All you need to know about Fascia Blasting

Have you seen the new tool that everyone, even the Kardashian’s are talking about?  You can find pics all over Instagram feed—particularly from the fit social influencers who make you feel guilty for skipping the gym—and have felt even slightly interest?  If so, it’s not just you. That tool is the Fascia Blaster ($89; and developed by Ashley Black), and just seeing the before and after shots more predominant than Kardashian-Jenner selfies, it can make some pretty dramatic changes when it comes to reducing the appearance of cellulite. Before we started using the tool to add to our repoitoire  we had to understand what exactly the Fascia Blaster does, and research its creator Ashley Black. The key question that I have been answering clients for years, is what exactly is fascia? “Fascia is the body’s connective tissue, and it’s everywhere. It runs from head-to-toe, fingertip-to-fingertip, and all throughout,” she explains. “It provides a framework that helps support and protect individual muscle groups, organs, and the entire body as a unit.” She designed it around many, many health benefits of working on the Fascia.  The unknown importance of Fascia is incredible.   It runs site wide through everyone’s body and bears a pretty strong resemblance to spiderwebs underneath the skin, though there are four different types; structural fascia on the surface level, interstructural throughout the structures and organs, visceral, which fills in cavities and helps keep organs in place, and spinal fascia around the spinal cord.

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What does this mean for your cellulite?

“When we experience injury or trauma, the fascia contracts and and distorts in the area to offer support, but these adhesions are also responsible for tightness and restriction,” Black tells us. “Not only can this be painful, but is also the cause of cellulite. The fascia adheres to the skin, pulls it down, and in turn, the fat is pushed up through the fascia, creating the ‘mountains and valleys’ we know as cellulite.” The Fascia Blaster helps to break up those distorted areas, effectively reducing the appearance of cellulite, and returning the tissue to its original, healthy state. Because fascia is everywhere, the tool can be used on every area of the body (and as often as every day, at that), but Black notes that many users tend to target the thighs, stomach, and arms first. Start with bare skin, apply a layer of body oil, pin an area of fat between the snowflake-esque attachments, and rub vigorously for 1 to 5 minutes. You may experience slight bruising at first as you’re breaking up capillaries in addition to fat cells, but Black reassures us it’s a sign of healing, and eventually lessens. “Many users have reported feeling the results right away—they almost instantly have less pain, more energy, and improved range of motion—but for aesthetics, many users also notice immediate results,” she adds. Of course, years and years of restriction may need a little more time, but if 5 minutes post-shower is all that is needed to undo it, then sign us up.