AZSPORT Kinesiology Tape Review

The older I get the more I seem to suffer from injury, but on a tight budget that doesn’t allow for regular massages or a personal trainer I needed something affordable and effective. I’ve tried Solanpas strips, Aleve, Foam Rollers and all sorts of other cure-alls. If you are anything like me you were completely fascinated by the 2014 Olympics in Sochi where droves of elite athletes were wrapped in brightly colored tape? The swimmers, volleyball players and runners swathed in the weirdest configurations that made little or no sense to a lay person? A little research on my part indicated that it’s a magical cure-all called Kinesiology Tape .

Kelly O’Mara explained it best in an article for Competitor Magazine,
Kinesiology tape is made up of cotton fibers with polymer elastic strands woven throughout. Whereas traditional athletic tape restricts blood flow and movement, kinesiology tape is pliable and allows for a full range of motion. “It feels like it’s not even there.”
First developed in the 1970s by Japanese chiropractor Kenzo Kase, kinesiology tape came to prominence after the 2008 Olympics, and several companies have developed products from Kase’s Kinesio Tex Tape since.

AZSport Kinesiology Tape or KTape provides the following benefits:
1. Relief from acute and chronic pain (i.e. knee injuries, shoulder pain, neck aches and even planter fasciitis).

2. Reduces swelling and inflammation. “When the tape is applied correctly, it achieves the last of these effects by lifting the skin to create a small space between the muscle and dermis layers. That space takes the pressure off swelling or injured muscles, allows smooth muscle movement and makes space for drainage and blood flow”. (O’Mara)

3. Prevents and/or relieves spasms and cramping. When this tape arrived I had just started running again after a 3 year hiatus and 20 lb. increase, needless to say I was struggling. I developed shin splints, planter fasciitis and muscle spasms in my legs. I quick Google search led me to several videos geared to the proper use and application of kinesiology tape. Within minutes I felt relief, hours I stopped walking like I was covered in sunburns and after two days I was right as rain. The planter fasciitis has stayed but the relief has been amazing!

4. Provides support without restriction – once applied the k-tape becomes like a second skin. There is no icy-hot patch smell, no peeling. In fact, the tape does not come off in the shower, the pool or the ocean. ** Disclaimer – since it does work so well Hairy Men Beware – pain affiliated with the removal is worth the benefit of the relief **

5. Speedier Recovery of Overused muscles – shin splint and muscle spasms no more! As a fathlete I am in awe of this stuff, so imagine how much it can benefit you in your athletic glory!

Think this can’t help you?
Right now think of something that hurts? Your neck from hunching over the computer? Your lower back from hauling kids and groceries and hockey gear all over town? Your feet from standing on the all day at work? Your old field hockey, football or baseball injury?
Now that you have this injury in mind open a Google search box and type in: Kinesiology Tape and select videos under the top bar. I guarantee that some pain that nags you is listed among the videos.

Trained sports medicine folks walk you through the application of the ktape. You will not be sorry.

ZSPORT Kinesiology Tape may help you:

*Bring relief to overused and sore muscles
*Support your joints and muscle during intense activities
*Promote fast healing
*Help improve and increase performance
*Enhance the lymph drainage and blood circulation


Not a single one!! Absolutely worth a try!! My daughter Selena is thoroughly impressed with her AZSport Kinesiology Tape.


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