ROCKTAPE is a special kinesiology/sports tape that provides support while allowing full range of motion. Tape is used to decrease pain, unload tissue via decompression, and provide a novel stimulus that improves body awareness. 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.
While the use of kinesiology is often associated with athletes such as Serena Williams, Kerri Walsh and Lance Armstrong, the reality is that RockTape is effective for the treatment of a wide variety of problems, not just sports injuries.
How It Works
Made for competition, ROCKTAPE is the only kinesiology tape engineered to meet the demands of endurance athletes like runners swimmers and cyclists. Unlike other products, ROCKTAPE can be used both to apply compression to promote recovery, or decompression to relieve pain and swelling. When applied over a stretched muscle, ROCKTAPE lifts the skin which accelerates blood flow, this acceleration increases the amount of oxygen available to muscles, which reduces fatigue.
With the increased circulation, ROCKTAPE also promotes lymph drainage to remove lactic acid which helps during and after the muscles are used in exertion to manage fatigue. These combine affects allow one to work harder for longer periods of time. Unlike compression garments, ROCKTAPE can be applied to very specific areas that are sometimes hard to reach.
What is ROCKTAPE used for?
• Achilles tendonitis
• Plantar fasciitis
• Jumpers knee (PFS)
• ACL/MCL issues
• Rotator cuff
• Groin and hamstring pulls
• Lower back issues
• Shin splints
• Tennis and golf elbow
• Pain associated with pregnancy
• Postural correction
Improving Sports Performance
While we can’t turn a 5 hour marathoner into a 3 hour runner, we do have methods to help you break the 3 hour barrier if you’re already close. When applied properly, Rocktape can help athletes improve form and decrease fatigue through better blood flow. These are the two most critical aspects of increasing performance in almost any sport.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I use ROCKTAPE? ROCKTAPE reduces fatigue and increase your endurance so you can go faster, stronger, longer.
What does it do? ROCKTAPE does three things: increases blood flow, promotes removal of lactic acid and reduces muscle vibration that can cause fatigue.
How would RockTape help to improve my performance in my sport? When applied properly, RockTape can help athletes improve form and decrease fatigue through better blood flow. These are the two most critical aspects of increasing performance in almost any sport. As well as allow you to play with less pain and swelling.
How does ROCKTAPE work? When we manufacture ROCKTAPE, we introduce a bias into the weave of the fabric so it stretches in one direction and not the other. This creates a bio-mechanical lifting mechanism that lifts the skin away from the soft tissue underneath, which allows more blood to move into an injured area to accelerate healing and recovery.
Do I have to shave the area being taped? No, but you should trim excess hair. ROCKTAPE will adhere longer when there is minimal hair on the area being taped.
How long does the tape last? RockTape lasts 3-5 days and is water resistant. You can shower with it but there is special H2O tape that is water proof for those who are into water sports.
What is ROCKTAPE made of? ROCKTAPE is a natural-hybrid product and consists of 97% cotton, 3% nylon and uses no drugs. The adhesive is a hypo-allergenic acrylic based adhesive and contains no latex.
Do the different colors do different things? No, all the colors work the same way.