Newsletter no. 49 – Wednesday 26 April, 2023

This is the web-based version of Stretch Therapy Newsletter no. 49


Upper body mobilising/limbering sequence

upper body mobility sequence

Mobilising, or limbering as the dance world would label it, can leave the body feeling absolutely magnificent, in particular the joints. It can also be used as a ‘warm-up’, or our preferred term ‘preparation' for a stretching session. This video explores the upper body (see contents below).

This is the first part of a longer session we shot live on a 2016 workshop in the Monkey Gym at ST HQ in Greenwell Point, and this shows you a variety of bodies doing the movements.


- Head and neck in all planes
- Side bending
- Shoulder girdle, moving to whole body
- Elbows and wrists
- Pelvic positioning (essential to understanding how to use the ST system)
- Whole body twisting and circles

The goal of moving from "merely" flexible to relaxed and supple has been discussed in detail on the ST Community Forums at kitlaughlin.com/forums/index.php?/topic/789-muscle-tension-and-flexibility/#comment-7591

We will be decommissioning the Stretch Therapy Vimeo-on-Demand channel soon

The backstory: before launching the current stretchtherapy.net website (November 2020), we used to sell our online video programs only from Vimeo-on-Demand.

We will be decommissioning the ST Vimeo-on-Demand channel in the near future and we will let you know once we have done this. But in the meantime, if you have ST programs in Vimeo-on-Demand, and you want to download them now, this is how to do it:

* Log in to your Vimeo account at https://vimeo.com

* Navigate to your Purchases from the drop down menu revealed by the face icon at top right

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* Hover over an ST video and you will see two icons – the green cloud with downward facing arrow is for ‘Download’

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* Click this and it will take you to your program where you will see the Download button

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* Click ‘Download’ and it will load a pop-up which allows you to select from available file sizes. Click on the options under ‘Video’, and this will commence the download.

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A note from a student

I'm realizing, as I age and mature, the proper stretching and movement is more essential than any other aspect of so called fitness. I am grateful for what I learn from these two lovely people.

PotiQ Reckons – via Facebook