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August, 2014

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Block Therapy Melts Through Frozen Fascia
by Deanna Hansen, Founder of Fluid Isometrics

How frozen fascia is created in the body

In order to make sense of the melting of tissue (frozen fascia) you first need to understand that our tissue is stuck together. We, as a population, have been using our physical bodies incorrectly. This has resulted in an internal state in which the connective tissue has had to shift in order to accommodate the continual change in our centre of gravity, in order to keep us upright. We are literally collapsing in on ourselves at the core. This collapse comes from gravity continually compressing us, resulting in a layering of fascia in the attempt to prevent the body from continuing on its journey out of alignment. As the layers of fascia thicken they create a blockage to blood and energy flow. When that blockage (frozen fascia) has built up as much mass as it can in a given space, the body makes a turn, descending downward in another direction, until another blockage is created from the layering of fascia. Gravity drags the tissue toward the earth, relentlessly. We then become sealed in this forward, collapsed body, and that seal is magnetic. The force that seals it together can be up to 2000lbs/square inch. I don’t know how they test to determine this force, but I certainly believe it. Working with my own restrictions and those for many years on people, I have no doubt the power of that seal.

Proper Diaphragmatic Breath is the Counterforce

Of course, there must be a counterforce to this because every action has an equal and opposite reaction. The full conscious exhalation of the breath is that counterforce. When we use our machine (or body) as it was intended to be driven, we move through time (we age) without the tissue accumulating the effects of gravity. The breath inflates and lifts us upward. As the diaphragm moves upward in the core it releases the past with each breath.  But, we inhibit this natural inflation. The forward collapse of our core blocks the full upward movement of the diaphragm muscle. The inability for it to fully contract with every breath causes us to continue to fall into our inner space, bulging us outwards.

The Diaphragm is our Internal Furnace

The second function of the diaphragm is to control our internal temperature. It's like the furnace. If it doesn't have the space necessary to work fully, the space it is trying to heat remains cold. When we are cooler blood flow slows down. All cellular actions accommodate this by slowing down their functions and interactions, until any space and life is literally squeezed from them. Poor little guys!

Don’t you feel for them?  What a burden we put on these incredible bundles of life. They need love and kindness, heat and energy, put back into the their environment, in order to wake up and come out of hibernation.

This is where Block Therapy comes in. Think about magnets. When they seal, you can’t pull them apart in direct opposition of each other, because all of those magnetic bonds are strongly in place. To release the seal, you have to twist, screwing them in equal and opposite directions. Once there is enough space between the magnets, they are no longer attracted together. This is what tissue needs. Space needs to be put back into the dense, frozen fascia, in order to release that powerful magnetic seal.

Warming Up Frozen Fascia

By lying on the Block Buddy you apply pressure over time to the frozen fascia. Combine that with consciously exercising the full conscious exhalation and you have now turned on the furnace. Working with the Block Buddy heats not only the frozen fascia where it is directly positioned, the breathing practice benefits the tissue temperature in the whole body.

As frozen fascia releases and opens to improved blood and energy flow, systems and functions improve. As the diaphragm continues to strengthen, the space that had been compromised begins to inflate. This, in turns gives more room for the diaphragm to continue to strengthen, heating the body’s tissue with every breath. With continued practice comes added space. Remember the life of the living cell? Imagine how much space exists in just one of those little guys. The space is what allows for optimal energy flow, which is required for optimal tissue temperature.

When we understand what has happened to our body and why, and what we can do to get it working properly again, we no longer have to suffer. Pain, deterioration and disease thrive in tissue that is starving (frozen fascia) and gravity bullies weak tissue. To strengthen it to fight against gravity we simply need to feed it.

Known as the "Tissue Whisperer," Deanna Hansen is a Winnipeg-based certified athletic therapist and the author of The Power of Conscious Breathing90 Days to a Whole New You and numerous e-titles. She has spent fifteen years developing Fluid Isometrics - a cutting edge therapy that is revolutionizing the next generation of body work. Visit to learn more.

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