Kinesio tape or K Tape is a popular type of tape that is used to help heal the body from acute painful conditions to chronic overuse conditions. It can be applied to basically any part of the body in any number of patterns. In general, it takes a certain level training and understanding to learn to apply the tape yourself. What makes K tape unique is its elastic capabilities, and addition of a fingerprint like pattern on the underside of the tape. The two qualities combined can help in many different ways to rid the body of pain or dysfunction while improving blood/lymph flow to the area.