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.
Meet Joanne, Block Therapist
Certified Block Therapist
My name is Joanne Holt and I am located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I have been a personal trainer through The Manitoba Fitness Council/Can Fit Pro since 2004 where I work with a wide variety of people. One big reason I became a personal trainer was because after years of struggling with chronic pain due to a repetitive strain injury I healed through pilates and resistance training so I wanted to work towards helping others do the same. I suffered from debilitating headaches as well. In 2015, I became a Certified Block Therapy Instructor. I am also a Nutrition and Wellness coach. In 2016, the journey continued as I certified to teach Plyoga which is combination of Plyometric training and yoga combined into one class.
My services include Personal Training, Partner Training, Personalized Programs, Group Fitness Instructor, Active Older Adult Instructor, Pre and Post Natal Fitness Instructor and more recently a Block Therapy Instructor. As a Block Therapy instructor, I am really taking the body to the next level of healing by working with the connective tissue in YOUR body and teaching YOU how to realign the body so it works better. I have a huge passion for helping people with pain and working in the connective tissue system of the body using Block Therapy. So much of the time, the issue is in the tissue. My in-home clients have access to my sauna following workouts to take that healing to a new level by adding the heat.
More recently I have been working with my clients changing their diets to more of a Paleo or Autoimmune Paleo approach to help them heal from pain along with Block Therapy work and I must say the results have been outstanding. We make small changes slowly and take away, gluten, dairy, sugar to remove the inflammation and add Block Therapy work to bring in so much more oxygen and blood flow. The results are speaking very loudly for themselves.
I strongly believe that fitness is so much more about how many hours are spent in the gym. When my clients work with me, they feel safe and see that my passion to help people is very, very real. My goal is to make sure you reach your goals and with my experience and knowledge we will get there. We will figure out together what works for you and when we do that, you will reach your goals much quicker. Nothing makes me happier than having clients succeed and I work with you to achieve this. When my clients add Block Therapy to their regime the success comes much, much faster. We find out so much about our bodies and their restrictions and work through them together and start to feel amazing. After years of feeling not so well, I am feeling AMAZING and just want to share this feeling with my clients, friends and family. You can do this!
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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