Heather McLeod Whitla

Block Therapist

Many of us suffer from chronic pain to some degree, and also have certain health issues, whether it be physical or mental, We also have the same story in that everything we have tried, has simply not helped us, perhaps made things worse. Block Therapy is a very unique form of bodywork practice that reawakens the body at a cellular level so that it can help to improve your quality of life. As we release the incredible magnetic force of the Fascia, the body will automatically release toxins, debris, by products of functioning and negative emotions,that have accumulated over time, and have become trapped within our cells. Over time our bodies get pulled into negative alignment, which causes compression, and this compression is what is making us full of pain, and illness. The most magnificent part about this unique bodywork practice is, that YOU, are in full control of your experience. I teach you how to listen to what your body is telling you, and guide you through the process of “taking control” of your own individual quality of life.

How I can help.

As Lead Block Therapy Instructor and Lead Block Therapist, I am very dedicated and greatly experienced, in the language of the body, and the pain that we carry around with us.

With the help of our Block Therapy therapeutic wooden tool, I can help with the release of adhesions and restrictions of Connective Tissue, or FASCIA, that is ultimately blocking blood flow and oxygen throughout the entire body, which is simply the onset to creating a state of disharmony within.

With the release of this incredible 2000 lbs per square inch force of the Fascia, I compassionately take you through a series of positions over a period of 90 minutes, so that our bodies can function optimally and efficiently, helping to reverse pain, aging and health issues that we may have in our experience.

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My story.

My passion for Block Therapy lies in the fact that 9 years ago, my body, my organs, were giving up on me. Due to high levels of stress and anxiety, my body lost its capability to keep fighting. My kidneys were failing, my liver was functioning at about 5%, and my brain function was lost. I was in constant fight or flight mode which made my adrenal glands stop. The Adrenals are responsible for all of our organ functioning and brain activity. My body was deteriorating so much that my skin was grey, my eyes (which are very blue) were grey- lifeless! My mom was so worried one day, shortly after I had hosted a family Easter dinner, that she literally had to pick me up from the couch and drive me to our naturopath.

This amazing woman practices Live Blood Analysis as well as Iridology, and what we saw in my blood that day, was frightening. My blood was GREY. Dead. She told me that I would have been diagnosed with a minimum of 5 different diseases if I had approached the Medical route. She provided $1000/ month of nutriceuticals, which I would have never carried on with because of the expense, but they were actually Buying me some time! At my next 6 month apt, she confided in me that she had no idea what had kept me alive long enough to even get to my first visit with her. She truly believed that I should have been 6 feet under at that point. Still feeling lifeless, but able to take care of my daughters better, it wasn’t until Deanna Hansen and Block Therapy came into my world. I fell in love with what she was doing while I watched her work on my daughter, a National Gymnast at the time, and what she was doing brought this incredible sense of Peace into my body, and I knew I had to learn more. We spoke, and she gave me a Block and a Video, and with absolutely nothing to lose in any way. After about 12 days, doing the entire video everyday, all of a sudden, I felt this incredible spark of life come into my body, which made me cry so hard.

Going through this emotional healing crisis, I quickly realized that this practice is my “missing link” to bring life back into my body. I am now, here, healthier than I have ever been, with the passion of bringing this to the world, alongside of Deanna, and to share this incredible life changing modality with everyone that I can. To help others allow their bodies to help themselves heal, as our bodies were designed to do, is my full intention of what I want to offer this clinic. I would not be here, today, if it wasn’t for Block Therapy, and my intentions are truly based on the gratefulness of having given a second chance to share with others, something that helped me so incredibly!!

Life outside the office.

I teach classes throughout the week at different times and days, and believe it or not, when I am at home, my most favorite thing to do is to address any issues within “my” body that I may be experiencing.. Whether it be Block Therapy, or meditation, I am a huge advocate of balance and I want to give myself that love and care just as much as I give to others.

I have two young adult daughters that are extremely busy with University and work, so when I get the opportunity to spend time with them, I jump at that chance. I also love taking my “Gentle Giant” Marley, for long walks. She is so much fun and is the talk of my neighborhood as she insists on saying “Hi” to absolutely everyone, and every thing, I may add, that crosses our path. Sometimes we have only made it to the top of the street and we have been “out for our walk” for an hour already. She is so much fun!

I love swimming and taking care of my gorgeous garden in the summer, and love to spend time with my friends and family. I love to research, and I love learning about life as much as I can.

Having been given a second chance to live, I want to experience everything I can, that I missed out on the first time around.


Some of the key benefits that many people have experienced with Block Therapy include:

  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Overall increase of energy
  • Size (weight) loss
  • Reduced cellulite
  • Reduced varicose veins
  • Healthier skin and hair
  • Marked improvement in posture
  • Natural facelift
  • Improved circulation
  • Improved digestion and elimination
  • Improved range of motion
  • Flexibility
  • Strength and freedom of joint movemen
  • Pain relief
  • Ability to manage headaches and migraines

We also have a number of people who suffer from Scoliosis, and with Block Therapy, their bodies have noticeably and significantly improved in anatomical alignment.

Therapeutic Approaches.

Block Therapy is Therapy, Meditation, and Exercise all in one.

Payable ByCash, Cheque, E-Transfer
Block Therapy Class3 Session Pack x 90 Minutes – $75/person
Block Therapy Intensive Class1 Session x 180 Minutes – $65/person
Block Therapy Individual Session1 Session x 60 Minutes – $100


  • Lead Block Therapy Instructor
  • Lead Block Therapist
  • Lead Certification Specialist
  • Personal Training Specialist


I spent extensive amounts of time, personally, with Deanna Hansen, the founder of Fluid Isometrics and Block Therapy, where she spent countless hours studying the language of Block Therapy. A language that has never been heard before.

Lead Block Therapy Instructor and Therapist2013
Certified Personal Training Specialist Canfit Pro2013-2016
Personal Training Specialis2016 – Present



There is nobody too young or too old for Block Therapy. However there are a few contraindications that we must be aware of:

  • Surgical Mesh
  • Implants: metal plates, rods, fusions
  • Pregnancy
  • Advanced form of Osteoarthritis

Although everyone can still benefit, I guide you to listen to what your body is telling you.

Contact Information.

Client Forms.

Fluid Isometrics Liability Form download

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Episode 19: Therapeutic Wooden Tool

written by Heather McLeod Whitla on 17/12/19

One of the most common questions that I hear people ask, is why does Block Therapy use Cedar as its therapeutic wooden tool? Cedar has been used in the Indigenous Cultures for many different purposes for thousands of years. Anywhere from creating furniture and clothing (specifically hats woven from the roots), medicinal techniques in the […]

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Tired of being in pain?

written by Heather McLeod Whitla on 19/09/19

It was almost 4 years ago, when the father of a friend of mine suddenly woke from a coma after 8 months. What he woke up to were lifeless arms, frozen stiff hands and fingers, and next to no blood flowing throughout the arms. There was literally no life in this man’s arms. I asked […]

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Block Therapy Class

written by Heather McLeod Whitla on 03/09/19

Block Therapy is a very unique form of Bodywork practice that releases adheasions and restrictions of connective tissue, or Fascia, that blocks blood flow throughout our body.

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