Body Tempering is a soft tissue treatment technique that involves deep and heavy pressure to muscles using weighted steel cylinders that are held statically on or moved slowly along the length of a muscle.
Body Tempering has been shown clinically to be beneficial for athletes, as it provides an alternative to traditional stretching, foam rolling, and deep tissue mobilization to facilitate repair of muscle strains, improve soft tissue extensibility, and reduce pain.
After comparing Body Tempering, foam rolling, and TheraGun for muscle recovery, ONLY athletes that received Body Tempering reported feeling more relaxed, as they experienced less soreness than the other two treatments. Thus, it has become increasingly popular with athletes.
Body Tempering has also been shown to improve soft tissue elasticity for load absorption, thus reducing the risk of soft tissue injury. It may also help reduce overloading of "Cinderella fibers" by improving the load tolerance/absorption of neighboring fibers, thereby reducing muscle fatigue and spasm.