Body Tempering, 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
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