Kinesio tape was invented 20 years ago by chiropractor, Kenzo Kase. Kinesio taping provides structural support to injured muscles & joints without restricting movement. The elasticity & pattern of the tape mimic skin thereby creating a lifting action of the skin to increase lymphatic drainage & blood flow. This allows bruising to heal more quickly. Kinesio taping helps to facilitate normal muscle function following injury without the restriction normally associated with athletic tape or sports and injury braces.