I Tried This Viral Tool to Flatten My Stomach, and I'm Shook It Actually Worked

If you haven't yet heard of the FasciaBlaster, allow me to divert your attention to the founder's Instagram page.

Hi! Welcome back. You probably just saw a bunch of before-and-after photos of women looking more toned alongside images of a peculiar white tool with little claw feet along its edge. How does said tool yield those results, you're wondering? It's all about a system of connective tissue within your body called fascia. Similar to the marbling you'd find on a piece of steak, fascia encases your muscles and organs and is actually one whole piece of webbing that spans the entirety of your body. In its healthy state, fascia is stretchy and pliable. But if you experience physical trauma, emotional trauma, scarring, or inflammation, the fascia loses its pliability. It becomes tight, restricted, and a source of tension to the rest of the body. This is the basis of knowledge that founder Ashley Black enlisted when developing the FasciaBlaster. Her thinking is that when the fascia tightens, it adheres to the skin and muscle, which then causes bulges like cellulite and fat pockets. I spoke with a member of the FasciaBlaster team to learn more.

For more cellulite treatments, take a look at seven different trials done by our wellness editor, Victoria.