The most important considerations you should make when purchasing kinesiotape are the quality of the tape and the cost/benefit factor .
Feel is an absolute premium tape with the best quality and uniquely good adhesive properties with an adhesive life of up to 7 days. Only a few manufacturers worldwide supply products with a comparable adhesive life. Nevertheless, Feel Kinesiotape is very attractively priced and probably the tape with the best cost-benefit factor worldwide.
Feel Kinesiotape is produced in one of the most modern factories worldwide under the highest quality standards. It meets the latest MDR guidelines and is therefore an MDR-approved medical device.
In addition, Feel Kinesiotape is certified for all important ISO quality standards for kinesiological tape: ISO 13485, ISO 14971, ISO 10993-5 and ISO 10993-10 .
Kinesiotape is a highly elastic tape made of cotton and a small proportion of nylon fibers with an adhesive layer of acrylic adhesive. Kinesio tapes are breathable, water-permeable and have adhesive properties without restricting freedom of movement. The most important thing, however, is that you are free of medications and other active ingredients.
The tape is very similar in its stretch capabilities to the thickness and weight of human skin and can be used with certain application techniqueshave a positive impact on improving muscle and joint function. At the same time, kinesiological tape can support the lymphatic system. Kinesio tape was developed by Japanese chiropractor Kenzo Kase in the 1970s from kinesiological movement theory. He was looking for ways to relieve pain without the influence of medication. The treatment method came to Europe and America in the mid-1990s and is now present in almost every country.
Back pain (lumbago, cervical spine syndrome, sciatica)
Headaches, migraines, neurological disorders
Lymphatic drainage disorders
It offers support and stability without affecting mobility and can stimulate the body's own healing processes. Therefore, kinesiological tape is often used as a supplementary treatment method or as a so-called quick fix.
There are big differences in how long Kinesio tape can be worn depending on the manufacturer. In general, you can establish a connection between price and wearing time to a certain extent by distinguishing between cheap kinesiotapes (price under 10€) and premium kinesiotapes (price over 10€) . With the cheap kinesio tapes you can expect a wearing time of between 1-3 days, with the premium tapes you can expect a wearing time of between 3 and 5 days. Only very few kinesio tapes allow you to wear them for up to 7 days.
If you want to buy kinesiotape for yourself or your customers/patients, you should be very careful that you order a high-quality and safe product. From the outside, the kinesio tapes look almost the same, but there are huge differences in material and adhesive. In addition, not all tapes meet the quality requirements that they must meet as a medical product.
The first thing you should do is check whether the kinesiotape is MDR tested. Then it comes to the adhesive used and the material from which the kinesiotape is made. If the adhesive and material are harmless, you can then use the elasticity of the kinesiotape, the length of adhesion to the skin and other points such as sustainability in production as criteria.
Which kinesiotape do therapists use?
Sensitive kinesio tape
97% cotton, 3% high-tech nylon fiber
Medical anti-allergic acrylic adhesive. Zinc and latex free
25% lower amount of adhesive. Particularly suitable for children, seniors, pregnant women and people with sensitive skin.
A good kinesiotape should have the same thickness and elasticity as the skin. Because the kinesio tape is fixed to the skin, the underlying tissue is displaced when it moves. The stimulus of moving should activate various receptors (for touch, pain, temperature and spatial position), which are responsible for muscle tension. The aim is to transmit signals to the central nervous system with positive effects on the body.
In addition, kinesiotape should also reduce pain and improve blood flow, as well as relieve damaged muscles, ligaments and joints.
The aim of every treatment with Kinesiotape is to activate and support the body's self-healing powers.
IMPORTANT NOTE: So far, none of the above mechanisms of action have been proven in studies. The specific effectiveness is therefore not clearly proven. Kinesiological taping cannot replace conventional medical treatment, it can only supplement it!
Can you apply kinesiotape yourself?
Kinesiotape is used in medical practices and physiotherapy facilities as part of the therapy as well as in home applications. The better choice is always to have a professional apply the tape, as he knows the necessary application techniques and also pays attention to important details. However, the most important basic systems with kinesiotape can also be applied at home with the right instructions.
To support you with the system, we have stored the most important systems as step-by-step editorials in our application area.
If you want to go deeper into kinesiological taping beyond the basic knowledge, we recommend booking our2-hour on-demand course . In this training we will teach you the most important basics of kinesiotape and the right application for different areas of the body.
Kinesio tape is available in many different colors. The question is often asked whether the colors have a certain meaning or different effects on the body. Science disagrees about color theory and its effects on the body. Basically, it can be said that red tones are supposed to have a stimulating effect and blue tones are supposed to have a calming effect. But there is no reliable study that could support this. However, tape is always about personal taste and style. Feel Premium Kinesiotape is available in many different colors and patterns. Feel free to look around.
What lengths, widths and cuts of kinesiotape exist?
In addition to different colors, Kinesio tape is also available in many different widths, lengths and cuts for different areas of application. The most common basic tape is 5cm wide and 5m long. Depending on the area of use, the correct lengths are then cut from the tape. For professional use and higher needs, the Kinesio tape is also available in dimensions of 5cm x 32 meters .
For wider areas, e.g. in the area of the lower back, thighs or for lymph areas, it is recommended to use a 10cm wide Kinesio tape .
All tapes can also be cut into other shapes, such as narrower ones, using scissors. The most well-known forms are Y-Tapes, I-Tapes, X-Tapes and Octopus Tapes. In ouron-demand course and our Kinesio tape trainingYou will receive detailed information about all Kinesio tape systems.
Make sure the skin is clean, oil-free and dry before applying the Kinesio tape
Round off the corners of the Kinesio tape with scissors. This means it lasts significantly longer on the skin.
Always apply the anchor point of the Kinesio tape without pulling.
When applying the tape, avoid wrinkles, otherwise blisters may form on the skin
Make sure that the skin under the kinesio tape does not form wrinkles when applying it.
After applying the Kinesio tape, rub the backing paper over the tape. The heat generated activates the adhesive and ensures better adhesion
Ideally, the area treated with the Kinesio tape should be hair-free. This extends the possible wearing time.
Always carefully remove the Kinesio tape from the skin. The following tips can help you remove the tape painlessly: Use oil to loosen the tape, remove the tape when it is wet (e.g. in the shower), unroll the tape.