How to tape period pain

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Do you want to how to tape yourself easily for menstrual pain? In this article, we will explain step-by-step how you can do this.
Many women suffer from a variety of symptoms before or during their periods, such as abdominal cramps, headaches, backaches, circulatory problems or general malaise. The tape application shown has already helped many women. Ideally, you should apply the tape before the first menstrual pain occurs, but you can also tape the abdomen and back at a later time.

How to tape period pain

Tips for a good taping application:

  • Is the cause of the complaint or pain clear?
  • Check if there any contraindications for not taping.
  • Before you start taping, carefully read the instructions.
  • Choose a colour of tape, any colour that fits your mood!
  • Round of all the edges to prevent peeling.
  • Do not stretch the tape at the beginning and the end.
  • Rub the tape well for adhesion. Heat activates the adhesive layer.
  • Showering or swimming is possible, pat the tape dry after it gets wet. Do not rub it hard.
  • It is easier to remove the tape with body or massage oil.
Christina peter

Christina’s advice when taping for period pain

In the self-taping instructions, I have chosen taping applications that are easy to apply yourself. In order to make this treatment safe, I give practical tips, which you should take into account before, during and after a tape treatment. They are based on my years of practical experience. If the complaints persist, always consult a therapist or doctor.

Christina Peter, Physiotherapist and Tape Instructor

Preparation

Tape

Shape: 3 custom-made I-Tapes.
Number of strips: 3.
Technique: Muscle technique (liche pull) + ligament technique (maximal/full pull)

Measuring and cutting of the tape

Step 1:

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  1. Stand in front of a mirror to apply the tape properly. Measure the length of the first tape from pelvic bone to pelvic bone.
  2. For the second tape, measure from the navel to the top of the pubic bone.
  3. Cut a third tape of approximately 15 cm long.

 

Application of the tape for period pain

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Step 2:

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  1. Take the first tape, tear the release paper in half and fold the paper away on both sides.
  2. Apply minimal tension to the centre and place the tape horizontally between the two pelvic bones, using no stretch for the ends. Rub the tape well.
  3. Prepare the second tape in the same way and stick the centre with minimal tension vertically on the line between the navel and the upper edge of the pubic bone. Rub the tape well.
  4. The third tape is applied to the back. First find the right spot (you may need to mark the spot). To do this, place your hands on your pelvis with the fingertips pointing forward and the thumbs pointing back. The tips of the thumbs now point to where the tape should be applied.
  5. Sit with your back to a mirror, bend forward slightly and tear the release paper in the middle.
  6. Apply tension to the middle section of the tape and attach the tape. Apply the two anchors without tension and rub the tape firmly.

Learn how to tape

Want to learn how to apply tape yourself*? We have created the ultimate guide for that! This helpful guide contains:

  • 30 taping instructions for common injuries that taping can help you with
  • 176 pages of clear written instructions
  • 200 step-by-step instructions accompanied by photo’s, illustrations and scannable video’s through QR codes

What are you waiting for? Order your copy today!

*This book is intended for people who want to tape an injury or complaint themselves. If uncertain about the complaint, consult a physiotherapist.

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Disclaimer
Please note that the indicated tape applications and information on our website about the possibilities with kinesiology tape have not yet been scientifically proven. The statements and examples mentioned are based on long-term experiences of patients and trained therapists.

Contraindications not to tape: pregnancy, open wounds, broken bones, unexplained complaints, allergies and skin diseases, use of medication such as blood thinners, thrombosis and fever. Always apply tape in consultation with a specialist.

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