More Detailed Information

Unlike traditional athletic tape that binds and doesn’t stretch, ROCKTAPE is engineered to mimic the human skin. This stretchiness is the secret behind ROCKTAPE. ROCKTAPE stretches up to 190% of its original length but has amazing ‘snap-back’ or recovery. This is what gives ROCKTAPE its performance advantage over other tapes.

To achieve this, we introduce a special weave into the cotton when the tape is woven. This weave means the tape will stretch in only one direction and the tension of the weave is engineered to mimic the same elasticity as skin. Together, these properties create what we call a “Bio-Mechanical Lifting Mechanism”. This simply means that the tape can lift the skin away from the soft tissue underneath the skin. This lifting capability is what promotes blood flow and lymphatic drainage.

ROCKTAPE can also be used to stabilise muscles and joints that have been sprained or strained. Unlike braces and sleeves that constrain and reduce blood flow, ROCKTAPE can provide support and stability while increasing blood flow. Thus, the tape’s capabilities make it well suited to the repair of localised muscle groups.

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  1. cocoy gabriel

    “there is a proper way to apply and use the tape, and it is almost impossible to learn from a box. It isn’t tricky to apply correctly, but there are a few rules and techniques that need to be followed so you get the maximal benefit.
    If you have pain, or are interested in trying it out, my recommendation is to track down a medical provider who is actually certified in applying the tape. A lot of providers use the tape, but not many have taken the coursework to learn the proper techniques. If you have any other detailed questions, I suggest visiting the RockTape website at” ,
    Dr. Jonathan Mulholland is a sports chiropractor, running analyst and strength coach at Ideal Athlete Chiropractic, 42 U.S. Oval, Plattsburgh. Contact Mulholland at 324-5000 or


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