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6 Myths About FasciaBlaster Damage & Bruising

Bruise Myths

Myth #1: FasciaBlasting Causes Bruising

TRUE ✅ YES, FasciaBlasting can cause bruising. But it is for a good cause. Not everyone has bruises, and bruising is not the goal. However, if your fascia is not healthy, you can expect to bruise until the fascia is restored(1), and you might bruise again if you reach new and deep layers - but by then, you will be excited because you will have already experienced the healing benefits* of FasciaBlaster bruises. We’re here to help you every step of the way, going layer by layer and minimizing bruising. It’s also super important to understand what fascia is and why you are blasting before understanding fascia-related bruises. We recommend our What is Fascia blog to get the bigger picture before you dive into side effects. You can read it here.

You’ve probably seen some results, and Fasciablaster claims from real users about their experience and are here to get to the bottom of it! Are you intrigued by the opportunity to improve your health and appearance by increasing the health of your fascia? But have you heard that bruising can be common when disrupting existing, unhealthy fascia?

We are educating you on the meaning behind the bruise. Look at the ultrasound imaging, where we can see the fascia remodelling1 over 90 days. These are medically published images, so no “good angels” or “light tricks” here!


Myth #2: The FasciaBlaster Causes “Harmful” Bruising

FALSE ❌ Some claim that the FasciaBlaster causes “harmful” bruising, equating bruising with injury, but that is an incomplete picture of what is actually going on below the surface with your fascia. FasciaBlaster bruises are not from injury to healthy tissue.

In our peer-reviewed scientific study, researchers studying the effects of FasciaBlasting reported bruising as a side effect. Bruising is common as the fascia is regenerating until it is healthy.

Research Study

Bruises are not necessarily harmful in terms of skincare; they are a visual reminder of positive change happening under the surface and at the cellular level. When pressure is applied to the area of stagnation, small capillaries that supply the tissue may leak, leading to bruising. This bruise signals that there is now blood flow to a previously stagnant area3, which is normal and expected. The exact same thing happens when you use ancient techniques such as cupping and Gua Sha.

Short-term inflammation is due to the body’s natural response to microtrauma. The tissue heals with increased blood flow and more supple fibers. So, while you may see bruising at the surface, restoration and rejuvenation are taking place within.4

Research Study

What exactly happens during the fascia remodeling1 process? When the FasciaBlaster is applied, it exerts pressure on areas of stagnated blood flow. Remember that the bruises are not blunt trauma bruises; and they are temporary and do not cause clotting or other issues. In fact, most say even if the bruises are tender to the touch, they generally feel a sense of release.


User photos*

“I am happy to report I HAVE FINALLY BROKEN THROUGH ON MY LEGS!!! I have actual real-deal bruising y'all! That masterblaster is a powerful tool! Why is this exciting??? It means I'm opening deeper layers of fascia that need the love! These bruises are painless and even a different color from an injury bruise.”*

#Blastersister Crystal


User photos*

“Don’t be afraid of the bruising! I bruise like a peach on a normal day,  just stay nice and light to see how your personal tissue responds; this phase doesn't last forever. 🙌 I know that this is just part of the process, and this is where the magic happens. Healthy Fascia doesn't bruise!* 😁”

#Blastersister Karen

In fact, the presence of these bruises is a positive sign! It's a signal that your body is responding, and the short-term inflammation that accompanies the process is part of your body's natural response to microtrauma.

Myth #3: The FasciaBlaster Makes Cellulite Worse

FALSE ❌ We have to answer this question with a resounding…Umm, Hell no! FasciaBlasting does not make cellulite worse! Although sometimes initially, if you have beyond cellulite, one of the 4 types of cellulite, FasciaBlasting can break up large clumpy adhesions and make large globs look “bumpier,” this is a temporary effect and part of your body's natural response. Rome wasn't built in a day, honey, and restoring fascia is the same way. Stay consistent. Ninety days is your magic timeframe. So don’t give up. Every single woman in the study saw amazing results in 90 days, but the process might be a little messy. It’s just like cleaning out your closet; you gotta drag everything out before you can put it all back together.

Truth: FasciaBlasting Has Scientifically Proven To Reduce The Appearance of Cellulite1*

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They didn’t “self-report” their results; the scientists were double-blinded and coordinated photos randomly to the Cellulite Severity Scale. Just check out the pics of the study. It’s time to let this debate go… It’s game set match for the FasciaBlaster. In fact, studies have shown significant milestones, brought about by  FasciaBlasting, in both reducing cellulite and the ability to spot reduce subcutaneous fat cells.(1)

OK, back to the peer-reviewed clinical study that examined the effects of FasciaBlasting on cellulite. In this study, participants used the fascia blaster 3-5 times a week for 20-30 minutes over a 90-day period. Ultrasound images taken before and after the study showed significant progress in remodeling the fascia tissue. The fibrous bands responsible for the dimpled appearance of the skin were visibly improved- transitioning from thick and disorganized to thin and organized; this is called collagen remodeling.

Myth #4: The FasciaBlaster Causes Sagging Skin

FALSE ❌ Some people babble about sagging skin on internet forums, but sagging skin is in total opposition to what science teaches us about skin.

Fascia Blaster Results
Fascia Blaster Results
Fascia Blaster Results

Truth: FasciaBlasting Increases The Production Of Collagen (2)

The idea that the FasciaBlaster causes sagging skin is misinformation - and actually a little crazy. In fact, the FasciaBlaster promotes the production of collagen1*. Collagen is responsible for maintaining the firmness and elasticity of the skin, and its reduction is often associated with the improvement of sagging and wrinkles.

FasciaBlasting has shown a measurable increase in PICP markers, which are vital for skin, muscle, bone, and connective tissue structure. (1) Fascia remodeling restores collagen fibers, making them more supple and firm. (1)

Increase Collagen

As the fascia is remodeled and collagen fibers are restored, the skin becomes more supple and regains its youthful appearance. FasciaBlasters also provide pressure (2) to the tissue, which has also proven (2) to release stem cells from the Stem Cell Reservoir into the skin. So, this not only counters sagging but also contributes to overall skin health.

So, if you've heard concerns about sagging skin, rest assured that the FasciaBlaster* may help improve the skin’s firmness and elasticity through the stimulation of collagen production and the release of stem cells. (1)(2)

And just check out the tighter skin* reported by our users on all the body parts.*

Fascia Blaster Results

“50 yrs old (10 lbs heavier) and more comfortable than ever in my own skin because of FasciaBlasting! Never stop taking care of you! Thanks Ashley Black!!!’*

#BlasterSister Laura

Fascia Blaster Results

“ Today, at 50 years old, I am happy with my face. I haven’t had any injections or fillers in my face. I tune up my face about one to two times a month, but I blast my scalp daily still.”*

#BlasterSister Dana

Fascia Blaster Results

“That moment when you post your success in a group, and people refuse to believe you didn't have a tummy tuck! I am a daily blaster. I spend at least an hour a night blasting.”*

#BlasterSister Haley

Fascia Blaster Results

“I was the biggest skeptic there was when I was first gifted my blaster. The blaster has forever changed my life and body. Thank you, Ashley Black, for all that you do.”*

#BlasterSister Kandice

For more on how Fascia works check out our What is Fascia? Blog here.

Myth #5: The FasciaBlaster Increases Pain

MAYBE❓It can hurt temporarily while in use. Some believe that using the FasciaBlaster increases pain because if you press too hard, FasciaBlasting can hurt. But this type of pain is due to incorrect product usage and being overzealous in the beginning. We have specially designed tools for even the most sensitive tissues, and we offer free coaching to help you work your way in. If the fascia is healthy, there is no pain associated with FasciaBlasting, so let the pain be your Inspector Gadget… and help you find the spots that need it the most.

Truth: FasciaBlaster* could help heal pain associated with fascia5 *

Ashley Black Clinical Study

The FasciaBlaster Study has shown a notable decrease in C-reactive protein, indicating reduced systemic inflammation. (1)

When used correctly and in accordance with recommended guidelines, the FasciaBlaster can help restore balance to the body and decrease painful inflammation. FasciaBlasting is intricately linked to the fascia, and it’s important to understand the significance of healthy fascia and pain relief.5

You can read more about pain reduction in our pain blog and how FasciaBlaster inflammation reduction affects autoimmune and even how fascia relates to migraines.

Myth #6: The FasciaBlaster Causes Weight Gain

FALSE ❌ We’ve also seen the strange claim that FasciaBlasting causes weight gain. How does this myth hold up in light of scientific evidence?

Truth: The FasciaBlaster* Has Been Shown To Decrease
Subcutaneous Fat and Increase Metabolism1


It's essential to clarify that any perceived weight gain is not due to the FasciaBlaster. With our poisoned food supply and toxic environment, of the American population is gaining weight. But it isn't because of FasciaBlasting. Fasciablasting (1) proved to spot reduce fat at the blasted site AND increase metabolism. So, this scientific evidence is inconsistent with weight gain.

FasciaBlasting can cause temporary fluid retention and inflammation. But this encourages the development of healthy tissue throughout the body. (3) Additionally, a recent article suggests that the microbiome may play a role in weight gain as well as dysfunctional fascia. Lending thought to using the FasciaBlaster can actually help to help address those issues.

Although FasciaBlaster does NOT promote FasciaBlasting as a weight loss technique, healthy fascia is always a good thing. Learn more about fascia here.

Remember to practice self-care throughout the discovery process and to be patient, not aggressive in your approach. We’re here to help you understand your health in a new way. Leading the field of Fascia in scientific research, developing new methods for fascia care, and backing up our products with the scientific proof needed to change your opinion on healthcare. Click here for free coaching.

Ashley Black, Inventor Of The Fasciablaster

Ashley Black - About Author

Ashley Black is a decorated inventor, thought leader, and entrepreneur. She is best known for her work in the field of Fasciology. Fasciology is the study of the system of the body called fascia. Fascia is publicly known as the connective tissue, or web, that holds our body together, but fascia is also the viscous system that surrounds and feeds every cell in our bodies. Her work is directly related to the regeneration of this system of the body and the astounding effects this process can have on beauty, sports performance, and medical conditions.

She is best known for inventing instrument-assisted fascia techniques and tools, commercially known as FasciaBlasters. The tools entered the marketplace in 2014 and have become a household product. Black was the first person to write a #1 National Best Selling book about fascia, and she was the first person to do a TED Talk on fascia. By 2017-2018, her innovations and perseverance were rewarded with the American Business Association Stevie Award for Entrepreneur of the Year. IAOPT also awarded her with the Inventor of the Year. She also hit Inc's Fastest Growing Companies in America for the first time. This era was wrapped up with Ashley's self-reported highest accomplishment to date: the peer-reviewed Medical Publication of Research proving that FasciaBlasters can regenerate fascia tissue.

Since then, Ashley has received several awards, beginning with a second #1 National Best Selling Book about the struggles of females in business and authenticity in branding. She also received two global Stevie Awards from the International Business Association: Woman of the Year and a Lifetime Achievement Award for Consumer Goods.

In 2022, Ashley founded The Fascia Advancement Academy and the Fascia Advancement Charity to teach bodyworkers Fasciology. She has hit Inc's Fastest Growing Companies list for a second time, with over $150MM in revenue, profitable and growing. She boasts over 9 million social media followers and over 1 trillion unique media impressions for her work. She plans to expand into the beauty, sports, and medical professional markets and create a billion-dollar business in the next two years.

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