Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) in Cincinnati, OH


Developed by Aaron Mattes in the mid-1980s, the AIS technique lengthens the affected muscles without triggering a reflex contraction, eventually increasing one’s range of motion and flexibility. By employing just a two-second stretch instead of a lengthy one, the reciprocal muscle is inhibited (it doesn’t have an opportunity to contract) which allows the isolated muscle a chance to achieve a state of relaxation.

AIS is especially effective for people suffering with, or experiencing the following conditions:


What is Active Isolated Stretching (AIS)?

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.

The Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) method of muscle lengthening and fascial release is a type of Athletic 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.

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