Kinesio Tex Classic provides users with high quality and consistent results. It utilizes the original wave pattern that has become known and loved the world over. Kinesio Tex Classic is ideal for consumers and those new to Kinesio Taping. Its lighter adhesive is hypoallergenic and latex-free, making it appropriate for all populations, including pediatric and geriatric skin-types. Kinesio is retiring the Kinesio Tex Gold line of tape and this Kinesio Tex Classic is the new comparable line of tape. The only differences are the packaging and the size of the small tape rolls. Kinesio Tex Classic individual rolls are 2 inches x 13.1 feet. The retired Kinesio Tex Gold line is 2 inches x 16.4 feet. The tape is now shorter, but please enjoy the lower price as well. It is available in the traditional Kinesio colors of beige, black, blue and pink, as well as new white.
Kinesio Tape is a favorite product among therapists (Occupational, Physical, and Speech) as well as chiropractors, massage therapists, and athletic trainers. The elasticity of this Tape is an important feature because it allows for movement, just like your muscles. It provides support, but still permits full range of motion to be achieved. Kinesio Tape can be used in many ways including normalizing muscle function, improving blood and lymphatic flow, pain reduction, addressing joint alignment, and to improve proprioception.
Simple knowledge of anatomy together with the understanding of muscle origin and insertion is needed when taping for activation or relaxation of a muscle or muscle group. Also, understanding of the lymphatic system will help with application for lymph drainage or swelling. Kinesio Tape is a wonderful modality that leaves lasting effects on the individual after their therapy session is completed. Kinesio Tape can help with many areas of the body and promotes a natural healing process.