The myofascial tissue or commonly called “fascia” is believed to be contributing to pain and cellulite when they become tight. That is why fascia treatments became an instant trend in the past years. One of the most common is fascia manipulation. This is the technique done to loosen the fascia using physical pressure and manipulation. A popular method is called fascia blasting. If you want to know more about this method, then you have come to the right place.
Relation Between Fascia and Cellulite
It is believed that fascia plays a huge role in the development of cellulite. This happens when some parts of the skin are being pulled down by the fibrous bands that attack the skin to the muscles. As a result, the skin becomes dimpled because the fat cells are collecting between the bands. And those individuals with cellulite usually have weakness not only in the dermis but also in the connective tissues. More tissues are being done to confirm that fascia indeed has a connection with the cellulite.
Understanding How Fascia Blasting Works
When talking about fascial manipulation, fascia blasting is a very popular choice these days. This method uses a tool called fasciablaster. It is a hard plastic tool invented by Ashley Black. It looks like a long stick that has claws or ‘feet’ attached to the ends. This is the most popular device used for fascia blasting but there are now companies that also created their own version of the product. In general terms, this tool is called ‘fascia massage sticks’ or ‘cellulite blasters.’
Here’s How Fascia Blasting Works
The fascia blaster is used to massage the body, especially the areas where there is cellulite development. This process can help loosen up the fascia. Here’s the step by step process before and during the fascia blasting:
- Warm-up your body by lightly massaging your skin using the fascia blaster, by taking a shower or by using a heating pad.
- Apply a generous amount of oil in the particular area that you need to work on.
- Rub the fascia blaster tool on your skin in a gentle, scrubbing motion for 2 to 5 minutes at a time per area.
- Repeat the process in other parts of the body.
If you are new to fascia blasting, there is nothing that you should worry about when it comes to the safety of the process. For beginners, start the method for less than a minute and determine how your body feels after. If you are afraid of any possible swelling, make sure that you take a cold shower, lightly massage your skin, and drink lots of water after the procedure.