What is Kinesio Tape?


Kinesio Tape, also called Kinesio Tex Tape, is the original elastic adhesive tape developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase in the early 1970s.

Kinesio Tape is safe enough for a baby’s sensitive skin, and gentle enough for aging individuals, flexible enough for rehabilitation, durable enough to support working muscle, joint or ligament and strong enough for athletes at any level.

In cases when the tape is applied by practitioners the tape provides optimized stimulation based on space, movement, and cooling which allows the body’s natural healing power is able to do its work.

Kinesio brand tape is the specific tool of the Kinesio Taping® Method, and the basis of the ability to tape a wide variety of patients.

Through the shared clinical experience of our trained Kinesio Taping® practitioners, Kinesio® has developed our adhesive to address a wide range of patient care needs, from pediatrics to senior citizens and everyone else in between.

  • 100% gentle cotton fiber
  • 100% medical grade acrylic adhesive
  • 100% latex-free
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Water-resistant
  • Does not limit range of motion (ROM)
  • Multiple day wear time
  • Tension on tape designed to relax or stimulate muscles
  • Mimics the texture and elasticity of human skin
  • Kinesio®tape can be worn during intense exercise, showering, bathing or swimming, and dries comfortably after a quick pat with a towel
  • Goes through 12 Step Quality Check

How Does Kinesio Tape Work?

If the lymphatic and fluid system is congested with inflammation, the various chemicals that should be removed from the interstitial space accumulate , pain will be resulted(Wiig H & Swartz MA,2012). If waste metabolites accumulate, fluid temperature as well as compressive forces in the affected areaincreases(Keith Wassung, 2014). It is necessary to assist the removal of congestion (movement), decrease temperature (cooling)and remove compressive force on the affected tissue (space).

Based upon years of clinical use, Kinesio Tape is specifically applied to the patient based upon evaluation. The findings of the clinical evaluation or assessment dictate the specifics of the Kinesio Tape application and other possible treatments or modalities. Kinesio Tape can be applied in hundreds of ways and has the ability to re-educate the neuromuscular system, reduce inflammation, prevent injury and promote good circulation and healing, and assist in returning the body to homeostasis.

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Kinesio Tex Classic

Kinesio® Tex Classic, the tape that launched an industry! Kinesio ® Tex Classic provides a high quality tape that delivers consistent and dependable results.


Kinesio Tex Gold FP

Developed exclusively for Kinesio Medical Professionals. Kinesio® Tex Gold FP mimics a gentle human touch while providing a Micro-Grip™ deep set adhesive, resulting in improved grip and hold with less adhesive surface area.

Kinesio Tex Performance+

The most comfortable tape you’ll ever wear! A fusion of Kinesio® Tex Gold FP and Kinesio® Tex Classic, Kinesio® Tex Performance + provides stability, support and treatment with each application.


Kinesio Tex Gold Light Touch +

East meets West with the new Kinesio® Tex Gold Light Touch + Tape (LT). Kinesio does it again by providing a unique formula gentle enough for all skin types.

Kinesio Equine

Kinesio Equine Tape is specifically designed for the unique needs of the equine athlete and its different anatomy. Researched, designed and tested for the unique anatomy of a horse.

Kinesio Canine

Elastic Therapeutic Tape created specifically for the unique needs of your dog.  Canine Tape is made of lightweight, breathable material with specialized adhesive made specifically for a dog’s hair.