Saturday, April 12th, 2014 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm      
Oregon School of Massage, 9500 SW Barbur Boulevard, Suite 100 Portland, OR
If you are planning to attend please contact us at Oregon School of Massage (phone 503-244-3420 or by email to Alexis at )

Learn about a dynamic technique for stretching muscles and fascia along fascial lines and specific to joint movement.  Based on the principles of Active Isolated Stretching developed by Aaron Mattes, this stretching system restores greater joint mobility, reduces muscular and fascial tension, corrects aberrant neurological firing and dramatically increases blood and lymph circulation for faster healing from injury.  Aaron’s discovery of the time sensitivity of the spindle cells makes this approach unique for stretching muscle and fascia.  Each stretch is held for about 2 seconds to avoid triggering the myotactic stretch reflex.  Repeated, active muscle contractions return restorative blood and lymphatic flow to the body decreasing inflammation and combating disease. In this presentation, Joshua will explain and demonstrate AIS.

Joshua Morton is a 1994 graduate of Seattle Massage School with a focus in soft tissue rehabilitation and injury prevention. Joshua has over 2,000 hours working with Aaron Mattes, the developer of Active Isolated Stretching (AIS), and thousands of hours teaching internationally and helping clients heal. He is known as one of the top AIS therapists and instructors nationwide. Joshua recently expanded his expertise to include Manual Ligament Therapy developed by Arik Gohl and now teaches throughout the United States and internationally. (Lic. # MA00008567)
“Massage Connections” is a series of presentations organized by the Portland branch of Oregon School of Massage for LMTs and massage students. The presentations are intended as an opportunity to learn about topics of interest and network with fellow professionals. There is no charge for this event.
LMT’s attending will receive a certificate for one hour of massage continuing education credit.  Bring a colleague. Others are welcome.
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