Active Isolated Stretching (AIS)
Our focus and primary treatment technique at Stretch Asia is Active Isolated Stretching.
How does Active Isolated Stretching work?
Base of 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 so as to increase joint and muscle mobility.
Shorter hold, more repetitions
Each stretch is held for no more than 1.5 to 2 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 fascial release provides very effective, dynamic, facilitated stretching of major muscle groups and important 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 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.
See and feel results from the very first session
With the help of a certified and experienced therapist, your improved mobility and freedom of movement will be felt from the very first assisted stretching session. This technique, when applied skillfully, will have massive and lasting results on your physical and mental wellbeing.