Why is it important to learn about the fascia system and care for it?
When it comes down to health, the fascia system is in control of pretty well everything... let me explain.
Fascia is the connective tissue that hold every one of our cells together. Due to surgery, injury and unconscious posture & breathing, restriction in our body form and adhere to anything in the way - including bone. These adhesions will pull the body out of alignment blocking cells from blood and oxygen flow, resulting in:
What makes it so hard for people to gain control of their fascia system comes down to not having the correct tools to release the fascia and a lack of knowledge and understanding of how to use the tools correctly.
Fascia can hold the body out of alignment with a force of up to 2000lbs per square inch. Stretching, massage and rolling are only scraping the surface of what is actually going on underneath.
I’ve come to believe that most of the muscle and joint restrictions we associate with aging are nothing more than dense fascia.
Christiane Northrup, M.D.
focuses on releasing the fascia all the way to the bone - where issues are stored. We do not use force - we need to persuade the tissue to release. Forceful actions can cause tearing of the tissue. This results in injury - and consequently can cause a build up of scar tissue.
The Block Therapy system is the most effective self care technique to soften and release tissue to promote blood and oxygen flow to cells.
Block Therapy is amazing! I think I can quite confidently say it had changed my life. Until lately there has been little information on fascia and how it affects the body. Once you understand what fascia is and how it can restrict the body you will have a better idea of why block therapy is so effective. The best way to see if it works is to actually try it. You will be amazed.
~ Block Therapy Enthusiast
Ultimately, majority of issues in the body are caused from a lack of blood and oxygen flow to cells.
With the Block Therapy system, we will teach you to:
1. CREATE SPACE
Release fascial restriction throughout your entire body. This is what our Blocks are designed to do.
2. 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.
3. 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.
I'm just about to celebrate one full year on the Block. It has been and incredible journey, filled with flexibility and pain free - scoliosis gone!
~ Certified Block Therapy Instructor
Amazing. Please try this. It is worth every penny. It is interesting and shows you your body in a whole different light. You start looking at others differently.
~ Block Therapy Enthusiast
With this safe, simple and effective self care practice, you will develop a new understanding and approach to your health.
The Block Therapy Starter Package
Your personal login to Block Therapy Central, which includes:
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.
14 Day Block Therapy Membership Trial
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.
One of the rules we instruct with Block Therapy is that you are always in control of your pain while on the Block. Your breath in your guide. This means you can gauge how much pressure and pain you want to seek in your body to most effectively release the restrictions in your fascia.
Recommended for people 5ft +
Recommended for people under 5ft
If you have previously purchased the Block Therapy Starter Package, you can purchase additional Blocks for $99.95.
Click here to visit the Additional Blocks Store.
*Note: All participants have not changed their diet or exercise regime.*
Some things you may ponder...
We hear this all the time... and ultimately you're right, it is made from wood!
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.
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.
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.
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. Unfortunately, as successful as her business was, Deanna’s physical health and mental wellbeing were eluding her.
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.
We would love to hear from you if you have any questions. You are beginning an incredible journey with our community.
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