, or more commonly known as Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, is a myofascial release (massage) methodology developed by one of the largest and strongest men in the world - Donnie Thompson. Besides being a famous powerlifter and the first human to lift 3,000 pounds total in the squat, bench press, and deadlift, Donnie is also a world-renowned rehab specialist sought-after by countless athletes in different sports and disciplines. Why? Because he came up with a method that allows for the traditional effects of a time-intensive, hands-on deep-tissue massage in a drastically shorter period of time. Kabuki Strength Video Playlist for IASTM
The weight and perfectly contoured ends are designed to optimize use for targeting specific trigger points. The tool can be used alone by yourself, or by a body worker or clinician.There is no better tool for targeting deep tissue and effectively releasing key trigger points in the pectorals, shoulders, subscap, hamstrings and more.
The knurl isn't just for grip - its mild enough not to cut the skin while still allow it to be twisted - providing a shearing effect to the fascia and muscle tissue.
The PainPill can be used pre or post workout to prepare the muscle for training or to assist in post-training relief. To defeat hypertonicity, you need the PainPill and Boomstick.
So, what if you could get similar effects to a 30 or 60 minute deep-tissue massage in a much shorter period of time? Sounds gimmicky and too good to be true, right?
So how does it work? Quite simple actually, it's a 44 pound weighted device which allows for pressure to be placed on a specific area via the contoured ends and modulated by either pushing against the implement or resisting it. Additionally the knurled middle part of the implement can also be used to both put pressure against the skin and twisted to provide a shearing effect to the tissue and fascia.
- IASTM or "Body Tempering"
- Targeting Trigger Points with Contoured Ends
- Shearing of Fascia and Muscle Tissue using soft knurl