Who is Ashley Black?
Inventor, #1 National Best-selling Author, Fasciology expert and
the owner of an exploding multi-million dollar business.
Ever since I was a kid, I always knew I would fight hard. I would fight through JRA, I would fight through pain, I would fight to LIVE. My fight has brought me to where I am today and I am grateful for each and every obstacle because they all brought me here.
I have been passionate about sharing the knowledge of fascia for 2 decades now and everything is finally falling into place. Word is getting out, people are becoming aware of their bodies and its function, and they are taking their health and wellness back into their own hands. My goal has always been empowerment and I want you to hold the tool to help YOU help yourself look, feel and function at your best.
I hope my experience and journey will inspire each of you to not “accept your fate”, but make your own! We were not meant to live in pain or live on pain meds and just getting through the day! Life is beautiful and it’s worth living to its fullest – and now you can!
I went from being a partially bedridden child destined to a wheelchair to being a surfer chick, mom of 3, business woman, and fascia expert! When you realize that you can beat your “restrictions” and make your own destiny, it’s hard for anything to hold you back.
Ashley Black was born in a small town in Alabama, and was diagnosed with an aggressive form of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA), which would come in waves of debilitating pain throughout childhood. She spent her youth in and out of doctor’s offices and was told she would need a wheelchair by age 25. Determined this would not be her fate, she developed and enacted intuitive therapies to control her flare-ups and learned that physical activity, stretching, and strength were effective means of pain management.
How it all Began
She developed a love for sports and became a competitive athlete – tumbling, dancing, and cheering throughout college and eventually getting off all the medications she had been taking throughout childhood. By her early twenties, she was by most accounts “cured”, and was at the peak of her physical performance, teaching 20+ aerobics and fitness classes a week.
Life as she knew it came to a screeching halt in her mid-twenties after the birth of her 2nd child when she went into the hospital for a routine procedure and contracted a deadly staph infection that only 7% survive. After months of excruciating pain and an agonizing hospital stay, Black was released from the hospital with a morphine pump in her hip, a central line of antibiotics to her heart, a 4-inch leg length discrepancy, open bed sores, and was emaciated from total atrophy of her whole body. Her prognosis was a life of disability and pain management drugs.
Refusing to accept her fate yet again, she decided to take her health trajectory into her own hands so she could raise her two small children and get her life back. She began studying every form of medicine and researching both the known and unexplored facets of human anatomy to find something that could help her – and her motivation continued to increase after the birth of her 3rd child just 2 years later.
Using herself as a guinea pig, she discovered that the structural limitations in her body were due to constrictions in the “sheets” of connective tissue – fascia – that connect, penetrate, envelope, and surround every organ, joint, muscle, and system of the body. Her unique insights contributed to the creation of a new realm of science: Fasciology™ – the study of fascia.
Holistic Approach to Wellness
Utilizing her background in engineering and her education as a fitness instructor, Black developed a fusion of manual tissue therapy, internal stretching, body mechanics, and core activation techniques to bring a holistic approach to wellness, sports performance, and recovery. Because her methods were so effective, she began working with local track athletes to improve their sports performance and overall body function. Her techniques soon caught the attention of professional athletes, celebrities, models, billionaires, and royals who came to rely on her to treat their injuries in order to win a playoff season, walk the runway, or film a major production.
Fasciology and the Fasciablaster
Although she owned sports therapy clinics and had hired and trained hundreds of practitioners in various Fasciology™ techniques, the number of people they could personally treat would always be limited. It became clear that in order to help as many people as possible, she needed a platform to reach a broader audience and ultimately educate the masses on the science of Fasciology™.
It was also clear that she needed a tool that would not only allow her to more quickly and effectively access the muscles and joints beneath the layers of fascia, but also so her clients could self-treat between sessions to keep their pain at bay. She invented the FasciaBlaster® and handed it out to her mostly male pro athletes and high-level clients, who passed it on to their friends and families.
She discovered another extraordinary side benefit of the FasciaBlaster® when the girlfriend of one of her MLB clients called to say, “that stick got rid of my cellulite!”. Although medical experts agree that cellulite is fat pushing up through the webbed fascia (like a pillow pushed up against a chain link fence), until the invention of the FasciaBlaster®, the health, medical, and beauty industries were not focused on addressing the fascia. She conducted 3rd party studies on women of various ages and body types, which proved the amazing 30 and 60-day results of the FasciaBlaster®, and then took it to market in March of 2015.
The Cellulite Myth
Her following exploded as users began experiencing life-changing results in aesthetics, pain management, and overall health, and started spreading the word! She started a private Facebook group in February 2016 that has organically grown to be the largest women’s only facebook group and increases by 5-7,000 members every week. In the group, women can see real time results and testimonies while receiving education and support from Black and her team about posture, proper alignment, “cellulite”, and fascia. The group has become a community of support and encouragement for women as they transform their health and learn to love their bodies. This led her to write and publish her book "The Cellulite Myth: it's not fat, it's fascia", released February 7, 2017, which became an Amazon best seller within its first four hours of presale and is still ranking as a #1 National Best Seller.