Kinesiology tape — or sports tape — is a thin, stretchy, elastic cotton strip with an acrylic adhesive. Therapeutic kinesiology tape can benefit a wide variety of musculoskeletal and sports injuries and inflammatory conditions.
Similar in thickness and elasticity to human skin, we use sports tape for treating athletic injuries and a variety of physical disorders. When applied correctly, sports tape works by lifting the skin from the tissue below to reduce swelling, relieve pain, improve circulation and increase muscle function.
In the late 1980, the tape was used by Japanese Olympic and professional athletes before it became popular with athletes across the world. Professional athletes use kinesiology taping to improve performance, prevent injury and it allows them to return from certain injuries more quickly.