Kinesio tapes, or Kinesio Tape, were invented more than 30 years ago by the Japanese chiropractor Kenzo Kase to treat and prevent muscle and joint injuries without limiting body movements. The method does not use chemicals and is not just about applying the bandages. It is necessary to work together between a chiropractor and an athlete to have it done properly.
The therapeutic bandages are elastic and adhesive and act according to the direction and tension with which they are applied. They work by sending stimuli to the brain and also have ripples that elevate the skin, improving blood circulation.
These tapes are mainly used to reduce aches and feelings of discomfort. They provide support during muscle contraction, assist in correcting joint deviations, and increase proprioception - the ability to receive stimuli from muscles, tendons, and other internal tissues.