The meaning of the kinesiology tape colours
If you look at the selection of kinesiology tapes, you will notice that they are available in many different colours. The colours reach from loud pink to decent beige. There is often a discussion if the colours of kinesiology tape have a special meaning. Some physiotherapists say that certain colours have different effects and some physiotherapists let their patients choose their preferred colour. Our kinesiology tape is available in the colour red, blue, black, beige, green and pink.
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The purported meaning of the kinesiology tape colours
The theory of colours for kinesiology tapes is strongly oriented to the chinese theory of colours. The different colours have this meaning:
Shades of blue should have the effect of cooling and easing. Blue tapes are often used for inflammations or swellings.
Red and Pink:
In contrast to blue, bolder colours like red and pink should have an activating and warming effect. They should solve blockades and increase the blood flow.
The colour green is associated with inner peace, healing and recovery. Green tapes are often used for injured body parts.
Black is a very popular colour for treatment. It should symbolise strength and power. On the one hand black is a good contrast to other colours and on the other hand it reminds some people of war paint.
Kinesiology tape in beige is discrete and grounded. In the chinese theory of colour it is often used if the affected body part has a balanced energy level or for stabilisation.
Estimate of the meaning of the kinesiology tape colours
As mentioned before, some physiotherapists insist on choosing certain colours for the application of kinesiology tape and some physiotherapists let their patients choose the colour. If you consider just the facts, it's the same product in a variation of colours, so you should choose the colour you prefer the most. Beige suits very well if you apply the tape in visible areas like the face or the neck, because it is discreet. We recommend you to buy kinesiology tape in more than one colour for better clarity if the application requires an overlapping taping technique. To find your favourite colour of kinesiology tape, you can try our mixed set of kinesiology tapes, which contains one roll per colour.
Important note before taping
To ensure the compatibility of the kinesiology tape with your skin, we recommend that you test a small piece of tape on your skin beforehand and leave it there for about 30 minutes.
If you experience itching or an allergic reaction, remove the kinesiology tape and stop the treatment.