Kinesiology tape was developed in the 1970's by a Japanese Chiropractor. The Tape works along with the horses natural healing process and can help maintain and prolong benefits after receiving a Sports massage treatment.

Kinesiology tape is an elastic adhesive tape that works by lifting the Horses Skin (largest receptive organ) to alleviate discomfort and facilitate lymphatic drainage. This lifting affect forms convolutions in the skin therefore increasing interstitial space and allowing for a decrease in inflammation, reducing pressure while enabling a more effective flow of blood and lymphatic fluid in and out of the target area.

Kinesiology Tape can be applied in hundreds of ways for different results, it has the ability to re-educate the neuromuscular system, reduce inflammation, prevent injury and promote good circulation and healing, and assist in returning the horses body to homeostasis.

       

 

I also use it a lot for myself mainly as a prevention of injury, I often tape my wrists which allow for full range of motion but provides and light support when massaging and prevents me over extending my wrist and causing damage. and reduces the affects of repetitive strain injury.