Michael is a fantastic, world-renowned trainer who offers a unique and fun teaching style and has been a part of MIMT since its inception in 1999. He takes all our Myofascial technique classes enabling students to respond more precisely and efficiently to soft tissue restrictions throughout the entire body. Emphasis is given to understanding the physiological and mechanical properties of fascia as a way of maximising efficiency and minimising pain during treatments. This becomes the basis for mastering a range of techniques and approaches that open joints, realign muscles and repattern the neuromuscular system.
Michael teaches in our Diploma of Remedial Massage and within the Post Graduate course Myofascial Release II. When he’s not teaching or treating patients, Michael is a long time practitioner and student of Tibetan Buddhism as well as a keen tennis player, avid landscape photographer and gardener.
Michael Stanborough, B.A.(Vermont College, USA), M.A.(Victoria University), is the director of the Stanborough Educational Group. He has practised Structural Integration (Rolfing®) for the past 40 years and was a full instructor at the Rolf® Institute in Boulder, Colorado. He was the first Australian to be certified to teach by the Rolf® Institute. He now teaches Structural Integration within his own school, SI Australia. He has taught Myofascial Release at the University of Alabama Physical Therapy Department, Jersey City State College, Shriner’s Hospital in Houston, Childhood Development Center, Fort Worth, for the Korean Musculoskeletal Medicine Group and scores of other schools, hospitals and clinics in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, Canada, Ethiopia and Korea.
Conference presentations include the Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre Soft Tissue Injury Forum (1997), the New Zealand Alliance of Massage Professionals Annual Conference (Wellington, 2001 and 2006) and the AAMT Annual Conference, 2005.