What is Assisted Stretching?

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Discover the Benefits of Assisted Stretching

Assisted Stretching is a unique approach, distinct from massage, chiropractic care, and shiatsu. It involves a skilled practitioner guiding your stretches on a table, offering a personalized experience that enhances flexibility and reduces tension through advanced techniques like PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) stretching.

Why choose Assisted Stretching? While we all know the importance of regular stretching, it’s easy to neglect. Here, you can treat yourself to a relaxing and rejuvenating session, letting us take the effort out of stretching so you can fully unwind and reap the benefits. Indulge in your relaxation time and feel the difference!

Who Benefits from Assisted Stretching?

Do you know the recommended frequency for stretching each week? Experts suggest 2 to 3 times, with more being even better. Effective stretching should involve holding static positions for 30 seconds or more. While everyone understands the importance of stretching, many of us still neglect it.

Our assisted stretching services cater to a wide range of individuals, including:

  • Athletes seeking to improve flexibility and performance
  • Sedentary individuals looking to overcome immobility
  • Anyone who wants to feel good and enhance their overall well-being

Experience the difference with our personalized stretching sessions designed to meet your unique needs.

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What Can You Expect
After the Treatment?

Improved Range of Motion

Experience increased flexibility and ease of movement, enhancing your overall physical performance and reducing the risk of injury.

Enhanced Muscle Balance

Achieve better muscle symmetry and alignment, leading to improved posture and reduced muscular discomfort

Elevated Sense of

Leave each session feeling refreshed and revitalized, with a profound sense of relaxation and well-being.

Our Team

Yusuke Asakawa

our team

Yusuke has spent nearly a decade working with the human body, developing a deep understanding of the importance of flexibility, strength, and mobility. With a background in gymnastics, he knows firsthand how essential flexibility is for improving skills and preventing injuries. Yusuke’s approach focuses on creating a balance between strength and mobility, ensuring his clients achieve optimal health and performance.

Mariko Horikoshi

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Mariko has helped many people experience the transformative benefits of stretching, significantly enhancing their flexibility and overall well-being. With a keen understanding of the mind-body connection, Mariko’s clients often report not only improved physical health but also a boost in their mental state. Her comprehensive approach ensures that each session promotes relaxation, positivity, and holistic improvement. Mariko’s dedication to her clients’ progress makes her a trusted partner in their journey toward better health and a more balanced life.


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1 Hour Session

• First Session [$80]

• Single Session [$90]

• Package of 3 sessions [$240] – $80 per session

We offer a combination of stretch and personal training services.
Learn more about our personal training options.

30 Minute Session

• Single Session [$60]

• Package of 3 sessions [$165] – $55 per session


Yusuke’s stretching program is brilliant and I highly recommend it for anyone. I’m looking forward to my next session as I always leave them feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Yusuke is thorough, professional, knowledgeable and personable, all in all a great experience and it’s just what a body needs!

dave pataky

Mariko’s stretch is amaizing!!!
I’m going to come back again for sure!!


I do a lot of workouts and Yusuke’s overall body stretch is exactly what I needed for my muscles and joints. It was simply heaven to have him move all my limbs for me; I did nothing and that’s what makes a huge difference to the overall experience. When you are not the one holding your own stretches you get to feel your body fully relax. Yusuke is a total professional ! I’m recommending him to all my athletic friends. Even if you don’t do any sports and just have a stiff body that needs a great stretch, then see Yusuke. You will feel lighter and taller when he’s finished with you. 🙂

colleen ostlund

Contact Us


2036 W 11th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 2C9


Mon-Fri: 8am-8pm
Sat-Sun: 8am-4pm


yusuke@relaxationbystretch.com (Male Practitioner)
horikoshi1986@gmail.com (Female Practitioner)