As a part of the prenatal care I offer Kinesio taping free-of-charge. This treatment method, originally from Japan, is nowadays established in high-performance sports as well as various medical fields. A thin elastic tape is applied on the skin, massaging the underlying tissue which stimulates the blood circulation and, as a result, may have a positive effect on the nociceptor.
With my patients I use Kinesio taping to treat sciatica, pain in the whole backarea, water retention as well as carpal tunnel syndrome. It is also an effective way of supporting the abdominal muscles. You can leave on the tape on your skin for up to a week. Taking showers is not a problem and the acrylic adhesive is very skin-friendly. As stated, Kinesio taping is offered free-of-charge.