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Michael O’Connell

Clinic: The Alpha Space
4/466 Pacific Highway, Lindfield NSW

Phone: 0412 886 676

Dip.Remedial Massage, Dip. Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy,
Dip. Polarity Therapy and Myofascial Release.
Cert. Five Element Acupressure.
ATMS & PACT accredited member.

I have worked as a Bodyworker and Holistic Energy Medicine Practitioner for thirty years and recently completed studies in Five Element Acupressure.
I bring a deep understanding and compassionate presence to my work. I have a clinic in Lindfield, Sydney called The Alpha Space.


Karen Hobbis

Clinic: 21 Yacca Road Seacliff SA 5049
Phone: 0414 818 836

I am a Five Element Acupressure Practitioner, Diploma qualified Remedial Massage Therapist and NutureLife Pregnancy Massage Practitioner. Specialising in Acupressure, Remedial and Pregnancy massage, I use a myriad of techniques including Acupressure, Reflexology, Reiki, Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial cupping and Myofascial release,  to bring you body back into a balanced state of being.  With a particular interest in Acupressure, I can provide a comprehensive acupressure treatment to treat acute and chronic conditions, or combine acupressure with a remedial massage treatment to provide a more holistic massage treatment. I have had particular success with the treatment of headaches, vertigo and sinus issues using acupressure as the primary modality. I have been working as a massage practitioner since 2010, and currently have a home based clinic in Seacliff. Private Health Rebates are available for my remedial massage treatments.

Karen Hobbis

Benjamin Hamersley

Clinic: 6 Amhurst Ave, Mt Barker SA 5251
Phone: 0439 701 750

I first discovered Five Element Acupressure in 2014 as part of my Remedial Therapy studies. Since then, I have moved deeply into the work and continue to be surprised and inspired by how powerful it is. While in my business I have had a strong focus on deep tissue massage therapy and musculoskeletal manipulation, the acupressure therapy that I offer has continued to become very popular and I am now promoting it as one of my primary modalities and as an integral part of my tailored remedial treatments.

I work with people of all ages and conditions offering a great variety of choice from gentle myofascial release and joint mobilisation to powerful acupressure treatments and intense sports massage and trigger point therapy.

I am proud to be certified by The Acupressure Centre as a Five Element Acupressure practitioner and welcome all new clients.

Ben Hamersley

Oliver Miles

Clinic: Mount Barker Therapeutic Massage Centre
18a Gawler Street, Mount Barker SA

Phone: 08) 8391 0636

I began my interest in Chinese Medicine whilst studying Kung Fu, Qi Gong and Yoga at the age of 21 and completed a Diploma of Tuina (2005) along side a Diploma of Remedial Massage (2014). In 2015 I found 5 Element Acupressure and began training with John; I have since adapted my modalities to create a holistic style of working with the fascia and meridians to correct structural misalignment. The stillness within the techniques I use allows emotions and thoughts on a cellular level to surface in a gentle and compassionate way so that my clients can fully let go of holding patterns, giving greater presence and awareness in their body.

I use Acupressure in combination with Dry Needling, Ortho-Bionomy and Cranio Sacral Therapy to give each client a treatment tailored to their needs both physically and mentally.

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Kathy Pash

Clinic: Pashionate About You
31 Unity Drive. Sheidow Park S.A. 5158

Phone: 0408 336 372

Prior to meeting John Kirkwood and the decision to study, embrace and share my Acupressure knowledge with others, I worked as a Physiotherapy assistant for 14 years in an Acute and Rehabilitation hospital setting.
I have a passion for helping people through injury and post-surgical rehabilitation. Through my studies and qualifications, the services I provide are Exercise rehabilitation, Pilates – including Pre and post-natal, Massage and Acupressure.
Introduction to John Kirkwood and 5 Element Acupressure in 2018 was a very positive step forward and the best decision I made as a practitioner to provide a service that not only attends to structure, movement and alignment but addresses the importance of one’s emotional well-being during a healing phase and overall maintenance plus importance of balance throughout life.
I opened my home-based studio and clinic in 2016 with the enthusiasm and passion to further my studies and provide an alternative therapy that gives my clients the support through a holistic approach. With the knowledge I have gained through John Kirkwood and 5 Element Acupressure, I achieve so much joy seeing the wonderful results of this work in each of my clients.


Anne Flatman

Clinic: 191 Spearwood Avenue, Spearwood 6163
Phone: 0421 707 087

I have been a bodywork practitioner for the last 20 years and believe our body is the reflection of all our life experiences. Over the last 3 years I have revisited acupressure massage through the Five Element Acupressure System taught by John Kirkwood.
I hold diplomas in Remedial Massage, Reflexology, Mind Body Medicine (Flower Essences) and Holistic Counselling. I also have practitioner level in Five Element Acupressure, Bio-dynamic Cranial Touch and Sound Therapy.
My philosophy when working with clients is to develop the best treatment plan based on all levels of being, including  the Physical, Psycho-emotional and Spiritual.
My passion in the natural therapy field allows me to develop treatment plans to ensure the best outcome for my clients.
My practice is located south of the river just out of Fremantle
Anne Flatman

Sasha Wray

Clinic: Next Wave Therapy, 6/352 South St, O’Connor WA 6163
Phone: 0402 550 469

I am an occupational therapist, naturopath and Five Element Acupressure Practitioner. My passion is to help people live a rich and meaningful life. I have a special interest in treating chronic pain and mental health concerns. With 30 years experience I have continually sought to integrate best practices into my work. I am delighted to include my certification in Five Element Acupressure to this holistic approach of health and wellness.
I am a registered provider of Medicare’s Chronic Disease Management and Focused Psychological Therapies Initiatives. Please feel free to contact me to learn more about how I may be able help you.
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Ally Pain Relief Lady

Clinic: 2 Brooklea Place, Ferndale WA 6148 (between Riverton and Cannington)
Phone: 08 9361 0800

I am a Natural Pain Relief Specialist and have been helping men and women find relief and pain-free solutions naturally since the year 2000. I specialise in Five Element Acupressure and the Chinese Medicine meridian system and Craniosacral Therapy (including Biodynamic) combined with Pain Relief Coaching underpinned by my university studies in Psychology. Pain is your body’s strongest sign to pay attention. The cause of your pain can be found and when the layer in which it originates is treated then you get relief and resolve, and you get your life back!

I see people with strong recurring physical pains of known or unknown origin, tinnitus, fibromyalgia, and trauma / PTSD to name a few. I look forward to meeting and working with you to release your pain. Living a half-life because of pain is not what you are here to do.

Ally Smart

Monique Pettavino

Clinic 1: 58A Alma Road, Mount Lawley, WA 6050
Clinic 2: Vivacious Living Centre, 9a/9 Riseley St, Applecross WA
Phone: 0452 628 810

I came to Australia in 2018 in this second half of my life to study anthropology, and I ended up getting a double bachelor in that field as well as in humanities in health and medicine. I was always interested in the more natural, holistic, and what we call alternative therapies. What I particularly appreciate is the approach to find the reason for which physical and/or emotional symptoms appear, in addition to treating the symptom itself, and preventing ill-health by keeping a well-balanced energetic flow. The call to learn Five Element Acupressure with John Kirkwood was evidently much stronger than working in an office writing policies. I am also trained in Foot Reflexology, and more recently in Qi Gong and Yin Yoga. I love incorporating theories of the Five Elements in my Qi Gong and Yin Yoga practices. My aim is to help people improve their health and wellbeing, primarily with acupressure treatments, complementing with a regular Qi gong and/or Yin Yoga practice to cultivate and regulate energy that will naturally make them feel more healthy and energetically balanced.