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Massage Away the Winter Blues, Denae Boshart, RMT

TTS Guelph @ 10:56 pm

Massage Away the Winter Blues: Get Rid of Fatigue and IrritabilityHow can a massage help in beating the winter blues?

By beatthewinterblues.info

To know the answer to that question, you have to understand how a massage works to the recipient’s benefit. Massage is a somatic therapy where the soft tissues of the body are manipulated in order to reduce tiredness or irritability and improve the circulation.

Therefore, the treatment is often recommended to alleviate symptoms related to depression and stress. The ancient healing art dates back as far as the Ancient Egyptians but was also used to heal ailments that involved the circulation and joints by the Ancient Persians, Hindus, and Chinese too.

Besides Depression, A Massage Can also Alleviate the Symptoms of a Number of Conditions
The therapy has also been proven to be effective in relieving such chronic conditions as:

  • High blood pressure;
  • Diabetes,
  • Arthritis;
  • Lower back pain;
  • Bursitis; and
  • Infertility.

People Suffering from Winter Depression are Good Candidates for Massage Therapy
People suffering from winter depression have reported excellent results from massage therapy as the bodywork is especially designed to relieve the tension and fatigue that causes people to suffer physically and psychologically. A massage increases immune system functioning and also helps people who smoke to quit the habit as well.

A Massage Relaxes the Muscles and Increases One’s Level of Energy
There are over 250 types of somatic therapies or kinds of massage that are used in bodywork. Therefore, therapists can employ a combination of techniques. Basic applications can include compression, rocking, tapping, stroking, and kneading the tissues. Techniques provide revitalization to the energy systems of the body as well as relaxation for tense and tired muscles and joints.

Scented Oils and Lotions Provide the Recipient with an Overall Feeling of Calm
Practitioners use scented lotions and oils to lessen friction to the skin and supply a bit of aromatherapy, all which supplies the recipient with an overall feeling of calm. If you opt for a full-body massage, the bodywork will include the arms, legs, back, feet, head, neck, hands, and shoulders.

A Good Antidote for Treating Seasonal Affective Disorder
For most people experiencing winter blues symptoms, this type of therapy is indeed a good antidote for treating SAD. In addition to eating nutritionally sounds meals or obtaining light therapy or counseling, a massage is an excellent way to enhance the outlook of anyone suffering from the winter blues as well as lessen the incidences of fatigue or anxiety.

The Therapy is Suggested for Pregnant Women who are Suffering from the Winter Blues Too
In addition, massage therapy can also extend to pregnant women too who often cannot take certain antidepressants because of possible adverse side effects. Pregnancy massages can lessen swelling in the legs, feet and arms, relieve muscle and joint pain, and alleviate the sadness and anxiety associated with winter depression.

To learn more or to book an appointment contact Tranquil Therapeutic Solutions by calling (519) 265-3799.

Registered Massage Therapy:
Swedish, Deep Tissue, Pre & Post Natal, Sport
30 minutes $45
45 minutes $60
60 minutes $80
90 minutes $100

Click here to learn about all of the services Tranquil offers.

Valentine’s Day Massage Gift Certificates

TTS Admin @ 7:52 pm

Celebrating Valentine’s DayFriday, February 14th, 2014

The best part of Valentine’s Day is that it applies to everyone you love. Not only sweethearts, but also to best friends, family members, and even co-workers or your favorite neighbors.

When you think about gifts to show your loved ones how much they matter, think about a Valentine’s Day massage. Special people deserve a treat that they can enjoy whenever it’s convenient, with plenty of choices for what they’d like best.

Tranquil Therapeutic Solutions offers Gift Certificates that make it easy to give your loved ones — including yourself — the gift of relaxation, wellness and a step toward better health.

 

 

 

Regardless of the time or place, there are Valentine’s Day massage choices to suit virtually every need.

How Long Is A Massage?

For stressed-out sweethearts, a 45 minute massage is ideal for mild stress and relaxation. It provides essential therapeutic relief with a combination of full-body massage, or focus on tense areas. For tight muscles or persistent pain, a 1-hour massage allows for dedicated relief of key areas that cause tension, stress and pain. But for maximum therapeutic relief this Valentine’s Day, a 1 ½-hour massage is the ultimate way to address chronic pain, stress and/or tension.

Registered Massage Therapy
Swedish, Deep Tissue, Pre & Post Natal, Sport
30 minutes $45
45 minutes $60
60 minutes $80
90 minutes $100

Registered Mobile Massage Therapy
Swedish, Deep Tissue, Pre & Post Natal, Sport
30 minutes $60
45 minutes $75
60 minutes $90
75 minutes $110
90 minutes $130

To learn more or to book an appointment contact Tranquil Therapeutic Solutions by calling (519) 265-3799.

CONTACT US
650 Scottsdale Drive
Unit 2-C
Guelph, Ontario
519-265-3799

New Clients Welcome
Same Day Appointments Available!
Free Parking & Completely
Wheelchair Accessible

Dr. Kelvin Man’s Wellness and Holistic Approach to Health

TTS Guelph @ 12:11 am

Dr. Kelvin Man DC, BSc (Hons)
Chiropractor

Dr. Man is a strong believer in the wellness and holistic approach to health and as such, provides blend of techniques including diversified chiropractic technique, gentle mobilizations, acupuncture, myofascial release and is also a K-Tape Certified provider.

Dr. Man is passionate about health and is excited to be a team member at Tranquil Therapeutic Solutions to help patients achieve their goals.

Modalities Include:
• Spinal Manipulative Therapy
• Acupuncture
• Myofascial Release
• K-Taping

Safe and effective care:
Chiropractic also places an emphasis on nutritional and exercise programs, wellness and lifestyle modifications for promoting physical and mental health. Research on Chiropractic care has shown it to be one of the safest, most effective, choices in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, especially in the treatment low back pain, neck pain and headache.

We will work in concert with your Family Doctor or Specialist to aid in your rapid recovery and maintenance.

CONTACT US
650 Scottsdale Drive
Unit 2-C
Guelph, Ontario
519-265-3799

New Clients Welcome
Same Day Appointments Available!
Free Parking & Completely
Wheelchair Accessible

Home Exercises:

Welcome to Tranquil Therapeutic Solutions

TTS Guelph @ 3:46 pm

Tranquil Therapeutic Solutions are fully accessible Health & Wellness centres that provide personalized and consistent care to all of our clients. Our services include Chiropractic Care, Physiotherapy, Osteopathy, Naturopathy, Registered Massage Therapy, Mobile Massage, Custom Orthotics, Acupuncture, and more.

Located in Guelph, the clinics are conveniently accessible from Hwy 401, the Hanlon Parkway, the University of Guelph and downtown with parking at the door.

Same day appointments are available. Call: 519-265-3799

Why You Should Choose Tranquil Therapeutic Solutions:

  • New facilities designed with your comfort as a priority
  • Practitioners who listen and understand your needs
  • Personalized treatments to fully support your health & wellness
  • Strategies to achieve your best health through education
  • Ensuring your goals and values remain a top priority
  • Tranquil practitioners: Professionals who get results!

To learn more or to book an appointment contact Tranquil Therapeutic Solutions by calling (519) 265-3799.

Take Advantage Of Your Workplace Benifits

TTS Guelph @ 7:20 pm

Tranquil Therapeutic Solutions is a fully accessible Health & Wellness centre that provides personalized and consistent care to all of our clients. Our services include Chiropractic Care, Physiotherapy, Osteopathy, Naturopathy, Registered Massage Therapy, Mobile Massage, Custom Orthotics, Acupuncture, and more.

Located in Guelph, the clinic is conveniently accessible from Hwy 401, the Hanlon Parkway, the University of Guelph and downtown with parking at the door.

Tranquil is a full-service health and wellness centre. Our intimate and calming atmosphere is designed to assure your comfort. Our team of healthcare professionals provides rejuvenating treatments, rehabilitative therapies, and personal consultations to help you meet your improved health, fitness, and lifestyle goals. We will work in concert with your Family Doctor or Specialist to aid in your rapid recovery and maintenance.

Tranquil Therapeutic Solutions is the Solution to relieve and manage pain, look and feel your best, increase energy and vitality, or relieve and manage stress. We offer a welcoming guest service area, 8 treatment rooms, and a central vanity and wash station.

Please feel free to view your team & service pages.

Have an appointment? Please take a minute to fill out our intake form here.
Have an orthotics consultation? Please take a minute to fill out our intake form here.

Our Mission:

Tranquil Therapeutic Solutions is committed to providing advanced wellness care strategies that get results. Our team of healthcare professionals is dedicated to your health goals and ensuring that you experience better health through better living.

Why You Should Choose Tranquil Therapeutic Solutions:

New facilities designed with your comfort as a priority
Practitioners who listen and understand your needs
Personalized treatments to fully support your health & wellness
Strategies to achieve your best health through education
Ensuring your goals and values remain a top priority
Tranquil practitioners: Professionals who get results!

Please do not hesitate to call us with any questions or concerns, or better yet – come in for a visit!

650 Scottsdale Dr, Unit 2-C
The Scottsdale Centre
Guelph, ON N1G 4T7 Canada

Phone: 519-265-3799
Fax: 519-489-1467

E-Mail: info@ttsguelph.com

Welcoming Catherine Konopelky, RMT

TTS Guelph @ 8:43 am

Catherine Konopelky, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist
Osteopathy (Current Studies)

 

 

 

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

Catherine has been working in the wellness industry since 2002, from personal training, to teaching yoga, pilates, and meditation, then onwards to manual therapy. Catherine is a Registered Massage Therapist with many years’ experience and currently completing her studies in Osteopathic Medicine in Toronto.

Traveling and practicing abroad has helped Catherine discover limitless ways of healing. And she strives to be part of a healthcare team that assesses all systems of a person’s constitution. When the time permits, Catherine loves to cycle, swim, snowboard and be out enjoying nature.

Modalities:
Massage Therapy

Availability:
Catherine is currently Accepting New Clients

 

Tranquil Therapeutic Solutions
Health & Wellness Centre
Clinic: 650 Scottsdale Dr. Unit 2-C, Guelph, ON N1G 4T7
Tel: 519-265-3799
info@ttsguelph.com
www.ttsguelph.com

How to Stay Fit During Winter

TTS Guelph @ 6:29 am

For most of the world, the transition from summer to fall and fall to winter never is easy. You still crave those warm summer nights and the idea of seeing a temperature below your age is frightening. The West Coast doesn’t have to worry about cold nights spent by the fireplace or transitioning from bikinis to beanies or sunglasses to snow goggles.

For those experiencing the weather shift and all that comes along with the change of seasons, stay motivated to exercise and maintain your once outdoor routine, slowly starts to crumble with each drop of snow and gust of wind that passes by. Exercise can actually help clear your winter blues and chances are, you’ll be in tip top shape once the weather warms up. Be creative and don’t stop just because the snow has fallen. Chances are, you’ll wake up to a fitter and healthier you come spring. Here are some tips to stay motivated and keep the body you love during the cold winter months.

KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE PRIZE

A fit and healthy body doesn’t happen overnight. Many people see the colder weather as an excuse to cover up in bulky clothing and hibernate in the comfort of their own home. However, you didn’t get your killer body sitting on the couch or looking at yourself in turtlenecks and flared jeans. Wearing over-sized jackets and scarves that cover every inch of your flesh can be tricky because it’s necessary to stay warm, but doesn’t serve as any motivation. Wearing fitted clothes will keep you remembering why you worked out so hard during the spring to attain a rocking summer beach body.

Focus on all the effort you put in beforehand and how good you felt when you were exercising. It will not only increase your energy level, but you’ll sleep better, which is always a plus. Look forward to the warmer months and all the pool parties and beach vacations that will be taken. Constantly staying in shape and working up a sweat will take the pressure off of losing the winter weight.

Take the time to remember why you worked so hard in the first place and realize that a healthier, happier and fitter you is something that takes around the clock work.

SWITCH UP YOUR ROUTINE

If you’re a person who loves to exercise outdoors, use the change of weather as a time to try something new and change up your own workout plan. Map out a new routine at the start of each season and find a different way to stay in shape because there are thousands of ways to stay active. Prepare for winter by buying a package at the local yoga studio or purchase some personal training sessions at the gym.

If you’re used to exercising after work or in the evening, try to make adjustments and workout in the morning. At the end of the day, you’re more likely to opt out of exercising if you’re tired and stuck in traffic because of bad weather. Exercising in the morning gets your workout out of the way so you relax at night and get cozy on the couch.

TRY A WINTER SPORT

Winter weather offers a wide array of fun activities to do that can involve the whole family. Try a new winter sport like ice skating, skiing, snowboarding or even sledding. Taking up a new activity that has an expiration date can be motivating because in a couple months, your opportunity will have melted away. Incorporating a new activity in your life is beneficial for you and your family. Take a group ski lesson with some friends or spend an afternoon running through the snow and sledding with your family. Any way to stay active is a good way.

LAYER UP

If you’re that person who loves to run outside, whether rain or shine, then it’s important to be prepared for the winter worst. For many people, cold air can trigger chest pain or trouble breathing. Make sure if you have any medical conditions or concerns about exercising outside, check with your doctor beforehand.

Dress in layers that are easy to take on and off and made of sweat resistant materials. Having drenched clothes mixed with a wind chill is a recipe for spending the next few days sick in bed, so wear the proper attire. It’s important to still use sunscreen if you plan to stay active outdoors. The snow reflects the sun’s rays, keep your skin protected.

INVEST IN FITNESS DVD’S

An exercise DVD makes it easier to exercise at any time, any season. Research some DVDs online and find the type of exercise you would like to do at home. If you have a limited space, try a Yoga or Pilates DVD because it involves a lot of mat work, which is great for apartment living. If you have more space, try a Zumba fitness DVD or even a full body workout that incorporates strength training and plyometrics. Find what type of workout works for you, in the space that you have available. Many libraries carry exercise DVDs that you can rent out, so call your local library and see what they have available.

PREVENT GETTING SICK

The more fit you are, the less likely you are to get sick during the winter. It’s no surprise that colder weather brings runny noses and winter coughs. Keep yourself moving, put the right foods into your body and make sure you continue your healthy lifestyle to prevent you from contracting any illness. No one wants to spend the holidays stuck in bed, so burn those calories, even if they seem frozen.

Try something new, sign up for a bootcamp.


Alana Michelle Brager is a fitness and fashion enthusiast who shares her healthy and fashion forward fitness tips on her blog, “A Fashionably Fit Lifestyle” (http://fashionablyfitlifestyle.tumblr.com). She currently lives in Los Angeles, California and writes for the websites MyDailyFind.com and Life2PointOh.com

Sore Muscles and Achy Joints?

TTS Guelph @ 8:01 pm

If sore muscles and achy joints are affecting your ability to get through the day and keeping you away from your favorite activities, consider chiropractic care.  Sports injuries, household chores, work-related injuries, even the stress of daily living can cause pain and discomfort. Even if you do not have painful symptoms, chiropractic care can help you maintain healthy spine and joint function.

Chiropractors are specialists in manual adjustment of the vertebrae of the spine and other joints of the body. Adjustments help to relieve pain and restore normal functioning to the joints and supporting muscles and ligaments – so you can enjoy your everyday activities again as quickly as possible. Chiropractors practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment.

At Tranquil Therapeutic Solutions we will recommend a course of treatment specific to you that may include chiropractic adjustments, muscle release techniques (active release, myofascial release), acupuncture, physiotherapy modalities (Ultrasound, IFC) and rehabilitative exercises.

The Chiropractors at Tranquil Therapeutic Solutions in Guelph have broad diagnostic skills and effective treatment techniques. They are trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide advice on nutrition, fitness and healthy living.

Here are some of the most common reasons why more than 4 million Canadians visit a chiropractor each year:


 

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  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headache
  • Whiplash
  • Strains and sprains from daily activities
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Work and sports-related injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Restricted movement in the back, shoulders, neck or limbs
  • General health and well-being

Benefits of chiropractic care

Chiropractic treatment is skilled, hands-on health care that improves function and helps your body be its best. Here are some of the ways it can help you.

  • Improved movement in your neck, shoulders, back and torso
  • Better posture
  • Relief from headaches, neck and back pain
  • Prevention of work-related muscle and joint injuries
  • Enhanced athletic performance
  • Improved flexibility
  • Relief of pregnancy-related back ache
  • Correction of gait and foot problems

 

Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children?
Yes, children can benefit from chiropractic care. Children are very physically active and experience many types of falls and blows from activities of daily living as well as from participating in sports. Injuries such as these may cause many symptoms including back and neck pain, stiffness, soreness or discomfort. Chiropractic care is always adapted to the individual patient. It is a highly skilled treatment, and in the case of children, very gentle.

Chiropractic Sports Specialists are Great for Athletes

TTS Admin @ 11:45 pm

Sports chiropractic is a newly emerging specialty with great benefits to the athlete. The goal of sports chiropractic is to use the basis of chiropractic, namely restoring proper biomechanics to the spine and extremities, and apply it to the sports arena.

A sports chiropractor is a doctor of chiropractic (D.C.) who has undergone rigorous training and study, both in the classroom and on-the-field, in the discipline of sports injury prevention and sports performance enhancement. After graduating from chiropractic school, a D.C. must complete 3 years of post-graduate education in sports medicine, pass both written and practical national board exams, complete 100 hours of side-line fieldwork, and fulfill a written requirement that must pass peer-review for acceptance for publication. This will earn a D.C. the honor of Diplomate of Sports Chiropractic.

Treatment by a sports chiropractor may be for different reasons. It may be so that the athlete has proper biomechanics before entering play in sport to assure optimal performance. It may be post-competition to restore function after a physically demanding event. Or it may be to treat an acute sports injury so that the athlete can return to play as quickly as possible. It is for these reasons that sports chiropractors are now seen as integral components of medical staffs of professional and Olympic sports teams.

For an athlete to achieve optimum performance, the nervous system, as well as, all the joints and surrounding muscles, tendons and ligaments need to be functioning properly. Joints can not be restricted in motion, muscles need to be of appropriate length, and nerve flow needs to be unimpeded for an athlete to compete safely and effectively. Through manipulation of key joints and using specialized muscle techniques, sports chiropractors can achieve increased flexibility and improve speed and strength in the athlete… all extremely important to sports performance.

Because the Sports Chiropractor is trained and well versed in the demands that particular sports place on certain muscles, it is now possible to unlock the body’s stored potential. Sports chiropractors can help you run faster, jump higher, lift heavier weights than ever before, increase pitch velocity, add 20, 30 or even 50 yards onto your next golf drive, decrease your swim time or add MPH onto your tennis serve! THERE ARE NO LIMITS TO THE BENEFITS!!

Meet The Doctor

Dr. Phil McAllister 
B.KIN. DC, ACRB, CSCS, CTPI, ABFP, CCSP
Chiropractor, Chiropractic Sports Physician,
Functional Restoration Specialist

New Clients Welcome!

To learn more or to book an appointment, please call Tranquil Therapeutic Solutions at

(519) 265-3799

Tranquil Therapeutic Solutions
Health & Wellness Centre

650 Scottsdale Dr. Unit 2-C, Guelph, ON N1G 4T7
Tel: 519-265-3799
info@ttsguelph.com

Top 10 Tips for Re-Inventing Yourself at Any Age

TTS Guelph @ 10:19 pm

Meet Dr Phil The Wellness Consultant
Helping you Live Long & Strong, Happy and Full of Vitality

Dr. Phil McAllister enjoys the privilege of enabling thousands of his clients become empowered to achieve their optimal health and to Live Long & Strong, pain free, and full of energy and vitality.

September is Healthy Aging® Month – Time to Celebrate Positive Aging!

Think it’s too late to “re-invent” yourself? 

Think again.  According to Carolyn Worthington, editor-in-chief of Healthy Aging® Magazine and executive director of Healthy Aging®, it’s never too late to find a new career, a new sport, passion or hobby.  Worthington is the creator of September is Healthy Aging® Month, an annual health observance designed to focus national attention on the positive aspects of growing older.  Now in its second decade, Worthington says September is Healthy Aging® Month provides inspiration and practical ideas for adults, ages 50-plus, to improve their physical, mental, social and financial well being.

“Use September as the motivation to take stock of where you’ve been, what you reallywould like to do if money was no object,” says Worthington.  “And try it!  Who says you have to do something related to what you studied in school?  Who says, you can’t start your own home business later in life, test you’re your physical prowess, or do something wildly different from anything you’ve done before?  Only that person you see in the mirror!”

Why Healthy Aging?

According to Worthington, “We saw a need to draw attention to the myths of aging, to shout out ‘Hey, it’s not too late to take control of your health, it’s never too late to get started on something new.’  Why not think about the positive aspects of aging instead of the stereotypes and the negative aspects?”  She says she chose September as a time when many people think about getting started on new tasks after the summer.  Drawing on the “back to school” urge embedded in everyone from childhood, the observance month’s activities are designed to encourage people to rejuvenate and get going on positive measures that can impact the areas of physical, social, financial and mental wellness.

September is Healthy Aging® Month was first introduced when the baby boomers were about to turn 50.  “At that time, no one wanted to talk about growing older,” Worthington says.   “You know, it was that same ‘60’s attitude – ‘Don’t trust anyone over 30; hell no we won’t go.’  Today as the boomers turn 60 and 65, it’s a different story,” Worthington explains.

“We recognized early on that careful attention to the combination of physical, social, mental and financial fitness was powerful in the pursuit of a positive lifestyle and have built our Healthy Aging® programs around that concept for the government and private sector through this annual observance as well as TV specials, videos, books, printed material, our website and blogs.

“What’s new for the Healthy Aging® campaign this year is the continued growth of our print and digital Healthy Aging® Magazine, now in its fifth issue.  We are not about retirement.  Nor are we a ‘senior’ magazine filled with articles about depression, incontinence or organ recitals.  We are about vibrant, active, 50-plus people who are taking charge of their lives, following their passion, and who are happily looking forward to what’s next in life.”

To get you started on re-inventing yourself, here are some ideas from the editors of Healthy Aging® Magazine (www.healthyaging.net). Maybe these will help you think outside the box:

10 Tips for Re-Inventing Yourself During September is Healthy Aging Month:

1. JOB HUNTING?  YOU ARE NEVER TOO OLD TO BE AN INTERN.  You’re never too old to start at the bottom. Many employers now hire only after they’ve seen the quality of the employee, so an internship is your opportunity to show off your mature skills. Check for college and department websites that offer detailed listings. If you’re really lucky, you could end up with a paid internship and, possibly, a full-time job after graduation. See more tips like this from author Kate Forgach in Healthy Aging® Magazinewww.healthyaging.net.

2. BACK TO SCHOOL.  It’s never too late…Take courses to refocus your career, enhance your skill set and increase your earning power. Finding the balance between work, family and education while pursuing a higher degree may seem overwhelming. Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon, associate dean for Walden University’s School of Counseling and Social Service, offers this tip: 

Choose a focus or specialization that you truly care about. The juggling act will be much more challenging for you if you don’t enjoy your field of study. Choose a focus area you are passionate about.  You can pursue a degree online.  Walden University is one example.

3. TAKE A VOLUNTEER VACATION.  Visit New Places, Connect, and Give Back.  Many travelers today are opting out of the self-indulgent vacation and opting in for the chance to “give back” through a volunteer vacation.  These trips are a great way to try something new, fulfill a dream, or experiment living in a different place, for a short or longer time commitment. Volunteer Vacations Across America, (http://www.immersiontraveler.com/)  is a good resource with more than 200 trips for volunteering to help people.  More resource ideas and links can be found in the Volunteer Vacation article of the September issue of Healthy Aging® Magazine,www.healthyaging.net.

4. DANCE LIKE THERE’S NO TOMORROW.  Older adults getting regular physical exercise are 60% less likely to get dementia. Exercise increases oxygen to the brain and releases a protein that strengthens cells and neurons. Dance involves all of the above plus the cerebral activity present in learning and memory.  Peggy Buchanan,  director of fitness, aquatics and physical therapy at Front Porch’s Vista del Monte retirement community in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Where to find dance classes?  Check out these websites for ideas: National Dance Council of America   (http://ndca.org/getting-started-in-dance/),  Dance Studios USA(http://www.dancestudiosusa.com/) , National Arts & Disability Center  (UCLA) (http://nadc.ucla.edu/dance.cfm)

5. HIT THE ROAD. Travel is one of the top picks when people are asked what they would do if they had more time.  Sometimes the money factor  makes that dream fall apart.  Here are several travel sites for finding good fares and rates:  SmarterTravel.com,Travelocity.comExpedia.comPriceline.com and Kayak.com.  A relatively new one is Jetsetter, http://www.jetsetter.com, “a community of travelers that provides members with insider access, expert knowledge and exclusive deals on the world’s greatest vacations. We curate travel experiences, which means we only recommend places we’ve been, loved and would go to again. Everything else we leave out.”

6. BECOME A ROCK N ROLL STAR. For a weekend anyway.  Here’s a good one for the buck list. Check out Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp (www.RockCamp.com), where mere mortals jam with rock legends, write/record an original song and play live on stage at a major concert venue. Past camps have been held in New York City, Woodstock, and London. This is a great decade gift or corporate event too.  The Camp offers a great adventures in Las Vegas for those who are looking for the ultimate rock star experience:

October 10 – 14,  2012 MGM Grand, Las Vegas. Jam with Gene Simmons, from the legendary band, KISS.

7. Learn to paint a landscape or still life. Complete A Landscape, seascape, floral or still life painting in one class.  No painting experience necessary.  Seek if fine arts peeks you interest.  One day classes by Grumbacher, an American manufacturer of art materials for over 100 years, can be found at Michaels, the arts and crafts retailer with locations nationwide. http://www.michaels.com/Fine-Arts-Class-by-Michaels/Fine-Arts-Class,default,pg.html#

8. FOLLOW YOUR PASSION. Try a new sport or pick up on one you left behind in your early days.  Check out issue of Healthy Aging Magazine for ideas. What about surfing, hiking or skiing?  It’s never too late and there are many locations offering courses, trips, and lessons.  Here what passionate people have to say about their sports in Healthy Aging® Magazine, www.healthyaging.net

9. EAT FRESH. Make a commitment to add more fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet.  September is still harvest time in many areas so seek out local farmers markets and buy local produce.  Make it a point to try to make foods from scratch… skip the processed foods as much as you can.  How much do you need to eat?  Check this easy calculator to find out how many fruits and vegetables you need each day, based on your daily calories needs.  Details:  http://www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov/

10. RE-INVENT YOURSELF IN NAPA VALLEY. Travel to the famed wine country this Fall and take a wine tasting course (http://www.ciaprochef.com/winestudies/index.html) or  cooking course .   http://www.ciachef.edu/california/educational.asp) at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, St. Helena, CA.  Or, check out the Napa Valley Film Festival, November 7 – 11, 2012. a five-day immersive, indulgent celebration of film, artisan food and boutique wines. The second annual Festival will light up the entire Napa Valley with walkable villages in the picturesque towns of Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga. Featuring over 100 new independent films and studio sneak previews, Festival highlights include Q&A’s and insightful panel discussions with filmmakers and actors; wine tasting pavilions; movie-inspired menu items at select restaurants; lavish special events including Opening Night Gala at Robert Mondavi Winery, Celebrity/Filmmaker Tributes, Closing Night Awards and Wrap Parties; late night festivities and more.  Get Festival Pass Discounts with hotel confirmation at http://www.napavalleyfilmfest.org.

Tranquil Therapeutic Solutions
Health & Wellness Centre
Clinic: 650 Scottsdale Dr. Unit 2-C, Guelph, ON N1G 4T7
Tel: 519-265-3799
info@ttsguelph.com
www.ttsguelph.com