CALL TO ACTION
The federal government has passed legislation to remove natural therapy rebates, including shiatsu, from 1 April 2019.
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.
This is not just about rebates. The review, that the government's decision was based on, is flawed and limited. There is evidence that shiatsu is safe and effective.
Sign the Your Health Your Choice petition to register your support for natural therapies and the call for a Senate inquiry into the review. Stand up for government integrity and your right to choice in healthcare.
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Our Position & Intent
We stand together confident in the knowledge that shiatsu is an effective and safe health practice. STAA is proud to represent shiatsu therapists as we are a highly skilled and dedicated professional group. We meet our legal, educational, and ethical requirements. We are caring and holistic and we are accepted and respected by thousands of clients. We have a place in the Australian healthcare system ... and we are not budging!
Save Shiatsu Rebates Campaign
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