The principle of Acti-Tape is based on the body's own natural healing processes.
When applied, the tape may assist the body's return to normal function. The nature of the tape material is highly elastic (as elastic as skin) and in conjunction with the wave-like adhesive pattern, Acti-Tape lifts the skin under the point of application fractionally when applied.
This lifting supports the alleviation of pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by increasing the space between the skin and muscle in order to allow easier body fluid flow under the application area. The reduction in localized pressure and support for circulation and lymphatic drainage means decreasing pressure on the sensory receptors. The net result is pain relief, promotion of injury recovery and reduction of swelling.