Shiatsu Awareness Month - Every September
September is Shiatsu Awareness month. Throughout the month many of our practitioners will be promoting Shiatsu across the UK, offering discounted treatments, taster sessions, talks, open days plus lots more.
List of promotions for 2014 will be available mid 2014.
Chartered Institute of Marketing Finance Group Offer
Please click here for more details, and to find a participating practitioner near you.
My Rewards Promotion
If you have been lucky enough to earn enough points to redeem for two Shiatsu treatments and need to find details of your local practitioner then please click here.
20% discount and free P&P to members on all books and journals when ordered through the Shiatsu Society.
Browse titles on www.elsevier.com
Spend and Raise Funds for Shiatsu Research
Do you shop online? Would you like to contribute to Shiatsu research at no extra cost to yourself?
We have set up a Spend and Raise account. This is a website that allows organisations to raise money for projects and good causes. We have chosen to raise funds for a Shiatsu Research Mymop project, for which further details are below. If you are shopping online then you just need to visit our store first at http://www.spendandraise.com/shiatsusociety and then select the website you want to purchase from. This will take you to that website via the Spend and Raise Store. That company then give us commission so it will not cost you an extra penny.
There are many shops on the Spend and Raise store that people use every day such as Debenhams, Amazon, Virgin, Asda, Aviva, Haven, AA, Twinings, Sainsbury’s, Holland & Barrett, M&S, Vistaprint, Eon, Habitat, Viking etc. There are literally hundreds to choose from.
What you need to do:
1) Click on http://www.spendandraise.com/shiatsusociety
2) Register (top left of the home page)
3) Each time you want to shop online go to http://www.spendandraise.com/shiatsusociety
4) Click on ‘Retailer A-Z’ and find the company you want to shop with
5) Click on their logo and you will be transferred to that company’s website
You will also receive details of special offers from these companies. Sometimes, these result in great savings.
Please do take the time to visit this website before shopping online and help us gain valuable Shiatsu research. It will literally only take another minute of your time.
SHIATSU SOCIETY RESEARCH PROJECT
All Shiatsu Society Registered Practitioners will be invited to participate
Aim: To Investigate the main conditions for which clients currently receive Shiatsu in the U.K. and to investigate which symptoms respond best to Shiatsu treatment.
Duration: 1 year. Practitioner feedback and review after 6 months.
Benefits for Practitioners: Participation in research project using a scientifically validated outcome measures tool (MYMOP); and getting clear and precise client feedback. You will also be gaining CPD points.
Benefits for Clients: Knowing their treatment and feedback are being continuously monitored for best outcomes.
Benefits for the Shiatsu Society
Contributing to the evidence base for best practice in current healthcare, and responding to requests by members for facilitating their active research.
This is a MYMOP (measure yourself medical outcomes profile) study. It will involve inviting clients to participate and obtaining consent. It will involve filling in a MYMOP form before every single treatment of each participating client. (This will ensure outcome measure even if the client does not return for a final appointment.) It will involve storing the forms for one year and then sending them in to the Shiatsu Society for analysis.
The extra time this takes within each treatment should not exceed that which would normally be taken in reviewing client history and progress before a treatment, and could take the place of this as a formal procedure.
Members will be contacted shortly with information on what to do if they want to be involved.
The Shiatsu Society attends several exhibitions each year around the UK in order to promote Shiatsu and its benefits. Our stands always have a minimum of three practitioners giving taster treatments at any time. All practitioners working on the stand have had a minimum of 3 years training and are fully qualified, fully insured and adhere to our Code of Conduct and Ethics. Taster treatments start from only £5 so come along and try it. Competitions are regularly run at the exhibitions.
Holistic Health, NEC, Birmingham. 19-20 May
Healthy Living Expo, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 19-20 October - Gok Won present enjoying Shiatsu!
The Yoga Show, London, 25-27 October
Girl's Day Out Show, SECC Glasgow. 29 Nov-1 Dec
The Shiatsu Society is currently working with the ‘Million Clients Company’ who promote Shiatsu treatments via various voucher schemes. An opportunity to have a discounted Shiatsu session