What is Kinesiology Tape aka K-Tape?
K-Tape is a hypoallergenic tape that is applied to the skin. The tape stimulates nerve receptors which causes the body’s natural response to reduce pain and inflammation. The K-Tape also decompresses the skin layers increasing their ability to slide and glide allowing less restricted movement, improved range of motion, and better flow of body fluids to feed, repair, and get rid of waste from the tissues of the body.
* K-Tape can be applied on the performance muscles of Athletes to increase muscle output.
* K-Tape provides support to weaker body areas from past injuries to reduce swelling and pain.
*K-tape can be put around surgery sites, injuries, bruises and painful muscular areas to reduce pain and inflammation as well as speed healing.
K-Tape can be applied on it’s own with no other treatment or can be combined with other therapies such as massage, IASTM, and/or cupping. K-Tape is applied at the end of the therapy session. Alcohol is used to clean the skin where the tape will be applied to remove body oil and lotion. Once applied the K-Tape can last a few hours to a few days.
REMOVING K-TAPE: The tape is more easily removed when wet and MUST BE REMOVED BY PULLING THE SKIN PARALLEL TO THE SKIN. Do not pull off straight up or it will hurt and cause damage to the skin.
In addition to being a Licensed Massage Therapist I have received training and certification from Rock Tape to be a Functional Movement Therapist and am trained in the therapeutic application of Kinesiology Tape.
K-Tape is not be appropriate for areas with:
- Healing wounds
- Skin conditions like shingles, dermatitis, rash
If you have any of the above please consult your medical doctor to discuss if cupping therapy is an appropriate treatment plan for you.
Booking a K-Tape Session
Consider a K-taping session with Licensed Massage Therapist Kim Crinella if you have:
– a Massage and/or Gua Sha session and want to reinforce the muscles after session.
– If you are an athlete and want to provide muscles added support during training or competition.
K-taping is available as a stand alone service. K-taping rate is $15 per area. Areas available for K-tape:
Low Back, Mid Back, Upper Back, Shoulder (R or L), Elbow (R or L), Quad (R or L), Knee (R or L), Ankle (R or L), Shin (R or L), Calves (R or L).
K-taping, Gua Sha/IASTM, Cupping, Sonic Massage, Reiki Therapy and Crystal Therapy can be incorporated into any massage session at no additional charge. The rate is $1 per minute, you tell me how long of a massage session you want. If you have multiple pain issues or want a thorough full body massage with multiple services incorporated a two hour or more session is recommended.
Contact Licensed Massage Therapist Kim Crinella
I am Licensed Massage Therapist Kim Crinella and I specialize in helping people reduce pain and improve the quality of life using natural holistic wellness modalities. In person therapy services are available on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Reiki and crystal therapy services are available anywhere in the World.