Mental Benefits

  • Reduces mental stress
  • Promotes better sleep
  • Calms a bad temper
  • Induces mental relaxation
  • Improves concentration

Emotional Benefits

  • Reduces anxiety
  • Enhances self-image
  • Provides a feeling of well-being
  • Promotes greater creative expression

Benefits of Active Isolated Stretching

Physical Benefits:

  1. Relaxes the body
  2. Calms the nervous system
  3. Lowers the blood pressure
  4. Slows respiration
  5. Loosen tight muscles
  6. Stretches connective tissues
  7. Reduces chronic pain
  8. Improves skin tone
  9. Reduces heart rate
  10. Increases blood and lymph circulation
  11. Speeds removal of metabolic waste
  12. Increases red cell counts
  13. Relieves tired and aching muscles
  14. Stimulates release of endorphins
  15. Improves muscle tone
  16. Relieves cramps and muscle spasms
  17. Increases flexibility and range of motion
  18. Promotes deeper, more effective breathing
  19. Speeds recovery from injury and illness
  20. Strengthens the immune system
  21. Reduces swelling
  22. Reduces scarring
  23. Improves posture
  24. Reduces tension headaches
  25. Decreases muscle deterioration

Specific Benefits of Active Isolated Stretching are:

  1. AIS improves oxygenation and nutrition of myofascial structure promoting growth and repair.
  2. AIS stimulates the circulation and drainage of lymph, which helps eliminate wastes from metabolic wastes.
  3. AIS improves flexibility and health of muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
  4. AIS breaks down the friction and "gluing" among fascial sheathes.
  5. AIS separates fibrosis and breaks down adhesions that may result from trauma or inflammation.
  6. AIS realigns collagen fibers to better stretch.
  7. AIS reduces muscle spasms.
  8. AIS reduces the risk of muscle strain, tear and overuse.
  9. AIS helps to restore a more natural and functional posture.

Specific Benefits of an Optimal Flexibility Program for Athletes

  1. Athletes reach peak performance sooner and sustain it longer.
  2. Muscles respond more quickly and powerfully.
  3. Performance is improved with reduced chance of injury.
  4. Muscle stiffness is reduced as excess lactic acid buildup is removed.
  5. Reduction in metabolic wastes allow muscles to rejuvenate quicker after intense workouts or athletic events.
  6. Athletes recuperate more quickly. Healing of injuries is faster and stronger without the loss of power due to the development of transverse fibrosis.
  7. Reduction in spasms, splinting, and tension as a result of constricted blood vessels.
  8. Athletes increase their career span and level of performance.
Active Isolated Stretching