Not all athletic/kinesio tape is created equal.
We hope everyone is enjoying the olympics in Rio this year. We can't help but notice this year's olympic fashion trend is kinesio or what is also called athletic tape. Fun or functional, seems to be the biggest question out there regarding this "sticky subject."
Athletic tape is widely used to alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, enhance performance, support muscles and possibly reduce or enhance range of motion and help with rehabilitation. Some athletes use it to enhance proprioception, this is your own awareness of the position of your body. For example this enables an athlete to know where their arm is when they throw.
Nikken's DUK (Dynamic Underlayer Kinetic) Tape does all the these things but combines the power of negative-ion and far-infrared technologies to create a superior tape. Nikken Far-Infrared tech absorbs natural energy from any source and then reflects that energy in far-infrared wavelengths creating a a warmth that eases muscle and joint discomfort and gives you a refreshed feeling.
Dr. Bill Higgins uses kinesio tape in his practice but really became impressed with Nikken's DUK Tape when patients wanted to buy the tape.