Kintex IQ Tape
Stretchy and comfortable
Lasts 3-5 days
Adaptable & skin friendly
Allows flexibility for creative patterns
- Durable, waterproof, sweat proof, tear-resistant
The skin-friendly IQ-Tape with silica gel balls on the adhesive surface, which sink into the skin, is very durable, waterproof and tear-resistant. By lowering the balls, you reach deeper tissue layers such as the free fascias and thus increase the massage effect in your own movement, which also has a very beneficial effect on the lymphatic system. The tape is very adaptable and stretchable due to the undulating S-shaped structure of the hypoallergenic acrylic adhesive.
Application comfort and application duration
Just a few minutes after the tape is applied, it is no longer perceived as annoying and thus there is no restriction of activity by the tape bandage. Swimming, bathing, showering or doing sports is possible without any problems with the bandage. The breathable material of the tape allows sweating and allows the skin underneath to breathe. The application time of the IQ-Tape is comparable to the conventional Kinesiology Tape and is about one week. Allergic reactions rarely occur when using the tape. These are usually caused by the current intake of medication or intensified by the simultaneous consumption of alcohol or nicotine. In case of doubt, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Compared to the conventional Kinesiology Tape, please note two important changes in the application technique. Do not stretch the tape with 100% but with a maximum of 25%. Before applying the tape, the body is not pre-stretched, but remains neutral, or you go into the counter-stretch to increase the desired effect. By modelling or rubbing, the acrylic adhesive is activated and unfolds its adhesive power.
The IQ-Tape was developed in competitive sports and therefore has a strong adhesive which can leave residues. If the fasciators (balls) leave reddening of the skin, this is intentional in order to achieve the effect of the connective tissue massage.