Active Isolated Stretching

Our focus and primary treatment technique at Stretch Asia is Active Assisted Isolated Stretching.

A.I.S. involves muscle rehabilitation and injury prevention using a scientific approach to stretching, as developed by Aaron Mattes in Florida, USA for the last 35 years.

Through reciprocal innervation of muscles that are actively contracted, the antagonist muscles will be relaxed and therefore safely stretched so as to increase joint and muscle mobility.

Each stretch is held for no more than 1.5 seconds as not to trigger the stretch reflex that will keep the muscles from relaxing, preventing their ability to be stretched.

This method of muscle lengthening and fascia release provides very effective, dynamic, facilitated stretching of major muscle groups, and importantly functional and physiological restoration of superficial and deep fascia planes.

With A.I.S, we work on increasing your flexibility and re-aligning your posture to relieve pain, discomfort and tightness. Regular sessions will also boost sports performance, whether in Tennis, Golf, running or paddling, and reduce long term wear and tear from poor postural symmetry.

Due to the fundamental principles of this technique it is quite gentle and people are only taken to their individual body’s natural barriers, making it suitable for just about anyone, including those rehabilitating, and for those with busy lifestyles, poor posture or mobility.

Stretch Asia was the first facility to introduce, in 1999, the highly effective and extremely safe stretching modality that is Active Isolated Stretching. Since then, others have followed and have started to understand the value of increased mobility to ensure good health, well-being for a better quality of life.

With the help of a certified and experienced practitioner, like the ones you will meet at Stretch Asia, your improved mobility and freedom of movement will be felt from the very first session. This technique, when applied skilfully, will have massive and lasting results on your physical and mental state.

 

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