Use it and feel it.
A proper application results in the greatest effectiveness.
- When do I stretch and when do I not stretch the tape when applying it?
- You don't need to stretch the ends of the tape. After applying one end of a strip to your skin without stretching it, you can begin to stretch the tape. Once you get to the other end of the strip, stop stretching the tape and apply it to the skin.
- What is the easiest way to separate the back-paper from the tape?
- It's best not to touch the adhesive side of the tape with your fingers to maximize the adhesiveness of the tape. In order to do so, cut MuscleAidTape to your desired length and hold one end of the tape and rip through it like you would a piece of paper. MuscleAidTape is elastic, so it won't rip, but the back-paper will rip open creating an opening like the back of a bandage.
- How do you make a Y-shape tape?
- After cutting MuscleAidTape to your desired length, cut a slit in the tape through half of the tape length.
- Does a Y-shape tape work better?
- Not necessarily. It really depends on where and how severe your pain is. See our taping instructions, where certain muscle pain and injuries call for a Y-shape tape. For other areas, putting two full strips side by side (for example, one on both sides of the spine) can provide more support and bring about a better result.