Many of you have seen professional athletes in many sports with brightly colored tape across different areas of their body. Most are not sure what this is for but this specific kind of tape helps to increase blood flow and oxygen and helps to aid lymph drainage. This results in the lack of build up of lactic acid in the muscles helping the affected area heal more quickly. Kinesio tape lifts the skin from the underlying muscles creating more space for the connective tissues while also helping range of motion. The tape is cut specifically for the area of the body that is injured. Kinesio tape is often used to treat sport injuries like tennis elbow, golfers’ elbow, hamstring pulls, rotator cuff injuries. They can also be used on normal musculoskeletal complaints.