Short Courses & Talks

Introduction to Five Element Acupressure

A one day course in Perth

We are delighted to bring you this course where you will gain an overview of the Five Element Acupressure model of healing for wellness and self care. Over the day you will learn foundation skills for use of acupressure in your daily life. 

Topics covered:

  • Understanding the Five Elements and how they impact physical, psychological and spiritual health 

  • Introduction to qi and the 12 meridians.

  • Acupressure points and how to use them for self care in each season

If you are complete novice or want to learn more about 5 Element Integrative Acupressure this course is a useful bridge to studying higher level courses with John Kirkwood.

Facilitated by Sasha Wray and Anne Flatman, both Approved Teachers of The Acupressure Centre

More information about 5 Element Acupressure can be found here.

Where: Next Wave Therapy 6/352 South St, O’Connor WA 6163

Date: Sunday July 25th, 2021

Time: 9 am – 5 pm

Cost: $150  (Attendees going on to Level 1 in September receive a $75 credit towards the Level 1 course.)

Registrations are essential. Class size is limited.


Questions about registration and payment, email John Kirkwood:

Phone 0410 779 159

Please feel free to contact Sasha or Anne to find out more about the course content:

Sasha 0402 550 469  

Anne 0421 707 087


ATMS Sponsored Seminars in 2021

Fascia, meridians and lower body constriction patterns

ATMS National Seminar Series

The National Seminar Series is back in 2021 for another road trip around some of Australia’s capital cities, touring Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

You have the chance to join two highly experienced presenters, John Kirkwood and David Sheehan, who will teach participants about resolving patterns of constriction in the lower body through the myofascial and meridian systems.

In this one day seminar, John and David will examine the close relationship between the acupuncture meridian system and the trigger point system developed by Dr. Janet Travell in the 1940’s. They will also investigate the geography of fascial lines of tension, meridians in the body and how in many ways they mimic each other.

After presenting theoretical arguments, John and David will give a visual representation of both meridians and fascial lines with the aid of body drawing, where the audience will gain a real-life visual representation of the interrelationship between both systems.

John and David will also explore practical applications for various conditions of the lower body including lumbar pain, sciatica, sacroiliac constriction, tight hamstrings, Achilles tendon problems, knee issues and plantar fasciitis.

Seminar Prices

$200 – $305

Cost includes Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea
All prices are inclusive of GST.


All bookings are made directly with ATMS via their website or freecall 1800 456 855.

Seminar Locations & Dates


Date:  May 30th, 2021
Time: 9.30 – 4.30
Location: Aerial UTS Function Centre
Level 7, Building 10, 235 Jones Street
Ultimo, NSW 2007


Date:  August 14th, 2021
Time: 9.30 – 4.30
Location: InterContinental Adelaide
North Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000


Date:  August 15th, 2021
Time: 9.30 – 4.30
Location: Citadines on Bourke Melbourne
135 Bourke Street #131
Melbourne, VIC 3000


Date:  October 31st, 2021
Time: 9.30 – 4.30
Location: Fraser Suites Perth
10 Adelaide Terrace
East Perth, WA 6004


Date:  November 28th, 2021
Time: 9.30 – 4.30
Location: The Sebel Brisbane
Charlotte Street
Brisbane City, QLD 4000