Learn the Correct Athletic Taping Methods
There are right and wrong athletic taping methods and ways it should be applied to the body. To start with, you want to make sure the skin is clean and dry. If there is hair in the area where the tape is going to be applied, you might want to shave the area, first, as the tape can pull on the hair when it is removed. There are specific patterns for each of the areas of the body, and how you apply the tape will affect how it works.
If you are using a rolled product, you have to cut each section of tape to the proper length. In cases where you are unfamiliar with the right lengths to cut and patterns to make, you are able to find pre-cut patterns for just about any area of the body. Pre-cut designs are also beneficial for people who want a fast, quick, and easy method for athletic taping, and they help prevent waste, which is common with rolled products.
For instance, if your goal is to provide support, it should be stretched and applied directly over the muscles you want to support in a shortened position. On the other hand, if your goal is to bring relief to sore, swollen, sprained, or strained muscle groups, the tape is applied differently. You can learn the proper methods for applying body tape by reviewing our free online videos for all 17 of our pre-cut SpiderTech designs.