membership benefits

Here are just some of the things you’ll receive as part of student and professional membership (Stb, StA, MrSS, SrSS and FwSS) with the Shiatsu Society 

Professional Shiatsu Insurance 

Joining as a professional member means you receive specialist Shiatsu insurance as part of your membership fee at what we believe is a highly competitive rate, negotiated on your behalf, as well as being eligible for multi-therapy insurance at the discounted rate of just £17 per year

A quarterly journal delivered to your inbox (or through post if you prefer) 

Our journal is jam-packed with interesting articles, insights and news from the Shiatsu Society community. You can opt for paper copies if you prefer at no extra cost.

Access to our Members’ Network 

You receive access to our members FB group to connect with practitioners in your area and be notified of topical discussion, news and views. 

Receive our monthly e-newsletter

Pointing you to the latest resources and news from the community. 

Attend our Members' Support Group Meetings 

Our Zoom monthly meetings are a great way to meet other practitioners, share ideas and make new friends. Meetings take place on the first Monday of the month, 10 times a year, covering a range of topics.

Feel supported by our Ethics Framework

Our Ethical Framework provides a solid foundation for safe and ethical practice.  It’s a living guide, written for members with input from experts in the field over the past 20 years. 

Members’ Resources

Download our Shiatsu leaflets, borrow our Shiatsu Banners for events, buy kit at discount rates, use our social media resources to promote your business and more. You get access to the member resources area of the website which features business guidance, discounts, graphics and more.

A Professional Profile on our Website 

Professional practitioners (MrSS, SrSS and FwSS)  are able to create an extensive profile page on the website to promote your practice - you are able to link people straight to your page using your unique URL as well as adding places you work to our map. Here’s an example  -

Need a little technical help? 

We’re on hand to help you set up your profile and help with other questions you have too. You can schedule in a free 1-2-1 call or just drop us an email at [email protected] 

Easy CPD tracking 

Never lose track of your CPD by using our logging system, allowing you to easily document your personal development.

Exclusive Members Offers 

Every so often we run exclusive opportunities for members such as our Shiatsu Awareness Month bursary – which gave members the opportunity to apply for a £50 bursary to support the June campaign. Members were able to use the bursary as they wished - here are some of the creative ways it’s been put to great use!

Join the CHNC without assessment

Since we are a verifying organisation with the CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council) you can join this government Accredited Register without undergoing any further assessment. 

Join our Global Shiatsu Network

Your membership expands internationally. We are a member of the European Shiatsu Federation, and we communicate with the international Shiatsu Research Network. 



Find out more about the categories of membership >

We offer several types of membership specially designed to support you whether you are training, a professional or a friend. Dependent on the membership you require, specialist shiatsu insurance comes included in your subscription, making it convenient and affordable.

And what about the wider benefits your membership brings? 


The biggest benefit, of course, is that you are part of the wider Shiatsu community. Your support helps to promote Shiatsu and your participation helps to build stronger collective energy to put Shiatsu on the map.  

Your membership helps us to bring collective awareness of Shiatsu as a therapy, showing an extensive map of practitioners, ensuring the public can find a practitioner near them. 

Your membership helps Shiatsu become recognised

Our mission is to establish Shiatsu as a recognised therapy and to have our members acknowledged as essential healthcare workers in the promotion of positive health and well-being.

You help us to support good practice in all aspects of education. 

Your membership allows us to administer the Level 4 Diploma free of charge. It helps to ensure that the quality assurance of Shiatsu education is maintained. Your membership enables us to support the next generation of Shiatsu practitioners with specially developed business resources and a dedicated education team focused on making sure the Level 4 Diploma is nationally recognised. 

Your support and input gives us a bigger voice

Your support enables us to continue to lobby the Government to have our members acknowledged as essential healthcare workers. 

We are core members of the Integrated Healthcare Collaborative and we work with Government recognised Regulators in voluntary regulation of Shiatsu in the UK (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council) to establish Shiatsu as an officially recognised therapy


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It's quick and easy to become a member

Student Membership from £2 per month
Professional Membership including insurance from £18.75 per month