This is a commonly asked question. In the Block Therapy™ introduction series video you are instructed to stay on the Block Buddy™ for a minimum of 3 minutes. Block Therapy™ is a technique of melting frozen tissue therefore it cannot be rushed. Having said that, we always listen to our body and respect our limits.
I often spend up to one hour on the Block Buddy™ in one position at a time, I love to put on a movie and lie in a few placements while watching it. The longer we can be in one area, the deeper and more effective the melting of that tissue will be. However, we must understand and respect what we are doing.
For example, if you are doing the iliotibial band position you may be in a plank position which can cause stress in the neck and shoulders. If you are spending extended time in an area and are starting to feel the area going numb it is a result of the roadway for blood and nerve flow being blocked, once we release the pressure the flow comes back. I do not recommend spending more than 3 minutes on an area if it is causing numbness.
This work is in part about becoming aware of your body and learning the language of your tissue. If at any time you are uncertain of your body’s response, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org so I can address your individual concern.