape
- Revolutionary pain relief/eradication of pain
- Regulation of myofascial tension
- Myofascial release
- Myofascial activation
- Regulation of muscle tone
- Correction of fascia course
- Improvement of blood and lymph flow
- Reduction of oedemas
- Improvement of muscle function
- Increased max force
- Improvement of proprioception
- Facilitation and improvement of motions
- Increased range of motion
- Treatment of scar tissue
- Improvement of sport specific motion patterns
What is Flexotape?
Flexotape is a self-adhesive and elastic tape. Flexotape has similar properties than regular kinesiology tape but has a much stronger adhesive. It is latex free, made out of 100% high-quality cotton, is almost of the same texture as healthy human skin, and is water resistant.
Contra indications of Flexotape
Very rarely, skin reactions may appear.
What to expect during a treatment session
Flexotape is applied to the body and can be left for up to a week, depending on conditions.
How does Myofascial Taping work?
The tape provides steady stimuli of mechanoreceptor (sensory receptor) embedded in the fascia tissue, shifts different layers of tissue during movement (massage effect), and off-loads fascia mechanically by shifting it into a certain direction. These effects cause a myofascial release and regulation of muscle tone, which is effective and important effects in order to relieve pain.