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Clinical Acupressure for the Physical Therapist

Augment your skills by using hands-on energy medicine

4-Day Workshop

Workshop Provider: John R. Cross FCSP; Dr.Ac.

Dates: 16-17 March 2019 and 11-12 May 2019

Times: Saturday 0930 – 1700, Sunday 0930 – 1630 – Registration from 0900 Saturday

Venue: Physiotherapy Department Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Trust, Combe Park, Bath BA1 3NG

Cost: £95 per day, refreshments included but not lunch. Includes folder with handouts and certificate of completion. £10 reduction (£85) for RUH Bath physiotherapists and for all applying before 31 January 2019 (Early Bird)

Contact for confirmation or enquiries or 01470-511361

No deposit required, fees collected during first workshop by cheque or BACS

Day One – Power point presentation. Touch and Massage Techniques. Command Points. Treatment of Peripheral Joint Conditions. Pain

Day Two – Treatment of acute and chronic cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral conditions

Day Three – Relaxation, Hara Breathing, Spasm. Assessment and Treatment of Neurological Conditions

Day Four – Treatment of acute/chronic conditions dependent on delegates requirements. Demonstration of techniques on ‘real’ patients – if suitable

Clinical Acupressure? It is simply the use of traditional and modern concepts of acupressure and reflextherapy that physical therapists may use to augment other forms of treatment – including acupuncture. It may also be used as a ‘whole treatment’ paradigm. It represents a very gentle and subtle, yet powerful, form of bodywork that includes assessment as well as treatment.

Workshop Objectives

  • To understand the rational behind Clinical Acupressure and to adapt it into other treatment programmes
  • To understand clearly which conditions and symptoms may be helped and which may not
  • To understand how to maintain therapeutic boundaries
  • To teach safe and secure practical methods to patients for self-help maintenance of conditions

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the 4-day Course, the delegate should: –

  • Be able to assess a patient in relation to the presentation and physical findings
  • Be able to safely perform energetic balancing through acupressure in order to create homeostasis within the patient
  • To be able to justify and critically evaluate the application of clinical acupressure
  • To be able to use self help procedures safely and effectively

No previous acupressure/reflexology knowledge is required but please attend with an open mind and a willingness for your boundaries to be extended.


Dr. John Cross has remained at the front of orthodox and complementary therapies for over 40 years, reaching the top of both his physiotherapy and acupuncture professions. He is a founder member of three CSP professional networks and has been President of AACP and Chair of ACPEM as well as being Journal Editor for 4 groups. He is currently President of ACPEM. He is the author of 11 books on acupuncture, acupressure, the chakra energy system, the holistic spine and healing. He has lectured and given practical seminars worldwide. He lives in the Isle of Skye where he works a 12-acre croft with his wife Andrea – a retired chartered physiotherapist.

Comments – a few comments from previous workshop delegates

“Fantastic Course – thank you for organising such an interesting and informative workshop” AC – Edinburgh

“You have spurred me on to keep learning about these powerful and effective techniques” PH -Aylesbury

“I feel very energised by the Course – can’t wait to put it all into action” DL – High Wycombe

“Brilliant workshop – surpassed my expectations and you gave more than I had expected” JD – Sidmouth


John R. Cross FCSP, Dr.Ac.

12 Upper Milovaig


Isle of Skye

IV55 8WY

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Welcome to my web site www.johncrosspublications. You may have joined this site from the previous site of As I have now retired from clinical work, I thought that ‘john cross clinics‘ was no longer applicable. On this web site you will find that purchasing my publications, posters and pdf’s will be much easier than the old site. In April 2016 I added another publication ‘Distance Analysis and Healing – My Way!’. This is a booklet of approximately 13,000 words and is available through Amazon, Amazon Kindle and directly from me as a hard copy or pdf download. I have also completely revamped the Kindle production of 2014 ‘Acupressure and Homoeopathy in the Treatment of Common Ailments’ that is now also available as a paperback.

In Summer 2017 I self published BOOK ONE of ‘The Holistic SpineReflections and Associations – Acupressure and Reflexology in Action’. The poster ‘The Holistic Spine – Reflections and Associations’ was reprinted to accompany the book. BOOK TWO was published in October 2018.  I am still happy to answer your queries about problem patients etc. These will be dealt with in the strictest confidence – replies will be sent to the instigator and will not be published.