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.
Shiatsu workforce study published online
8 November 2019
Congratulations to Emma Strapps, STAA Director of Research, Dr Jennifer Hunter, Dorothy Douglas and Paul Spence on confirmation that their article 'Practising Shiatsu in Australia: a workforce survey' is now published online in the Advances in Integrative Medicine Journal.
This is a work of substance and a first for shiatsu in Australia.