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 interest in alternative therapies began when my mom was referred to seek help from a lady in our community who practiced reflexology. My journey into alternative therapies began in 2001 with getting certified in Reflexology. which lead me to Reiki, becoming a Reiki Master – eventually finding my way to yoga when I became an empty nester in 2007. I embarked on the path and took my initial 200 HR Hatha based training in 2013 thru Empowered Yoga, Edmonton. I also took my Yin training in fall of 2013 and Thrive for Cancer Survivors in 2015. Shortly after my initial training, I returned to my home town in SE Saskatchewan and opened a studio/wellness centre, taught yoga and provided alternative modalities there and in surrounding areas for a year and half, returning to Alberta shortly after grandchild #2 blessed my life.
After relocating back to Alberta, needing some much needed rest and restoration and took time to re-evaluate my life. At 55 year of age, I enrolled into Massage therapy school, and a year after graduating took my training for Low Light Laser Therapy. Always striving for drug free, chemical free treatment options for my clients, I was introduced to Block Therapy by a client. After watching many videos and delving into the mechanics of the therapy, I knew instantly that I wanted to incorporate this modality in my business
Favorite yoga quote: “How you show up on your mat, is how you show up in your life” Michele Theoret Favorite family quote: “Your children will become what you are. So, be who you want them to be” David Bly Favorite life quote: “Life is short! Break the rules! Forgive quickly! Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably! And never regret anything that made you smile!
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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