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56 m a s s a g e & b o d y wo r k j u l y/a u g u s t 2 0 2 2 KINESIOLOGY TAPING Amplifying the Effects of Hands-On Work By Ana Varona KEY POINTS • Kinesiology tape uses medical- grade adhesive to create a microscopic space between the skin and the tissues underneath it, influencing the movement of fluids in the dermal and superficial fascia layers. • The manner in which tape is applied, including the shape of the cut, the direction of the tape, and the amount of tension applied, contributes to the tape's effect, making it crucial that a therapist has a thorough understanding of the principles, science, and methodology of taping.

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