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.
About the Presenter
John Kirkwood has been practising and teaching acupressure for 36 years. Originally trained in Jin Shin Do Bodymind Acupressure in California, he went on to study with a range of teachers of bodywork and acupuncture before returning to Australia to practise and teach his own style of Five Element Acupressure. John now teaches in six states while maintaining a clinic in the Adelaide Hills. He is the author of two books published by Singing Dragon Press: The Way of the Five Elements and The Way of the Five Seasons.
Required Equipment for this Workshop:
Portable Massage Table
Pens (Notepad optional)
Please advise of any dietary requirements or allergies at the time of registration and review the Dietary and Food Allergen Statement.
Members are eligible to claim 15 CPE points upon successful completion.
Massage & Myotherapy Australia is working with the venue to create a COVID-19 Safe environment, the Association and attendees are required to abide by the Venues COVID Safe Plan, and should follow venue staff, Association event facilitator and presenter instructions.