Jennifer is a CKTP, which stands for Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner. She has been taping massage and doula clients as well as athletes since 2016. A 15-minute evaluation and application, plus education to apply on your own, costs only $10–$40. Bring your own tape or choose from my supply.
Kinesio tape is a thin, stretchy elastic cotton strip with an acrylic adhesive.
Kinesio tape is latex-free, hypoallergenic, and wearable for days at a time.
It is safe for populations from elite athletes and weekend warriors to geriatric and pediatric clients.
Therapeutic Kinesio tape can benefit a wide variety of musculoskeletal and sports injuries, plus inflammatory conditions.
Kinesio tape is almost identical to human skin in both thickness and elasticity, which allows Kinesio tape to be worn without binding, constricting, or restricting your movement.
Kinesio tape has now been adopted by many practitioners from a variety of specialties: surgeons, acupuncturists, chiropractors, physical therapists, massage therapists, and many others.
Kinesio tape is used for treating athletic injuries and an array of physical disorders. For the first decade after its introduction, therapeutic Kinesio tape was mainly used by practitioners in Japan. By 1988, the tape had been adopted by Japanese Olympic and professional athletes before spreading across the world.
You may have noticed that more and more professional athletes use Kinesio tape to improve their sporting performance, prevent injury, and allow a quicker return to their sport following an injury.
Kinesio tape alleviates discomfort and facilitates lymphatic drainage by lifting the skin. This lifting allows for a decrease in inflammation, reducing pressure while enabling a more effective blood flow and lymphatic drainage out of the target area.