If you want to manage pain, lose those extra stubborn pounds, or reduce the cellulite, then you should consider other options other than medications. One of the most popular these days is fascia blasting. If you want to know more about this new method, then you should get to know your fascia and how fascia blasting works. Will it also work for you? Let’s go ahead and find out!
All About Your Fascia
Scientists nowadays are still learning more about fascia. According to experts, fascia is the continuous layer of connective tissue. It covers your muscles, organs, muscles, and nerves. Fascia is mostly made of collagen and it will give form to your body. The fascia helps your different body parts move and encloses, attaches, and also separates your internal organs. It allows these structures to slide and move freely.
If your fascia is healthy, it becomes more flexible to twist, glide, and bend easily. However, with inflammation and trauma, it can tighten the fascia and cause pain. Fascia pain is usually associated with different conditions like fibromyalgia, lower back pain, plantar fasciitis, and myofascial pain syndrome.
Fascia and Cellulite
According to experts, fascia also plays a role in causing cellulite that usually appears on your thighs, buttocks, and hips. Cellulite appears when parts of your skin are pulled down by fibrous connective bands while it attaches the skin to the muscle. This is why the skin becomes dimpled as fat cells and they collect between the brands. Women who have to deal with cellulite have weak dermis and connective tissue and this includes the superficial fascia.
Understanding How Fascia Blasting Works
Fascia blasting is a modern way of fascial manipulation. It uses a hard plastic tool called the fasciablaster and was invented by Ashley Black. This fascia blasting tool is like a long stick with little claws or ‘feet’ that are attached to it. Since the FasciaBlaster® was introduced to the market, more and more companies also tried to make their own versions of the device.
The tool is meant to be used to be massaged all over the body and use it in one area at a time. The tool is said to loosen up the fascia. There are different ways to do fascia blasting but if you want to achieve effective results, here’s how to do it:
- Start warming up your body using a heating pad or take a hot shower.
- If you are a beginner, start with one minute or less and see how the tool works for you.
- Apply oil on the area that you are working on.
- Lightly massage your skin using the fascia blaster.
- Rub the fascia blaster gently on your skin and continue doing it for two to five minutes.
- Repeat the same process on the other areas of your body.
For best results, make sure that you lightly massage your skin. Hydrate properly after the procedure. Also, take a cold shower in order to reduce any swelling. The tool may seem intimidating at first, but with constant fascia blasting, you will see amazing results.