The Shiatsu Therapy Association of Australia is an independent body, run by members for members by way of a National Council and member input. All monies collected through fees are used solely for members and the promotion of shiatsu. The National Council is formed by members voting at the Annual General Meeting in May.
Shiatsu Therapy Association of Australia
Types of Membership
There are three types of membership: Full, Associate and Student.
Benefits of Membership
Access to professional indemnity insurance
Registration with 14 health funds (for full members) to enable rebates for clients
Practitioner listing by location on Find a Therapist on STAA website
Member discounts for STAA events
Biannual magazine Pointers
Regular e-newsletters and email updates
Promotion of minimum standards for shiatsu therapists
Professional and personal development opportunities
State and Territory representatives
Access to marketing brochures to support promotion of shiatsu and their practice
Code of Standards & Ethics
The STAA Code of Standards and Ethics covers:
Duty of care
Breach of Code of Standards and Ethics.
Full members are required to sign a declaration that they will comply with the Code.
Continuing Professional Education and Development
Full members of STAA must complete a minimum of 20 hours of Continued Professional Education and Development (CPE&D) activities annually. All CPE&D activities must be directly related to the development of clinical competence and professionalism in shiatsu, or related areas such as TCM, oriental therapies, counselling skills, business management and development in the running of a shiatsu practice.