Kinesio taping was founded in 1973 by Dr. Kenzo Kase, a chiropractor in Japan. Most people began to see and hear about kinesio taping during the 2008 Summer Olympics when the womens volleyball team wore the tape on their shoulders. 58,000 rolls of tape were used during the Olympics! But the majority of Kinesio tape users are not athletes.
People like Kinesio Tape for its ability to treat without interfering in their daily activities. There are no chemicals, no latex or allergens in this lightweight composition. It is 100% medical grade, acrylic heat activated adhesive. This tape is safe enough for pediatric to geriatric populations. It works with the body to allow normal range of motion.
Kinesio Tape works by subtly lifting the skin which improves lymphatic and circulatory flow. It also reacts with the muscle and inflammatory systems, which alleviates pain and improves healing.