About Ashley Black
WHO IS ASHLEY BLACK?
Ashley Black, the #1 best-selling author and inventor of the myofascial tool phenomenon the FasciaBlaster®, was born in a small town in Alabama in 1973. At a young age, she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) which would come in waves of debilitating pain throughout her childhood. She spent her youth in and out of doctorʼs offices and was told she would need a wheelchair by age 25.
Determined this would not be her fate, she developed her own coping mechanisms to control her flare-ups and found that food charting, hot and cold baths, self-massaging, stretching, and strength training were effective means of pain management. She began to deny medications in her teens and always knew there was a better way.
Black developed a love for sports and became a competitive athlete – tumbling, dancing, and cheering throughout college and by her early twenties she was teaching 20+ fitness classes a week.
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
Life as she knew it came to a screeching halt in her mid-twenties after the birth of her second child when she went into the hospital for a routine procedure and contracted a deadly bone infection that 93% of people in this condition die from. After months of excruciating pain, Black was released from the hospital with a prognosis of a life of disability and pain management drug.
Refusing to accept her fate once again, she decided to take her health trajectory into her own hands. Black began studying multiple forms of alternative medicine and researching both the known and unexplored facets of human anatomy to find something that could help her.
Using herself as a guinea pig, she discovered that the structural limitations in her body that were causing her intense pain 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. Utilizing her personal experience, experimentations, research and sheer will, Black developed a fusion of soft tissue therapy, fascia stretching, body mechanics, and core activation techniques to bring a holistic approach to wellness, sports performance, and recovery. Her original insights contributed to the creation of a new realm of science: Fasciology™.
THE FASCIA BLASTER
The birth of the FasciaBlaster is the quintessential story of “Necessity Breeds Invention”. As Ashley and her team of Fasciologists were working with their personal clients, there was a definite need to address the fascia, as it can impede the efforts for deeper tissue work. There are many techniques to address fascia, such as skin rolling or pulling or long sustained fascial stretching, fascial “flossing” even cupping and blading. But these techniques can be slow and cumbersome, as well as rough on the hands of the practitioner. There were also tools that were marketed for fascia, but nothing she tried was able to palpate the fascia the way Ashley and her Fasciologist theorized would be most effective.
Many of the clients were professional athletes and celebrities, so Ashley would have to travel to work with them, and sometimes she wouldn't see them for weeks or months at a time. This was a huge setback, so it was important that she invent something to help them help themselves between visits.READ MORE
Ashleyʼs mission is to advance the science and make sure that all her knowledge is captured and carried on by Fasciologist™ after she has transitioned from this physical world. In order to accomplish this, Ashley believes that she needs to reach the “tipping point” of mass acceptance. She plans to do this acquiring 10+ million followers and customers, expand to the global market, establish a college curriculum and train her predecessors. She plans to back this effort by presenting the ground breaking fascia research at major global medical conferences and compelling other scientists to take her tools and methods and apply them to vast areas of the healing sciences in ongoing research. She also plans to develop game changing documentaries for the general public to have the truth about fascia revealed. Please join us in sharing our knowledge and products with everyone you know. Click here for more of what is going on in Ashleyʼs life.