I'm Michael Stanborough and Structural Integration has been my life's work since I trained at the Rolf Institute in Boulder, Colorado in 1981. Over the past 35 years I have worked on thousands of patients and implemented the ideas put forward by Dr Rolf regarding human structure and well being. As a result of this decades long exploration I have no doubt at all that her insights were profound ones and the effects of Structural Integration go well beyond anything possible with massage, and other forms of manual therapy. Now I am delighted to teach the Structural Integration method in classes - see below - that reach the high standard required for certification by the International Association of Stuctural Integrators (IASI).
My qualifications include: a Bachelors Degree from Vermont College, USA; a Masters Degree from Victoria University, Australia; a Graduate Diploma in Education from La Trobe University, Australia; a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAA); Advanced Rolfing Certification; Certified Rolf Movement Practioner; Diploma of Massage, Boulder School of Massage and a Diploma of Remedial Massage, MIMT.
Based on conversations with many practicing manual therapists with an interest in learning Structural Integration (SI), I determined that a good post-graduate course in SI has to offer three things:
1. a schedule that makes it possible to continue working during the course. That's why this training is a modular course of 300 hours, structured as 12 x 3-day intensives, offered approximately once a month.
2. graduates of the course have to be eligible for membership in a professional organisation with continuing education and peer dialogue. This course is certified by the International Association of Structural Integrators (IASI) .
3. an approach to working with human structure and movement that has a significant impact on a patient's quality of life well beyond what is possible with the student's existing repertoire of techniques.
The next SI class is to TBA