To apply kinesiology tape, clean and dry the affected area thoroughly, remove excessive hair, apply the anchor end of the kinesiology tape to the skin and apply appropriate therapeutic tension to set the tape. Rub up and down the surface of the tape to activate the heat glue, suggests Physiopedia.
When using a kinesiology tape roll, measure and cut out the required amount of tape carefully, rounding every corner to prevent premature peeling. Remove the backing, and apply the anchor end of the tape without touching its adhesive side. Apply adequate therapeutic tension, set the tape's anchor end to the skin and activate the heat glue by rubbing the tape up and down. Allow at least an hour before swimming, showering or engaging in any activity that causes sweating, advises Physiopedia.