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Shiatsu Therapy Association of Australia Inc. 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.

Benefits of Membership

  • Access to Professional Indemnity & Public Liability Insurance with OAMPS
  • Clients of full members qualify for rebates with 13 Health Funds (dependent on their health plan).
  • Connection with like-minded practitioners through the STAA online forum catering exclusively for shiatsu therapists.
  • 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 material such as brochures to support their promotion of shiatsu and their practice.
  • Practitioner listing by location on STAA website.
  • Members discounts.


There are three types of membership: Full, Associate and Student (for 2 years). Full and Associate members are renewed every February. A pro-rata fee is available for people wishing to join late in the yearly membership cycle.

 Click here for STAA application form


Member Types
Cost $225 plus Joining Fee $70$105 plus Joining Fee $70$70 for two years no Joining Fee
Practising shiatsu therapists qualified to diploma levelNonpractising therapists. People interested in shiatsu therapyStudents studying for the Diploma of Shiatsu & Oriental Therapies
Pointers magazine 
Online forum 
Member discounts 
Right to stand for Council election 
Right to have practices listed on STAA's Find-a-Therapist webpage 
Access to health fund  rebates for clients 
Right to purchase and use promotional materials produced by STAA 


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