Use in Pregnancy
It is widely recognised that the use of Kinesiology Tape or Body Tape can be used to add support during the later stages of pregnancy. Especially in the third trimester as your babies size and weight increases. This can often lead to increased back pain.
AVO+ strongly recommends you speak to your medical practitioner about the use of supportive tape before embarking on using the tape as a support.
The techniques outlined below are simply guides to how you might use tape to offer support during pregnancy and are not in any way medically recognised techniques.
After advice from your practitioner you may find that they suggest that you can use tape to wrap around from low to high across the bump. Mimicking how you might wrap your arms under the bump to take the weight. This can be achieved by anchoring the tape below where the bump starts and running it, stretched, at around 130% high up the tummy and/or under the arms. Since the tape is stretchy it will give and move with your skin. A further tape can be run vertically up the middle of your belly.
WHY IS IT STRETCHY?
In order to work the tape must be stretched, the give in the tape allows it to work with your skins normal give and take. The tape offers 130-160% elasticity depending on how it is used. When cutting the tape you should ensure that you are cutting around 25% shorter length than your intended use to allow for the stretch.
IS IT WATERPROOF?
Yes, your AVO+ Body Tape is water resistant and designed to stay in place for many days if you wish. You can swim or bath with the tape and it will stay in place. Great for pool parties!
HOW DO I REMOVE?
It is important that you take time and care when removing the tape, our acrylic adhesive will leaves red marks and/or residue if not removed correctly. The very best way to remove is to apply oil (baby oil or olive oil will work great) to the tape and let it soak into the fabric, ensure the whole area is covered. Leave this on for 3-5 minutes to ensure the oil has seeped through to the glue. The adhesive will breakdown and you will be able to peel away the tape from your skin, if your feel it is still too stuck or you feel the skin pulling, repeat the above until it is easy enough to peel away. The longer you leave the oil the easier it will be to remove.
If you do not have any oil to hand, then a hot bath will really help loosen the adhesive and you could remove it this way. Any residue can be removed by soap and water or a proprietary skin cleaner.
WHAT IS OUR BODY TAPE MADE OF?
Our AVO+ body tape is medical grade Kinesiology Tape. Made of 100% cotton and finishes in a range of skin tonal colours as well as bright pink and blue. It uses an acrylic premium hypoallergenic adhesive (50 gsm) is applied in a wave effective to maximise performance.
The above guide may not work for all and is a generic guide to help users understand how to use the product. AVO+ does not make any claim to guarantee that this will work for you and that the product will offer support for any minimum times. It is noted that some users may find their body perspire under the tape that may cause it to become loose over time. We highly recommend that you try your look in advance of that special day or night.
If wearing the tape causes any irritation or redness please stop using the tape immediately. If your skin has any reaction to the tape stop using and if the symptoms persist consult medical advice.