Kinesiology Tape (also known as elastic therapeutic bandage) is a specialized support tape for sportspeople. Kinesiology tape is highly elastic – offering the same degree of stretch as human skin itself – to provide support for joints and muscles while allowing a complete range of movement. It is claimed that kinesiology tape lifts the skin and increases blood flow and lymphatic drainage in the taped area, which may improve recovery and performance as well as reducing the perception of pain. Kinesiology tape is designed to be worn for several days, so a little goes a long way. Kinesiology tape is waterproof so it can be worn in the shower and used by swimmers.