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What would you say if someone told you your legs were "gummy" or looked like "hail damage"? What if they told you that you are "beyond bound" or even a "carwreck?" What if they called your thighs "saddlebags" and your arms "bat wings"? Would you feel badly about yourself?

Well, what if they sold you a self treatment device that they claimed would fix those "issues". Would you buy it?

What if they encouraged you to use it to the point of bruising, reassuring you that bruises w ... ere "good" despite medical research to the contrary. Bruises are an injury caused by rupturing blood vessels. This definition is supported by medical science and not by "Fasciology" which is an unrecognized and unaccredited "science", one that is taught and sold by a woman with no formal accreditations or certifications, and who claims to be an expert in fascia despite the existence of much more scientifically based and respected individuals (just Google Thomas Myers or Ida Rolf).

There are claims that the FasciaBlaster can help with pain management but I can't speak to that. The website does however state that it can cause the release of toxins, resulting in "rashes, bumps, redness, irritation, itching, nausea, emotional reactions, vomiting, hormone changes, increased sensitivity, headaches, acute inflammation, changes in cycle, reoccurrence of pre-existing condition, weight gain and other toxicity-associated symptoms".

My true problem with the FasciaBlaster is the nature of its advertising and the negative self talk I've seen from many of the proponents. If you're looking to find a flaw in your body, believe me you will find it. Searching for flaws is the absolute opposite of health and self love.

When someone sells you a product based on beauty, you must remember that beauty is subjective. Do not let others project their insecurities unto you. Rippled thighs are not carwrecked or hail damaged. You are beautiful and your beauty goes beyond the superficial. And trust me, those who love you, those that matter, are not looking at your body and ripping it apart.

My children love the soft belly that bore them. My son loves my frizzy hair that reminds him of his. My husband loves my stretch marks because this body carried his babies. And I love that my thighs and bum jiggle when I dance.

I was in a belly dance performance on Saturday, and mentioned to my dance mates how I was a little self consious about my hernia. One friend suggested to me that rather than hide it, that I should decorate it, and show it off proudly. We put a stick on tattoo over it and decorated it with gold ink. It made the hernia more prominent but, it was honestly the first time I've felt totally at ease with my body. For the first, instead of attempting to hide it, I put it on blast. And it was freeing. JuneBridals retro style wedding selections look vintage

Do not be ashamed of your body. Embrace it. And approach it from a place of love. Marketing is not science. Your body is not shameful. And you are worth more.

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