So, I may have found a cellulite treatment that actually works. Up until now, I’ve encountered every promise product in the book; from creams to weird devices that all promise to smooth out the bulge. But once you really understand how cellulite works, you’ll know that creams just won’t cut it.
When fascia, the cotton candy-esque connective tissue that runs throughout our entire body, gets tangled, fat can begin to squeeze through, which creates the look of bumpy, dimpled skin.
A photo posted by Ashley Black Guru (@ashleyblackguru) on Oct 24, 2016 at 8:38am PDT
Enter Ashley Black, the woman changing lives all over social media with the FasciaBlaster, a tool that essentially massages tangled fascia back into its even, smooth place (above).
Naturally, I was skeptical, but the before and after shots were really impressive, so I signed up. This isn’t the first cellulite massager out there, but the design of this one is very different and definitely not what I was expecting. I anticipated some high-tech electrical device, but instead saw what almost looks like four bath hooks affixed to a broom handle.
Ashley applied an oil that she created to help the device glide easily across skin. Then she got to work massaging my thighs with the tool. After about five minutes, my skin was warm and I immediately noticed a difference. We compared my treated and untreated legs. The untreated one looked like a blob and the other definitely looked more sculpted. I was sold!
Treating cellulite wasn’t Ashley’s original intention when created the FasciaBlaster. After years of working with pro-athletes to help soothe muscle concerns, she realized that smoothing out the fascia had an added cosmetic benefit.
She also realigned my hip and in a matter of minutes fixed my perpetual lean. But I’ll save that miracle for a different post.
Here’s my honest opinion on the FasciaBlaster (which will soon introduce smaller versions): It works. I noticed immediate results. The temporary downside is that it does cause soreness and bruising. But it almost feels like the type of pain that you experience after a good workout.
Also, if you are into exercising, it can actually help maximize your workout. Once the fascia is loosened, your overall body function is better.
The other thing to keep in mind is that continuous use is best. Yes, you do see immediate results, but like falling off on a workout plan, your body may revert after stopping.
If you have sore muscles, knots or overall tension, this is a great solve. Ashley also suggests “blasting” while you in a sauna or steam room for better results.