About me


 
Craig Rackemann, owner of Brisbane Stretch Therapy

Hi and welcome, I'm Craig the founder of Brisbane Stretch Therapy.

In 2015, I started to offer Stretch Therapy based stretching & flexibility classes, workshops and private sessions to students in and around Brisbane QLD Australia. In 2017, my family and I moved to the beautiful Sunshine Coast which is where I'm now based.

I've been an active Stretch Therapy student since 2011 when I was searching for a solution to my chronic lower back pain and wanted to regain the effortless and pain free movement I enjoyed in my younger years.

The immense value of the Stretch Therapy system was immediately obvious and after using what I had learnt to successfully overcome my own back pain, my passion turned to sharing this information with others, to empower them to take control of their own bodies and live an enjoyable and pain free life!

I've been fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend all of the different Stretch Therapy workshops offered by Kit Laughlin, the founder of Stretch Therapy. I've also studied under some of the best coaches and teachers from around the world on topics such as gymnastic strength training, kettlebell training, natural movement, hand balancing, tension release, meditation and pain management.

With all of the knowledge and experience I've gained along the way, I personally find myself right back to where I started, with a humble stretching practice forming the base for my physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

 

About the Stretch Therapy™ system


 

Stretch Therapy is a comprehensive body-mind system that includes stretching, strengthening, fascial remodelling, neural re-patterning, and relaxation techniques.

Through mindful practice of Stretch Therapy you will experience:

  • Increased awareness of your body and its unique patterns of tension
  • Improved posture, flexibility and mobility
  • More efficient alignment and movement patterns
  • Reduction in bodily aches and pains
  • Improved athletic performance

The Stretch Therapy system is a complete system of strength, flexibility and movement in its own right, yet is also highly adaptable and can be used to enhance your performance in other training systems and physical practices.

Modalities such as Yoga, CrossFit, gymnastics, dance and martial arts all share the common requirement that in order to move and perform at a high level you first require flexibility, mobility and full range strength; the very attributes we develop with a dedicated Stretch Therapy practice.

Stretch Therapy is suitable for every body regardless of age or fitness level.

 

"Research your own experience. Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, add what is essentially your own." 
- Bruce Lee