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The S.T.A.O. has a number of items available for the public and therapists.

Brochures and receipts: Promotional brochures and receipts available only to CSTs.

Registry: Our registry of Certified Shiatsu Therapists™ is available on-line (note that not all therapists are listed in the on-line registry) .

Consumer forms:
Consumer letter campaign: Would you like to comment on the effectiveness of your shiatsu treatments and support our efforts at regulation? We have a consumer letter available.

Dear Human Resources Manager: Would you like your company to cover shiatsu therapy when performed by a Certified Shiatsu Therapist™ (CST®) under your extended health insurance plan? Ask for our Dear Human Resources Manager letter.

Dear Insurer: Would you like your insurance company to cover shiatsu therapy when performed by a Certified Shiatsu Therapist™ (CST®) under your extended health insurance plan? Ask for our Dear Insurer letter that makes the case for shiatsu treatments done by a CST® to be covered.

Lunch & Learn sessions: would you like us to come to your workplace to give an informal educational workshop and demonstration? The sessions aim to inform and educate insurance industry personnel, policyholders and the consumer about the therapeutic benefits of shiatsu therapy, about the CST® (Certified Shiatsu Therapist™) designation and what it means to you in terms of cost-effective health care options, and about the objectives of the Shiatsu Therapy Association of Ontario (S.T.A.O.). Sessions are offered free of charge and are arranged at the convenience of the office manager and office personnel. The format may consist of presentation, and/or demonstrations, and question and answer segment. Each session is approximately one (1) hour in length.

Contact us with your specific request:


Shiatsu Therapy Association of Ontario
7B Pleasant Blvd. Suite 1056 
Toronto, Ontario Canada M4T 1K2 Tel. (Toronto, Canada): 416-923-STAO (7826)
Toll-free (Canada & U.S.): 1-877-923-STAO (7826)
E-mail: info@ShiatsuAssociation.com