Heather McLeod Whitla
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.
Heather is a certified Personal Trainer, and has now solely put her focus to Block Therapy. She has done extensive training, and teaching along side of Deanna Hansen, the founder of Fluid Isometrics and Block Therapy and became a Certified Block Therapy Instructor in 2013.
While having been an athlete all her life, participating in many Manitoba Marathons, Manitoba Synchronized Swimming Team, multiple Manitoba Volleyball teams, gymnastics, long distance track team, Heather has enjoyed taking her experiences and using that knowledge and understanding to train others in helping to achieve their physical and fitness goals. Because of injuries that can happen while training, Heather set off on a journey to discover a solution to these issues as well.
Having been almost on her deathbed in 2010, due to her whole entire system shutting down, and organs failing, she felt blessed with being given a chance to have one more chance at life. She was introduced to Block Therapy by Deanna Hansen, and was guided through a journey of optimal health. Heather was strong and determined to not leave this earth without having completed what she was brought onto this earth to do. That is to to teach people to be their best possible selves that they can possibly be.
Heather is so excited to be able to teach others how to optimize their health and share the philosophy of Fluid Isometrics Block Therapy. It did not take much time at all for her to regain her strength and health and so had taken every opportunity she could to reach out to others. Block Therapy was the missing link to her recovery, and spends her whole devoted time on helping others reach the same experiences, and guiding them along their journey.
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.
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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