Call to Action
Sign our petition at change.org
You are your best body of evidence and you now have the opportunity to reclaim responsibility for your healthcare.
The federal government passed legislation to remove natural therapy rebates, including shiatsu. This took effect on 1 April 2019.
On April 7, Health Minister Greg Hunt announced a new review into natural therapies.
Meanwhile, health funds do have an option to include natural therapies as an incentive. If you are a shiatsu therapist or a shiatsu client, contact your health fund now to voice your support for keeping health fund benefits for shiatsu.
Sign the Your Health Your Choice petition to register your support for natural therapies and the call for a Senate inquiry into the review.
What is STAA?
The Shiatsu Therapy Association of Australia (STAA) is the peak body representing professionally trained shiatsu therapists across Australia.
STAA is dedicated to ensuring members meet the highest standards of training and practice; increasing public awareness of shiatsu; and supporting and representing members through a national network.
Our vision is for shiatsu to be a recognised element of an integrated healthcare system.
New research report on trauma published
24 March 2020
Western Region Centre Against Sexual Assault (WestCASA) has just released its Body-Based Therapies Program Evaluation. This 10-year program included trauma-informed shiatsu and trauma-sensitive yoga.
Congratulations to the authors and participants on the publication of this important research report.Read more