WHAT IS ROCKTAPE?
RockTape is a premium brand of kinesiology tape. First used by acupuncturists and chiropractors in Japan, today kinesiology tape is used by a wide variety of health professionals throughout the world to both prevent and treat injuries and pain.
WHAT DOES ROCKTAPE DO?
When applied correctly, RockTape’s unique elasticity causes the skin to form convolutions and wrinkle. This decompresses the tissue immediately below the skin. It is believed that this has three main effects:
- Fluid effect- improving blood and lymphatic flow in the taped area
- Mechanical effect- improving the slide and glide between tissue layers
- Neurological effect- altering the perception of pain and improving body awareness.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
When applied properly, RockTape lifts the skin away from the muscle, which promotes positive changes in the body’s fluid, mechanical and neurological systems. Commonly people wearing RockTape report less pain, swelling and tightness, greater awareness of the area and later onset of fatigue.
WHAT ARE THE KEY SYMPTOMS THAT ROCKTAPE MIGHT ASSIST?
- Muscle pain or cramping – e.g. lower back or calf muscles
- Joint pain – e.g. shoulder or knee
- Poor posture
- Inflammation or bruising
WHY IS ROCKTAPE BETTER THAN OTHER KINESIOLOGY TAPE BRANDS?
RockTape is manufactured in South Korea which has much more stringent quality controls. This results in a product which is stickier, stretchier and superior. Not to forget the extensive range of colours and patterns available which cater for every personality type. And of course we also have the “Big Daddy” which is 10cm wide RockTape. This is perfect for larger muscle groups and use with horses.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The RRP for a 5m x 5cm roll is $22.50. A roll will last for about 10-20 applications, or about one to two months, depending on frequency and length of applications. You can purchase RockTape here