Rock Taping for Performance
By Roland Hamelin, Contributing Writer
Worcester Fitness Massage Therapist has been offering free Rock Tape seminars at Worcester Fitness lately and they've created quite a buzz amongst our more performance driven athletes.
What is Rock Tape?
According to the official Rock Tape web site ( RockTape.com ) :
"All of the effects of kinesiology tape came from the mechanical and neurosensory actions of the tape. When kinesiology tape is placed on the skin, some pretty cool things start to happen. Because of the stretchiness of the tape, it mechanically lifts and, in some cases, compresses the skin it is applied to. When you consider a cross-section of human skin and the underlying tissues, you see that each layer of tissue is connected to one beneath it through slips of tissue often referred to as, “skin ligaments.” Because of this, if you create a lifting effect with tape on the skin, this effect transfers to deeper layers, effectively decompressing the tissues beneath where the tape is applied."
..."some of you attended Steve's presentation last night as part of the Wellness series where I was able to get a demonstration of the Rock Tape process. All I can say is WOW - usually I have "cement " legs after a long run but I just got back from a 10 miler with Kate (she did 20!) and the calves feel AWESOME! Now I just need to find if it comes in a body suit! Check with Steve on what other services he offers runners and all athletes as we enter the busy race season!"
David Lamontagne, Worcester Fitness Member
"Had my back taped right before noon HD class. It is about 1 hr post class. Back pain at this point much less than normal. Looking forward to see how tomorrow will be after morning classes."
Mark Oliver, Worcester Fitness Member
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