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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 Shelley, Block Therapist
Shelley Elhatton has been a registered Nurse since 1982. She has traveled extensively and has worked abroad with her nursing career. She was extremely fortunate to be immersed in many holistic modalities. Shelley understood long ago that a dis-ease in the body, was simply that. She has always looked at the body as a whole, rather than the “hole” in the body. She has come to believe that the medical society needs to attach a name or diagnosis to the symptoms. Spending a lifetime assisting others, and like many in health care, she forgot about her own self-care. Over time chronic pain issues in her back became apparent. She experienced a car accident at 30 years of age, which followed the diagnosis of fibromyalgia. This lead her on a search to find a “cure” and feel well again.
The accumulation of time and having three abdominal surgeries, eventually resulted on being on disability. Life became very grim attempting to solve chronic pain issues. Having pelvic issues results in many frustrations. Not only do you have issues walking, but also sitting , bending, and attempting to stand all become painful activities and really cause havoc in daily living. The lack of movement results is a rapid weight gain as well. This left her extremely depressed with feelings of hopelessness. A year into disability a friend mentioned this new body work practice called Block Therapy. The words Block therapy really resonated with her. She quickly signed up for classes. After that first experience in a class, she knew that this was the answer she had been praying for. Her intuition and knowledge of the body showed her the connections inside her body that lead to her pain and suffering.
She knew immediately that she needed to learn this practice and share it with others who suffer as she did. As a result of immersing herself in the Block Therapy she was able to return to work as a nurse part time as well as follow her passion and teach this amazing therapy to others. Her goal is to use all her skills as a nurse and Block Therapist as well as many other modalities she has learnt to empower others in their healing. She strongly believes that aging should be done so in a graceful way and that life is too short to do it in pain. Today she teaches classes to many, she offers private consultations, 1:1 sessions, 3 hour intensives as well as many forms of energy work. She is once again living her life in a joyful way and living the life she was meant to live.
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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