1/2 Year Membership

This membership is for those who are joining or rejoining within 3 to 6 months of the next renewal date.


1/4 Year Membership

This membership option is for those who are joining or rejoining the STA with 3 months or less until the next renewal period.


3/4 Year Membership

This membership is for those joining or rejoining the STA within 6 to 9 months of the next renewal date.


Five-month Bridge Membership

We are shifting to a system with one renewal date per year, which will happen in May. This five-month membership will bring those of us with a December renewal date into line with the rest of the association members. Please report your 8 CE credits now. You will not be required to report any CE credits in May.


Reinstatement Fee

If your membership has lapsed for no more than 12 months, you are eligible for reinstatement, and can continue to use your original RST number.


New RST Membership

R.S.T. (Registered Shiatsu Therapist ) status is granted to members who have successfully completed training in Shiatsu Therapy in an approved Shiatsu school whose curriculum is equivalent or superior to the S.T.A.'s educational standards, and who satisfy all other application requirements which include proof of education credentials, copy of school diploma, copy of program curriculum, copy of any level of current CPR/First Aid certificate. Only a R.S.T. is eligible to vote on S.T.A. issues. A $50 fee (non-refundable) will be charged for each application. Membership approval will depend on all above requirements being met and approved by Board of Directors. **See the Benefits of Membership as an R.S.T under R.S.T. Designation


Supporting Membership

A person shall be eligible for membership if that person does not practise Shiatsu Therapy, but supports the purposes of the Association and who is interested in the development, practice, promotion, teaching or research related to Shiatsu Therapy.


School Member

A school providing professional Shiatsu training based on a curriculum that is equivalent to or exceeds the S.T.A. 750 Hour Standard, and that meets the requirements of the Board of Directors and the Education Committee of the S.T.A.