This is a challenging question for me as I have never taken any other courses to teach how
to address the fascia. Fluid Isometrics™ and Block Therapy™ grew organically from my
experience as a means of countering anxiety (see the explanation of Fluid Isometrics™
under the <About> section of the website). I have trained many therapists and worked on
many patients that have shared with me that Myofascial Release is very different, but I
personally cannot explain why. What I can do is explain what I have developed.
Energy moves in waves and spirals and over time, fascia compresses in this same pattern. Fluid Isometrics™ uses either a practitioner’s hands on a patient, or your hand on yourself, following the “seams of time” in the fascia to melt through the “fuzz” that has accumulated in the body. Watch the YouTube video “The Fuzz Speech” by Gill Headly to see a great explanation of fascia and how it develops adhesions.
Block Therapy™ is the self-care version of Fluid Isometrics™, using tools called the Block Buddy™ and Block Baby™. Both made from bamboo, their specific size and shape allows a deep penetration into the fascia. While lying on the block, you are instructed to follow a similar pattern of movement, as in Fluid Isometrics™, to get to the root of the issue where fascia grips – at the bone.
In order to penetrate any medium, we need screw into it. Think of a cork in a wine bottle, we
don’t push the corkscrew into the cork, we screw it in. This is how we approach adhesions
in the fascia. When confronted with layer upon layer of fascia that has entwined and sealed
in a chaotic pattern, we need to unzip those seams in the same manner they were created.
Essentially, we need to melt them.
Fluid Isometrics™ and Block Therapy™ are very efficient at melting through scar tissue and
compressed fascia. The combination of the technique, combined with learning to breathe
diaphragmatically as we instruct (which heats up the body from the inside) allows blood to
reach cells previously blocked.
In our member site, we have both Block Therapy™ classes as well as Fluid Isometrics™ for self-care.