There Is No Better Time To Teach Your Kids Self-Care... Than Now!
We are living in interesting times. The advancements with technology have brought many gifts, but also tremendous challenges. One of the biggest concerns is the posture of the youth.
Today, kids are very different in their bodies compared to those of us who weren’t slouched over an electronic device through our formative years. The collapse has created a challenge to properly feed and heal their bodies, something that we need to address in order to give them the best opportunity for a long and healthy life.
On another note, when kids aren’t breathing from the right place – the diaphragm, issues with stress and anxiety are heightened, sleep is affected, and the body can’t digest and absorb nutrients to allow their bodies to develop as they should.
Scoliosis is also a result of an imbalanced body, and this is becoming an epidemic on the rise. Without realignment and proper breath support, a brace and possible surgery are the common approaches to manage this. Fortunately, we have a simpler and effective approach that will address the cause sites to the issues and create a re-alignment for those who practice Block Therapy and provide Fascia Decompression.
Let me explain.
There are 5 main topics that we will discuss.
- Cause Sites vs Pain Sites
- Tissue Temperature
- Cellular Integration
- Digestion and Detoxification
1. Cause Sites vs Pain Sites
Fascia connects every cell in the body. In order for cells to be properly aligned, posture and diaphragmatic breathing have to be observed and practiced. Without this, cells begin to migrate away from proper alignment.
As fascia is here to protect you, one of its functions is to keep you upright. As most kids aren’t conscious of posture or breath, compression occurs from tissue collapsing into the space inside the body. The result is a body off balance. Fascia will grip with a 2000 pound per square inch force to attempt stability, but unfortunately, it also blocks blood and oxygen flow from cells.
It is these grips that need to be addressed to free the body and create balance and symmetry.
2. Tissue Temperature
The fascia requires a certain temperature for optimal flow of oxygen and nutrients to cells, as well as the removal of waste and toxins from cells. The diaphragm is like the body’s furnace; the upper chest muscles are like a space heater. In order for there to be flow to every cell, the furnace needs to be turned on at all times.
When fascia begins to cool, like ice compared to water it loses its flow and becomes dense and heavy.
Adhesions develop between the layers and act as barriers to flow, resulting in cells that lack nutrition – this is a large reason for pain, sleep issues, problems with digestion as well as stress and anxiety in today’s youth.
Block Therapy teaches your kids to melt the blockages through increasing tissue temperature. This occurs through a combination of lying on the tool, the Block Buddy, and turning on the furnace.
3. Cellular Integration
Cellular migration occurs when cells move away from their rightful place under the influence of gravity, incorrect posture and unconscious breathing over time. The further the cell is from its home, the more pain it stores, as it is starved and dirty.
In the case of scoliosis, one of the major cause sites are the calves. The lower legs and feet are the furthest from the engine, the diaphragm, and as a result, this is where the fascia is the most frozen. This drags and twists the body, pulling the cells into this system of collapse.
The reason Block Therapy is successful is because we address the cause sites to allow cells to migrate back to their rightful position.
This is the key to realigning the spine and teaching kids to use their bodies as they are designed.
Most kids aren’t consciously aware of their posture -- especially now with our dependency on technology. Without proper postural foundations, the body falls into its internal space causing compression and ballooning as well as cellular migration away from proper alignment.
The younger years of growth and development are crucial in establishing solid foundations to support our cells. Without this awareness, cells migrate away from their natural resting place and become cold, hard and dense.
Block Therapy teaches kids how to integrate the 3 main foundations:
This ensures your kids’ fascia is relaxed, fluid and flexible to support proper body mechanics.
5. Digestion & Detoxification
Keeping your internal space available allows for the most efficient digestion, absorption and removal of waste. The more space we can provide within, the more room there is for flow; both in and out.
If your child is in pain, having trouble sleeping, feeling stressed or anxious or having issues with digestion, part of the reason is the cells aren’t getting the nutrients they need to thrive. Practicing diaphragmatic breathing creates an internal massage within your abdominal organs causing the internal temperature to increase. Each organ needs to be a proper temperature for optimal digestion, absorption of nutrients and elimination. Toxic cells expand, partly from inflammation. This creates stagnancy and pressure inside.
Block Therapy and Fascia Decompression focuses on keeping the fascia heated, clean and fluid so all cells can perform on your child's behalf.
Now that you have a more comprehensive understanding of the fascia system as it relates to your kids, you now have the knowledge for a new approach. You no longer have to feel helpless when dealing with a child who is struggling, and we are here to make it really easy for you.
The most important thing is to understand first in yourself how to connect to your fascia and breath, and then to work with your child in the same manner to ensure an understanding of the changes taking place.
With our Starter Package we have designed this program to target the full body in an easy to follow 9-day program, which you have lifelong.
Once you have completed the program, you can start your complimentary 14-day trial to our Block Therapy Membership where all content is stored.
The Block Therapy Starter Package
Your login to Block Therapy Central, which includes:
As well as:
Introductory and Explanatory Videos
This section welcomes you and gets you started with the fundamentals and rules of Block Therapy.
9 Day Full Body Fascia Program
This 9 day introductory program is an ideal start to your Block Therapy practice. We share 9 different classes targeting the entire body with different durations.
Introductory Positions & Descriptions
This section shares pictures and descriptions of all the positions in the extended classes. This is a great way to do specific positions targeting whichever area of your body. Many people like to create their own program based on their needs and desires.
Plus a 14 Day Block Therapy Membership Trial
(no credit card required)
When you have completed your 9 Day Full Body Fascia Program, you can then start your 14 Day Block Therapy Membership Trial. This is the library of all of Block Therapy's content organized so you can follow classes and programs to continually deepen and improve your Block Therapy practice.
Block for Kids is part of the membership program. We have it secured in this section to ensure parents understand the practice so you can work together to get best results.
“Charlie, David and I had the amazing opportunity in helping make videos to teach parents how to get their babies to breathe diaphragmatically. This is something Deanna was seeing as a major issue – babies breathing from the upper chest.
It was such a simple process . . .
Since learning these I have been using these techniques daily with Charlie (1 year old), and David (2 Years old).
Neither have slept through the night (and not for a lack of trying many different things) until we started this practice – now Momma is getting sleep!”
~ Block Therapy Enthusiast
"My experience working with Block Therapy has been amazing. I love that I am a part of an awesome team that heals the human body. Working right beside Deanna is a dream come true. I am excited to help improve kids lives by helping them learn to walk, stand, sit and breathe properly.
I am a newer student of Block Therapy but in this short period of time it has helped me grow, achieve and accomplish goals that I never knew I could obtain. It has changed my life for the better, imagine how it can change yours."
Finnley Tran (11 yrs old)
~ Block for Kids participant
We know you are going to enjoy this simple, efficient and empowering program. Give your cells, yourself and your kids the best gift of all – an ability to manage health issues lifelong with a simple and effective approach, combined with a supportive community who is always here to guide you!
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Some things you may ponder...
+ "But it's just a block..."
We hear this all the time... and ultimately you're right, it is a block made from bamboo!
+ How is Block Therapy different than any other fascia modalities?
It all comes down to persuasion vs force.
Block Therapy persuades your tissue to melt and release. Your bodyweight and gravity with the pressure on the Block combined with proper diaphragmatic breathing causes the fascia to release.
There are other fascia methods that are popular that come from a forceful intension. By doing so, you are tearing the fascia which creates injury. This ultimately will result in the build up of scar tissue.
There are 3 things you need to do to make change in your body:
Adhesions in fascia block blood and oxygen flow to cells. For cells to be healthy they need to be properly fed and clean. Melting adhesions and creating space improve circulation and gives what they require to function optimally.
Oxygen is the #1 nutrient cells require to thrive. Education of proper diaphragmatic breathing (most notably the exhalation phase) is crucial in order to ensure each and every one of your 100 trillion cells are fed and clean.
Incorrect posture is a key factor in the development of the adhesions that block blood and oxygen flow to cells. Strengthening proper foundation to support the body maintains the necessary space.
+ What if I am unable to exercise?
Block Therapy does not require any skill or much energy expenditure. You are always in full control while you are doing Block Therapy. We instruct you how to use the Block safely - as one of ours rules is "your breath is your guide". A great feature with Block Therapy is that you will not sweat... unless that is your intention.
Block Therapy is a therapy, exercise and meditation all in one.
+ Is this a home program?
The beautiful thing with Block Therapy is that you can practice wherever and whenever you would like. This practice does not require a gym, studio or clinic to attend.
You can do this in the most comfortable areas at your home or ramp this up and perform in a studio. This is up to you.
We want to make sure all people can do Block Therapy... even if you are bed ridden. You can bring the Block with you wherever you go.
Travel frequently? No issue. You can bring your personal therapist - your Block Buddy with you anywhere you go - even on a plane.
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