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.
I swear I have been the most hesitant Block Therapy instructor ever!
I was introduced to Block Therapy in March 2018. I was helping my girlfriend, Victoria Goodman, become a Block Therapy Instructor, by being her student model. I cannot tell you I loved Block from the beginning. Truth be told, I dreaded it SO. MUCH. My body was in rough shape, full of trapped inflammation, pain and emotional trauma. It hurt so damn much when I started that I wondered why anyone would voluntarily put themselves through this. When she received her certification, I was ecstatic! No more Block Therapy!
Victoria asked me to do a three month assessment with her. I will admit to rolling my eyes before saying I would help.
It wasn't until I did that 3 month daily challenge that I started to notice the difference that Block was making in my life. I was more calm, more focused. My body hurt less and started to move more fluidly. In 3 months, I had some pretty dramatic changes and realignment happen!
Slowly but surely, my pain started to decrease. I started to notice the changes going on in my body. I learned I could control my headaches and migraines without chiropractic help. Speaking of the chiro, I haven’t seen one since October 2018!!
It took me quite some time to decide to become a Block Therapy Instructor, even though I've always been fascinated and passionate about fascia. I am a retired massage therapist who had fully intended on specializing in fascial releases while practicing, so for me, this makes sense I can help people heal on every level using the Block, without taxing my body (body work is hard work).
Currently, I am working on my Block Therapist certification, to learn even more about fascia and how it works. Pretty good for someone that wasn’t going to get her Instructor certification eh?
I am also the Block Therapy University Coordinator, supporting students from sign up through certification and beyond. Please feel free to reach out if you have questions, concerns, ideas or thoughts about BTU!
Breathe and Believe!
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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