Short Courses & Talks

ATMS National Seminar Series

The National Seminar Series is back in 2021-22 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:  June 19th, 2022
Time: 9.30 – 4.30
Location: Fraser Suites Perth
10 Adelaide Terrace
East Perth, WA 6004

Acupressure for Head, Neck and Shoulder Pain Patterns

Sponsored by Massage & Myotherapy Australia

Members: $185.00
Non Members: $207.00

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

As bodyworkers, we work a lot with clients who have tension, stiffness and pain in the head, neck, and shoulders. Five Element Acupressure is well suited to working with these conditions. By understanding the pathways and points of the meridians that pass through the head, neck and shoulders, we can determine the particular channels of Qi that are blocked and causing problems, and treat them with acupressure.

This workshop introduces you to the Five Element Acupressure method by teaching a series of acupressure patterns that release the blocked energy from the head, neck and shoulders. You will begin with the basic five step release pattern, then add more points as you learn the principles of point combinations for greater effect. Included are distal points of the arms and legs that are particularly effective in clearing congested Qi from the upper body.

In this workshop you will learn how to integrate acu-point work into whatever massage techniques you already use, greatly enhancing your ability to heal at the deepest levels.

You will learn the relevant theoretical concepts and have adequate time for applied practice.

Enrolments are taken directly by Massage & Myotherapy Australia:

Seminar Locations & Dates


Date:  June 12th, 2022
Time: 9.30 – 4.30
Location: The Johnson Brisbane Art Series
477 Boundary St, SPRING HILL QLD 4000
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Date:  July 10th, 2022
Time: 9.30 – 4.30
Location: Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour
55 Shelley St King Street Wharf, SYDNEY NSW 2000
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Date:  August 7th, 2022
Time: 9.30 – 4.30
Location: IBIS Perth Hotel
334 Murray Street PERTH WA 6000
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Date:  August 28th, 2022
Time: 9.30 – 4.30
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Melbourne – Flinders St
270 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000
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Date:  October 9th, 2022
Time: 9.30 – 4.30
Location: Carlyle Hotel
232 Main Rd, Derwent Park TAS 7009
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Gold Coast

Date:  October 30th, 2022
Time: 9.30 – 4.30
Location: Mermaid Waters Hotel by Nightcap Plus
97 Markeri St, MERMAID WATERS QLD 4218
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