Looking for information about kinesiology tape? THYSOL is an authority in the field of kinesiology taping and we want to share that knowledge with you. Learn more about kinesiology taping by attending one of our MTC® kinesiology taping courses or contacting us on 0411129759.
How to compare kinesiology tape?
Looking for kinesiology tape, but you do not know where to start researching? The most important factor is vaue for money. THYSOL Australia is manufacturer and exclusive reseller of CureTape®. This kinesiology tape is being produced in our own factory and that is why THYSOL can offer wholesale prices and at the same time guarantee the high quality of our product CureTape®.
What is kinesiology tape?
Kinesiology tape is an elastic cotton tape with an hypoallergenic, acrylic adhesive layer. It has been designed to mimic the skin in terms of elasticity and thickness. The kinetic tape is made of high quality materials, adheres to the skin for 3 to 7 days and is water resistant
History of Kinesiology Tape
Elastic tape was developed in the 1970s in Japan. The method originated from the principles of the ‘Kinematics’ known under the english term ‘Kinesiology’. Kinesiology as a form of therapy utilises muscle testing in order determine where the muscle ROM (Range of Motion) or balance is disturbed in the body and how to resore the muscle balance back to normal function. Created in Japan this therapy was later practiced and expanded upon in Korea. It was discovered that by making use of elastic tape by the kinesiologist’s, a faster recovery of the muscle balance was achieved.
How does kinesiology tape work?
Prior to applying kinesiology tape the muscles and joints are positioned in a stretched position, and then the tape is affixed to the skin, allowing a full range of motion. When the body comes back into a relaxed position, the tape lifts the skin slightly. Beneath the tape small corregations can be seen called ‘convolutions’.
Convolutions create space between the epidermis and dermis (Interstitial space) where many kinds of receptors, nerves, blood and lymph vessels are located. In the upper layer of the skin (the superficial fascia) 85% of the pain sensors are located. By taping this way the pain dampening or analgesic affect is activated. Pain is alleviated or disappears completely allowing the patient to move more freely restoring normal muscle function. Results are immediately noticeable during this form of treatment by the therapist.
How to apply & use kinesiology tape
Kinesiology tape can be used for many and various injuries and complaints. It accelerates the self-healing ability of the body, provides support, stability and allows full ROM. The kinesioly taping now forms part of a ‘Gold Standard’ treatment of any related health care professional. Kinesiology tape can be used throughout the entire healing process.
Kinesiology tape colours range
Kinesiology tape is available in various colours. THYSOL offers CureTape® in upto 9 different colours; Beige, Blue, Yellow, Green, Orange, Red, Pink, White and Black.
Additionally, there are also various kinesiology tapewith designs available.
Extensive range of sizes of kinesiology tape
THYSOL also offer a range of different sizes of tape. Kinesiology tape in general comes in rolls 5 meters long and 5 cm in width. Additionally, THYSOL also offers bulk rolls (CureTape® Giant) of 31.5 meters long and CureTape® Classic available in widths: 1, 2, 5 or 7.5 cm.
Kinesiology taping courses
With its own team of teachers, THYSOL has developed and run 15,000 kinesiology taping courses (MTC®) world-wide to date. These are known and offered through the MTC® (Medical Taping Concept) brand.
THYSOL authority in kinesiology taping
As one of the foundation companies THYSOL introduced kinesiology taping to the medical market in Europe. CureTape® is produced in our own factory in Korea and meets the highest quality standards. CureTape® is registered as a Class 1 medical product and is annually tested by TUV Rhineland.
Medical Taping has proven its critical role in healing in physiotherapy practices accross Europe. A study in 2014 concluded that 71% percent of the Physiotherapy practices in the Netherlands use kinesiology taping. Kinesiology taping is second only to general Physiotherapy which is the most commonly used therapy among healing modalities.
Where to buy Kinesiology Tape?
THYSOL (c/o Zebra Lymphatic) now supplies and distributes CureTape® in Australia. Since 1998 CureTape® is has been produced in our own factory in South Korea. Because we manage the production process itself in our own facilities, we can guarantee the highest quality end product to our customers.
Effectiveness of CureTape® kinesiology tape
- High product quality
- No additional medications used in manufacture
- Elastic cotton tape with a stretchability of 130 to 140% (attributes similar to the human skin)
- Air and water permeable but resistant to water (showering, swimming)
- 100% hypoallergenic acrylic adhesive layer, arranged according to a wave pattern and activated under the influence of body heat
- CureTape® can adheres for several days
- Taping is active treating patients 24 hours a day