Faculty Profile: Lisa Dowling

Lisa DowlingLisa Dowling (R. Ac, BA.)

Instructor of Shiatsu Practice, Shiatsu Stretching, Sotai, Auxillary Modalities & Student Clinic Supervisor

Lisa Dowling completed her honours diploma in shiatsu therapy at AIM Academy in 2001, and her diploma in Acupuncture in 2007. Previous to this, Lisa majored in Psychology at York University and was always fascinated with the mind body connection. She first experienced Asian Medicine in University, then went on to spend over a year working and studying in Asia. 

Since graduation from AIMA, Lisa has maintained her own full-time practise for 10 years and has treated thousands of patients with a wide variety of health conditions. Her clinical practise ranges from doing treatments in her own clinic, working at various sports medicine and naturopathic clinics to home and office visits as well as treatments within hospitals.
Lisa has also continued to study on an ongoing basis. She has taken specialized courses in treating Pregnancy, Fertility, Chronic Pain and Illness, in such modalities as Pilates, Movement Therapy, and of course Shiatsu and Acupuncture. 

Lisa has studied with such instructors as Suzanne Yates, Ted Saito, Junji Mitsutani, Kiiko Matsumoto, and Frank Bach as well as doing an extensive apprenticeship in Japanese Medicine with Tak Tsurusaki.

Lisa has been teaching special topics of Shiatsu in Pregnancy and the Extra Meridians at AIM Academy for the past four years, as well as a beginner shiatsu course at the University of Toronto Hart House for the past six years. Lisa also organized and ran her own courses in partner shiatsu, and has been teaching pilates and conscious movement classes for the last ten years.


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Phone: 416-323-1818

Office Hours
Monday to Thursday, 8:30am - 6:30pm
Friday, 8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday, 9:00am - 5:00pm