The Origin of Stretch Therapy

Aussie Kit Laughlin is the world-renowned author of the best-selling books Overcome Neck & Back Pain, Stretching & Flexibility, and Stretching & Pregnancy

The Stretch Therapy program is based on Kit Laughlin's Integrated Exercise System

Kit studied oriental medicine during a five year stay in Japan, and was the Japanese Ambassador’s shiatsu practitioner. He was awarded a Master of letters degree by the Science Faculty of the Australian National University in 1992.  Back pain was the main case study.

During the same period, he established the Posture and Flexibility (P&F) and Strength and Flexibility courses at the Australian National University Sport and Recreation Association. Using the principles of Eastern and Western medicine, Kit has designed a system that provides a way to stop back and neck pain, improve performance and protect you against future injury. Assisted by fifteen teachers whom he trained, these courses have been running at the university for over twenty years. It is a rapidly evolving exercise program that is constantly tested and reassessed for maximum safety and effectiveness.

Kit Laughlin is an internationally-renowned teacher. He has been presenting workshops in Vancouver, and around the world to many thousands of students of all ages, with proven results. He is a strength & flexibility consultant to elite athletes and the president of the National Association of Stretch Therapists.

Kit Laughlin - Stretch Therapy Teacher Training Program

Please visit for the full program for Stretch Therapy (ST) and Stretch Teacher Training (TT) workshops around the globe.


Cocoon Wellness is proud to offer hands on Stretch Therapy anywhere in Vancouver, BC .

Our knowledge of Stretch Therapy is based on Kit Laughlin's lectures and workshops. In order to acurately present his work, you will find a lot of information about his work on the Cocoon Wellness website. To inquire about private or group sessions, or to bring the iCocoon Stretch Therapy Workshop Series to your favorite gym, please contact us. We would love to hear from you!

Call: 604 788-5432