Hints and tips around Kinesio taping
Cleanse the skin before applying. It should be dry and free of grease.
It is advisable to shave hairy areas of the body in order not to compromise the adhesive effect of the tape. Alternatively, the hair can be fixed to the skin with a spray adhesive; this is often used in sports.
During application, fingers should not come into contact with the adhesive, as this can reduce the adhesive effect.
When applying a kinesiological tape, it is important to "activate" the adhesive by gently rubbing the tape. This ensures better adhesive properties and a longer application time.
The application technique should be learned correctly and the tape should always be applied according to the individual needs of the patient or athlete.
Since the tape changes the sensory system of the body, the tape should be applied approximately one hour before starting any sporting activity.
All kinesiological tapes from K-Active® are water-repellent and hardly absorb any moisture from the outside. After showering or bathing, the tape dries by itself. Alternatively, it can be carefully dabbed with a towel (do not rub!) or dried with a hairdryer.
The application time of the tape is on average three to five days. Experience has shown that significantly longer application times are possible with the optimal body location and technique.
When removing the tape, you should always proceed slowly and carefully so as not to cause skin irritation.