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Active Isolated Stretching: The Mattes Method centers on physiological principles of specific muscle lengthening, increased circulation and oxygen to the tissues, lengthening ofthe superficial and deep fascia. 

The semiar involves exact details of how to safely lengthen muscles and fascia simutaneously maintaining a physiologically based agonist-antagonist relationship.

The seminar is 30% lectures, 70% hands-on work.  Detailed approaches to each muscle surrounding a joint, various indications and contraindications related to diseases, injuries, joint replacements, osteoporosis and aging factors.  Carpal tunnel, thoracic outlet, tendonitis, arthritis, fibromyalgia, back problems, neuropathy and various sports medicine considerations are discussed and demonstrated during the seminar. 

The Mattes Method is incorporated into the 3 day seminar.

The cost of attending the seminars vary according to location.  In most cases the fees include educational material and a rope.  Client evaluations and treatments are available with an additional charge and strudents may usually observe. 

Seminars are usually 24 hours in length, 3 days.  (Thursday, Friday and Saturday). 

Some special cases such as organizational meetings/fund raisers or conventions, venues can be much shorter.  Those circumstances are usually advertised as such.

Event DetailsMore About Active Isolated Stretching Basic Seminar- 3 day May 2018

May 3-5, 2018  Basic Active Isolated Stretching Seminar by Aaron L. Mattes

Cost of the seminar is $625.00

Thursday May 3 registration and set up 8-9 AM.  Class starting at 9 AM and ending at 6 PM.  Friday 8 AM - 6 PM  Saturday 8 AM - 4 PM

You will get a 1 Hour lunch break.  Those having to leave early please do so.

Book, handouts and a rope are included

Seminar will be held at the Courtyard Marriott  (University Park) in Sarasota/Bradenton, Florida  8305 Tourist Center Drive

Sarasota, FL  34201

Phone: (941) 360-2626

Room Rate $119.  Special rate if reserved by April 11.

Hotel is located off University Parkway Sarasota/Bradenton, Florida   Just off Interstate 75.  5 miles for the SRQ airport.  Tampa (TPA) is about a 1 1/2 hour drive.

You don't need a car while at the seminar location, plenty of eating places and shopping walking distance from the hotel.  The hotel also serves food.


To register for seminar call Judy Mattes at 941-922-1939 with all contact information, credit card

We require a $50. non refundable deposit at time of registration.  Balance will be due on April 11.

Wear comfortable clothes to exercise in.  Bring a sweat shirt or sweater if you tend to get cold.  Seminar room is kept around 70 degrees.


Provider for: NCBTMB (National Massage 04731-00   Florida Massage 50-14, ACE CP 162708, AFAA 10,037, NASM 3,058, NSCA E1011, RKT