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The Shiatsu Practitoners Association of Aotearoa NZ 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.


For qualified practitioners.

Full membership requirements:

  • 1600 hours diploma level training

  • Current First Aid certificate

  • 35 hours of post-graduate training for every 2 years

Annual Membership


  • Listing on the SPAA website practitioners directory

  • 2x $20 off self-care vouchers (

  • Professional development opportunities - conferences, workshops

  • SPAA annual conference and workshop discounts

  • Promotion of shiatsu to public

  • Use of SPAA logo for promotional material

  • Newsletter


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 Membership


  • SPAA conference and workshops discounts

  • Networking and professional development opportunities

  • Newsletter

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