How to Use the FasciaBlaster®
by Ashley Black | September 19, 2016
Feeling overwhelmed with all the FasciaBlaster® info and resources? Here’s the 411!
Hopefully you’ve read my blogs, watched my video tutorials, and listened to the radio shows, but in case you haven’t, please read these resources first:
Here’s a video with the instructions!
Step 1: Get Hot!!!
- Warm up internally with @ 15 minutes of cardio
- Warm up externally with a hot shower/bath, sauna or heating pads
The body and fascia LOVE heat because it increases circulation and also puts the fascia in a more “jello-like” state. I recommend warming up externally with about 15 minutes of cardio and then get in the sauna or a hot bath/shower for best results! Alternatively, you can use heating pads, a space heater, sweat suits or just steam up your bathroom. The point is just to get HOT!
Step 2: Strip Down and Oil Up!
The FasciaBlaster® is designed to work on BARE SKIN with oil. You can use any oil that does not absorb easily, but my personal favorite is my own Blaster Oil and After Blaster lotion. The Blaster Oil has ingredients that are clinically proven to get RID of cellulite, tighten skin, and aid in lysing fat cells. It also has numbing agents to take the edge off any related pain. The After Blaster has a high-quality arnica to aid in healing and recovery and decrease swelling/inflammation as well as a skin tightening agent!
Step 3: Bust it out
Get your FasciaBlaster® and oil out, put on your favorite playlist, grab some water and your blasting buddy if you have one, and get started!
Spray a non-absorbant oil onto your bare skin and use the FasciaBlaster® to gently glide over the skin. Use up and down and side to side motions in every direction – just not in circles.
This tutorial playlist will show you the proper techniques:
The how, how, and how:
How hard: FasciaBlasting can be painful at first, so you’ll want to start off light and brisk to open up those initial layers of fascia. Once you’ve been blasting frequently for a week or so, you can get a bit deeper and work your way up to a little more pressure. You don’t want to get too crazy right off the bat so be sure to ease into treatment. On a pain scale from 1 to 10, you shouldn’t blast harder than a 7.
How long: I recommend blasting 3-5 minutes per “fascia zone”. You’ll see the skin turning red from increased blood flow – that’s another good indicator that you’ve spent enough time in that zone. Eventually, you can work up to 10 minutes per area.
How often: You can FasciaBlast as often as you’d like, just be careful not to blast over bruised or sore areas. Some love to FasciaBlast every day, while others simply can’t find the time! Also, don’t get stuck on just one area. We have fascia all over the body with interconnected lines, meaning that tight fascia in one area can be affecting another. Ultimately, you are the artist and you will find what works best for you!
What to expect
If you’ve never manipulated your fascia before, you may not know what to expect. It’s understandable that you might “freak out” about some of the ways your body reacts to the treatment. We want you to know what is common and normal in the aftermath of a FasciaBlasting session.
Bruises – Bruising after FasciaBlasting is a TOTALLY normal, healthy part of the restorative process and means it’s working! Be sure to read the News on the Bruise so you fully understand the science behind the bruises associated with FasciaBlasting and learn what to do for recovery. Don’t worry, the bruises will fade in a few days and in a few months, once your fascia is restored, bruising will be reduced to a minimum.
While bruising IS normal, you also don’t want to overdo it! If you see some extremely dark, ugly bruises the following day, you might want to go a little lighter next time and see how your body reacts. Like I said, you’ll eventually work up to blasting harder, but you should ease into treatment and open up one layer of fascia at a time.
Remember to always let any bruised or sore areas heal before blasting them again. Do NOT FasciaBlast over any bruises or sore areas, because that’s where the fascial adhesions have been broken up and need time to recover and heal. You can FasciaBlast other areas of your body in the meantime.
Soreness – The next day you’ll probably be sore (good sore, like a post-workout sore), and the soreness may remain for a few days. You may also feel tingly due to enhanced blood flow/circulation.
Swelling – Some light swelling and inflammation is also completely normal! Fret not, it will go down in the next couple of days and the results will be revealed!
Side note: the After Blaster lotion is AMAZING for recovery — it has a high-quality Arnica to promote faster healing as well as skin tightning and numbing agents to help reduce swelling/inflammation and pain after blasting!
Detox – SOME people will feel dizzy, nauseous and like they have a mild cold/flu for the first couple days. This is part of the initial detox process, so don’t freak out! Drink a LOT of water and rest and you’ll be feeling back to normal in good time!
Amazingness – You’ll soon experience a higher energy level, better muscle performance/recovery, smoother/healthier skin, a body that functions at 100%, and the list goes on!
Here is a playlist to teach you how to use the FasciaBlaster® on your legs:
Here is a playlist to teach you how to use the FasciaBlaster® on your arms:
Here is a playlist to teach you how to use the FasciaBlaster® on your tummy:
Here is a playlist to teach you how to use the FasciaBlaster® on your butt:
Here is a playlist to teach you how to use the FasciaBlaster® on your back:
Here is a playlist to teach you how to use the FasciaBlaster® on your shoulders and neck:
So there you have it people: the foolproof guide to successful FasciaBlasting!
As you’re preparing for the FasciaBlasting process, make sure you’re inwardly prepared for the amazing new body you’re going to have and the new, pain-free, youthful you with an extra boost of self-esteem! You can thank me later!
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