Category Archives: FASHION

The Look

Discovering Faciablast

Fascia is the connective tissue that separates muscles and runs like a cobweb through every structure of the body.

Those struggling to lose weight often become frustrated when diets and exercise alone don’t provide them with the progress they hoped for.  But Ashley Black has made monumental discoveries in weight loss.  She invented a self-treating fascia tool, The Fascia Blaster, to help her and her staff more efficiently treat the clientele in her clinics ranging from NFL pre-game preparation to fibromyalgia.  What she discovered almost immediately is that by opening the fascia, the clients looked smaller and the fat distribution was more physically appealing.

Black explains that to understand how fascia affects fat loss, it is important to understand basically what it is.  Fascia is the connective tissue that separates muscles and runs like a cobweb through every structure of the body.  When fascia becomes tight, it pulls down on everything in its path.

“When the fascia binds to the fat and inflammation just below the skin, it sticks everything together like chewing gum.  By opening the fascia, the fat redistributes and the inflammation can be moved out by the lymphatic system,” Black explains.

The instant results are highly visible and physicians agree.  Dr. Cahudri, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, weighs in by stating, “The FasciaBlaster tool helps to break up the abnormalities of scarring within the fascia and releasing it, so the body can now take its natural shape.”

How does it work?

Lubricate bare skin with some oil (massage oil/coconut/avocado) before using the FasciaBlaster.  The idea is rub briskly between the skin and the muscle.  Therefore, one must contract the muscle behind the fat that your attempting to break up.  Pin the fat between the FasciaBlaster and the contracted muscle and rub vigorously for 1 – 5 minutes.  Understand that this will bruise, as breaking up fat cells also breaks up the capillaries.  And, in turn, the open capillaries will breakdown the fat “bits”.

When using the FasciaBlaster, use at a 7 on the pain scale.  But do not use it if the area is bruised or still sore from previous usage.  Some may have to “work up” to this level, based on how bad the fascia is.

Common Side Effects include:

• Bruises- a normal part of the restoration process.

• Detox- some people may feel nauseous and mild cold/flu symptoms for the first few days.  Drink plenty of water and rest and you’ll soon feel back to normal!

• Soreness- (like post-workout soreness) may remain for a few days. You may also feel tingly due to enhanced blood flow/circulation.

• Swelling- Some light, temporary swelling and inflammation is also completely normal!

Black believes that the concept is simple, “Because fascia is everywhere, it can bind to any structure in the body causing dysfunction.  The fascia is like a casing and it can entrap fat causing love handles, clumpy legs, barrel tummies and fat rolls.”  When fascia is loosened, the immediate drop in size is due to a redistribution of fat and a reduction of inflammation.

Since the FaciaBlaster is safe to use on all areas of the body, clinical trials have shown patients have lost up to 2 inches on their legs and 4 inches on their waist, and lumps and bumps were lessened.  But this isn’t only about breaking down fascial adhesions, the FaciaBlaster also opens the neuro-pathways allowing muscles to function more properly.  As a matter of fact, in clinical trials, results showed muscles will fire up to three times harder, as measured with EMG, once the fascia is treated and unrestricted.  This is profound in the fat loss industry because having the ability to build muscle more efficiently creates muscle mass that will increase metabolic output and our ability to lose fat.

“The discovery of the role of fascia in fat loss is huge, because it’s just something that has never been considered as part of the equation.  Healthy fascia could be as important as diet and exercise in the role of fat loss.  This is a significant breakthrough,” Black adds.

– To purchase or for more information about FasciaBlaster, visit www.fasciablaster.com!

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Elemental Beauty

Designer Krystle Knight is continually inspired by the exquisite elemental beauty of nature which surrounds her.

Inspired by the exquisite elemental beauty, Krystle Knight Jewellry ($59 – $169) encompasses all that is beautiful, natural and graceful.  Krystle Knight offers an aesthetically rich collection of fine, romantic and delicate jewels, harnessing the essence of spirituality, purity and clarity in each individual piece.

Designer Krystle Knight is continually inspired by the exquisite elemental beauty of nature which surrounds her.  She seeks to transform this beauty in its raw form to create stunning, intricate and unique jewelry.

With an adoration for the natural beauty of crystals and a belief in its spiritual healing properties, Knight offers an aesthetically rich collection of fine, romantic and delicate jewels, harnessing the essence of spirituality, purity and clarity in each individual piece.  

Clear Quartz is the most common crystal in KKJ designs, and that is because clear quartz works on all areas of the mind and body, awakening, amplifying and transmitting energy and clarifying thought processes.  It is not only an excellent stone for meditation and directing energies with more intensity; it connects to the higher self, removes negativity and allows access to your spirit guides.  Clear Quartz provides clarity in thinking and awareness.  It is also a powerful healing stone for any condition.  (Designs also come with rainbow fluorite, rose quartz, chrysocolla and amethyst.)

When designing, Knight wants to show off each piece by making them into simple, wearable, statement pieces.  Handcrafted with integrity and honesty, sourced, cut and created out of love in the stunning tropics, KKJ encompasses all that is beautiful, natural and graceful.

– For more information or to purchase Krystle Knight Jewellry, visit www.krystleknightjewellery.com!