Louis Wild, CMT, NMT, NCBTMB “It took me 50 years to find the passion in my life, and this is it! I do what I love!” declares Wild.
Louis specializes in releasing tensions that were created by repetitive movement (dancers, musicians, athletes). Since 1999, his certifications include Therapeutic Swedish Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Clinical Sports/Performance Massage, Kinesio Taping, Cranio Sacral Therapy, Orthopedic Massage, and Equine Massage.
Louis is an avid student of body mechanics, and his continuing education is perpetual. In addition to traveling regularly to Equine Massage Continuing Education, his Kinesio Taping techniques are consistently refreshed as he stays on the cutting edge of this technology through regular participation at their International Symposiums.
For more than 25 years, Kinesio Taping has been breaking new ground in the fields of sports performance, pain management and physical therapy. Most recently it has captured the attention of viewers of the Olympics wondering why in the world high performance athletes are wearing tape…
The Kinesio Taping Method is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while allowing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. It is used to successfully treat a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and medical conditions.
In the mid-1970s, Dr. Kenzo Kase was already a well-known Japanese practitioner licensed in chiropractic and acupuncture. He developed the tape, which has a texture and elasticity very close to living human skin, in response to limitations he encountered working with rigid sports taping methods on his own patients.
In cases of injury or overuse, the muscle loses its elasticity. Dr. Kase needed to develop a tape that would have the same elasticity as healthy human muscle. He knew from his practice that the tape would also need to stay on the skin where it was applied. He spent two years doing a lot of research relating to elasticity, adhesives and breathability.
Finally, he came up with a tape that possessed the proper degree of elasticity, and that lifts the skin microscopically. From that beginning, Kinesio® Tex Tape was invented. Its unique properties were based on a study of kinesiology.
Kinesio Taping Method is used to:
- Re-educate the neuromuscular system
- Reduce pain
- Optimize performance
- Prevent injury
- Promote improved circulation and healing
In addition to his many his many offerings, Louis is a certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner for athletes and equines.