The method behind the tape

Kinesiology Taping is also known as Medical Taping among the healthcare professional. The basis of the Medical Taping Concept method was created in Japan and Korea in the seventies. At the time innovative methods of taping were being developed, starting from the idea that movement and muscle activity are essential in maintaining and recovering health. This taping method was fundamentally different from the conventional taping methods with rigid white tape. The non-elastic rigid tape is often applied for fixing or for immobilizing a joint.

The following effects are observed from the medical professional practice. CureTape® can:

  • Remove congestion in blood circulation and lymphatic drainage.
  • Alleviate pain.
  • Improve muscle function by regulating muscle tone.
  • Support the function of the joint by stimulating proprioception, correcting the direction of movement and increasing the stability.
  • Influence segmental.
Development of the Medical Taping Concept

Development of the Medical Taping Concept

Worldwide there are nowadays physicians, physiotherapists, sports masseurs and skin therapists working in-line with the Medical Taping Concept. The Medical Taping Concept is a revolutionary method of treatment, which differs fundamentally from the conventional taping treatment methods. Nowadays special Medical Taping courses, given by certified MTC instructors, are offered to various professional groups in the public health sector all over the world. To many professional therapists, the Medical Taping Concept has become an essential addition in their practice.

The Medical Taping Concept was only introduced into Europe in the late nineties by the Dutch company FysioTape B.V., one of the founders of the THYSOL Group B.V. Together with an innovative group of “early adapter” physiotherapists, this kinesiology taping method was developed into the professional concept it is today. Throughout the years, more evidence has been collected in various tape-applications for a range of injuries and medical problems. The current level of the medical knowledge about the fascia has given more substantiation and explanation why this method can be applied successfully.

Medical Taping Courses for different specializations;

Medical Taping Courses for different specializations;

  • MTC basic course
  • MTC advanced course
  • MTC Lymphatic course
  • MTC paediatrics course
  • MTC sports course
  • MTC in-company course

The MTC courses are being given all over the world by certified MTC instructors.
A local distributor can give the information about available courses or fill in the contact form at this website.

Online Kinesiology Taping Courses

Online Kinesiology Taping Courses

Online Kinesiology Taping Courses have been developed in cooperation with practitioners and other professionals within the Health industry. Therefore, they will provide a very practical (case-based) approach to the kinesiology taping. The THYSOL Academy is still extending it’s range of online courses, but the following courses are already available:

Online Sports Taping Course





Online Beauty Taping Course


The effect on the skin

The effect on the skin

The idea behind this new innovative method was that muscles not only attributed to the movements of the body, but also control for instance blood and lymph circulation and the body temperature. Improper muscle function can cause a range of symptoms and complaints. Pursuing this idea, an elastic kinesiology tape was developed which could support the muscles in their functions without restricting their movement. By treating the affected muscles in this way, the body’s own healing process would be activated.

This website is equipped with a database of Kinesiology Taping Instruction videos for different kind of injuries and problems. A handy reference for the professional.

Also available in different languages is the Medical Taping handbook. This medical handbook provides a clear overview of the different possibilities of the Medical Taping Concept. It is written for the medical professional and is available in over 10 different languages.

Medical Taping with CureTape, how does it work?

Medical Taping with CureTape, how does it work?

CureTape® is the elastic kinesiology tape material that is in close connection with the Medical Taping Concept. By using this elastic kinesiology tape with different kind of techniques and stretch, various effects within a medical treatment can be created and influences the healing process.
The way and direction in which the tape is applied is important to achieve the best result.

General guideline for stretch and techniques;

  • Muscletechnique, 10%-15%
  • Ligament- and mechanical correction technique 50%-100%
  • Lymphtaping technique 0%-10%
  • Fascia – scar techniques 25%-100%
  • Haematome technique 0-10%

For each technique and depending on the part of the body that has to be treated, the kinesiology tape has to be cut is a certain shapes (X-tape, Y-tape, I-tape, Fan-shape). CureTape® is only stretchable in length.

Please note: we point out that the indicated tape applications and information on our website, about the possibilities within the Medical Taping Concept, have not yet been scientifically proven. The statements and examples mentioned are based on long-term experiences of patients and trained therapists.