Active Isolated Stretching: The Mattes Method
Aaron Mattes, RKT, LMT, developed the Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) method. This method of fascial release provides dynamic fascilated stretch of major muscle groups, but more importantly functional and physiological restoration of superficial and deep fascial planes. Performing (AIS) stretches no greater than 2.0 seconds allows the target muscle to optimally lengthen without triggering the protective stretch reflex and subsequent reciprocal antagonistic muscle contraction. The isolated muscle achieves a state of relaxation, and maximal beneficial stretch can be accomplished without tension or resulting trauma.
The Rossiter System
Stretching based on Rolfing is one of the most effective pain reducing methods available. Pain isn't a disease, it's information we use to apply The Rossiter System. One of the biggest causes of pain in today's world is stress. Overloading the body's system with a constant barrage of overwork, overtime, strenuous work, constant worry, too much time spent in front of computers without exercise, poor eating and inactivity all contribute to the stress load. Regular stretching will counteract regular stress.