DORNSTETTEN, Germany — The family-owned Schupp GmbH and Co. KG company has just developed and launched a new type of kinesiology tape, the company announced today.
The new tape is different from conventional tapes in a very significant way: It works by stimulating the body to regenerate itself. Patients who are "Taped by SCHUPP" typically notice a significant improvement in their symptoms, and without the need to take potent drugs, the company stated. Doctors and physiotherapists can use the new kinesiology tape to treat discomfort or joint pain naturally, as well as in alternative medicine therapy.
The new Kinesio Tape by Schupp works by stabilizing the joints while also stimulating the body to heal itself. Specific receptors located in the skin become sensitized by where the tape is applied, which in turn encourages the healing process. Made from 100% cotton, the strips are suitable for sensitive skin, and the acrylic adhesive that is used on the tape is made from a skin-friendly material called polyacrylate.
Another advantage of the new Schupp tape is its ability to be used under water. Even showers are possible with the new Kinesio Tape. While other tapes typically fall off relatively quickly when they get wet, the Schupp company's new Kinesio Tape holds firmly to the skin. For best results, before applying the Kinesio Tape, the skin should be largely dry and free of lotion or oils.
In order to achieve the best results, the skin should not be irritated by intense sun exposure or shaving before the tape strips are glued. Skin that is quite hairy should also be shaved a bit in advance before applying the tape. For the Kinesio taping to cause the desired cure rate, the tape must be warm or its adhesive should be rubbed. After only half an hour, the patient can shower without the Kinesio Tape coming off.
The Kinesio Tape is available in four colors: red, blue, black and skin-colored. Each of the colored tapes has a different effect on the person wearing it. Blue and black Kinesio tapes help relax the muscles and the red tape helps to tone muscles. The skin-colored tapes are specially designed for use on the face.
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