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The National Seminar Series is back in 2021 for another road trip around some of Australia’s capital cities in February, 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.


Don’t miss out on learning face-to-face with these two practitioners in a city near you. Tickets will be limited based on the COVID-19 venue restrictions at the time.


Dates and locations

Sydney: Sunday 30 May – Book Now 


Adelaide: Saturday 14 August – Book Now 


Melbourne: Sunday 15 August – Book Now 


Perth: Sunday 31 October – Book Now 


Brisbane: Sunday 28 November – Book Now


6 CPE Points 


Early bird bookings receive a $25 discount from the below prices*


Cost:               ATMS Accredited Member:      $255

                        Non ATMS Practitioner:           $305

                        ATMS Student member:          $200

                        Non ATMS Student:                 $220


Cost includes morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and GST. Please notify ATMS of any food allergies.


*Early bird closes 8 weeks prior to each event and is only available for ATMS members.


Please be advised that cancellations made up to one month before a scheduled event will be processed without a penalty. Cancellations made 2-4 weeks prior to a schedule event will be subject to a charge of 50% of the original ticket cost. Cancellations made 2 weeks or less prior to a scheduled event will not be entitled to any refund. However a full refund will be available to members for any events that have been cancelled or any future events that maybe cancelled due to COVID-19.


Transfers are only available to regional and interstate live event ticket holders and only under special circumstances. Please note, transfers are also only available to members within one week of the livestream being announced and no reduction in the existing ticket price will be offered. 

Meet your presenters

John Kirkwood has been practising and teaching Acupressure and Myofascial Release for 35 years. David Sheehan has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement) and Diploma of Health Science (Remedial Massage) and has been teaching his own energy efficient and effective cupping techniques to massage therapists, physiotherapists and other manual therapists for the past 13 years.

John Kirkwood

John Kirkwood has been practicing and teaching Five Element Acupressure since 1985. His primary studies were in California with a variety of teachers of acupressure, acupuncture and massage. An inspiring teacher, John unites his teaching skills with his lifelong passion for Five Element Acupressure.


He believes that the physical body is just one aspect of who we are and that it is inseparable from our mind, emotions and spirit. By helping us to understand the connections between these levels of our nature, he empowers us to take charge of our own health and well-being.


John currently teaches workshops in five states and is the author of ‘The Way of the Five Elements’ and ‘The Way of the Five Seasons’ published by Singing Dragon Press.

David Sheehan

David Sheehan has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement), Diploma of Health Science (Remedial Massage) and Diploma of Education. His career highlights include working as a lead sports trainer with various football clubs, which included the use of vacuum cupping for both prevention of and treatment for injuries. Over time, David has developed these skills and now teaches his own energy efficient and effective cupping techniques to massage therapists, physiotherapists and other manual therapists in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, the UK, Canada and the Unites States