Practitioners Course

Five Element Acupressure Level 1

This foundation course is primarily designed for bodyworkers who wish to integrate Acupressure into their existing practice and for students not yet qualified. Those without a bodywork background are welcome to join the course with some home study of anatomy, for which I can supply materials.This is a rich and thorough grounding in Five Element Acupressure. The course content includes the following:-

  • History and philosophy of Chinese Medicine
  • Tao, Yin and Yang, Qi, Five Elements
  • Twelve Meridians, Central Channel
  • Basic and extended head, neck and shoulder release
  • Lower back and pelvic release patterns
  • 51 acupressure points, locations and uses
  • Treatment patterns for specific conditions
  • First Aid, Symptomatic and Diagnostic Acupressure
  • Finding the predominant Element
  • Basic Five Element Diagnosis

This is a dynamic, exciting and practical introduction to Five Element Acupressure. The skills learned can immediately be applied both in clinical practice and with friends and family. The class offers plenty of opportunity for supervised, hands on practice.

Course Registration

To register for this course, please click the button below to download the PDF Registration Form. Instructions on how to pay your deposit and complete your registration are included in the PDF.

Registration Form
Acupressure treatment to the Head






Loft and Earth, 70 Bronte Rd, Bondi Junction NSW

March 9, 10, 12, 13, 2022
Course presenter: John Kirkwood
9 am – 5 pm$895*


Next Wave Therapy, 6/352 South St, O'Connor WA

July 16, 17 & 30, 31, 2022
Course presenters: Anne Flatman/Sasha Wray
with John Kirkwood by Zoom
9 am – 5 pm$895*


Soul Space, 23 Parker St, Newmarket QLD

August 17, 18, 20, 21, 2022
Course presenter John Kirkwood
9 am – 5 pm$895*


Lifeflow Meditation Centre, 259 Glen Osmond Rd, Frewville SA

April 2023
Dates TBA
Course presenter John Kirkwood
9 am – 5 pm

* Earlybird discount price $795 if paid in full 6 weeks in advance. Repeating course: $445/$395 Earlybird.

Approved for CPE points

ATMS – 28 CPE Points

M&MA (AAMT) – 20 CPE Points

ANTA – 28 CPE Points

ATMS - Continuous Professional Education (20 Plus Points) Badge