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Active Isolated Stretching

The AIS Method, also known as The Mattes Method, was developed by Aaron L. Mattes, RKT, LMT. You can visit his webpage at


“Thank you to Aaron Mattes, the creator of Active Isolated Stretching, for sharing your years of research and experience with the human body helping it to move in ways we never thought of. My countless hours of workshops and training with you at your clinic in Sarasota, FL have been invaluable. AIS is absolutely the BEST form of stretching for anyone.” ​
Alexis C. Gaston,  Just Get Fit, LLC and AIS Therapist



Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) allows the body to repair itself and also to prepare for daily activity. The AIS technique involves the method of holding each stretch for 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. The AIS method of muscle lengthening and fascial release is a type of thletic stretching technique that provides effective, dynamic, facilitated stretching of major muscle groups, but more importantly, AIS provides functional and physiological restoration of superficial and deep fascial planes.



AIS is important for injury prevention, recovery, as well as overall performance enhancement.


AIS is something that everyone can benefit from. AIS can be used for any ages and any levels of fitness with little contraindications. These are just a few who can benefit from AIS…

  • Recreational and Elite Athletes​
  • High School and College Athletes​
  • Post-Injury/Post-Operative​
  • Sedentary Individuals​
  • Senior Citizens​
  • Parkinson's Patients​
  • ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Disease​
  • Spinal/Head Injuries
    (Mattes Method) (athletes)​