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Dr. Phil’s Sharing Muffin Top Madness & Isagenix

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Some great information to share from Dr. Phil below.  And, for more potentially life changing information check out

Don't go mad trying to lose your muffin top--do it the right way with these tips.

Don’t go mad trying to lose your muffin top–do it the right way with these tips.

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By Michael Colgan, Ph.D.

Even with a stringent diet and exercise program, the Chihuahua on the belly and muffin atop the hips often refuse to leave the building. In many folk who hit this plateau, there is usually a lot more visceral fat hidden deep inside, plumping them up like a goose.

You can’t see visceral fat. It hides around your liver and kidneys, intestines and reproductive system. Visceral fat clings to your organs. It can add 3 to 6 inches to your waist and hips even after you lose most of the pooch and muffin top.

The Internet, Facebook, and YouTube portray hundreds of exercise programs claiming to get rid of muffin tops. The beautiful and well-intentioned young men and women who present them (most of whom never had a muffin top) seem to have forgotten their high school human biology. Fat oxidation (fat burn) by the body is unrelated to the particular muscles being worked. Fat is taken from throughout the body and used through a complex process to provide energy. No matter how hard you do these exercises, you will not budge the muffin.

Here’s the bottom line: You are exercising particular muscles. You are not exercising the fat that surrounds them. You are hardly affecting that fat at all. A solid hour of muffin top exercises in the gym uses less than half an ounce of fat (1). And that is fat from the whole body fat store, not just from around your hips. You can’t spot reduce fat. No matter how much the muscles ache, an insignificant amount of the energy burned comes from the fat surrounding them.

These abominations of exercise, including leg lifts, sit-ups, knee kicks and bum wiggles, are usually done lying on the floor. They have zero effect on muffin tops. Standing exercises are just as bad. Often targeted to small muscles like the obliques, standing muffin top “melters” such as side bends with dumbbells, and twists with a pole on your shoulders may cause you to quickly feel a burn in those muscles. But they burn insignificant amounts of fat from that area–less than a tenth of an ounce per hour of work.

In fact, these exercises can actually make muffin tops worse. Over a period of months the exercises develop the targeted muscles; however, most of the overlying fat remains, while the muscles grow bigger. This is especially so with the obliques, those two muscular bulges at the sides that work to twist the body. The net effect is an increased waist, making the muffin top look even bigger.

Working with top modeling agencies who want their models to have hips the size of their bust and a waist 10 to 12 inches smaller than both, we know that neither particular exercises nor starvation diets work. Exercises increase muffin tops and starvation strips off your subcutaneous fat (the fat that you can pinch) before touching visceral fat.

Starving and exercise targeted at muffin tops are useless for models, who depend on their looks for a living. We had to develop some special strategies to remove the muffin and the visceral fat. Together with decent proteins, such as Isagenix® IsaLean® Shake every day, and the full complement of micronutrients provided by the Ageless Essentials™ Daily Pack, these strategies have helped many people lose fat in a healthy way including those in the modeling industry.

Lose Your Muffin Top Through Thermogenesis

Thermogenesis means creation of heat. When you are not exercising, the body creates heat through activating a mechanism called brown-adipose-tissue (BAT). Activating BAT permits production of heat directly from body fat without going through the energy cycle or being burned in muscular activity (2). That is, you can lose body fat without moving a muscle, even while you sleep. Animals that hibernate, such as the grizzly bear, activate BAT to burn up to one quarter of their total bodyweight during winter without any exercise.

Most fad diet and exercise programs do not activate BAT—they do just the opposite. If you go on sudden food restriction yet force yourself to exercise excessively, the body automatically turns down heat production and drastically reduces energy production as a defense mechanism to conserve fat. That’s why strict dieters generally feel cold and exhausted, and tend to stop exercising after a while.

Scientists used to think that thermogenesis would not work for people, because, unlike bears, humans cannot hibernate. A hibernating bear can lose 300 pounds of fat while it sleeps, as its body converts fat directly to BAT, which then creates the heat required to keep it from freezing over the winter. Recent technology, however, has allowed us to measure human BAT. Though not as efficient as bears, the body of a 40-year-old man or woman can make sufficient BAT to provide 15 percent of their total energy, and get all of it from body fat without any exercise (3).

There are four steps to activate thermogenesis to burn fat. You need to follow all of them carefully to succeed. Make them a habit along with IsaLean Shakes and Ageless Essentials Daily Pack, and your muffin will slowly disappear.

Step 1: Melatonin

The first and most important step in increasing thermogenesis is to use melatonin. Melatonin is the hormone that turns on in the brain for your sleep cycle. It’s no accident that bears turn on copious melatonin to activate BAT during the sleep of hibernation. In bears and humans, melatonin is essential to convert white body fat to BAT and heat (4).

After about age 20, melatonin declines in the human body. By age 40, it has declined by half. You can get some melatonin from almonds, sunflower seeds, coriander, cardamom, and mustard greens. Unless you eat a lot of them, however, it is insufficient to activate much BAT (5).

The alternative is to supplement with melatonin. But most melatonin pills do not work. About 90 percent are deactivated by digestive acids in the gut. A liquid melatonin spray such as the IsagenixSleep Support and Renewal spray is much better. It’s quickly absorbed so that it can more easily pass through the blood-brain barrier into the brain.

For stubborn fat loss we have used up to 15 milligrams of liquid melatonin taken right before bed every night and held in the mouth for 30 seconds. Some folk sleep too soundly on that much and wake up groggy. So, if you use it, start with 1 to 3 milligrams.

Step 2: Sleep

Inadequate sleep disrupts BAT activity. So you have to get sufficient sleep (about 7 to 8 hours). To ensure an effective melatonin rhythm, sleep in the natural dark cycle rather than during daylight hours to optimize melatonin production. It can also help to sleep in a room at a cool temperature, which encourages heat production.

Don’t use your cell phone or computer in bed. The wavelength of light used to backlight these devices effectively turns off your melatonin rhythm (6). Alternatively, you can get an app called f-lux. F-lux changes the backlight wavelength so that it does not affect melatonin.

Step 3: e+ Natural Energy Shot for Morning Thermogenesis

To continue the thermogenesis and fat loss after you wake up in the morning, take a strong cup of coffee on an empty stomach. The Isagenix e+ Natural Energy Shot with its botanicals from green tea and yerba mate may be even more effective (7,8).

Also, do some light exercise for just 5 to 15 minutes to raise your metabolic rate when you wake up. We encourage push-ups, crunches, lunges, squats, and high kicks. But even walking the dog will work. Do only what you know you can do again tomorrow because missing a day puts you two days behind. Make this routine a habit and thermogenesis can continue for up to four hours afterwards (7).

Remember, each day you get a new 24-hour circadian cycle of growth and development that controls all the function and growth of your body. Whatever you do during each cycle will reflect in your growth that night. If you miss a cycle it is gone forever. Learn to live in tune with your circadian cycles, each one born pure and new, ready to be made your personal masterpiece.

The botanicals in the e-shot, especially the epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), in green tea, make it likely more effective than coffee (7,8). The Isagenix Brain Boost and Renewal, designed for use in the morning, is also a good way to get more EGCG. It contains 40 milligrams per dose. For muffin tops in fitness and fashion models, we use 100-300 milligrams EGCG every day.

In a recent controlled study, two groups of healthy men used a moderate reduced calorie diet plus tea for 12 weeks. One group had green tea extract added to the tea to yield high levels of EGCG. The group consuming the higher levels of EGCG lost an average of 5.4 pounds of body fat, approximately twice the loss of the control group. One important finding was that much of the fat loss was visceral fat from around the organs (8). Loss of visceral fat can help reduces the appearance of muffin top.

4. IsaOmega Supreme for All-Day Thermogenesis

To turn on thermogenesis, the body has to produce proteins called “uncoupling proteins.” These uncouple the use of some of our oxygen from the production of ATP (our energy molecule). The oxygen can then go direct to production of heat by mixing with and burning the BAT you have activated. But whenever its visceral fat that is under threat, the body turns uncoupling proteins way down.

Recent research shows that high levels of the long-chain omega-3 fats EPA and DHA, from marine sources strongly turn up the uncoupling proteins again (9). Isagenix IsaOmega Supreme is a great source. As with every nutritional supplement, you should start low and slow. Spread out use with each meal during the day to aid digestion.

Summary Steps to Really Melt the Muffin:

1. IsaLean Shake and Ageless Essentials Daily Pack
2. Melatonin from Sleep Support and Renewal spray every night.
2. Sleep in a cool, dark, and quiet room 7 to 8 hours every night.
3. Use e+ shot, and Brain Boost and Renewal each morning.
4. Get enough EPA plus DHA (8 grams from IsaOmega Supreme) spread throughout the day.

As with all supplementation, use these fat-loss strategies at your own choice and risk. Given the right information your body has ample power to make it fit and healthy.


1. Melanson, EL, et al. Exercise improves fat metabolism in muscle but does not increase 24-h fat oxidation. Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2009 April; 37(2): 93–101.doi: 10.1097/JES.0b013e31819c2f0b
2. Stock MJ. Thermogenesis and brown fat: relevance to human obesity. Infusionstherapie, 1989;16(6):282-284.
3. Giralt M, Villarroya F. White, brown, beige/brite: different adipose cells for different functions?Endocrinology. 2013 Sep;154(9):2992-3000. doi: 10.1210/en.2013-1403.
4. Jiménez-Aranda A, et al. Melatonin induces browning of inguinal white adipose tissue in Zucker diabetic fatty rats. J Pineal Res. 2013 Aug 12. doi: 10.1111/jpi.12089.
5. Colgan M. Sound Sleep. American Fork UT: Sound Concepts, 2012.
6. Wood B, et al. Light level and duration of exposure determine the impact of self-luminous tablets on melatonin suppression. Applied Ergonomics 2013 Mar;44(2):237-40. doi:10.1016/j.apergo. 2012.07.008.
7. Westerterp-Plantenga MS. Green tea catechins, caffeine and body-weight regulation. Physiol Behav. 2010 Apr 26;100(1):42-6. Doi10.1016/j.physbeh.2010.02.005.
8. Wang H, et al. DJ: Effects of catechin enriched green tea on body composition. Obesity (Silver Spring) 2010, 18:773-779.
9. Flachs P, et al. Cellular and molecular effects of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on adipose tissue biology and metabolism. Clin. Sci. (Lond.) 2009;116:1–16.

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?


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.

650 Scottsdale Drive
Unit 2-C
Guelph, Ontario

New Clients Welcome
Same Day Appointments Available!
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Wheelchair Accessible

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

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Dr. Kelvin Man DC, BSc (Hons)

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.

650 Scottsdale Drive
Unit 2-C
Guelph, Ontario

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

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Welcome to Tranquil Therapeutic Solutions

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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

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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.

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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


Welcoming Catherine Konopelky, RMT

TTS Guelph @ 8:43 am

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







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.

Massage Therapy

Catherine is currently Accepting New Clients


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Clinic: 650 Scottsdale Dr. Unit 2-C, Guelph, ON N1G 4T7
Tel: 519-265-3799

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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” ( She currently lives in Los Angeles, California and writes for the websites and

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 
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