Who can benefit from Mobility Tape?
Traditional kinesiology tape and therapeutic tape is used to reduce recovery time and offer long term pain relief for many conditions including:
With the extra kick from the menthol infusion, Mobility Tape can also be used for:
and many other painful conditions
Mobility Tape is made with high grade 90% cotton and 10% spandex fabric and a hypoallergenic adhesive. It does not interact with prescription drugs, so it is safe to use by most individuals.
It should not be used over broken skin or by those with menthol allergies. Menthol is not recommended for children under 2 years of age.
3 Stages of relief
Both kinesiology tapes and menthol creams have traditionally been used to control and reduce pain. The menthol infusion in Mobility Tape creates a new stage of relief, by continuing to offer low dose menthol to the painful site.
Many pain relief creams contain menthol due to its instant cooling effect and its pain relieving properties.
You may experience the menthol in Mobility Tape as either a warming or cooling sensation. Because the menthol oil is infused into the adhesive under the tape, the effects typically last longer than creams exposed to air. For most people it lasts a few hours. This effect can also reactivate when the tape is wet.
ONGOING BENEFITS FROM MENTHOL
Traditionally menthol was considered to be an effective analgesic (pain reliever) due to its effect on the temperature receptors in neurons.
Current research shows however, that it also blocks the sodium and calcium channels of the neurons, which causes a relaxation in muscles.
Menthol has also been shown to activate k-opiod receptors. This can create a similar effect to opiods, without the harmful side effects.
So the benefits of menthol can outlast the initial cooling/warming effect and provide 48-60 hours of pain relief with the Mobility Tape infusion.
THE BENEFITS OF KINESIOLOGY TAPE
Kinesiology tape applications work by naturally stimulating your body’s own pain relief and healing systems.
The adhesive of the tape is constructed in a weave pattern. This pattern helps stimulates your skin, activating the mechanisms that reduce inflammation and discomfort. Applications can also be done that support injured areas.
The tape will typically stay on for about 5 days and provide these benefits throughout the period.
Mobility Tape comes in rolls that are 2 inches wide x 16.4 feet long / 5 cm x 5 m.