FasciaBlaster Soft-Tissue Therapy


In my 20+ years as a tissue therapist, I’ve never seen a treatment method or tool that can turn your soft-tissue injuries and health around as quickly or as long-lasting as FasciaBlaster therapy. 

In simplest terms, the “claws” on this tool penetrate the layers of your skin and soft tissue, and break up knots and scar tissue similar to the way you’d comb out knots in your hair.

On any tight area when the Fascia Blaster is used with the proper pressure and swift back and forth motion, you’ll quickly feel it penetrating and breaking up layers of tangled scarred tissue that can’t be reached through massage alone.

Even better, when I use infrared heat on an area before FasciaBlasting, followed by Active Release Techniques, deep-tissue massage, and traction stretching (in that order), you get a far deeper, more complete release of stubborn stuck tissue, and restored function like no other therapy.

In fact the FasciaBlaster is so effective in releasing and restoring soft tissue to health and proper functioning, that Tom Brady and Derek Jeter get regular FasciaBlaster treatment for faster muscle recovery and enhanced performance.

Actor Leonardo DeCaprio and Victoria Secret runway models use it to reduce brow lines, eliminate cellulite, and flush the skin so it has a healthy glow. 

But when it comes to healing your soft-tissue problems in Bend, Oregon, I am the only deep-tissue massage therapist trained in Active Release Techniques and FasciaBlasting. In each session, I can combine all of these techniques so you experience the deepest release of soft-tissue problems and pain you’ve ever felt — I guarantee it will:

  • Greatly reduce or eliminate muscle spasms, knots, and pain
  • Make your soft tissues function better
  • Improve the health and elasticity of your joints, tendons, and muscles
  • Improve blood flow
  • Speed up recovery time (from injury, workouts, etc.)
  • Break up cellulite caught in fascia webbing and flush fat from the body

 

What is fascia and how does FasciaBlasting help tissue become normal and pain-free again?

You can’t see your fascia, but everyone has it. Fascia is like a big weblike net that holds your body together, kind of like the casing around a sausage.

You have layers and layers of fascia that surrounds and holds together your entire network of muscles, tendons, joints, and organs.

Fascia is sticky like cotton candy, and so when you use it, guess what happens? The individual sticky fibers adhere to each other and over time can become quite tangled, especially when you overuse tissue and get little tears that then get covered in scar tissue.

The more that this tangled and scarred tissue binds together, the bigger and more complicated the knot. And unless all this chaos gets unraveled, your soft tissue won’t won’t be able to move freely without restriction and pain. 

Enter the Fascia Blaster… The first way to “comb out,” break apart and separate tangled and scarred tissue and knots. Ahhh what a relief!

Watch this Today Show episode with FasciaBlaster creator Ashley Black explain how using the FasciaBlaster’s “claws” to separate stuck, tangled fascia and muscles similar to the way you’d comb out tangled hair.

“Imagine your hair is messy and matted, and you’re just trying to smooth it over with your palms. Now imagine you have a hairbrush that actually combs out the knots. Which will leave your hair smooth and knot-free?”

FasciaBlasting Therapy for soft tissue is most effective when muscles are able to fully relax, proper heat and lubricant is applied, and the right pressure and correct stroke movement is consistent for 1-5 minutes when using the tool. Finding a trained FasciaBlasting massage therapist is ideal.

How did your tissues get injured in the first place?

We’ve all felt pain and stiffness coming from what feels like a ‘lump’ in your muscle. These lumps are actually knots caused by entangled muscle fibers that get bunched up together and aren’t able to relax. Add in tangling of the fascia that covers muscles, and the result is painful, stiff muscles that no longer move freely.

But what caused the knot to form in the first place? Preceding the actual knot is an adhesion where your tissue has stuck together, which can also include scar tissue that gets layered in over micro-tears in your tissue. Your body sees these tears as injuries and layers fibrous, scar-tissue over the tear as its way of “repairing” the tissue.

Small tears happen all the time when you exert your muscles and other soft tissues playing sports, working out, lifting heavy objects, and even just working around the house — so imagine just how much scar tissue you have built up on your soft tissue! With rest and a good rub-out, these tissues will usually repair themselves… but how many of us actually do that?

Over time and without treatment, more and more scar tissue builds up and binds soft-tissue fibers together, adding to the severity of knots and other problems. Along with continued stiffness and pain, there’s less oxygen and blood that flows through the affected area, which all tissues need to stay healthy and flexible.

 

How are FasciaBlasting Therapy treatments different than using a FasciaBlaster at home?

If you bought a FasciaBlaster for at-home use, you’ll quickly learn it can be awkward to use on your own body, and that it’s virtually impossible to get the same releasing effects you get in FasciaBlaster Therapy treatments, especially when combined with other therapies.

Hard-to-reach problem areas go untreated

Some of the soft tissue that needs help is in hard-to-reach areas you simply can’t get to with the FasciaBlaster. Or you can reach them but it’s difficult to keep the consistent pressure and the correct stroke movements for the several minutes, all of which are required to be effective. 

As a massage therapist, I can actually feel your tissue quality and problem areas through the FasciaBlaster tool, just like when I use my hands. I can also feel stuck and knotted tissue breaking up, so I know how long to work an area for real progress to be made in smoothing out your soft tissue.

Combined soft-tissue therapy gives you far better results

After FasciaBlasting an area, I can use Active Release Techniques and deep-tissue massage, and light stretching (in that order) to get the tissue far more effective than using the FasciaBlaster alone.

Infrared heat therapy

Your muscles must be properly warmed up and lubricated for FasciaBlasting to be effective. In our session together, you’ll lay on a full-body infrared mat, which is far more therapeutic and natural coconut oil before 

The trick is… using the FasciaBlaster with the right temperature, pressure, stroke movements, and additional therapies after using this tool to make it much more effective.

I’ve been a therapeutic massage therapist for over 20 years… so I know a thing or two about anatomy, and how to best work with connective tissue to get the best results.

In addition, the FasciaBlaster is like an extension of my hands. I can actually feel your tissue and biggest problem areas under the surface through this tool.

Therefore, the results I can get using the FasciaBlaster are a little different than you can get on your own… especially since I’m able to do Active Release Techniques, massage, and stretching immediately after FasciaBlasting any area that is especially tight.