June 30, 2014
Huge props to the Fascianator and the Fascianation Method!
It was not until my mid 20's that I decided I wanted to start working out. Being an overweight kid, I was ready to make a change. I hired numerous personal trainers and later was able to lose over 50 pounds. I was on a roll; I felt good and was thrilled with my progress. But ever since beginning to work out, it was also the start of all my aches and pain. No pain, no gain was my thought process. I would work out even when I was hurting badly thinking that I could push through it. Just ice it up and the next day I would be okay to work out again. One part of my body would get injured, I would heal up, and then another part would start to hurt. I felt like a old beat up car: fix one piece and then something else begins to break (hurt).
Now in my early 30's I can't imagine beginning previously diagnosed with ulnar nerve entrapment, tendinitis of the toe capsule, trochanter bursitis, patellar and hip flexor tendinitis, or Morton's neuroma, to name a few of many injuries that I've had. A podiatrist even convinced me that if I fixed the juvenile bunions on my feet, all my lower leg injuries/pain would go away. Was that a mistake or what?! Believing that foot surgery would be a cure all for my problems, I did it, but now have a titanium plate and three screws around my big toe (now super stiff). There is pain when I put excessive pressure on my big toe such as with lunges, doing push-ups on my toes, or while running.
A year after that, I got into a car accident. I had whiplash that kept me in physical therapy for months. At first I thought it was only a low back strain so I continued to work out. I ended up having a herniated disc that left me with stabbing and shooting pains from my buttocks down to my toes. I decided on low back surgery: a laminectomy and microdiscectomy. The surgery at first was a success until last year when the pain returned. Even after healing up from that first accident, a couple months later another vehicle rear-ended me again leaving me with burning and tingling sensations travelling down one arm.
I went through seeing multiple providers at a time: chiropractors, physiatrists, an osteopath, MDs, physical therapists but no one could totally resolve my pain issues. I was given large doses of ibuprofen and neurontin to mask the pain then sent to another provider. One provider told me that my muscles were overly tight but even regular massage, stretching, and using a foam roller almost daily could not get rid of it.
Earlier this year, I saw a posting for a new class at the gym called the "Fascianator". With my curious mind and desire to try anything, I went to the first class. Fascia...I didn't learn about that in anatomy and physiology class in college. At first, I was skeptical. If my black foam roller didn't do the trick, how would the Fascianator work any better? And it was merely a pipe with a carpet cover. After going to class regularly and testing out the Fascianator while at the gym, I was amazed at the progress with my body that I bought my own less than a month later. After each time, my body felt looser and more flexible, no comparison from when I used the foam roller. While it may also be attributed to Anthony's expertise, I find myself having more awareness of my body. Just a couple of days away from the Fascianator, my muscles tighten up and I begin to ache even more.
As a RN who stands for long periods of time, the Fascianator and Fascianation method has helped me loosen up my tired legs thus reducing my lower back pain, increased the mobility in my big toe, and relaxed my extremely tight neck muscles so that I can fall asleep easier at night, not to name countless other benefits. I'm slowly reducing my dosages for my pain pills, that hopefully soon I will be completely off of them. For chronic pain sufferers and skeptics out there, believe me the Fascianator and Fascianation Method is nothing to miss out on. Definitely try it out and imagine feeling better. Thank you Anthony, the Fascianator, and the Fascianation Method. It is so amazing!