• Report: #952918

Complaint Review: Ashley Black Fasciology

  • Submitted: Tue, October 09, 2012
  • Updated: Tue, October 09, 2012

  • Reported By: Juline — Cypress Texas USA
Ashley Black Fasciology
3620 Katy Freeway, Ste. B Houston, Texas United States of America

Ashley Black Fasciology Human Body Development LLC Owner, facility and contractors are all NOT licensed by state of Texas and they are providing massage therapy, physical therapy and occupational therapy while the owner claims to "pioneering a new sci Houston, Texas

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Disgruntled Contract Employee

*General Comment: Ashley Black helped me to walk again

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All the individuals working for Ashley Diana Black (including the owner) are all non-licensed/non-certified by the state of Texas and the facility is not licensed either.  They are all practicing forms of massage, physical and occupational therapy to clients by manipulating each person's skin and tissue with their hands and odd instruments, plus making chiropractic adjustments when no one representing the owner or the business is licensed to do so.  This organization, its owner (Ashley Black) and its contractors are ALL UNLICENSED and NOT CERTIFIED by the State of Texas.  

The owner, Ashley Black, claims to be pioneering a new science called "Fasciology" (by the way is not recognized anywhere) and that she and her business are a complementary and alternative health care facility and are not mandated by the state. [continued below]....
.....  The owner/facility have had countless complaints regarding injuries as well as additional individuals reporting her to the State Boards of Massage Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists for treating unlicensed in the state of Texas.

Every time the owner is accused or pursued by mandating agencies, she files under another business name with the state of Delaware, rebrands and redoes her website to stay off the radar of the State of Texas.  The owner also maintains a stationery lease space located at 3620-B Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77007 phone# 281-610-7750 or 888-282-8221.

The owner is misrepresenting her services and her education (that still has yet to be verified with the college she attended) yet claims she has a Master's Degree. When asked for her credentials, the owner claims "I'm pioneering a new science" - even though Fasciology is not a recognized science.

Recently, her application to trademark and patent "Fasciology" was declined by the USPTO office based on it being "too general in nature - therefore no one can own the rights to "Fasciology" - it would be similar to owning the rights to the word "water."

In addition, all of the owner's so-called "employees" are all subcontractors, yet she treats them like employees, telling them when they work, what to do, where to be, how to do it and doesn't report 1099's on any of her contractors when she files her taxes every year.

I would really appreciate if you would investigate this organization and stop this illegal practice, the owner and her representatives from continually causing harm to people and those who work for owner.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 10/09/2012 01:36 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Ashley-Black-Fasciology/Houston-Texas-77007/Ashley-Black-Fasciology-Human-Body-Development-LLC-Owner-facility-and-contractors-are-al-952918. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Disgruntled Contract Employee

AUTHOR: Ashley Black Interests, LLC - (USA)

This report is both sladerous and liable. See attached language at the bottom of the report. 

First of all, this business was closed in 2012 along with Ms. Black's other clinics for Fasciology by the choosing of Ms. Black. Ms. Black decided to take her knowledge to the masses and felt as if the clinics were detracting from her being able to help the tens of thousands she is now. 

The report is true that the clinic was not licensed by the state of Texas, becasue no such licensce exists. 

The contract laborers that worked at the clinic had degrees in Kinesiology, exercise science or the like. However, as stated above there is no licensure for fascia work, just like there is no liscence for foam rolling or stretching. 

The above statement stands as our official position about the services provided, as each client was informed that Fasciology is not somehting you can obtain a lisence for at this point in time. However, this is one of Ms. Black's long time goals to help write the textbooks on Fasciology and Fascia licensure. Ms. Black recieves hundreds of inquiries from professionals that want to be certified, so this is one of our biggest priorities.

Human Body Develment, LLC has never recieved one report of injury or one complaint by the boards of Texas. A disgruntaled LMT filed a complaint with the massage board that was investigated and dropped because it had no merit. Thesse statements are defaming, slanderous, are without merit and prosecutable.

It is true Human Body Devolpment, LLC, as many of Ms. Black's entities are formed in Deleware. This is well within the law and has no bering on where physical locations exist. Ms. Black's current business is an ecommerce business.

Ms. Black invented her techniques out of personal struggle and represents herself to the like. This is her story youtube.com/watch?v=v-RCWXUs5es

The rest of the report is false and slanderous. 

Ms. Black has moved on, and is a radio host for her science. Here is the link voiceamerica.com/episode/88023/the-myth-of-cellulite#.V2bflMe-ZsM


Ms. Black also has over half a million followers with a 4.6 star review facebook.com/AshleyBlackGuru/reviews/

Her invention, the FasciaBlaster is changing the lives of tens of thousands of lives. fasciablaster.com

Here is the science behind the FasciaBlaster fasciablaster.com/blog/science-of-the-fasciablaster/

Below is a letter from our lead attourney that explains what is within the law and what is not to a recent false blog about the FasciaBlaster. This Rip Off Report clearly requires a retraction, but the author's where abouts are unknown. This is our formal legal resoncse to individuals reporting or SPREADING (ie reposting) false and maliscious information: Ms. Black does NOT want to sue anyone, she wants to help people be their best, so please do not participate in this illegal behavior of slander and liable:

            I represent Ashley Black, and this letter concerns the false and misleading statements you have made on your website regarding Ms. Black and her product, the FasciaBlaster®.  Your statements, most notably the remarks that Ms. Black’s product is a "money-grabbing gimmick" that causes pain and tissue damage, are false and defamatory.  We therefore request that you immediately cease and desist such libelous and slanderous behavior and postings on your website or any other website or social media platform.

Under Texas law, an individual may be held liable for money damages to a plaintiff if that individual published a statement that defamed the plaintiff while acting with actual malice or negligence regarding the truth of the statement.  Neely v. Wilson, 418 S.W.3d 52, 61 (Tex. 2013).  The tort of defamation includes libel and slander.  Id. at 60.  Libel, which occurs when the defamatory statements are in writing, "tends to injure a living person's reputation and thereby expose the person to public hatred, contempt or ridicule, or financial injury or to impeach any person's honesty, integrity, virtue, or reputation . . . ."  Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code § 73.001.  Slander occurs when the statements are spoken.  Neely, 418 S.W.3d at 60; Milkovich v. Lorain Journal Co., 497 U.S. 1, 17 (1990).  For example, the Court in Cullum v. White concluded that emails and a website created by the former employee of a ranch accusing the ranch owner of illegal activity and impeaching her honesty, integrity, and ethics both personally and in her business as a ranch operator were defamatory and thus constituted libel.  399 S.W.3d 173, 183 (Tex. App.—San Antonio 2011, pet. denied).  

Your internet activity and statements regarding Ms. Black and the FasciaBlaster are libelous and slanderous.  Accordingly, pursuant to Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code § 73.055, we make a timely request that you correct and retract the false and defamatory website page claiming that the FasciaBlaster® product is a "money-grabbing gimmick" that causes pain and tissue damage and that can be substituted "with an ordinary $20 foam roller" (see attached).  As you are well aware, these statements are false and only seek to discredit and attack Ms. Black's character and occupation as well as the quality of her product.  We therefore request that you publish an additional statement correcting and/or retracting your prior defamatory comments. 

We further note that you have made these defamatory statements despite your knowledge (or, at the very least, reckless disregard) as to their falsity.  This indicates that you have acted with actual malice with regard to the truth of the statements and thus may be liable for exemplary damages in addition to the damages discussed above.  Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code § 73.059.

In addition, the lack of support for your comments indicates that you have no knowledge of or practical experience with the FasciaBlaster® product.  We suggest that you refrain from making defamatory statements or otherwise criticizing products with which you are not sufficiently familiar.  You should study the information at the link (ashleyblacksystems.com/blog/science-of-the-fasciablaster/) along with the ten references listed at the bottom of the link to learn about the science behind the FasciaBlaster® product.  Such information may very well help your own practice.

Please be advised that we will pursue legal action if you do not immediately cease and desist any libelous and slanderous behavior directed at Ms. Black or if you fail to correct and/or retract the statements discussed above.  If a verifiable retraction is not made, we will take action.





By: Gary Solomon



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Ashley Black helped me to walk again

AUTHOR: Angie - ()

To Whom It May Concern About Ashley Black:

I am a country music artist and was in a near fatal car accident many years ago.  My pelvis was crushed, my left femur was crushed so severely it was questionable if I would be able to walk again, or if I would be able to walk without a severe limp for the rest of my life. I am happy to submit my hospital records from lifelight at Herman Hosptal to prove what I am saying about my condition-also happy for anyone to xray me now to see the femoral rod and all of the hardware that still remains to this day as well. My experience with Ashley was with the Pilates Allegro Reformer only. Ashleye worked with me so extensively- and with so much compassion and care and had lots of knowledge and motivation.  I had physical therapy prescribed by doctors that did nothing for me- I was in a wheelchair and barely on crutches when I first had started going to Ashley.

I owe her all of the credit with my being able to literally walk again. I never thought i would walk again, at least not without a severe handicap and almost unbearable pain.  I thought my life had been shattered, so I owe her a lot for helping to give me my life back as well in many ways, especially because I also had been pregnant at the time of my accident with a newborn to take care of as well.

I have not seen Ashley in years except running across her in the airport on the way to Nashville, and she did not ask me to write this.  I think it has been eight years or more since I have actually seen her.  This is just my heartfelt response. She is motivated, and caring as well as very knowledgable about sports medicine.  She knew enough to do more for me than any PT prescribed by my doctor could.  I will always be grateful to her-


Thank You-

This is all I needed to say-


Angie Beck

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