Introduction to Active Isolated Stretching with Joshua Morton

  • 12/10/2019
    1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Introduction to Active Isolated Stretching

with Joshua Morton, LMT, MAISS, MMLT (License #: MA00008567)
on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
at Natural Born Healers in Tacoma, WA

4 CE Credits

Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is a dynamic technique that stretches muscles, tendons, and fascia specific to anatomical planes of movement. It remodels the body using gentle, rhythmic movements that avoid triggering the myotactic reflex, which causes a contraction in the tissues being stretched. Utilizing the principles developed by Aaron Mattes, this unique stretching modality restores joint mobility, reduces muscular/fascial tension, changes neurology and improves circulation. The simple yet profound difference is to avoid triggering the myotactic reflex. Repeated, active muscle contractions along with gentle stretches create a venous/lymphatic pump, decreasing inflammation and combating disease. Dysfunctional movement patterns are exposed. Using pain free movements, the tissues are retrained and balance is restored to the joint.

In this hands-on, basic-level class you will identify the physiology behind AIS and apply essential upper and lower body techniques for counteracting the compromising effects of gravity on posture.

Please wear clothes that are appropriate for stretching.

NOTE: this is the first of two AIS classes being taught by Joshua Morton; click here to learn about the second one being held on Tuesday December 17.

Learn more about Joshua Morton here >

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Venue Website:

2603 Bridgeport West, Suite C, University Place, Washington, 98466, United States

This class is being held at Natural Born Healers in University Place, a suburb of Tacoma, Washington. There is plenty of parking in the back of the building. The main door (facing the parking lot) opens up to the main treatment room, where classes are held. (There is a second door in the alcove that opens into the reception area; if you come in this way, simply walk down the hallway a few feet to the door on the left, which opens into the main treatment / classroom.) Please do not call this venue with inquiries about classes, scheduling, or general questions—instead please submit any inquiries via our contact form.

Cancellation Policies:


All classes have a 72 hour (3 day) cancellation policy. If you are unable to make it to this class due to illness or unforeseen circumstances, contact us and we will give you a 100% credit of your class fee. If you cancel with less than 72 hours notice, you will receive a credit for 50% of your class fee. . .


Please be on the watch for an email from us 72 hours (3 days) before class. If your class has not met the minimum number of registrations, we reserve the right to cancel class, notify you by email, and issue a full refund. If your class is still scheduled, we will email you a reminder message with the class date, time, and location.