ROCKTAPE IS A SPECIAL KIND OF TAPE KNOWN AS KINESIOLOGY TAPE.
First used by acupuncturists and chiropractors in Japan, today kinesiology tape is used by practitioners throughout the world to treat injuries and improve sports performance. RockTape is effective for the treatment of a wide variety of problems, not just sports injuries and is made from 97% cotton and 3% nylon. The adhesive is a hypo-allergenic, acrylic-based and contains no latex. It can be used to treat sports and non-sports injuries, including shin splints, plantar fasciitis, runner’s knee and back pain. RockTape microscopically lifts the skin away from the muscle and fascia below, which decompresses the area and promotes blood flow.
RockTape H20 is the world’s best kinesiology tape made even stickier to meet the demands of top athletes and austere environments. It can be used to treat sports and non-sports injuries, including shin splints, plantar fasciitis, runner’s knee and back pain. RockTape microscopically lifts the skin away from the muscle and fascia below, which decompresses the area and promotes blood flow. Stretchier, stickier and stronger than the competition, RockTape is preferred by medical professionals throughout the world.
TURN DOWN THE VOLUME ON PAIN
More specifically, it runs interference on pain. Ever whack your shin and rub it, and suddenly realize you feel better? RockTape 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. When kinesiology tape is properly applied, many of our customers call it “magic” or think that it fixed their injury instantly. In fact, it helps to change how your body interprets pain, turning down the pain “volume” that your body hears. RockTape does so by affecting the nerve endings and different types of receptors in the skin of the injured area.
DECOMPRESSES AN AREA OF SWELLING AND INFLAMMATION
When RockTape is applied to the skin, it has a microscopic lifting effect underneath the skin and between the many layers. This allows for greater blood flow to and from an area, all while allowing the by-products created by inflammation to be removed more quickly.
It does so by allowing congested or compressed blood vessels (capillaries, lymph vessels, arteries, veins) to flow more freely. It also creates more room in between layers of fascia, muscle, fat, skin, and other structures.
IT DELAYS FATIGUE
Research has shown that RockTape 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. RockTape 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 SPREADS PHYSICAL STRESS
Unlike conventional taping which is meant to prevent any movement at all, RockTape is meant to allow full movement of the taped area. Through elastic properties and quick recoil, RockTape can help distribute forces to other nearby areas through the fascia, ligaments, and even bones.
Available in the following sizes:
(available in Argyle Blue, Argyle Pink, Beige, Black, Blue, Camo Green, Cow, Pink Rainbow, Red, Red Logo, Stars and Bars)
Standard H20 Roll
(available in Black Logo and Lime)
Bulk Roll (5cm x 32m)
(available in Argyle Blue, Beige, Black, Black Logo, Blue, Pink, Red)
Bulk H2O Roll (5cm x 32m)
(available in Beige and Black Logo)
Mini Big Daddy Roll (10cm x 5m)
(available in Beige, Black Logo, Green, Purple)
Mini Big Daddy H20 Roll (10cm x 5m)
(available in Black and Black Logo)