This therapy is used to help relax your tense and overexerted muscles while continuing to facilitate underused muscles. Many athletes wear the Kinesio tape while engaging in sport because it works the affected area by allowing the flow of one's bodily fluids to help reduce edema, inflammation and discomfort. Kinesio tape has 140% elasticity, similar to the skin, to give non-restricted support that allows the muscles to perform a full range of motion, easily and comfortably. Kinesio tape is durable for up to 4 days. The patented design also channels out air, sweat, and water to enhance skin breathability.