Rocktape is a brand of kinesiology tape. It is stretchier, stickier and superior.
Unlike rigid tape which is stiff and restrictive, effectively decreasing the range of motion of a joint, as well as effecting the motion of the joint above and below, Rocktape with its unique elastic properties provides functional support while allowing normal movement. When applied over a stretch muscle, Rocktape lifts the skin, accelerating blood flow to increase the amount of oxygen available, which reduces fatigue. It also promotes lymphatic flow to remove toxins and waste products produced by the body. It can be used to both prevent and treat injuries and pain.
When applied correctly, Rocktape’s unique elasticity causes the skin to lift, forming convolutions and wrinkles. This decompresses the tissue immediately below the skin. It is believed that this has three main effects:
Be weary of substandard and low quality kinesiology tape. These would be appealing only due to costing less, but there would be reasons for this: