How to use the FasciaBlaster tools

June 1, 2019

HOW TO USE THE FASCIABLASTER® TOOLS PLUS TIPS FOR MAKING THEM EVEN MORE AWESOME!

First of all, if you don’t know what fascia is, now would be a good time to take a look here.

The short answer to the question “How do I use the FasciaBlaster?” is— don’t think, just do! FasciaBlasting is both a science and an art, so you can learn a lot as you go on this journey of self-discovery! Grab your FasciaBlaster, rub it on bare skin with oil in a way that feels good, and you’re off to the races!

So many of our users have had epic success with intuitively using the FasciaBlaster, so we encourage you to ease in, and see how it feels for yourself while gradually working your way up to more pressure and vigor!

HOW TO USE THE FASCIABLASTER® TOOLS BASICS

EASY AS:
1
BARE SKIN
2
OIL
3
SCRUB

Use on bare skin WITH oil, scrubbing in a washboard technique. DON’T overthink it, and enjoy the experience of caring for yourself and your fascia! If you choose not to read another word of this blog, you will still know enough to begin exploring your tissue with the FasciaBlaster tools.

IF YOU ONLY HAVE ONE TOOL, HERE’S WHY YOU MAY WANT MORE!

In the beginning, we only had the original FasciaBlaster, so lots of people got started with just one tool. Now we have a whole FasciaBlaster family! After many years of receiving feedback from hundreds of thousands of users and practitioners, we developed the “best practices” for FasciaBlasting tools! This is NOT REQUIRED, but we want you to have the BEST results and experience possible!

Here’s a brief explanation of each category of tools:

Prep Tools

A Prep tool with small claws - The idea is to use the small claws to establish temporary blood flow to the tissue. If you don’t “push into the tissue” and simply glide along at the surface light and brisk, you can desensitize the surface layers for deeper work later.

Massage Tools

A Massage Tool with larger claws - The larger claws are designed to penetrate into the myofascial tissue (myo means muscle and fascia is, well, fascia). As your body allows, you can push harder and deeper as desired.

Refining Tools

A Refining Tool anything with a “nugget” tip allows you to address stubborn areas like clumps. FasciaBlasting often unveils spots in the body that are particularly tight or dysfunctional that feel like gravel. The Refining tools are amazing for this type of tissue.

Simply begin with a Prep tool until the tissue feels a little looser. Then continue to scrub with a Massage tool, pressing harder if it feels good. Then complete the session with a Refining tool using the “poke and wiggle wiggle” technique shown in the tutorials. In case you missed it, you can see each of these categories of FasciaBlaster tools used in action on all of our tutorials, by body part.

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SIMPLY:

1 Spray the oil on “hands-free” and rub in with the FasciaBlaster of your choice before Blasting.
2 Use the Blaster Oil generously WHILE FasciaBlasting.
3 Once you’ve completed your FasciaBlasting session, rub in excess oil, wipe it off, or shower.
4 Apply AfterBlaster Cream and allow it to absorb!
Our AfterBlaster Cream ingredients help tighten and stabilize the skin
You will love the way you look, feel, and SMELL!

For more on our amazing Blaster Oil
and AfterBlaster Cream
CHECK OUT OUR BLOG POST

HOW TO INCORPORATE HEAT, ACTIVATION, FLUSHING, AND COLD

GO THE EXTRA MILE!

The following can be added to your program to take your FasciaBlasting to the next level. This is the order we recommend: Heat, Prep, Massage, Refine, Activate, Flush, and then Cold.

HEAT

Fascia loves to be warm! It’s in a more malleable state, and we really hope you incorporate this component as it makes FasciaBlasting even more effective and enjoyable!
Heat internally by doing any type of cardiovascular exercise.

Heat externally by using heat from a hot day, sauna, hot bath, a sauna suit, steam room, or any external heat source of your choice.

ACTIVATION

FasciaBlasting simply reveals what is “underneath” bad fascia. Often times fascia is so tight that it gives the illusion that muscles are toned when they are actually bound in the fascia. So, if the muscles are deconditioned, as can happen when 'choked' by the fascia, then you can build muscles. Better muscle definition can fill up the skin and really make the body look toned and youthful. Remember that as we age we lose muscle mass, so we highly recommend activation and resistance training as part of a healthy lifestyle and FasciaBlaster program.
Isometric contractions performed after FasciaBlasting or throughout the day will fire the muscle to build it and possibly grow it. Simply “squeeze” or contract the muscle as hard as you can while “not moving”.

Resistance training is any exercise that involves resistance. Some recommended activities are weight training, bands, body weight exercise, and some forms of yoga. If you don’t know where to get started, Ashley has a regimen that you can follow here.

FLUSHING

Flushing is a simple technique where you lightly perform self-massage with your hands. It’s great after FasciaBlasting or anytime to get things moving around and keep the fluids from becoming stagnant.

COLD

Cold is a great addition to the FasciaBlaster program because it reduces swelling, which is always a good thing. You can use a cold bath, Kryofreeze, a cold pack, or jump in the snow! Anything that cools the tissue safely is recommended. Don’t use cold immediately before FasciaBlasting.

FasciaBlasting is fun and easy and will become second nature as you go through your journey to explore your body in a new way. You design each FasciaBlaster session to fit YOUR needs and schedule. Whether you stick to the basics or include as many of these steps as you like, any amount of self-care is always better than none!

As I always say “when in doubt... Blast it out”.

Ashley Black