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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 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.

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  • 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

Kinesio® Taping Method

Kinesio Taping Method®

The Kinesio Taping® Method is a therapeutic taping technique which alleviates pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin. This lifting affect forms convolutions in the skin increasing interstitial space and allowing for decreased inflammation in affected areas. Based upon research and years of clinical use, The Kinesio® Taping Method specifically applies Kinesio tape based on evaluation and assessment to dictate a specific application. Kinesio® Tex Tape applications can be applied in hundreds of ways and have the ability to reduce pain and inflammation, promote post-surgical healing, optimize performance, prevent injury and promote good circulation and can assist the body’s natural healing process.

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All information on this page is provided by Kinesio®
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56 Stiles Rd. Suite 101
Salem, NH 03079
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