Tijen Yalchin graduated from the Canadian Therapeutic College in 2005 where she received her diploma in Massage and Hydrotherapy. In 2009, she obtained her diploma in Acupuncture from the Institute of Traditional Medicine. Additional schooling includes a three week clinical internship in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), were Tijen graduated in 2012 from the Zhejiang College of TCM in Hangzhou, China, one of the top three TCM colleges in the world. In 2016 The Canadian Institute of Ashiatsu Massage Therapy has certified Tijen and she now offers Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage Therapy.
Tijen’s passion for traditional healing developed at the tender age of 17, where she began to volunteer at the Centre of International Holistic Studies. This is where she was first introduced to traditional methods of healing, which have been used for millennia.
Her work and volunteer experience varies tremendously. From Hamilton Health Sciences, Sick Kids Hospital, Patients with Aids clinic in Toronto, and has traveled to Guatemala in 2010 and Nepal in 2015 on an International Community Medicine Project. Tijen continues to extend her knowledge to those in need through her volunteer work. In addition to this, she has worked alongside the Hamilton Tiger Cats, various chiropractors, hospitals, and spas. She also has traveled worldwide to Italy, Monaco, France, Bermuda, all over North America.
Tijen is a Registered Massage Therapist and an Acupuncturist who additionally offers, Ashiatsu Massage (barefoot massage), Hot Stone Massage, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Reiki, Ear Cone Candling and is also the first certified Canadian to offer Mei Zen cosmetic acupuncture.
Tijen incorporates an emotional connectedness and grounding with her clients, which has been promoted by her regular attendance to drum circles, painting and her willingness to live her life to the fullest.