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1️⃣ It helps relax and lengthen the pelvic floor muscles, which can alleviate tension, pain, and discomfort in the pelvic region.

2️⃣ Tight or overactive pelvic floor muscles can contribute to conditions like pelvic pain, painful intercourse, and difficulty relaxing the muscles during bowel movements.

3️⃣ Stretching improves mobility and flexibility in the pelvic area, which is crucial for optimal pelvic floor function.

4️⃣ Restricted mobility can lead to muscle imbalances and dysfunction.

5️⃣ It can help prevent or alleviate pelvic organ prolapse, where the pelvic organs (bladder, uterus, or rectum) drop down due to weakened pelvic floor muscles.

6️⃣ Stretching helps maintain the length and tone of these muscles. Stretching complements pelvic floor strengthening exercises (like Kegels) by allowing the muscles to contract and relax more effectively. In summary, pelvic floor stretches are an important component of maintaining overall pelvic health, alleviating pelvic floor dysfunction, and improving quality of life for both men and women.

If you would like to learn more about pelvic floor function and health why not come and join one of my online Pilates classes? Contact me on hannah@beyondthestudiopilates.co.uk to talk about your requirements.

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