Welcome to AIM Center
Begin Your Healing
At AIM we treat your whole being – body, mind and spirit. We are a team with your wellbeing and vitality as our primary focus, and we work together with our clients to support optimal healing and growth. All healing modalities used at AIM can benefit you and your health journey. We encourage you to experience them all! If you are new to AIM Center, we recommend coming in for an initial Strategy Session with Dr Shimizu in order to design a program that best fits your body and circumstances, as well as your health goals.
AIM Holistic Practitioners
Jyun Shimizu – D.Ac , EAMP
Jyun was born and raised in Osaka, Japan in a family devoted to achieving optimal health through natural remedies. Natural healing is truly in his blood! He was learned a great deal about natural health from his family, who adopted a healthy lifestyle to reverse his grandfather’s high blood pressure. Dr. Shimizu learned the healing powers of nature at a very young age, creating his own remedies from plants and nourishing his body with whole organic foods.
He received a bachelor’s of science degree in engineering from Kansai University in Japan, and then came to the United States to pursue a master’s degree in architectural engineering from University of Washington. During this time, his young daughter was having severe issues with food allergies, with no solutions coming from western medicine. This is when he redirected his focus and realized his true path was to help others achieve true wellness using natural methods. He graduated from Bastyr University in 1997 with a master’s degree in Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture. He also received a doctorate in acupuncture from Japan. Since then he has also earned numerous certificates in other healing modalities including homeopathy, Autonomic Response Testing (ART), Allergy Elimination (NAET), Natural Healing System (NHS) and Bioenergetic Medicine.
After receiving his degrees, he started his own successful acupuncture clinic that soon grew into four clinics that he managed in the Pierce County area. It was during this time that Dr. Shimizu realized he had lost direct contact with patients and did not wish to be solely in a managerial role. He wanted to directly impact his patients, form relationships, and be a formative part in their journey to complete health. He closed the clinics and opened his “golden temple” of healing. Aim Center for Natural Healing was opened in 2014 and has grown into a sacred space for those to come heal their bodies, minds, and souls using both the ancient healing knowledge of our ancestors as well as the latest techniques in modern natural medicine. Working through layers of toxicity, chemical and hormonal imbalances, and using your body’s innate wisdom, Dr. Shimizu will restore you to your best health in a gentle, natural way.
Presley Thompson – INHC, CMTA, HLC
Your body is built to be healthy, strong and vital. It has the all the intrinsic wisdom it needs to miraculously heal itself – that is, if it has the right fuel. The food we eat can be a powerful medicine or a slow form of poison. Learning to understand your body’s unique nutritional needs is key to meeting your goals and living a healthy life.
Just as our fingerprints are unique, so are our nutritional requirements. Our genes, metabolism, nervous system, hormones, and lifestyle all contribute to what our body needs in order to operate at peak efficiently. That being said, food represents one of the most powerful opportunities to affect our overall health, wellbeing and happiness. Presley’s passion is revealing that opportunity to his clients through nutrition and wellness coaching.
As your Coach, it is Presley’s goal to guide you to your natural state of brilliant health and vitality. His mission is to empower you to unlock your inner potential, so that you can reach your ultimate goals and become the best version of yourself. Your body already knows what to do to keep you looking and feeling great. Presley will help you access that potential, take control of your health and discover your unique sense of balance so that you can truly thrive.
Presley’s website: presleythompson.com
Susan Adamson – RN, Certified BodyTalk Practitioner
Susan has worked for 27 years as a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Her varied nursing career has spanned from the University of Washington Hospital’s NICU, to Seattle King County Public Health Department as a Public Health Nurse, to Overlake Hospital as an outpatient Lactation Nurse, and most recently to the Renton School District as a School Nurse. Although she enjoyed and learned from all of her nursing jobs, she began to realize that the traditional nursing role was creating an imbalance in her energetic body and taking a toll on her health. She became extremely fatigued and developed chronic severe low back pain. Susan’s “free-time” became her health-care-appointment-time. Over a 6-8 year period she visited numerous doctors, naturopaths, massage therapists, physical therapists, acupuncturists and many other specialized health care providers. She spent thousands of dollars on treatments and supplements each year, with little relief.
After being introduced to energy healing in the form of QiGong, she began to see some hope of regaining her life back. She began to slow down and listen to her body. She learned to “welcome her symptoms” as a window into her healing journey. She logged at least 60 hours of QiGong class time that first year as well as weekly yoga classes, and became a Reiki practitioner, offering Reiki treatments to friends and family as well as treating herself. A few months later, she heard about BodyTalk through a good friend, and at first was curious and skeptical. At her first session she was amazed at the depth and scope of the practice – she became hooked! Within a year she fulfilled all her training (80+ hours) and 50 practice sessions, and became a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner. Susan’s background as a Registered Nurse is a perfect foundation for this energy work. The beauty and power in BodyTalk is that we are the gatekeepers of our own health. We just need to relearn how to listen to what our body is really telling us.
Susan’s Website: bodytalkwithsusan.com
Kumiko Lawrence – LMP
Kumiko Lawrence was born and raised in Japan and has long been learning about wellness. Ever since she attended Shiatsu and bodywork classes in 1987, it has been more than a hobby; developing a holistic lifestyle has been her lifework and her passion for decades. She graduated Cortiva Institute Seattle in the U.S., furthering her knowledge and technique by studying the latest therapeutic and scientific research, and became a Licensed Massage Practitioner in the state of Washington. Her quest for further knowledge and technique and love of learning is ongoing. She loves to learn from the latest therapeutic and scientific research and from ancient knowledge as well. She has experienced a myriad of bodywork styles around the world and is attending continuing education classes, wellness-related seminars and workshops at Bastyr University and other institutions. Kumiko’s work is well-balanced. She combines specific research-based therapeutic treatment techniques such as Craniosacral Therapy, Myofascial release techniques, Lymphatic Facilitation and others. Over the years, Kumiko has also developed a special neck/face/head tension-release technique. She is approved by the State of Washington for intraoral massage as an additional credential. She incorporates these techniques into her deep tension-release program.
Kumiko’s Website: unihealingart.com
Tu Mach – EAMP, RN
Tu’s first career is as a registered nurse. She wanted to be a nurse in order to gain the skills to help people feel better when they are sick. This led her to study nursing at the University of Massachusetts and obtain her bachelor of science in nursing. Following graduation, she worked in hospital settings taking care of the very ill. During her years working as an RN she gained a deeper understanding of the experience of illness and the meaning of medicine. She learned that illness isn’t just strictly a problem with the physical and biological body. When the physical body is sick it affects our emotional and mental state. The opposite is also true. When the mind is tired, the body suffers. Western medicine, she realized after several years practicing as an RN, does not address the whole being. This then led her to pursue the study of Chinese medicine at Bastyr University. The beauty of this medicine is that it sees a person as an ecosystem. When one part of it is not well, it has a negative impact on the other. Not only does the treatment principles of Chinese medicine address the person holistically, the methods by which it treats illness is natural and gentle in the forms of acupuncture, herbs, massage, lifestyle changes. It truly is a great medicine. Today Tu divides her time working as a hospice nurse and practicing acupuncture. These two paths give her great meaning and purpose. It brings her joy to be a part of people’s journey in healing and be able to help them become their optimal self.
Tu’s Website: nccaomdiplomates.com/tumach
Nancy Tung – RN
Nancy has been in the health profession in the past 35 years, ranging from medical/surgical nursing, intensive neonatal/pediatric nursing, to anesthesia and outpatient surgery nursing. She immersed herself in energy healing modalities since 2000, has extensive training in Jin Shin Do Body-Mind Acupressure, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Mental Field Therapy (MFT), Autonomic Response Testing (ART), Yiren Qigong, Visualization and Meditation, Family Constellation, Nature Constellation, Organization Constellation, etc. Nancy is an intuitive, knowledgeable, highly effective and efficient healer. She believes that when work is performed in the spirit of service, it is considered Worship! At AIM Center for Natural Healing, she tailors her treatment to the needs of each individual, taking great consideration of the quality, quantity, and the pace needed for healing to take place. Employing combinations of various techniques she learned over the years, always experimenting on herself first, Nancy seems to resolve long term and difficult issues, especially emotional pain manifested as physical dis-ease, in a relatively short period of time. Her love and passion for her work is evident in the healing and rejuvenation her clients experience. They are infused with a newfound sense of liberation at many levels: mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual. She calls her work “KLear Therapy”.
Nancy’s website: kleartherapy.com
Satomi Norris – LMP
In June of 2012, Satomi graduated from Renton Technical College’s Massage Therapy Practitioner program, a course which included over 1,000 hours of didactic and practical hands on training. In school she studied numerous massage modalities, including Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release, Reflexology, Trigger Point Therapy, and Acupressure, as well as Hot Stone Massage. Since graduating, she has worked for a massage clinic, a spa, and a chiropractor’s clinic. Additionally, in the summer of 2013, she visited Japan and completed the beginner and intermediate level courses of a style of Japanese massage called Zen Shiatsu. This was taught by a very well-known practitioner and teacher named Kimura. Satomi was both humbled and honored upon receiving from Mr. Kimura the certificates for his Zen Shiatsu courses. She has had and continue to have unique opportunities to improve her ability to help people through massage. She has learned that each patient is unique, and provides an opportunity for her to discover the most effective massage modalities for them. Satomi also realizes that a patient’s physical condition is sometimes affected by what troubles the mind, heart and soul. In realizing this, her goal of finding and releasing tight muscles, reducing pain, and improving range of motion, is complimented by her desire to calm a troubled mind, to soothe an aching heart, and to heal a distressed soul with her hands.
Satomi’s Website: nagomitherapeuticmassage.com
Linda Seagraves, MA
A former U.S. Marine Corps captain, vice president of a commercial bank and IT project manager for a Fortune 500 company, Seaway founder Linda Seagraves is an accomplished and proven leader. As such a leader, she has long sought feasible ways to help others function at their highest potential. She found just such a way when she began to study Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through the University of Massachusetts’ world-famous Center for Mindfulness.
Building on her decades-long meditative and yoga practice as well as her studies with the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, she has devoted the last 10+ years to studying and expanding on classic MBSR—first, to fit the needs of her Fortune 500 colleagues and, later, to serve even more program participants.
Today, her unique program, known as Seaway Mindful Stress Management, is used by groups and individuals nationwide not only to manage stress, but also to improve relationships, productivity, psychological resilience and emotional intelligence. Find out about current course options.
And even though she’s also a certified yoga instructor, Linda emphasizes, “I am not a guru.” Rather, she describes herself as “a facilitator and guide to a practical, helpful program” – one that has been medically proven to improve emotional and physical health.
Linda’s website: seawaystressmanagement.com
The human element here at AIM is what keeps me coming back. You are Dr. Shimizu’s complete focus, he hears what you have to say, we have very in depth conversations. It’s priceless.
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