Active Isolated Stretching

Increase Your flexibility with Active Isolated Stretching (AIS)

At Stretch Asia, we focus on Assisted Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) as the primary treatment technique.

AIS is one of the safest and most effective stretching techniques developed by Aaron Mattes, a kinesiologist from Florida, USA, over 50 years ago

How does Active Isolated Stretching work?

Based on the premise that muscles in the body work in pairs, through reciprocal innervation of muscles that are actively contracted, the antagonist muscles will be relaxed and, therefore, safely stretched to increase joint and muscle mobility.

Shorter hold, more repetitions

Each stretch is held for 1.5 to 2 seconds not to trigger the "stretch reflex" that will keep the muscles from relaxing, preventing their ability to be stretched.

This muscle lengthening and fascial release method provide effective, dynamic, facilitated stretching of major muscle groups and essential functional and physiological restoration of superficial and deep fascial planes.

With Active Isolated Stretching, we work on increasing your flexibility and re-aligning your posture in an assisted stretching manner 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.

A gentle but incredibly effective stretching technique

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

Stretch Asia was the first facility to introduce, in 1999, the very effective and 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 and well-being for a better quality of life.

See and feel results from the very first session

With the help of a certified therapist, you will feel improved flexibility and freedom of movement from the first assisted stretching session. This technique, when applied skillfully, will have massive and lasting results on your physical and mental wellbeing.

Give it a go!

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