RockTape is a special kind of tape known as kinesiology tape. First used by acupuncturists and chiropractors in Japan, today kinesiology tape is used by practitioners throughout the world to treat injuries and improve sports performance. While the use of kinesiology is often associated with athletes such as Serena Williams, Kerri Walsh and Lance Armstrong, the reality is that RockTape is effective for the treatment of a wide variety of problems, not just sports injuries. What is Rocktape used for? Achilles tendonitis Plantar fasciitis Jumpers knee (PFS) ACL/MCL issues Rotator cuff Groin and hamstring pulls Lower back issues Shin splints Tennis and golf elbow Pain associated with pregnancy Postural correction Please note that if your issues are severe or do not improve within a day of using RockTape, you should seek help from a medical professional. How does Rocktape work? When we manufacture RockTape, we introduce a bias into the weave of the fabric so it stretches in one direction and not the other. This creates a bio-mechanical lifting mechanism that lifts the skin away from the soft tissue underneath, which allows more blood to move into an injured area to accelerate healing and recovery. What is Rocktape made of? Rocktape is a natural-hybrid product and consists of 97% cotton, 3% nylon and uses no drugs. The adhesive is a hypo-allergenic acrylic based adhesive and contains no latex.