Heating and Cooling Sensations from Added Ingredients in the Adhesive
Pre-Cut Shapes for Easy Application and Less Time Spent Taping
Increased Adhesive Strength for Reduced Peeling and Longer Lasting Application
Reduce the Risk of Injury. Perform Better. Recover Faster.
You deserve better.
Sports have evolved. Competition has evolved. Diet and exercise have evolved. Recovery has evolved.
So much has changed in the way we treat our body before, during and after sporting activities whether we are a competitive athlete or a weekend warrior. So why hasn't Kinesiology taping?
No longer just for recovery.
The kinesiology taping industry has remained relatively unchanged since its beginnings in the 1970's.
We looked around the market and saw many improvements that could be made to better improve how we warmup, perform, and recover.
By infusing menthol and capsaicin into the adhesive, we have created a tape that improves circulation beyond the capabilities of existing kinesiology tapes by stimulating the desired area with heating and cooling sensations, without the need for compromising the tapes adhesive integrity with creams or gel.
The ginger adds a natural anti-inflammatory and can aid recovery throughout your workout, help you experience lower levels of muscle fatigue.
All of these aspects together help increase your bodies natural recovery process and allows you to Feel It Work®.
You WILL Feel it Work®
Menthol is an organic compound that produces a minty scent. When menthol is applied topically, it creates a cooling sensation.
Studies have shown that when menthol is applied topically, it is beneficial in alleviating minor musculoskeletal pain. It can be very useful in caring for clients with muscle cramps, arthritis, sprains, and other nagging aches and pains.
Menthol has also been shown to increase the size of blood vessels, allowing for increased blood circulation to treated areas.
Capsaicin has been shown to work as a temporary pain reliever. When applied topically, capsaicin creates a warming sensation that dissipates over time.
For years, capsaicin has been used in creams and lotions to relieve pain related to joints. Capsaicin works to block pain receptor nerves, which in turn blocks pain signals between the brain and the treated area.
Additionally, research shows that capsaicin works best when paired with an anti-inflammatory.
Ginger has been used for medicinal applications for a long time.
According to Andrew Weil, "References to ginger's medicinal uses can be found in ancient Chinese, Indian, Arabic, and Greco-Roman writings. Ginger is chiefly known as an anti-inflammatory agent, nausea reliever and digestive aid."
Modern tests have shown ginger to have anti-inflammatory properties as well as the ability to decrease muscle fatigue and cramping.
Pitfalls of Products on the Market Today
We did our research. There are several pitfalls that face the rest of the kinesiology taping industry. We decided to focus our efforts on the biggest shortcomings of current kinesiology products.
You already spent the time studying. You shouldn't need a second degree or a complicated road map to apply kinesology tape.
We set out to save you time by eliminating the need for cutting or twisting tape to get things just right. We've created easy to use shapes for all of the most common kinesiology applications to save you time and make your life easier.
Current kinesiology products have adhesive that just doesn't hold up. We see it all the time on professional athletes who have tape falling off before half time. Without removing all the hair from the treated area and extra adhesive spary, the tape will begin peeling before the game or workout really gets started.
For our tape, we worked to get the right balance where the tape will stick from your warm-up all the way through overtime but will still come off when you need it to.
Probably the biggest pitfall for kinesiology taping products today is that the effects are basically unnoticeable. Though many people are aware of kinesiology tape, most people have no idea of what the benefits are.
Our tape has all the standard benefits of kinesiology taping, but with the added ingredients in our adhesive, customers can actually feel the difference after the tape has been applied. You will Feel It Work®.
Find Your Edge with Blacktop Plus
Easy to Use Shapes
Patent-pending, pre-engineered shapes help you apply our tape quickly and easily. Rounded corners help increase your wear time of each application.
Heating and Cooling Ingredients
With our blend of capsaicin and menthol, you can feel our tape work with heating and cooling sensations through your entire game or workout.
Our adhesive is infused with ginger which acts as a natural anti-inflamattory. This natural effect is ampflified by the heating and cooling ingredients as well as the phsical benefits of kinesiology tape.
Improved Adhesive Strength
Alongside the active ingredients, our adhesive is stronger than others on the market. This gives you increased where time and less peeling then other leadings brands.
Our tape is hydro-phobic meaning it is water resistant. This is critical for athletes of all disciplines to prevent the tape from peeling as they sweat it out.
Giving Back to Youth Sports
All of us here at the Blacktop team have seen the power athletics can have on a young persons life. That's why we are committed to taking 10% of our profits and giving them back to communities in need.
Helping Others Feel It Work®
Our team here at Blacktop Plus recognize how lucky we are. We have grown up with access to great facilities, coaches, and equipment as we've competed and trained.
There are countless kids out there who aren't so lucky. We believe that as a team we can make a difference, but we need your help.
Right from the start, we are comitting 10% of our profits to provide kids with access to better facilities and equipment.
Each time someone purchases any Blacktop Plus product, we send them a survey to let them choose which project they want their donation to go to.
With your help, we can help kids go from the blacktop to the big leagues.