Typically, neck and shoulder pain are caused by muscle tension. This tension can result from demanding working positions, bad ergonomics and certain hobbies.
6D Tape can be used to stimulate lymph flow, blood circulation, fasciae, scar tissue, muscles and joints by manipulating the tissue. Activating the tissue by lifting, pressing and twisting the handles will promote its metabolism and circulation.
Self-care instructions for the neck and shoulders
You will need one five-meter roll of 6D Tape. Follow the instructions to cut the correct strips. Also see the general treatment instructions.
1. Clean the skin.
The skin must be clean, dry and hairless. First remove any hair from the area where you will apply the tape. Always clean the skin with a cleaning solution before applying the tape. For maximum adhesion, make sure that the skin is not moist or sweaty.
Cut off an appropriate length of tape and round the ends to keep it from catching on clothing. For the supraclavicular fossae, you will need strips two handles in length. A good length for the shoulders is two or three handles, depending on their width. You can use multiple strips to cover larger areas. Watch the video for an example.
Remove the backing paper and avoid touching the adhesive. Avoid stretching the ends of the tape. To minimize the strain on the skin, we recommend that you never stretch the tape when you apply it. This makes the tape pleasant to wear for multiple days. This will also prevent accidental tissue damage from excessive stretching. If stretching is required, for example to make a turn in the tape, we recommend a maximum of 15 percent. Carefully rub the tape so that it adheres fully to the skin. Never stretch joints or muscles when applying the tape.
First, apply two-handle strips of activation tape on both supraclavicular fossae. Rub the tape from the middle towards the ends to activate the adhesive. Then apply two- or three-handle strips to the target area. You can use multiple strips as required. Watch the video for an example.
4. Activate and treat
Wait 15 minutes for the adhesive to take hold before you use the tape to manipulate tissues. Activate the tissue by moving the handles: lift, twist, stretch and press. Start by activating the supraclavicular fossae for one minute. Treat the neck and shoulders for approximately 5–10 minutes. Finish by activating the supraclavicular fossae for one minute. Repeat the treatment every 3–4 hours. Watch the video for an example.
6D Tape will stay on the skin for 3–10 days, depending on the number and intensity of the treatments. We recommend removing the tape after no more than 10 days. When it is time to remove the tape, simply roll it up along the skin. Warming up the tape makes it easier to remove, which you can do by rubbing.
See the video for an example of taping the neck and shoulders. The exact placement of the strips depends on which area of the neck and shoulders needs treatment.
Rehabilitation after shoulder surgery
I rehabilitated myself actively with 6D Tape after my shoulder surgery. I started right away after surgery by activating the supraclavicular fossa. My swelling was gone after a week.
Treating swelling and constricting surgical scars
I find 6D Tape to be a good tool for active patient self-care in treating swelling and constricting surgical scars.
6D Tape in pain treatment
I am happy with the results produced by 6D Tape, and so are my patients. I have used the tape for muscle pain, joint pain, fascia treatment, to soften scar tissue, to improve lymph flow and to activate the body’s lymphatic system.
Technology makes 6D Tape an unbeatable therapeutic aid
The latest technology and innovations were used to develop 6D Tape, and it has been thoroughly tested before release for sale. The tape is a class 1 medical device, registered according to the European Union’s Medical Devices Directive (MDD 93/42/EEC).