May 16, 2022 3 min read
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT KINESIOLOGY TAPE
Feeling the pressure from your growing bump? Kinesiology tape is a safe and effective way to treat common – but super annoying – pregnancy aches and pains, like round ligament pain and pelvic pain. If you’re new to kinesiology tape,tummytape, the world’s leading pregnancy kinesiology tape, makes it super easy. You don’t have to worry about where to put the tape on your belly, since their innovative design takes the guess work out of application. Their team gives us the scoop on how kinesiology tape works, and why you’d want to use it during pregnancy.
WHAT IS KINESIOLOGY TAPE?
Kinesiology tape is made from a breathable, stretchable cotton-elastic blend. It adheres to the skin with a medically approved, water- and sweat-proof poly-acrylic adhesive.
HOW DOES KINESIOLOGY TAPE WORK?
Have you ever hit your elbow and rubbed it to make it feel better? Kinesiology tape does the same thing! Once applied, kinesiology tape stimulates the nerve endings in the skin, which send messages to your brain faster than your pain receptors do. This process is called sensory gating, and it helps to alleviate discomfort and pain. Kinesiology tape will also provide a slight lift to the skin (barely noticeable to the human eye) that helps to promote circulation which helps to reduce inflammation.
WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO USE IT DURING PREGNANCY?
WHAT SPECIFIC PREGNANCY ACHES & PAINS DOES IT HELP WITH?
tummytape is a comfortable, 24 hour a day application that can help alleviate pelvic pains, lower back discomfort, pressure on the bladder and pelvic floor, round ligament pains, and even make breathing easier. It is non-invasive, non-medicated and completely safe for mama and baby.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOUR BABY?
For the mama-to-be who is feeling the pressure on their bladder, or the constant ache in their lower back, this means relief! When tummytape is applied, it will lift the skin to reduce the inflammation that applies pressure to the pelvic area and lower back.tummytape will also help to evenly distribute the baby’s weight, reducing muscle fatigue and making your days much more comfortable. When mama is comfortable, baby is comfortable.
HOW DO YOU APPLY AND REMOVE KINESIOLOGY TAPE?
Application in 5 easy steps:
Tear all the perforations.
Remove tab 1 and place centered on the belly and as low as you can get.
Remove the number 2 tabs, one at a time, and apply on either side of the belly button with no stretch.
DON’T TOUCH THE ADHESIVE
Remove the number 3 tabs, one at a time, and apply to the belly allowing the tape to follow its natural path.
DO NOT OVERLAP THE TAPE
Gently rub the tape to activate the adhesive.
More of a visual learner?
Check out tummytape’s application instruction video:
Pull skin tight to create tension.
Gently roll tape in opposite direction.
Soak the tape in baby oil for 5-10 mins to help loosen the adhesive and make removal even easier.
More of a visual learner?
Check out tummytape’s removal instruction video here:
WHAT SETS TUMMYTAPE APART?
tummytape is easy to use, can be worn 24/7 for multiple days in a row, and is made without latex, gluten, zinc, or any topical ointments, making it completely safe for mama and baby. No need for bulky bands or braces that can only be worn for a certain number of hours at a time. Once applied, mamas-to-be won’t even feel the tape but will feel the results.