What is Kinesio Tape?
It’s an elastic therapeutic tape (similar to your skin elasticity) use to treat, recover and to prevent injuries. With the acrylic adhesive, it serves to lift the skin and promote better blood circulation.
Its usually worn by sports athletes and nowadays it’s a universal used for example, the elderly, to treat normal home injuries, pregnant ladies and etc.
Other than treating injuries, it can also educate the neuromuscular system for stabiliser and posture correction purpose.
Pregnancy taping with Kinesio tape
Apart from massages for mom-to-be, we can use tape for further supports for mommies. We have all the conventional baby belts in the market and they can sometimes cost fortune. The kinesio tapes are quite economical to say the least.
With the kinesiology tape on a pregnant woman, it literally helps to distribute the weight of the extra pounds evenly with the tapes around. It can immensely reduce fatigue too.
Below are some of the application for Kinesio tape for pregnant mommies:
Personally, the we have tested Kinesio tape and it is best to be used to reduce and support the back pain (see: Sacroiliac application and Lower back) as well as the ankle (see: Swollen ankles).
BeingAFirstTimeDad recommends kinesio taping for pregnancy!
Benefits of Kinesio Tape
Below are few general benefits of kinesio tape
- Prevent injuries
- Treat injuries / rehabilitation
- Promotes blood circulation
- Posture correction
- Optimized performance
- Almost immediate treatment
- Able to shower and sleep with it
- Stays on up to 3-5 days throughout treatment
- No heavy bracing
- No restriction / elastic