Active Isolated Stretching (AIS)- The Mattes Method
Active Isolated Stretching is a safe and extremely effective method for gaining flexibility, relieving muscle tension, and aiding in event preparation or recovery.
AIS is used frequently by high level athletes and those who enjoy recreational exercise alike.
Many Marathoners, Ultra Runners, Cyclists, and other competitive athletes use Active Isolated Stretching pre-race to prepare for an upcoming competition. In some cases using AIS before a race can substantially improve race times. A post race AIS session can quickly speed up recovery and reduce muscle soreness.
Depending on the condition and goals of a client, Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is frequently integrated with Neuromuscular Massage Therapy (NMT) to achieve optimal results in each session.