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Shoulder Treatment


The association ensures that professional standards are met, and through the NZ Charter of Health Practitioners, maintains links with the unifying body of natural and complimentary health in NZ.

By joining SPAA you are joining a self-regulatory body, which operates under the auspices of the NZ Charter of Natural Health Practitioners.

full membership

For qualified practitioners.

35 hours of post-graduate training for every 2 years is required to maintain full membership. 

Annual Fee $120.00

Associate/Student Membership

This is for students currently training, and practitioners who do not wish to retain full membership status, but keep an interest in the association and the shiatsu community.

Not listed as practicing on our directory.

Annual Fee $60.00


  • Listing on the practitioners directory SPAA website

  • Professional development opportunities - conferences, workshops

  • SPAA annual conference and workshops discounts

  • Promotion of shiatsu to public

  • Use of SPAA logo for promotional material


  • STAA conference and workshops discounts

  • Networking and professional development opportunities

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