If you practice Block Therapy™ as instructed in the videos, it is totally safe.
Block Therapy™ is about connecting to your pain however it does not cause injury if you listen to your body and follow your breath as you are guided. Deanna guides you through the moves and if something is too painful she will provide alternate ways to approach the area. Some common modifications are practicing on a mattress to decrease the initial depth into the tissue while allowing your body to adapt, having pillows close by to help support and prop your body as needed and of course to back off if the pressure becomes too intense.
While doing Block Therapy™ a healing crisis may occur. A healing crisis is a result of putting positive energy into the body while allowing the negative energy to move out of the body. This negative energy can show up in a form of a skin rash, flu-like symptoms, changes in pain, emotional releases etc.
The most common healing crisis that may appear “scary” is called a rib release. Rib releases occur when we are melting through the frozen tissue in the rib cage resulting in a significant shift of the ribs. A gap is created from the release of scar tissue which can be painful, especially since every movement or action in the body taxes the ribcage. The pain comes from the body sending extra blood flow to the area, also known as inflammation, to help rebuild the tissue. Depending on how significant the shift was and how much tissue needs repair will determine how long the pain will last for.
It is natural to want to ice the area but doing so will cause the tissue to freeze again and become more restricted; therefore, we recommend adding heat to help speed up the healing process.
You may also see broken capillaries or slight bruising in certain areas. Do not be alarmed as this is an indicator of improved blood flow to an area that previously lacked blood flow and oxygen.
You are completely in control of how much pain you allow yourself to experience and are properly guided through this on the videos.