Back in the day, there used to be machines made by Vitamaster which were touted as being able to ‘shake the cellulite off.’ They didn’t work and turned out if I remember correctly to be bad for your kidneys.
Cellulite is the bain of many women’s and some men’s existence. Those pockets of fat that look like cottage cheese are difficult to get rid once they have taken hold. Women have gone to great lengths to get rid of it including the surgical option of liposuction. But there is always some new entreprenuer who claims that they have found the answer.
The newest contraption to enter the market is FasicaBlaster. It was developed by Ashley Black. From her website:
For those of you who don’t know me very well, I’ve had a very long career as a fascia (connective tissue) expert in the world of rehabilitation with pro athletes, celebrities, and world influencers, with 90% of my clientele being men. I then developed a fascia tool which by the way, has been proven to reduce cellulite (but that’s for another blog), and now my client base is 99% women. I have over a million followers on social media and the largest private women’s only facebook group. It’s total mayhem ladies – y’all are crazy!
BuzzFeed News, however, found that many women are reporting being injured by the FasciaBlaster and questioned Black’s qualifications to make the “scientific” claims that she does:
‘Black has since promoted herself as a ‘pioneer’ in fasciology — a term she coined — in her book The Cellulite Myth: It’s Not Fat, It’s Fascia, which includes Wikipedia entries and WebMD articles among the dozen references cited in the bibliography. During an interview with BuzzFeed News, she declined to cite the names of specific instructors she learned from and institutes or training certifications she had earned, out of concern those institutions would be targeted by ‘trolling.’