Active Assisted Isolated Stretching (AIS)

Aaron Mattes' myofascial release technique Boca Raton

Aaron L. Mattes Creator of Active Isolated Stretching with Mark Stevens

Backaches

Cramping

Headaches

Neck or Shoulder Pain

Hip Pain

   Oy vey.  They hurt

The Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) method of muscle lengthening and fascial release is a type of Athletic Stretching Technique that provides effective, dynamic, facilitated, which means you assist in stretching of major muscle groups, but more importantly, AIS provides functional restoration of superficial and deep fascial tissues.

Building muscle mass, working on your balance and aerobic fitness is not enough….

As newborns, we tend to revert to the fetal position. We then learn to move and constantly stretch our little legs and arms till we figure out how to stand. From the time we are old enough to stand and walk, till the time we take our last breath, we fight against returning to the fetal position.

Our muscles naturally want to shorten and become tight if not used or stretched. Stretching daily is imperative to a pain-free independent lifestyle. Stretching will ensure that you maintain a full range of motion and healthy pliable joints.

Regular stretching keeps muscles long, lean, and flexible, and this means that exertion “won’t put too much force on the muscle itself,” says David Nolan at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital. Healthy muscles also help a person with balance problems to prevent falling.

The worst thing you can do is sit. It will kill you.

An article published by Mayo Clinic states “sitting creates health concerns, including obesity and metabolic syndrome — a cluster of conditions that includes increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels. Too much sitting also seems to increase the risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer.”

Sitting in a chair all day results in tight hamstrings in the back of the thigh. That can make it harder to extend your legs or straighten your knee all the way, which inhibits walking and be a significant contributing factor in falling.

The Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) method of muscle lengthening and fascial release is a type of Athletic Stretching Technique that provides effective, dynamic, facilitated, which means you assist in stretching of major muscle groups, but more importantly, AIS provides functional restoration of superficial and deep fascial tissues.