In addition to sports medicine applications, the use of Kinesiology-sports tape has gained widespread use in helping to treat and manage Lymphedema. Having roughly the same thickness and inherent elastic properties of human skin, Kinesiology-sports tape is able to stretch up to 140% of its regular length. (read more)
The tapes’ adhesive backings create a lifting effect on the epidermis which results in improved circulation and lymphatic drainage. The elastic property of the Kinesiology-sports tape allows for a greater range of motion compared to other traditional athletic tapes and it can also be left on for longer periods of time.
There are several books and DVDs offering detailed and illustrated instruction as to various Kinesiology-sports taping methods and applications.
Athletes and those who lead active lifestyles oftentimes combine it’s use with athletic wear garments and muscle pain relief products for total performance management, and for helping to accelerate recovery from sports training and competition.
Kinesio® Tex Tape Gold is made of 100% cotton and with new enhanced and patented Fingerprint [FP] technology, has elastic properties which allows the tape to work with the soft tissue of the body without restricting it
The patented hole pattern of CureTape ® "punch" tape gives the tape a greater stretching capacity and a three-dimensional stretching direction arises, letting the tape stretch length-wise as well as diagonally.