Muscular pain in the back is common from the way we live out lives. Often hunched up over technology we lose the natural form of how we carry ourselves when standing and walking. Many of us work from a seated position and this is not great for our bodies. Kinesiology Tape can offer support for users to help them maintain a good posture.
In the event of an injury it is recommended that you following the R.I.C.E. treatment advice - Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. It is important that in the event of a neck injury that you consult your physician or doctor as soon as possible. Fractures and sprains that are ignored can lead to complications.
Kinesiology tape is designed to be stretched over the area requiring treatment. It is pre-stretched on our rolls by 30% to allow easy application, however, more stretch can be added to provide greater support.
Always start by applying 4-5cm of tape without stretch as an anchor, this creates the base of the application, then stretch the tape over the area and return to an 4-5cm unstretched length at the end of the piece.
Note, thick body hair can reduce the performance of the tape as it reduces the skin surface area to the adhesive. Also it may be painful to remove the tape if body hair is longer. If you do chose to shave your skin, we do recommend 24-48 hours gap before applying tape.