Note: This is a cosmetic blemish item for a discounted price. Possible defects include small amounts of rust, inconsistencies in the knurling, or very small dings/dents. Nothing that will affect the performance of the product.
Body Tempering 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.
What if you could get the same effects of a 60 minute deep-tissue massage in only 5 minutes? This sounds like a gimmicky tag-line that's too good to be true, right?
So how does it work? Quite simple actually, it's a weighted device (44lbs) 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.
Thousands of our Pain Pills have been purchased by athletes around the world - enabling them to spend less time on body maintenance and more time training or competing. We've also seen many massage practitioners implement this tool and technique as a way of increasing both the effectiveness of their work and the amount of work they can do at a given time.
The best part? You don't have to be an athlete, coach, or massage therapist to use this tool. It's friendly enough to be used by anyone, either on themselves as the subject or on another person. We provide video tutorials displaying the use of the Pain Pill as well as other resources for proper use of the tool and method.
Alright then, maybe you're sold on it. But isn't it just a shiny and smooth piece of steel? Why does it cost as much as it does? Unfortunately the cost of raw steel and having it professionally milled is quite steep, if you don't believe us feel free to go to a metal fabricator and ask how much a Pain Pill would cost as a one-off piece? Let's just say it's going to cost quite a bit more than our price. Besides this, you are not just paying for the tool itself, but the knowledge that comes along with the Body Tempering method as well as content that we are continuously producing and releasing for our audience and customers.
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Kabuki Pain Pill
Common Uses: - Body Tempering - Targeting Trigger Points with Contoured Ends - Shearing of Fascia and Muscle Tissue
Video with Kelly Starrett of MobilityWOD
This new product was developed by our product engineers at Kabuki Strength in conjunction with World Famous Strength Coach, Donnie Thompson. The Pain Pill is a body tempering tool for all serious athletes and is best used individually or with a teammate to diffuse and break up muscle and adhesive tissue. This highly anaerobic tool allows myofascial release to be done in seconds instead of hours and will allow the muscle to perform at its best.
"When it comes out of the box you can tell no stone was left unturned and every detail has a purpose. I really like the weight of it and the knurl through the middle is just sharp enough to create shear across the layers of soft tissue without being too aggressive. I like the diameter and the ends do a very nice job of helping you get deep into the shoulders and hips. It is very easily maneuverable for personal use and so far the people I've used it on it has really saved me the overuse of my hands and I can back of the pressure or really lay into them when necessary. As someone who is a practicing chiropractor and a lifter I am always searching for tools that help me address the soft tissue aspects of treatment without creating even more stress on my own body. Top notch."
Travis Jewett, DC
MWOD Seminar Staff
The Pain Pill is a perfect complement to the Thompson Geisha Roller as body tempering device. This 44 lb. high-grade steel tool is highly effective as a body-tempering roller for the smaller extremities.
The weight and perfectly contoured ends are designed to optimize use for targeting specific trigger points when used on yourself, or by a body worker or clinician. There is not a better tool for targeting the deep tissue and effectively releasing key trigger points in the pecs, shoulders, subscap, hamstring and more.
The knurl isn't just for grip, its mild enough not to cut the skin and allow it to be twisted providing a shearing effect to fascia and muscle tissue.
The Pain Pill 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 Pain Pill.
Longer Interview with Kelly Starrett on the Boomstick and Pain Pill
Results like the following video have become "run of the mill" with this product. We have consistently seen the same results repeatedly.