WHAT IS INGRID'S TRAINING?
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
Ingrid studied in Victoria,BC and graduated with DAc. from College of Canadian Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2006 with a Diploma in Acupuncture. She has taken many courses in Sports Acupuncture and Ear Acupuncture. In addition to acupuncture she has practiced Chinese herbalogy, moxa and Tui Na massage (Chinese massage)
Although trained in Acupuncture, Ingrid will not be practicing TCM in BC. She does not use needles. (She is licenced as an Acupuncturist in Saskatchewan.) She uses a needleless technique that is vey effective instead of needles.
SHIATSU - JAPANESE ACUPRESSURE MASSAGE
Ingrid studied in Victoria, BC and graduated from Canadian Acupressure Institute in 2000 with a Diploma of Acupressure. This highly effective massage is a favourite of almost every client coming to the clinic. Ingrid incorporates Shiatsu and other types of acupressure into most treatments but also does full body treatments - usually lasting from 1 to 1.5 hours.
LASER / LIGHT THERAPY
Ingrid studied Low Intensity Light Therapy with Meditech International and more recently with LITECURE. In fact, her clinic was the SECOND in Canada to be using Class 4 therapeutic LiteCure laser. She uses the best professional grade laser devices on the worldwide market. See www.LiteCure.com. Recently Ingrid purchased the NEW LifeForce Class 4 laser - the MOST advanced class 4 laser on the market in Canada!
Laser therapy is the most effective treatment in healing wounds, dermatological ulcers, sprains, and even breaks that the international laser scene has ever seen. It is also the best treatment for osteoarthritis, muscle skeletal injuries that is on the planet.
Nutrition goes hand in hand with a holistic approach to healing and wellness. Ingrid bases her knowledge of Diet Therapy on Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda Medicine (from India).
Ingrid is a certified Meditation Instructor trained at the Chopra Centre in California. She has taught hundreds
of people from age 16 to 94 to meditate.
Learn to meditate (group or private classes available).
Meditation is a tool for the re-discovery of the body's own inner intelligence. Practiced for thousands of years, it's not about forcing the mind to be quiet, it's finding the silence that's already there and making it a part of your life.
BA (HON) Psychology - University of Regina
MA(focus on chronic illness and disability)- Simon Fraser University
WHAT IS EUROWAVE?
The Eurowave utilizes a pulsating faradic wave, to work out the targeted muscle group, producing a measurable difference after ONE session and usually a dress size reduction after a course of 10 treatments.
This inch loss can be achieved any place the client chooses usually tums, bums, thighs, arms and bust are the first picks.The 18-minute session is completely effortless, and is equivalent to 200 sit-ups, without any muscle soreness the next day. This is an ideal treatment for anyone wanting an overall reduction ofa specific stubborn area or if someone want to strengthen their core muscles if they have a weak back.
HOW LONG ARE TREATMENTS?
The first session I will do a consultation/assessment and then decide the course of action to get the results in the shortest amount of time and and the most cost effective to the client. During the first visit you will receive a treatment. This usually takes between 1 - 1.5 hrs. Subsequent sessions can take anywhere from 15 min to 1.5 hrs.
*It is important not to plan too much after your first treatment, You may feel tired and perhaps a bit sore for 2 days.
Shiatsu sessions 1-1.5 hrs.
Eurowave sessions are 1/2 hr.
ARE TREATMENTS COVERED BY HEALTH CARE?
In BC Ingrid is not a licensed Acupuncturist but in Saskatchewan she is licensed.
If you have an extended health care insurance plan some companies MAY cover your sessions (Laser or Shiatsu, Acupressure). It is up to you to call them and find out, send your receipts into them. Tell them Ingrid Tourigny is certified with:
CMAAC (Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Association of Canada) #1556
Shiatsu Therapy Association of BC - RST# 18344
Regardless if you are covered or not, you will be given a receipt.