WINNIPEG, MB—July 3, 2014—Participants at the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s 8th annual Batting Against Breast Cancer slo-pitch tournament will receive free Block Therapy treatments from members of the Fluid Isometrics team. The event is being held on Saturday, July 5th at Little Mountain Sportsplex in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
“We’re proud to be sponsoring this worthwhile fundraiser and to be onsite to help prevent and treat injuries over the course of the day-long event. We have a highly effective way to treat and prevent injuries common to baseball players, like frozen shoulder, so this will be a great opportunity to help keep people in the game and have fun doing it,” says Fluid Isometrics founder and CEO, Deanna Hansen.
Fluid Isometrics will be holding 15-minute demonstrations throughout the day, allowing up to 15 people at a time to try Block Therapy and relieve any pain or tension that might prevent them from fully participating in the tournament.
About Block Therapy
Developed by Winnipeg-based athletic therapist and author, Deanna Hansen, Block Therapy is a self-care body work practice. The individual lies on a specially-designed wooden block called the Block Buddy for a minimum of 3 minutes in each of 47 positions throughout the body. Wood is used as the therapeutic tool because, unlike artificial materials like foam or plastic, it shares similar density to bone. With gravity and body weight, the Block Buddy is able to sink deeply into the tissue, all the way to the bone. This pressure brings increased blood and oxygen into the area, thereby warming the connective tissue and “melting” the powerful seal between layers that creates unhealthy restrictions. The student is taught to use diaphragmatic breathing to bring into the body up to 600% more oxygen. This combination of increased oxygen, proper posture and alignment, and the freeing of adhesions form the basis of the Fluid Isometrics system.
Students have reported that regular Block Therapy:
- Prompts healing from chronic conditions
- Improves circulation and lymphatic drainage
- Speeds healing of acute injuries
- Reduces cellulite
- Improves appearance of skin and hair