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STAA upholds the highest professional standards of practice.

Registered Shiatsu Therapists are fully qualified, have current insurance and first aid, and complete continuing professional education annually.



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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.

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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.

Benefits of shiatsu

Shiatsu is used to maintain and restore health.  It is an effective preventative therapy suitable for all ages. Shiatsu can:

  • stimulate circulation
  • strength the body
  • promote relaxation
  • alleviate pain and discomfort
  • support the body back to its natural balance
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Join us!

Join the association that supports and promotes shiatsu.

STAA is a not-for-profit association run by volunteers. Members are the lifeblood for our association, and the reason we exist.

There are 3 membership types:

REGISTERED $230 p.a.

For practising qualified shiatsu practitioners

ASSOCIATE $85 p.a.

For supporters of shiatsu 

STUDENT $70 for 2 years

For students studying the Diploma of Shiatsu & Oriental Therapies

Latest news

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.

'This evaluation of providing a trauma-informed body-based program alongside talk-based therapy within a sexual assault service offers evidence of how such a holistic approach can alleviate the impact of trauma, and suggests the benefits of such a union.' p. 4

Congratulations to the authors and participants on the publication of this important research report.

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