What is Fascia?
Fascia is the tissue connecting every single one of our 100 trillion cells.
What is Block Therapy?
Block Therapy is designed to melt through restrictions in fascia tissue caused from aging, injury and surgery. The student lies over a therapeutic tool called the Block Buddy. The combination of body weight, gravity and diaphragmatic breathing creates a heating effect that melts through restrictions, improving blood and oxygen flow to cells.
The Three Components of Block Therapy
Create Space - Creating space in the body and melting through restrictions in the tissue is important for correcting posture and improving blood and oxygen flow to the cells, keeping them fed and clean.
Inflate Space - Instruction of proper diaphragmatic breathing turns on the internal furnace optimizing the melting of adhesions in the tissue. In fact, diaphragmatic breathing increases oxygenation in tissue up to 6x.
Maintain Space - Understanding how to use your body properly and strengthen correct foundation is crucial to maintaining proper cellular alignment. Block Therapy addresses this to give you a full body program and teaches you how to bring proper posture into daily activity.
My name is Ally.
I started Block Therapy in May of 2020. I had taken a wicked fall in April during one of our crazy Winnipeg spring storms. I slipped on the ice and fell straight on my back and left arm! I was still working every day during the Covid-19 shutdown. My job is 80% sitting at the computer. Over the course of a few weeks after my fall, my neck, shoulders and left hip became chronic. Since everything was shut down due to the virus, I was not able to book a deep tissue massage, chiropractic or physiotherapy appointment. I have rollers and other devices to help me stretch out and find those nasty spots but sadly they were not helping. I thought, “What am I going to do if I can’t go for a massage soon?” I needed to find something to fix/manage the pain.
Literally a few days later a friend, Heidi Hunter, posted about Block Therapy on her Face Book page. I thanked the universe for the tip and proceeded to research videos on this technique. Using my yoga blocks I followed along with some of the moves I saw Quinn doing on the videos and immediately felt something happening. I ordered a starter package the next day. I got the block and have been going through my starter package since May 11th. Some days I only had time to do the belly position. I am still working on the basic package and will be activating my 14 day trial membership soon. I already intuitively knew from day one that this is something that I will be doing for the rest of my life. I started recording my observations in a small notebook just to track how my body is reacting. No pictures yet, I am working on that.J My journey has just started and I am so looking forward to seeing how great I can feel again!
Things that I have noticed so far, in no particular order, are:
-better digestion, less bloating
-more movement in my ribcage
-more aware of my posture and correcting it when I find myself slouching
-more aware of other peoples’ posture and how they are moving
-my gait is different, my hips are moving and I have a wiggle when I walk now J
-neck pain and shoulder pain are gone
-still working on the left hip, but it is much better
-calves are less tense which in turn has changed the placement of my feet when standing and walking. More firmly planted on the ground. Before I tended to walk on the outer edge of my feet.
-belly is looking flatter and I am discovering my waist again
-I can feel the space opening up between my hip and lower ribs!
-when I stretch, I am able to extend more fully
-lymph nodes under my left arm are getting smaller
-breathing is deeper
-back is more fluid, not hearing as many crunchy sounds
-nails and hair appear to be growing – I assume this is because my digestion is improving
-was tired at first, but now have more energy
-after the arms series, I noticed that my handwriting became more legible
-feeling less stressed and more hopeful
-slight change in shape of inner thighs, not as thick
Meet Deanna, the Founder
Founder of Block Therapy
Founder of Fluid Isometrics
Certified Athletic Therapist
Deanna Hansen is a Certified Athletic Therapist and founder of Fluid Isometrics™ and Block Therapy™, a bodywork practice that is meditation, exercise and therapy all in one. Deanna began her practice as an Athletic Therapist in 1995, always focusing on deep tissue work. She built up a thriving practice, as her strong hands could work out the deep knots in tissue.
In 2000, Deanna experienced a major breakthrough. Her large, heavy body stored much pain and she felt weighed down and depressed. While experiencing the worst of a series of anxiety attacks, Deanna intuitively pushed her hand into her abdomen and, at that moment, began a path of self-discovery. In a short period of time, Deanna’s body began to change. The weight was dropping, the chronic pain and issues were improving and, most importantly, the depression and anxiety disappeared. She immediately began applying this to her existing patients and the results were immediate and outstanding.
For 14 more years, Deanna owned clinics where she practiced her new technique. In 2006, as word was spreading of the benefits of Fluid Isometrics™, she began teaching other therapists. It took time to create a language to transfer her wisdom she developed through her hands. This continues to be an ongoing and evolving challenge as the connective tissue called fascia remains a mystery to many people. Deanna considers herself blessed working with countless individuals, who have had remarkable improvements healing current and past injuries and overcoming pain, stress and anxiety. It’s been a combination of transforming her own body, her life and working with others that gives Deanna such a rich understanding of the fascia.
Deanna’s journey working with individuals has been very rewarding. Yet her true passion is to teach people how to self-care. Developed from personal practice and exploration, Deanna knows that teaching individuals to self-care is of far greater benefit than giving people a treatment. Fluid Isometrics™ Block Therapy™ is the solution. Deanna has taken what she did in the treatment room and translated it into a self-help practice using a handcrafted cedar wooden block, called the Block Buddy™. This simple, efficient, and inexpensive approach is gaining credibility as people around the world are experiencing the benefits of the Block Buddy™ and sharing with others.
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