Kinesiology tape is a thin, stretchy, elastic cotton strip with an acrylic adhesive. Therapeutic kinesiology tape can be used in the treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunctions, sports injuries and inflammatory conditions. Kinesiology tape is almost identical to human skin in both thickness and elasticity. This allows it to be worn without restriction. It is a flexible elastic tape that moves with your body. This provides supports to your body parts without the tape slipping. By supporting your body parts kinesiology tape is able to provide you with pain reduction and muscular support. Kinesiology tape dresses muscular support by providing physical assistance and tactile feedback through the skin. Kinesiology provides a passive lift to your skin via its elastic properties. This vacuum effect allows your lymphatic and venous drainage systems to drain and swollen or bruised tissue quicker with kinesiology tape. This effect assists in the removal of exercise byproducts like lactic acid that may contribute to post-exercise soreness e.g. delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).