Kinesthetic Taping

Ultimate Fitness York

It's time to move without causing injury or pain

Movement is key to all healing. If movement causes you pain, kinesthetic taping can provide much needed relief and a safe way in which your body can heal by reducing stress and inflammation. At Ultimate Fitness York we specialise in RockTape technology – a specialist tape developed for sporting professionals and elite athletes. Combat pain, swelling, inflammation, muscle stress and fatigue while supporting muscle recovery.

We are RockTape certified and trained – which means we have the expertise and depth of understand required to properly apply kinesthetic taping. Unlike traditional athletic tape, RockTape is engineered to mimic the human skin. RockTape can stretch up to 180% of its original length and this is what gives RockTape a clear performance advantage over other brands.

Kinesthetic Taping works in several ways.

It turns down the volume on pain.
Kinesthetic Taping on the skin can interfere with painful signals which are directed to the brain. When the signals arriving to the brain are altered, it does not produce the sensation of pain. It helps to change how your body interprets pain, turning down the pain “volume” that your body hears.

Decompresses an area of swelling and inflammation.
When Kinesthetic Taping is applied to the skin, it has a microscopic lifting effect underneath the skin and between the many layers. This allows the by-products created by inflammation to be removed more quickly.

It delays fatigue.
Research has shown that Kinesthetic Taping on skin can attenuate muscle fatigue. In rehab, this is very important, not only for the parts of your body that are currently hurting, but also for the surrounding areas as they help to pick up the slack for muscles that are currently not working well.

It normalizes muscle tone.
When someone is injured, fatigued, sick, or inflamed, the symphony of muscle action that normally takes place with great accuracy often falls out of tune. This can happen all over the body. For instance, research has shown that people who sprain their ankle tend to have altered activity of their hip muscle as a result. Kinesthetic Taping helps bring dormant muscle back to life and help calm down the overactive muscles. It helps your body coordinate movement as if it weren’t hurt, hence allowing it to heal properly.

It distributes physical stress.
Unlike conventional taping, which prevents movement – RockTape Kinesthetic Taping allows full movement of a taped area. Through elastic properties and quick recoil, it can help distribute forces to other nearby areas through the fascia, ligaments, and even bones.

RockTape is the world’s best Kinesiology Tape. It can be used to treat sports and non-sports injuries, including shin splints, plantar fasciitis, runner’s knee and back pain. Stretchier, stickier and stronger than the competition, RockTape is preferred by athletes and medical professionals throughout the world because RockTape is engineered to mimic the human skin. 

We are officially RockTape certified which means we can offer some of the most innovative thinking in the industry. We’ve been educated on concepts that can be used with elegant simplicity to create lasting change to complex problems. Improving movement and reducing pain is at the heart of everything we do.

Kinesthetic Taping is amazing! Seriously, such a good nights sleep. I didn't wake up from the pain in my shoulder once. The massage and then tape has helped it so much and I feel like it's helping me have a better posture as well as it's pulling my shoulders back to where they should be. Roll on next week and you can just tape up my whole body! Thank you - I'm very happy!

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We are now working from Redmayne Lodge, Strensall on Mondays to Fridays.

Message Shaun at Ultimate Fitness York at or call Shaun for more information on 07811 144348. Alternatively to book an appointment contact Redmayne Lodge direct on 01904 501500 or book online below.

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