Flexibility- The Missing Link

THE PROGRAM:

Active Isolated Stretching & Strengthening (AIS) -The Mattes Method

Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) centers on physiological principles of specific muscle lengthening, increased circulation and oxygen to the tissues and lengthening of the superficial and deep fascia. Active Isolated Stretching uses active movement and reciprocal inhibition to achieve optimal flexibility. Using a 1.5 to 2.0 second stretch has proven to be the key in avoiding reflexive contraction of the (antagonistic) muscle being stretched. Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) facilitated stretching of major muscle groups, but more importantly, AIS provides functional and physiological restoration of superficial and deep fascial planes. The main benefits of AIS include the following:

  • Improves flexibility - range of motion
  • Promotes balance in the body
  • Reduces the risk of muscle strain and tearing
  • Reduces muscle spasm
  • Improves oxygen and nutrient delivery to cells
  • Helps to increase athletic performance
  • Helps improve and maintaining good posture
  • Helps to relieve stress
  • Helps to recover from injury
  • Helps to relieve chronic pain
  • Helps to maintain good posture
  • Helps to relieve muscle soreness
  • Helps stimulate lymph circulation and elimination of cellular waste

The combination of massage therapy, bodywork and stretching & strengthening programs do increase joint range of motion, increase blood circulation, relax muscle tissue and fascia and help to reduce mental and physical fatigue.

Mission Statement

Alive Aware & Well – A Wellness Enterprise offers massage and bodywork therapy and Active Isolated Stretching and Strengthening (The Mattes Methods). Our goal is to apply our knowledge and skills in massage & bodywork therapy and physical fitness to assist patients/clients to release chronic tension and pain in their muscles, improve their circulation, increase their level of functional fitness and reduce mental and physical fatigue. We strive to give our clients the best therapy to suit their individual needs. Treatment plans are developed in cooperation with you and your referring health care provider.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us at 727-743-3406 or 727-743-3407

or email us at ALIVEAWAREANDWELL.COM

THE TYPES OF MASSAGE & BODYWORK THERAPY OFFERED

ACTIVE ISOLATED STRETCHING

ACTIVE ISOLATED STRENGTHENING

CHAIR MASSAGE

CHAIR MASSAGE

CONNECTIVE TISSUE MASSAGE

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY

MYOFASCIAL RELEASE

MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINT THERAPY

NEUROMUSCULAR THERAPY

QIGONG

REFLEXOLOGY

SPORTS MASSAGE

SWEDISH MASSAGE

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If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us at 727-743-3406 or 727-743-3407

or email us at ALIVEAWAREANDWELL.COM