RockTape is a premium brand of kinesiology tape. Kinesiology tape has become a widely recognised and effective method of treating many types of injuries, and is used by a variety of health practitioners.
RockTape differs from other types of kinesiology tape because it was specifically designed to mimic the movement of human skin. This means RockTape is much stretchier than other tapes, and this feature offers a great advantage in performance and useability.
The benefits of RockTape are varied and offer an effective manner of treating a number of injury types. These benefits stem from RockTape’s unique ability to provide increased tissue decompression. Increased tissue decompression allows for reduced swelling at the injury site, increased circulation, and reduced tissue pressure which allows for increased range of movement. Perhaps most importantly, RockTape decompresses pressure on nerve endings, resulting in pain reduction during the healing process.
In addition to these benefits, RockTape is highly effective in supporting areas that have been sprained, torn, strained or weakened. For more detailed information on the mechanisms behind the efficacy of RockTape, please see their website here.
In contrast, standard rigid tape takes a more aggressive approach in restricting movement to reduce the risk of injury. Although rigid tape does provide strong support for injury-prone areas such as joints, it does not have the capacity to mimic the movement of human skin – this means it also does not allow for increased tissue decompression in the same way that RockTape does. Rigid tape’s primary function is to prevent injury by providing an actual physical barrier to movement that may cause injury.