Assisted Stretching in Barcelona – Pilates in Barcelona

Assisted Stretching in Barcelona

Assisted stretching, also known as passive stretching, is a technique that combines the PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) method and conscious breathing to maximise the benefits of stretching with the help of a therapist. 

At SimplyBePilates, our experienced team of English and Spanish speaking professionals offer passive stretching sessions that focus on different parts of the body, adapting each session to your individual needs.

In a one-on-one stretching session you will be assisted by one of our trained practitioners through a series of movements, helping you to achieve greater flexibility and muscle relaxation

Benefits of passive assisted stretching

The benefits of assisted stretching are numerous:

  • Improved posture: assisted stretching benefits your posture by relieving muscle tension and imbalances. In addition, compression in the joints are reduced, allowing the body to move and adjust which promotes correct alignment.
  • Reduced muscle soreness and stiffness: by stretching and relaxing the muscles, stiffness and tension is released.
  • Improved flexibility and range of motion through Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) involves sequential contraction and relaxation of the targeted muscles while stretching it.
  • Increased mobility: muscles become more flexible and joints gain a more complete range of motion.
  • Stress relief and deep relaxation: During the session, importance is placed on conscious breathing and a calm and relaxing sensation is normally experienced as a result.