The position with advertising is always under review and the Society will be updating its toolkit on this in a little while, once we have completed to platform and website transition. The Integrated Healthcare Collaborative is in discussions with ASA at present to see if the Codes can be clarified re Complementary Therapies as there are inconsistencies, and since the Society is a core member of IHC we will know about this once there is any new information. Basically, you cannot say that Shiatsu can be used for specific conditions/ailments unless you can back it up with peer-reviewed research, which is why decent research into Shiatsu continues to be essential.
We offer advertising in our bi-weekly enews to practitioners and advertising in our quarterly Shiatsu Society Journal. Please contact Ruth in the office for further information about requirements and copy dates: email@example.com.
Practitioners should refer to our Covid-19 guidelines in the members’ area – please note you need to login to access this link.
The different levels, from Associate (affiliation only) to Fellow, of membership of the Society are designed to ensure you have a membership category that suits you. Student beginners can progress to student advanced in their second year of study. On graduation from a Ratified School, full Professional Membership (MrSS) is your next step. After 5 and 10 years of MrSS membership, you can progress to a Senior (SrSS) and Fellow (FrSS).
There are protocols for lapsed and overseas members, please contact the firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ratification Process is a rolling programme of meetings, verification visits and sampling of learning outcome events. If you're already a member please log in and refer to Education/Ratification or contact the email@example.com
Refer to ‘Becoming a Shiatsu Teacher’ under Education in the members area. If you do not have a formal teaching qualification, your first steps are to seek 2 teacher trainers. They will be able to support you with your Teaching Portfolio.
If you're already a member please log in and refer to Education/teacher-training or contact the firstname.lastname@example.org
Advanced Students (students in year 2 and 3 of their Shiatsu training) receive insurance within the membership fee, provided you are using techniques and protocols taught by your Shiatsu School. Beginner Students (Year 1) do not have insurance included.
Public Liability insurance is included with the Society's Master policy as standard. Please see page 16 of your policy wording.
The insurance provided by Shiatsu Society (UK) for all Members (including students) includes cover for you to share within a group, any practices which are part of your Shiatsu training so long as you are not issuing a certificate of competence to attendees. You are therefore insured to hold Grassroots Shiatsu Community Workshops and we encourage you to share the Practice of Shiatsu, empowering others to learn ways to maintain their own wellbeing.
No, if you are late paying your membership fees you will not be covered by your insurance policy during the time your membership is not active.