What is RockTape?
RockTape is a special kind of tape known as kinesiology tape aimed at increasing movement during recovery, not limiting it. 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 by encouraging the body’s natural healing process.
While the use of kinesiology is often associated with athletes such as Michelle Wie, Adrian Peterson and Jason Khalipa, medical professionals have been using Rocktape kinesiology tape to alleviate a wide variety of ailments, not just sports injuries. From shin splints to recovering collarbone fractures to bruising and swelling, RockTape kinesiology tape has numerous uses to support every possible bodily stress — it can even be used to help evenly distribute pregnancy weight.
RockTape is made from 97% cotton and 3% nylon. The adhesive is a hypo-allergenic, acrylic-based and contains no latex.
What does RockTape do and how is it different than other taping methods?
Interferes with pain signals- It changes how the body interprets pain and in turn reduces the amount of pain that reaches the brain.
Decompresses an area of swelling and inflammation- RockTape has a microscopic lifting effect by separating your skin’s layers. This lifting effect allows by-products that create inflammation exit the area quickly, ensuring less swelling.
It delays fatigue- Research has shown that RockTape can delay muscle fatigue. This helps to prevent injuries by supporting not only the muscles that are currently hurting but the smaller supporting muscles.
It normalizes muscle tone- RockTape helps to bring inactive muscles back to life and helps to calm overactive muscles. This helps to reset the symphony of muscle action and helps the body coordinate movement the way it was designed to allow the body to properly heal itself.
It distributes physical stress- Unlike many other taping methods RockTape does not prevent movement, it allows for a fully functional range of motion. With its unique elastic properties it can help distribute force to nearby areas through fascia, ligaments, and bones.
For taping guides, or to see how RockTape can aid in your sports injury rehabilitation, check out RockTape.com