The Kinesio taping course last weekend was one of the best courses I have done. It is designed to teach qualified manual therapists, including osteopaths and physiotherapists, the concept and application of the taping technique.
It is a very versitile taping method and the most surprising thing was how comfortable the tape felt when it was on. It can be used to relieve chronic or acute pain, reduce inflammation or as a corrective technique, such as postural correction.
This is an example of how Kinesio taping can help reduce inflammation following an ankle injury. If you like to be more discreet the tape does come in beige or black.