A Healthy Gut = A Healthy Mind
What Have You Been Missing?
Today, slouching is an even greater concern as technology has driven our posture into an extremely compressed and negative state. This adds far greater stress to the abdominal organs and affects digestion, absorption and elimination. What does this do . . . it causes pain and suffering.
Let me explain.
1. Diaphragmatic Breathing
The diaphragm is the muscle designed to pull air into and out of the lungs. It is the floor to the heart and lungs and the ceiling to the abdominal organs. When this muscle is weak, the weight of the upper body squishes and displaces the organs, resulting in a lack of blood and oxygen, as well as a toxic and dirty environment.
Referring to the health of the gut, this is a problem. We need space for health.
When the stomach, pancreas, liver and gall bladder don’t have what they need to function, our entire system is congested and full of inflammation. Without space, the area becomes cold and digestion and absorption are limited.
When the diaphragm is strong, there is not only room for the organs, there is a continual massage from the movement of this muscle. This heats the organs and keeps the flow optimal. This means they are properly fed and clean, which results in improved function and health.
2. Tissue Temperature
The fascia requires a certain temperature for optimal flow of oxygen and nutrients to cells, as well as the removal of waste and toxins from cells. The diaphragm is like the body’s furnace; the upper chest muscles are like a space heater. In order for there to be flow to every cell, the furnace needs to be turned on at all times.
When fascia begins to cool, like ice compared to water it loses its flow and becomes dense and heavy. If the diaphragm is weak, the frozen ribcage compresses into the belly and causes immense pressure and pain as it takes away the internal space, impairing the organs from performing their tasks.
Block Therapy teaches you to melt the cold, dense tissue allowing the pressure to be lifted. This occurs through a combination of lying on the tool, the Block Buddy, and turning on the furnace.
3. Cellular Migration
Cellular migration occurs when cells move away from their rightful place under the influence of gravity, incorrect posture and unconscious breathing over time. The further the cell is from its home, the more pain it stores, as it becomes starved and dirty.
In the case of gut health, when the ribcage collapses into the core, the organs become squished and pushed away from their rightful position. Adhesions develop to attempt to stabilize the body, causing an even greater issue as they further block blood and oxygen flow to cells, as well as keep the area congested and inflamed.
Block Therapy melts the adhesions, strengthens the diaphragm and positions the body back to a more aligned posture. This allows the systems to resume with greater strength to support digestion, absorption and elimination – necessary for a healthy gut!
"My posture is already better, my digestion has improved and I’m already visibly improving the sculpting of my abdomen"
~ Certified Block Therapy Instructor
Amazing. Please try this. It is worth every penny. It is interesting and shows you your body in a whole different light. You start looking at others differently.
~ Block Therapy Enthusiast
Most people aren’t consciously aware of their posture - especially now with our dependency on technology. Without proper postural foundations, the body falls into its internal space causing compression and ballooning as well as cellular migration away from proper alignment.
We are like a building and require solid foundations to support our cells. Without this awareness, cells migrate away from their natural resting place and become cold, hard and dense. Block Therapy teaches you how to integrate the 3 main foundations: rooting, conscious breathing and strengthening the tongue muscle to ensure you are supporting proper cell alignment. This keeps the space in the body to support optimal organ function, which is crucial for a healthy gut.
5. Digestion & Detoxification
Keeping your internal space available allows for the most efficient digestion, absorption and removal of waste. The more space we can provide within, the more room there is for flow; both in and out.
In 2014 there was a study done that proved that 84% of weight loss comes through proper exhalation. This is because of the powerful removal of waste that this function provides. Referring to gut health, detoxification is of the utmost importance to ensure a healthy flow and minimize inflammation that becomes stagnant in the gut.
Block Therapy focuses on keeping the ribcage supported, removing stress and tension in the gut, as well as keeping the organs heated through the continual massage that comes from breathing diaphragmatically. This provides the space needed to allow the organs to function optimally.
Now that you have a more comprehensive understanding of your fascia system as it relates to gut health, you now have the knowledge for a new approach. You no longer have to live life with the pain and bloating being a distraction.
In this program you will gain:
We are here to make it really easy for you.
The fascia system connects you from head to toe. Ultimately, you need to address the entire system. With our Starter Package we have designed this program to target the full body in a easy to follow 9 day program, which you have life long.
Once you have completed the program, you can start your complimentary 14 day trial to our Block Therapy Membership where all content is stored. Take advantage of our or the 21 Day Core and Ribcage program, the 21 day women’s health program, or the 21 day full body posture reset to get to the root of your issues, and heal your gut.
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*Note: All participants have not changed their diet or exercise regime.*
The Block Therapy Starter Package
Your personal login to Block Therapy Central, which includes:
Introductory and Explanatory Videos
This section welcomes you and gets you started with the fundamentals and rules of Block Therapy.
9 Day Full Body Fascia Program
This 9 day introductory program is an ideal start to your Block Therapy practice. We share 9 different classes targeting the entire body with different durations.
Introductory Positions & Descriptions
This section shares pictures and descriptions of all the positions in the extended classes. This is a great way to do specific positions targeting whichever area of your body. Many people like to create their own program based on their needs and desires.
14 Day Block Therapy Membership Trial
When you have completed your 9 Day Full Body Fascia Program, you can then start your 14 Day Block Therapy Membership Trial. This is the library of all of Block Therapy's content organized so you can follow classes and programs to continually deepen and improve your Block Therapy practice.
One of the rules we instruct with Block Therapy is that you are always in control of your pain while on the Block. Your breath in your guide.
This means you can gauge how much pressure and pain you want to seek in your body to most effectively release the restrictions in your fascia.
We know you are going to enjoy this simple, efficient and empowering program.
Give your cells, and yourself the best gift of all - health!
Recommended for people 5ft +
Recommended for people under 5ft
Some things you may ponder...
+ "But it's just a piece of wood..."
We hear this all the time... and ultimately you're right, it is made from wood!
+ How is Block Therapy different than any other fascia modalities?
It all comes down to persuasion vs force.
Block Therapy persuades your tissue to melt and release. Your bodyweight and gravity with the pressure on the Block combined with proper diaphragmatic breathing causes the fascia to release.
There are other fascia methods that are popular that come from a forceful intension. By doing so, you are tearing the fascia which creates injury. This ultimately will result in the build up of scar tissue.
There are 3 things you need to do to make change in your body:
Adhesions in fascia block blood and oxygen flow to cells. For cells to be healthy they need to be properly fed and clean. Melting adhesions and creating space improve circulation and gives what they require to function optimally.
Oxygen is the #1 nutrient cells require to thrive. Education of proper diaphragmatic breathing (most notably the exhalation phase) is crucial in order to ensure each and every one of your 100 trillion cells are fed and clean.
Incorrect posture is a key factor in the development of the adhesions that block blood and oxygen flow to cells. Strengthening proper foundation to support the body maintains the necessary space.
+ What if I am unable to exercise?
Block Therapy does not require any skill or much energy expenditure. You are always in full control while you are doing Block Therapy. We instruct you how to use the Block safely - as one of ours rules is "your breath is your guide". A great feature with Block Therapy is that you will not sweat... unless that is your intention.
Block Therapy is a therapy, exercise and meditation all in one.
+ Is this a home program?
The beautiful thing with Block Therapy is that you can practice wherever and whenever you would like. This practice does not require a gym, studio or clinic to attend.
You can do this in the most comfortable areas at your home or ramp this up and perform in a studio. This is up to you.
We want to make sure all people can do Block Therapy... even if you are bed ridden. You can bring the Block with you wherever you go.
Travel frequently? No issue. You can bring your personal therapist - your Block Buddy with you anywhere you go - even on a plane.
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