Seminars & Events !!! (Professional Education)

San Francisco, California  Feb 2-5, 2017.  To register, please phone or email

4-day seminar of AIS The Mattes Method of Stretching & Strengthening: 

Seminars will usually run from 9am 6pm, with and additional (optional) lab on one night.  The 32 classroom hours will count towards your AIS Mattes National Certification if you are so inclined.   3.2 CEC’s with ACE, 32 CEU’s with NCBTMB, plus easily petition-able for other certifications. 

The cost of the Seminar is $625.00, which includes a $50.00 non refundable deposit. Two recent Mattes books are included. (The rest of the tuition is refundable or applicable to a future seminar with Diane Waye if you must cancel.) Contact Diane Waye to register.

Diane Waye is recognized as a continuing education provider for NCBTMB and The American Council on Exercise (ACE). These 32 hours will count towards your AIS National Certification as well!

Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) honors the way bodies actually work to restore or create optimal range-of-motion. Feel your muscles, tendons, and fascia becoming elasticized with each two-second stretch! Fifty percent of the muscles in the human body are difficult to palpate. Over the past forty-five years, world-renowned kinesiotherapist Aaron Mattes has created a system to access every motor muscle with this assisted stretching technique. Every micro-movement potential, joint crossing, and angle of muscle fiber has been analyzed to produce protocols of 220 specific stretches. Oxygenating tissues, realigning muscle and fascial fibers, and how AIS heals deep fascial planes (i.e. the meridians) are explored. While non-professionals with a working knowledge of anatomy are welcome, this workshop is designed primarily for bodyworkers, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and nurses and other health professionals who want to expand their ways of working with their clients and patients by learning this new flexibility paradigm. Bodywork and health professionals will recognize the scientific principles that make it so effective. Neuromuscular re-programming, myofascial release, and restructuring are intrinsic to The Mattes Method. Participants practice these stretches with each other on massage tables. (There is no nudity in class.) Mindful movement on the part of the practitioner is rehearsed. AIS is for those who are ready to move beyond the dogma of the long-held static stretch, and into the state-of-the-art two-second stretch.

Recommended reading: Mattes, Aaron Mattes’ Active Isolated Stretching and Active Isolated Strengthening, The Mattes Method.

~  Esalen’s Spring 2014 Link is Live here, although the event already happened ~

(also see the Esalen page tab)

“Learning AIS with Diane Waye has totally changed for the better the manner in which I do flexibility and stretching work with myself and my clinical massage clients.
As a massage therapist and Deep Tissue Massage instructor for over 20 years, I am very impressed with Diane’s depth of knowledge and ability to teach this work for enhancing athletic ability, clinical pain relief and return to function.”

– Michael Drew, CMT

“You saved my career! Active Isolated Stretching is allowing me to rehabilitate my hands for many more years of magic healing touch. I will be using it with my massage therapy clients, but it is the self-care aspect of AIS that will even make that possible.”
-Tara Shorely, CMT

“Diane Waye is one of the people I count on to assist me in teaching this technique.”
-Aaron Mattes, Creator of AIS

Full letter of recommendation by Aaron L. Mattes MS. RKT. LMT  (Dec 2015)

I began developing Active Isolated Stretching 45 years ago.  This program of stretching and strengthening is also called “The Mattes Method”.  Active Isolated Stretching is an ongoing scientifically developed program which is movement based using isolated joint effects which are specifically employed for training, pre-habilitation and rehabilitation.  This body work is historically used to improve athletic performance, increase body conditioning and reverse postural conditions.  Active isolated movements relieve painful muscles, joints, nerves and connective tissue and employed to improve neurological conditions including spinal cord problems, stroke, parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis.

Ms. Diane Waye, 870 market Street, San Francisco, California 94102 is a well qualified therapist and teacher of Active Isolated Stretching: The Mattes Method, (AIS).  She has 18 years of taking AIS seminars, assisting Aaron Mattes as a teaching assistant to the present.  She has been teaching AIS clinics and seminars for 15 years.

Diane Waye has been an AIS therapist since 1997.  Her experience includes numerous sports injuries, pediatric and geriatric problems, orthopedic and neurological problems.  She has worked in many clinics with highly qualified AIS instructors.

It is without hesitation that I recommend Ms. Diane Waye as an Advanced Instructor of Active Isolated Stretching: The Mattes Method.


Aaron L. Mattes MS. RKT. LMT



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