Rocktape is a brand of kinesiology tape. It is stretchier, stickier and superior.
Unlike rigid tape which is stiff and restrictive, effectively decreasing the range of motion of a joint, as well as effecting the motion of the joint above and below, Rocktape with its unique elastic properties provides functional support while allowing normal movement. When applied over a stretch muscle, Rocktape lifts the skin, accelerating blood flow to increase the amount of oxygen available, which reduces fatigue. It also promotes lymphatic flow to remove toxins and waste products produced by the body. It can be used to both prevent and treat injuries and pain.
How It Works?
When applied correctly, Rocktape’s unique elasticity causes the skin to form convolutions and wrinkles. 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 the tissue layers
Neurological – altering the perception of pain and improving body awareness
Assists to decrease pain
Assists to reduce swelling and bruising
Provides functional support while allowing full range of movement