Whether tending to crops or hunting our next meal, humans have lived most of our time on our feet. Unfortunately, as a society we are tending to move less and less, and as a result we are getting sicker and sicker.
With the advent of the desk job, smartphone, TV, and computer, we’re sitting down more than ever before. It is estimated that Americans sit 9.3 hours a day, which is even more time than we spend sleeping (7.7 hours). Our bodies weren’t built for that, and it’s starting to take a toll.
Sitting 6 or more hours per day makes you up-to 40% more likely to die within 15 years than someone who sits less than three.
Even if you exercise for 1 hour a day, your risk is still higher if you sit for long periods in the day.
At RockTape, we develop tools to help people move better. When people move better, they tend to move more.
It normalizes muscle tone.
When someone is injured, fatigued, sick, or inflamed, the symphony of muscle action that normally takes place with great accuracy often falls out of tune. This can happen all over the body. For instance, research has shown that people who sprain their ankle tend to have altered activity of their hip muscle as a result. RockTape helps bring dormant muscle back to life and help calm down the overactive muscles. It helps your body coordinate movement as if it weren’t hurt, hence allowing it to heal properly.
It changes how your body interprets pain.
When the signals arriving to the brain are altered, it does not produce the sensation of pain. When kinesiology tape is properly applied, many of our customers call it “magic” or think that it fixed their injury instantly. In fact, it helps to change how your body interprets pain, turning down the pain “volume” that your body hears. When RockTape is applied to the skin, it has a microscopic lifting effect underneath the skin and between the many layers. This allows the by-products created by inflammation to be removed more quickly.
Kinesiology Taping (aka FMT - Functional Movement Taping) using our favorite brand ROCKTAPE!
FMT turns down the volume on pain.
More specifically, it runs interference on pain. Ever whack your shin and rub it, and suddenly realize you feel better? RockTape on the skin can interfere with painful signals which are directed to the brain.
It delays fatigue.
Research has shown that RockTape on skin can attenuate muscle fatigue. In rehab, this is very important, not only for the parts of your body that are currently hurting, but also for the surrounding areas as they help to pick up the slack for muscles that are currently not working well.
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