In last week’s post, we introduced kinesiology taping. We highly recommend checking out that post to learn more about a popular practice used by many professional athletes. In short, kinesiology taping is applying a special elastic athletic tape to different muscle groups on your body. It requires manual application and can only be worn for up to several days.
In several scientific studies, k-tape was found to effectively reduce chronic musculoskeletal pain compared to minimal treatment such as icing. However, it should be considered a supplemental part of the overall treatment plan, not the treatment itself.
That’s where Enerskin’s E75 line of compression sportswear comes into play. Take a close look at our products and you’ll notice a network of lines inside the compression fabric. Those lines are actually made from a patented silicone support tape that’s pre-mapped to major muscle groups. This post will explore our silicone taping and muscle mapping technology in more detail.
What is Silicone?
But first, it would be helpful to quickly cover just what silicone is. Silicone is a synthetic material that’s essentially a mix between rubber and plastic polymers. It’s considered non-toxic and oftentimes used to make cooking utensils and food storage containers.
Silicone is resistant to extreme temperatures, doesn’t harden or crack over time, and is lightweight and odorless. The silicone that Enerskin uses goes a step above the food-grade silicone that’s more commonly used - our silicone is medical grade and considered the highest quality silicone out there.
Enerskin E75 Silicone Taping & Muscle Mapping Technology
Enerskin combines the stability of kinesiology taping with the durability of compression clothing to form the ultimate performance gear. We use a patented silicone printing technology that allows for multiple layers of silicone tape to be printed directly onto the compression fabric. The result is a more durable product that’s made to last.
Our silicone taping design was the result of numerous medical and clinical studies on muscle performance. Each type of Enerskin compression sportswear has a unique taping pattern to optimize the purpose of that product, whether that’s supporting your upper body, lower body, or extremities.
Silicone taping printed onto our Enerflex® fabric also increases the level of compression - up to 200% more than typical compression gear - and prevents the fabric from overstretching, so compression never diminishes. At the end of the day, Enerskin’s silicone taping and muscle mapping technology supports your muscles, joints and ligaments, keeping them firmly in place as you work hard to stay in the game.
Other Benefits of Silicone Taping
Some additional benefits of Enerskin’s silicone taping and muscle mapping technology include the following:
Sweat & Waterproof
Healthier for the Skin Compared to Adhesive Tape
More Economical vs. Repurchasing Tape
Less Time & Effort vs. Manually Reapplying Pape
In short, the silicone taping in Enerskin’s E75 line of compression sportswear takes the benefits of kinesiology taping and combines it with compression in an easy-to-wear, reusable package. It’s one of the key features that sets us apart from the competition, allowing you to perform at your best without worrying about durability, fit, or materials.
Check out our full E75 line of compression products with silicone taping and muscle mapping technology - we’re confident in the quality of our products and committed to getting even the smallest details right.