I Tried the Fascia Blaster on My Cellulite

Okay, let’s get one thing straight. I am not getting paid for this. I’m not writing this on demand for the Fascia Blaster people. And my only financial interaction with them was the $89+tax and shipping I plunked down for this gizmo.

And, before I reveal to you if it works, please know I’m not endorsing it at all and really have no idea what your results might be with it. I’m all about the fine print, fast-talking disclaimer dude when I say, “Results May Vary.”

So, I got it. I used it. I have an opinion on it that I’m going to share, but first this…

You might not be familiar with the Fascia Blaster, which is interesting you’ve read this far. You must be having a slow night of boredom or just have faith I’ll be somewhat entertaining regardless of what the hell I’m writing about. Well, let me start by telling you what it is and how I came to want one.

“It was a dark and stormy night.” I’m kidding. But you have to love Snoopy’s opening line of his novel. “Suddenly a shot rang out” is the second line and, really, it’s intriguing for a cartoon dog. Anyway, I digress. It was a night like many. I was mindlessly scrolling through my Facebook news feed wondering why I was so empty inside and how I thought this particular life choice would change that, when I came across an ad for the Fascia Blaster. Now, we all know that Facebook tirelessly targets our ads based on our deepest fears and insecurities, and, honestly, they couldn’t have nailed this one any better for me. It’s a thingamabob that claims to change the fascia to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Let the motherf***ing choirs sing! This is literally the answer to all my problems.

Now, if the appearance of cellulite doesn’t qualify as “all your problems” I’m sure I just came across as kind of a tone deaf asshole, but just know that I’ve got plenty of other problems, but cellulite is like my most annoying nemesis and beating it is my middle aged to twilight year personal quest.

Okay, back to the action…

The ad was a video. I watched it once with no sound. I do that. A lot. I don’t know why really. Maybe it’s like observing a blind date from across the bar for a while to see if you want to invest the time and effort into talking to them. All of this makes sense in my brain. Well, I saw enough that I was interested. I watched the video with sound. I watched it again. I went to the website. I read. I clicked open tabs. I watched more videos. I read testimonials. Then I remembered I had a life outside of Facebook and that was that.

But Facebook doesn’t give up so easily. Oh, it kept track of how much time I spent cuddled up to the Fascia Blaster videos and it would not rest until I bought the thing. Truth be told, I started to become mildly obsessed with it. Did it work? Could it be? Finally, I couldn’t take it anymore and had to know for myself. I ordered it, got a bottle of baby lotion, and started fascia blasting.

To give you a bit of background, and again, I’m no expert. I’m just a girl standing in front of a group of strangers reading my blog telling them I have cellulite. But here’s what I’ve surmised. The woman who invented it maybe had a flesh eating disease (that sounds hard to believe, so I might be dreaming that.) As a result, she had issues/pain with fibromyalgia and started researching the fascia. The fascia seems to be some kind of connective tissue that is woven and holds in your fat. If you have loosely woven fascia (I’m really just spitballing here from memory. I don’t do research for blogs.), then your fat pops through the openings..hello cellulite. If you have tightly woven fascia, it keeps things looking smooth. So, somehow, when you use the fascia blaster it tightens up the fascia? Changes the fascia? Does nothing? I don’t know for sure. Something like that.

Well, turns out I have what the founder lady, Ashley Black, calls, “crappy fascia.” I’m not really fat and I workout, I dance, I think skinny thoughts, but still I have cellulite when it seems almost unfair! Waah, poor me. I decided, I had the money, and needed to see if this was complete malarky or actually a thing that might have some merit and work.

So, I got it and started using it.

Now, I’ll be honest, I didn’t read the directions. I’m not really a directions reading kinda gal. The Blaster is like a bar with four plastic claws on it and I saw enough videos that I thought I was smart enough to do it right. I wasn’t. I didn’t. My first session with it was too long and too rough. And I know that sounds sexual, but that’s on you. It’s just I was so damn excited and wanted results immediately that I went to town and the next day had tons of bruises.

I was like, Aha! I’m onto you Fascia Blaster. You bruise up my legs so that when they heal I’m like, wow, that looks so much better! But, then I read the enclosed instruction, followed by some stuff on the website about bruising and was like, Whoops, my bad!

I started in again, following the directions and as the bruises faded, I was thinking it was kind of working. Since, I assumed I lost my mind, I asked my husband and my kids and they all, of course, said, Sure it is! So, there was really no way to know for sure. And since I was going away and needed a week for the bruising to heal, I had to stop. I only did it for a week and wasn’t sure what the results were. After the trip, I decided I’d do it every day, as instructed, and see if there was any change. I mean, people like you were counting on me!

So. Now. The moment you’ve been waiting for. Does the Fascia Blaster work? Drumroll, please!!!

Yes! It worked! It actually has changed the way my upper thighs look. I know, right? I can’t believe it. It’s not like suddenly I don’t have fat or it’s permanent or anything, but my thighs are way smoother and look kind of skinnier too! It’s sort of weird, actually. And they were right about the bruising, I don’t have any issues with it anymore!

Now, I’ve also been working out, as usual, but doing a lot more thigh toning stuff too because it’s vacation time and summer is coming. Still, I’ve done that plenty in my life and haven’t seen my thighs look this good since before I had my third kid. Yeah, that really put my body over the edge.

Are my thighs perfect? Hell no. Are they firm like a real workout person? Not a chance. But I’m telling you they look better in a way that surprises me on the daily.

Fascia blasting is now just part of my routine. Two minutes on each leg after working out. It’s no huge hardship. I’ll probably only do it before vacations and in the summer, but holy hell, I’m really excited about it.

Now, before you all jump to their web page and order it, I’m going to confess one last thing. I’m well aware that my “results” might just be some mild form of body dysmorphia where I want it to be true so much that I’m seeing something that’s not there. But, the thing I’m not seeing is my cellulite, and even if it’s all in my head, it’s literally the best $89+ tax and shipping I’ve ever spent.


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  1. Jenn VonHagen on August 8, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    I googled fascia blaster, expecting a review.
    But oh my. How I got so much more.

    I write for a living and this was by far the most fun I’ve had in days – which is probably tragic to admit out loud, but f@#k it, you started it with all your raw vulnerability and wreckless truth slinging.

    Pretty sure since we both have the same facebook ad triggers, we can be besties. We could have a girls night in and whip out the Spencer Barnes sculpting wand and max out on a triple sesh with the Juvalips plumper. Damn, this sounds like a good time yo!

    So thanks for the review. After deep consideration (ok, fine, right after you said Yes!) I’m gonna throw my monay at a fascia blaster and fuel my body with hope, optimism and a dirty martini or two.

    Cheers, and now I’m a follower Miss M!

    • Jamie on August 28, 2018 at 4:52 pm

      Loved your post!😉

      • M. on August 29, 2018 at 8:45 pm

        Thanks so much!

  2. Kim on May 30, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    I love the FasciaBlaster it’s incredible and has totally changed my body! The fascia bruises are temporary but you’ll love the changes you’ll see and feel 😍😍

  3. Hilary on May 7, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    I came across this blog post and love your witty writing style. I realize this post is more than a year old which is actually great bc I’m curious about your long-term results. Do you still use it and if so how frequently? If you don’t blast any longer, have your results reverted? Thx

    • M. on May 8, 2018 at 10:15 pm

      Hi there,

      I only really use it before bathing suit vacations and rarely ever bruise at this point. It’s also great for deep tissue massage and blow flow and I use it sometimes just for that. Thanks for reading! xo

  4. Angela on November 23, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Hi, i bruiser pretty badly but have plans to go to the spa can I still go or will the heat hurt the bruising more?

  5. DMarie on October 19, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    Seriously, hysterical read. Especially the ‘Aha! I’m onto you Fascia Blaster’ part. I just saw them use this on Kourtney Kardashian, who literally has zero cellulite, but I had to look up reviews. Glad I came across yours first. I’m known for buying any exercise video with a good infommercial so I figure what’s another $90 towards the cause! I bruise so easy but I’m willing to buy it just to proove I can do it without bruising the first time (highly doubtful). And if I do bruise it’ll be worth it just so I can tell everyone my session with the stick was too long and too rough. 😁😁

  6. Terti on September 28, 2017 at 10:00 am

    So I have a question. Everyone’s talking about the bruising that occurs after the first use. How many sessions per day must you do, how long are the sessions are you supposed to use it the next day even with the bruising?

    • M. on September 28, 2017 at 10:51 am

      This is a great question. I’m sure it varies, but for me, after the first few times of overdoing it, I let it chill for a couple of weeks, when on my Sail Across the Sun Train/Franti music cruise and then when I started up again I didn’t have any bruising again. I’m sort of back to doing it and it does do something to change the appearance for sure…it might just not be as dramatic as people are hoping for. Good luck!

  7. Danielle on September 13, 2017 at 8:35 am

    Just got mine last week! I think the science of it is really compelling. I bruised after the very first time using it, although, I bruise if you look at me the wrong way–always have! I have a high pain tolerance so I gave it a 4 day rest then when back at it last night. Which I read now you’re not supposed to do–oooooopsy. Now I’m very sore and bruised and swollen. Yikes. Hopefully I didn’t do any damage. Need to change my mantra– “some is good, more is better” isn’t serving me in this situation.

  8. Nat on September 8, 2017 at 7:27 am

    I had my first blasting session today. I think like you i was a little excited amd only glanced over the tutorials and went way too hard. Gosh it hurt and i can tolerate pain but i just wanted to cry lol… i laugh now…. my body just felt like all the pain came from those areas i was blasting because they’re full of toxins if that makes sense. ? I have reviews the tutorials and have a much better plan for next blasting session. I could feel the prickling feeling of blood flow or circulation too. I will continue with it. I believe it will help with pain and stiffness for me.

  9. Marisa on September 6, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    I already have the blaster but haven’t used it in a while. Started using again yesterday so I’ve been browsing motivation and came across your blog. YOU are funny lol. Been feeling pretty shitty, but your article made me chuckle here and there <3

  10. Jill on August 10, 2017 at 9:09 am

    How many sessions does it take till your body gets used to it and no longer bruises or do you just start really gentle and build up tolerance in the area
    I tend to bruise easily
    Mine arrives today!!
    Will update
    Ps can i use on upper arms?

    • M. on August 10, 2017 at 10:44 am

      Hi Jill. While I’m no expert, I bruised the first week I used it and not again substantially. Occasionally, I get a small bruise, but not even sure it’s from this because I’m bruiser too. I’d imagine you can use on upper arms. I should try!! I’ve heard people use it on their face! WTW??? I have a smaller travel sized one that would be good for smaller areas. Good luck!!!

  11. Alfie on July 23, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    I bought the spinoff for a mere $24.50 on Amazon. I used it twice but my dilemma is that I am very black and blue which means I’ll not be able to show my legs at the pool😫 It’s pretty bad. I guess I’ll wait till the pool closes before I start again.

    • FranFasciaFan on September 5, 2017 at 8:28 pm

      Alfa…I am 43 mom of 5 and I bought my fascia master stick the one that rolls on amazon nod received it exactly two weeks ago today is sept 5th 2017. I used it for cellulite longer on my front left thigh in my first session than on my right to see what would happen. I was worried during the it’ll look “worse before better” stage but as of sept 2nd, my bruising has almost disappeared from that session and my left front thigh is so smooth with zero cellulite compared to my right! I haven’t worked out at all but I am a waitress so I walk all day for 6 to 8 hours and haven’t changed my moderately poor eating habits. The things I have done differently during these past 2 weeks are 1. Drink more water 2. Take L-Arganine for better blood flow to hopefully help the healing of bruises 3. Dry brush my skin prior to blasting and showering and 4. Using a homemade coffee and coconut oil scrub on my legs. The GOOD thing is my inner right knee has been hurting the past 2 years whenever I sit cross legged and my hips hurt whenever I sit long watching tv but now those problems are completely gone! The BAD thing I have noticed is that blasting my upper arms and fat on my armpit/boob area has made my skin very soft and no elasticity anymore so it actually looks worse. I am going to start doing my own lymphatic massaging so that fluid and fat can drain properly out of my armpit lymph nodes. As a side note, I’m starting massage therapy school this month and I just bought a cupping set so I hope that I will learn more but I don’t think fascia blasting is in my syllabus!

  12. Cory Willoughby on July 14, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    Ok, I’m going to trust you! Even though I’m the biggest pain wimp, I’m gonna do it! Thanks!

    • M. on July 17, 2017 at 10:24 am

      Wait!! I’m not endorsing it for anyone else’s results!!! Like I said, I think it’s working for me, but could just be wishful thinking and delusion. I’m still using it and still like it, but seriously it might be all in my head!

      • A.H. on August 23, 2017 at 10:54 pm

        Did you take before and after pictures?

        • M. on August 27, 2017 at 7:52 pm

          I did not! Nothing, including the Fascia Blaster or a Leprechaun sitting on a pot of gold, could make make me take photos of my thighs!!!! Sorry. And I don’t even really know if it worked…but I like it!

  13. Cc on July 13, 2017 at 11:25 am

    How is the fascia blaster different then using a rolling massager that has a similar look?

    • M. on July 17, 2017 at 10:23 am

      I literally have no idea. I think the prongs are firmer and spaced strategically, but I’m guessing it’s similar. My circulation always feels really good after. Definitely good point!

    • FranFasciaFan on September 5, 2017 at 8:30 pm

      I like my rolling Fascia Master stick better because I don’t have to oil up my legs and I feel it doesn’t pull my skin like the Ashley Black stick.

  14. Michelle on July 6, 2017 at 12:23 am

    I really enjoyed reading your blog! We could be friends! I love your attitude, honesty, voice tone, realism. Just fun and relatable! Thank you.

    • M. on July 6, 2017 at 8:41 am

      Okay…let’s be friends! I’ve met a lot of new friends blogging. Like my FB page and I’ll see you on there for many conversations about life…the little annoying stuff…and the big stuff too. Thanks for the nice words…great way to start out a friendship!

      • Stephanie on July 29, 2017 at 5:27 pm

        I wanna be friends, too. !! Loveee you’re writing style & humor !

  15. Marla on May 17, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    tummy too???

    • M. on May 17, 2017 at 7:08 pm

      I used it on that too! It’s all pretty darn good for results. I just tried charcoal toothpaste for first time. Not sure that’s working, but will give it a week!

      • Leanne on August 1, 2017 at 7:11 am

        What did you try charcoal toothpaste for?

        • M. on August 2, 2017 at 3:17 pm

          My teeth! It whitens.

          • Loni on August 31, 2017 at 3:07 pm

            Let’s change subjects and talk about charcoal whitening teeth. Does it really work? Really?

          • M. on August 31, 2017 at 3:46 pm

            Loni, I’m here to say charcoal toothpaste totally works! It’s either that or the charcoal that gets caught in your gums for the first day makes your teeth look whiter, but either way, I’m all in. Before you take me word as gospel, I saw this https://www.wonderarms.com/ and I want it! Help!!!!!!!

  16. Nick on May 15, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    I purchased the fasciablaster for the front of my thighs for cellulite above my knees. I used it 3 times an
    the cellulite looks worse and the skin looks saggy. Is this the process??

    • Tracy Lane on June 3, 2017 at 8:44 pm

      Ashley statespecially on her blogs that some people will have a worse before better result while others may not. I believe it has to do with how severe you fascia is. Mine has done that as well.

    • Yenny on June 23, 2017 at 9:39 pm

      sometimes you have to work on them a little longer than 3 sessions it does get better i had sensitive spots where i had knee injections i have since blasted those sore spots away yes it works just put in the time

  17. Lori Varisco on March 26, 2017 at 2:04 am

    I have to agree! The fasciablaster is freaking amazing! My legs and tummy have never looked so good.

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