The What Lab Report #1 – FasciaBlaster
Issue #74 April 5, 2017
The Lab — One of readers, totally unaffiliated with this product (we checked), wrote in to tell us about FasciaBlaster, a weird looking stick that promises to smooth and reshape your body. It sat on our Editorial Desk for months but we’ve just started using it, skeptical as ever, and it does seem like something’s happening. We’ll let you know our conclusion at the end of May on our Fb page, where all Lab results get posted.
Verdict: The FasciaBlaster does indeed work but it is not for the faint of heart. It hurts like a mofo if you are doing it right and really getting in there to break up the fascia. It gives mean bruises and makes you tender but then so does a great massage. Just give it some time. It’s best used when your body is warm so right out of the shower or the bath and with oil so you get slip. In fact, we keep ours in the shower. Afterwards you might bruise because you are breaking up the connective tissue that holds your fatty tissue in place. The bruises will scare you (and everyone around you) but if you let them heal and go back to working the area, you will notice that cellulite will start to smooth and eventually disappear. This process can take months though so patience is required. We’ve asked doctors, physical therapists, body workers and they all either use the FasciaBlaster or they can see how the tool is useful in loosening muscles, releasing lactic acid, and smoothing cellulite much in the same way a foam roller works but with even better results. Ashley Black also seems very genuine in her approach. She didn’t invent the tool for vanity reasons and is up front about experimenting with its various uses just as we are.
*All the things we’ve tried and tested over the past 18 months. Our Lab Report is not an endorsement. Nothing in here is an advertisement. Our verdicts are simply our personal opinions. You’ll have to try at your own risk to see if these things work for you. Click here to read about our methodology and the Lab Report in its entirety.