Rolfing® - Structural Integration    "The Architecture of Healing"

Michael Laird McIver, Certified Advanced Rolfer & Massage Therapy Instructor


"I highly recommend Michael Laird McIver, Certified Advanced Rolfer and Massage Therapy Instructor. Michael has been a powerful positive voice for Rolfing, deep tissue massage therapy, and myofascial release since the early 70s. He has dedicated himself to a lifetime of immersion in educational experiences from the time he was a massage therapist on staff at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, in 1971, to his Basic Rolfing Training in 1973, to his Advanced Rolfing Training in 1974 at the Rolf Institute of Structural integration were he studied directly with Dr. Ida P. Rolf, the founder of Rolfing. Throughout the course of Michael's 40 plus years of experience, he has continued to take advanced continuing education courses in his chosen profession. He has a passion for learning that is evident in his touch. His knowledge of anatomy and physiology is beyond compare. Information Michael has shared regarding Rolfing and deep tissue therapy has had a profound and transforming effect on the way I perceive massage therapy and massage therapy education. In spreading awareness of deep tissue bodywork and myofascial release, Michael has continued to promote a high standard of touch that is both clinically effective, mindful of the client, and honoring of the whole person. The integrity with which he offers his professional Rolfing services and bodywork has helped to raise the standards of the profession as a whole. He has touched the lives of literally thousands of clients through his excellent Rolfing skills, hard work and generous spirit. It is my pleasure to provide this recommendation for Michael. Thanks, Michael, for serving as a positive role-model in the therapeutic community. It will be interesting to see what a difference Michael Laird McIver can make in your life."

- Ariana Vincent, CEO of the Ariana Institute for Wellness Education and Nationally Approved Massage Therapy Instructor and Continuing Education Provider


"Michael McIver has been my personal Rolfer since the 1980s. I am a holistic chiropractor in Houston specializing in helping patients with chronic pain. When I refer people to Michael for his expert Rolfing work, he always makes me look good because he helps them so much to feel freer, more open, more flexible and more  comfortable in their bodies. They always tell me (often with surprise) how gentle and skilled he is at guiding the body to change, and in putting them at ease. Michael is a rare and sparkling jewel among natural healing arts professionals."

- Dr. Stuart C. Marmorstein, D.C.
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