EQUINE KINESIOLOGY TAPING

HOW IT WORKS

​​Kinesiology tape differs from athletic tape as it stretches along its longitudinal axis allowing it to move with the body. This gives the horse full range of motion when it's applied. It works by mechanically decompressing the skin and underlying tissues. The decompression increases blood and lymph flow to the area which decreases inflammation. This also relieves pressure from free nerve endings. As the horse moves with the tape on , nerve receptors called mechanoreceptors are stimulated. Stimulating the mechanoreceptors inhibits nociceptors (pain receptors) so it's in this way that the tape acts as a natural pain reliever.

THE BENEFITS

  • Decreases pain

  • Increases blood and lymph flow

  • Dynamic support of the muscles and joints

  • Increased circulation therefore speeds healing

  • Reduces swelling

  • Promotes proper proprioception

  • Enhances performance

Lei-Anna can be found on the holistic animal studies website under Certified kinesiology taping practioners. Click the button below to learn more