Ashley Black is well known to members of her huge Facebook women-only closed group who have followed the guru for years. Black teaches people to alleviate pain and get rid of fat and cellulite by stretching their fascia. As reported by the Inquisitr, fascia was a hot topic back in February 2016, and it has only grown hotter. Back then, the hashtag #fascia had 35,906 posts on Instagram, and now it has 74,005.
Black developed her own "Fascia Blaster" tool when she was trying to heal herself of pain and different ailments. Ashley noted how different the firm fascia tools she created were from the foam rolling craze, and as consumers began to try them, the demand for her FasciaBlaster tools created such a fervor that they were often sold out or on back-order.
Ashley compared foam rolling to trying to brush knots out of hair with the back of the brush. Instead, her fascia tools are like turning the brush around and using the bristles to correctly brush out the knots, or fascial adhesions and other "knots" that can cause people pain, the appearance of cellulite, or other "bound" conditions. As seen in the below Today show video, Black spoke about healing her own fascia, and others sang her praises for how much it has helped them.
In Ashley's Fascia Blasters Facebook group, there are currently more than 217,000 members that share before-and-after photos and tips surrounding their fascia blasting success. On Black's YouTube channel, there are 35,406 subscribers right now and her videos have gotten 9,070,070 views and counting.
With Black's appearance on Today, wherein Al Roker interviewed a musician who lessened her pain by using the FasciaBlaster to stretch the connective tissue in her body, more interest surrounding fascia is growing. NBC News medical contributor Dr. Natalie Azar gave a demonstration of the FasciaBlaster, and spoke about how much stretching the fascia in various parts of the body can help to alleviate chronic pain.