Learn About AIS

Our Active Isolated Stretching programs are very easy to follow. The books and DVDs are written for easy understanding so both the professional and the layperson can get started quickly.

  • Unlock your full potential
  • Improve the elasticity
  • Easy to follow programs
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Manuals for the trainer, massage therapist, chiropractor or doctor. Our books and charts feature full-color pictures with descriptions of exercises and the muscles they're stretching.

  • Books, DVDs, charts
  • AIS equipment
  • Watch on-demand video
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Attend a Seminar

The Aaron Mattes Seminars will teach you an hands on approach to Active Isolated Stretching and Strengthening.

  • Improve not only your health, but the well-being of your patients
  • Partner up with other health care professionals
  • A world of networking possibilities
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Find a Therapist

Locate a qualified AIS Practitioner in your area. Many of these AIS practitioners are massage therapists, trainers, doctors or chiropractors.

  • All practitioners trained and approved by Aaron Mattes
  • Great resource for therapists with dual-residence patients
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Aaron L. MattesCreator of Active Isolated Stretching

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Aaron Mattes has developed this method of proper athletic stretching over the past 35 years, working with thousands of patients, doctors, and health professionals.

His stretching book, Active Isolated Stretching: The Mattes Method, teaches an individual how to actively stretch themselves out.

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Active Isolated StretchingExpanding the Potential of the Professional

Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is one of the methods of stretching most used by today's athletes, massage therapists, personal/athletic trainers, and professionals. Active Isolated Stretching allows the body to repair itself and also to prepare for daily activity. The Active Isolated Stretching technique involves the method of holding each stretch for only two seconds. This method of stretching is also known to work with the body's natural physiological makeup to improve circulation and increase the elasticity of muscle joints and fascia. There are several ways of learning about Active Isolated Stretching (AIS).

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