When a muscle is inflamed, swollen, or stiff, the space between the skin and the muscle is compressed, resulting in constriction and congestion to the flow of lymphatic fluid and blood circulation. This compression applies pressure to the pain receptors located in the space between the skin and the muscle, which in turn relays discomfort signals to the brain resulting in the sense of ‘pain’ of affected area.
If you stretch the skin of the affected area before the application of Ares Kinesiology Tape the taped area will form wrinkles when the applied area is back to its normal or neutral position. The wrinkling effect formed by Ares Kinesiology Tape is essential since this lifting of the skin creates more space for lymph and blood flow. Therefore the lymph drainage as well as blood circulation in the affected area can be improved effectively through taping application.
Eventually, the friction between the tissues beneath the skin is decreased due to the promoted movement of lymphatic fluid and blood circulation. Pain is reduced because the pressure on the pain receptors is lessened. The end results are believed to be reduced muscle fatigue, increase in range of motion (ROM), and better quality of muscle contraction.