In late 2016, designed protocols for the first formal FasciaBlaster device study in Tampa, Florida. Third-party scientists at the Applied Science and Performance Institute (ASPI) researched under the direction of Jacob Wilson, Ph.D. who was awarded the NSCAʼs Terry J. Housh Outstanding Young Investigator of the Year award in 2013 and boasts over 500 peer-reviewed published studies.
A total of 43 women volunteered to participate in the 90-day study, with 33 women in the FasciaBlaster protocol group and ten serving as a control group. All subjects were between 25-60 years old, had a Body Mass Index of 20-30 kg/m2, were non-habitual caffeine users, did not use weight loss supplements, and had visible cellulite on the thighs. All subjects were baseline tested with blood analysis, ultrasounds, DEXA scans, and metabolic testing. Testing was done at Baseline (Day 0), and weeks 4, 8, and 12, and visual photography was assessed in the protocol group.
After baseline testing was established, all FasciaBlaster protocol subjects were instructed to complete a 90-day, at home protocol using the FasciaBlaster devices. The devices used were the FasciaBlaster®, Mini2TM, and FaceBlasterTM. The protocol consisted of warming up for approximately 20 minutes in a personal sauna that was provided to each subject. Following the warming of the tissue, each subject used Ashley Blackʼs Blaster Oil on their skin and used the FasciaBlaster devices of their choice for 20 minutes on each leg and 5 minutes on the abdominals for a total of 45 minutes. Subjects then isometrically contracted the targeted area following device use.
Subjects were instructed to perform the protocol five days per week, but no more than two consecutive days. They were also instructed not to change their diet or exercise regimens and to go about their daily lives as usual. The controled group was asked to only use the Blaster Oil on the skin 5x/week throughout the study.
Instructional videos, personalized coaching, and opportunities to ask questions were available to all subjects for the duration of the study