Designed to mimic human skin, Kinesiology-sports tape has roughly the same thickness and inherent elastic properties of the skin, being able to stretch up to 140% of its regular length. However, the tapes’ adhesive backings create a lifting effect on the epidermis which results in improved circulation and lymphatic drainage. (read more)
In addition to sports medicine applications, the use of Kinesiology-sports tape has gained widespread use in helping to treat and manage Lymphedema. The elastic property of the tape allows for a greater range of motion compared to other traditional white athletic tapes and it can also be left on for longer periods of time.
There are several books and DVDs offering instruction as to the various taping methods and applications. An excellent accessory for the various athletic wear garments that are available, and for helping to accelerate recovery from sports training and competition.