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Denae Boshart, RMT – New Clients Welcome

TTS Admin @ 10:18 pm

We are pleased to announce that Denae Boshart, RMT is now offering Deep Tissue Massage, and Deep Tissue Release as a welcome complement to our other wellness services.

Denae is a wonderful Massage Therapist who offers a range of skills and techniques to help her clients.
Please Contact Us with questions or to make an appointment.


Monday 9:00am to 8:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am to 8:00pm
Friday 9am to 5:00pm

30, 45, 60, 90 minute massages are available

Wondering if Massage Therapy is right for you? Click Here

Denae Boshart
Registered Massage Therapist







Danae has been an RMT for over six years. She graduated from Sir Sanford Fleming College in Peterborough, ON in 2006 and became registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario later the same year.

In the course of her career she has worked mainly in multidisciplinary clinics, treating clients that have had car accidents, work place accidents, sports injuries, as well as helping people deal with day-to-day stress. In working with different types of therapists, as well as through continuing education she has learned a broad range of techniques and treatments. She has taken courses in deep tissue release, which many clients find to be very effective. Her passion and expertise are in deep tissue and therapeutic massage, but is able to tailor her treatment specifically to any client’s needs.

Denae fell in love with the city of Guelph after taking a job here in 2010. She and her husband moved to Guelph the first opportunity they had, later that year, and are happily raising their one year old daughter here. Denae’s favourite aspects of Guelph are the sense of community and support she feels, as well as the diverse population, which she hopes to meet more of as clients!

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

Chiropractic advice on how to Prevent Sports Injuries

TTS Admin @ 8:42 pm

Preventing Sports Related Injuries – The Chiropractic Approach!

General prevention guidelines

Before beginning an exercise program or training for an athletic event, follow a few simple guidelines to help prevent injuries.

Prevent injuries with a complete chiropractic examination

  • Have your doctor review your medical history.
  • Make sure you receive a heart and lung examination.
  • Schedule a functional / biomechanical screening.

Prevent injuries with proper attire and equipment

  • Make sure your equipment fits properly (ie, helmet, tennis racquet grip, etc).
  • Make sure you wear quality shoes designed for your sport or foot type (ie, good arch support, durable heel, proper sole contour, and flexibility).
  • Obtain necessary mouth guards or face masks for collision sports.

Prevent injuries by training and playing “smart”

  • Avoid overuse injuries like tendinitis and stress fractures by beginning slowly and gradually increasing the time and intensity of your workouts.
  • Acclimate yourself to the environment. Avoid heat or cold-related stresses.
  • Limit your workout session to two hours. Allow adequate time to recover from a training session.
  • Maintain hydration or fluid levels. Drink plenty of water before, during, and after practice or competition.

Prevent injuries by training correctly

  • Address all aspects of fitness, muscle strength, endurance, cardiovascular fitness, and flexibility.
  • The minimum training requirement is two times per week to see improvement in aerobic or anaerobic activity.
  • Noticeable improvements in strength and endurance take three to four weeks.
  • Your pre-season conditioning program should begin six weeks prior to the start of your sports season.

Warm-up and stretching

Prevent injuries by proper warm-up and stretching

  • Warm-up prepares the body for performance, decreases the potential for soft tissue injury, and helps reduce delayed onset muscle soreness that can follow exercise.
  • Warm-up should consist of 15 minutes of sub-maximal sports-specific exercise. This activity increases the bodies heart rate, body and muscle temperature, and muscle elasticity.

Prevent injuries by stretching

  • Stretching prepares your muscles for activity and prevents injuries from tight soft tissue structures such as muscles and tendons.
  • Static stretches should be slow and sustained; no bouncing or jerking. You should not feel pain while stretching. Stretch the entire body. No sport requires just part of the body’s involvement. Stretch each body part two to three times for 20 to 30 seconds.

First aid treatment for injuries (RICE)

  • R-est — Relative rest to reduce the stress to the injured area.
  • I-ce — Apply ice to the injured area for 20 minutes at a time four times per day.
  • C-ompression — Apply an elastic bandage to the injured area. Do not sleep with elastic bandage on.
  • E-levation — Raise the injured body part above the level of the heart to decrease blood flow.

*Seek chiropractic attention if necessary*

Prevention of re-injury

  • Rehabilitate your injury completely, follow your chiropractors advise before returning to competition or activity.
  • Protect the injured area with special equipment or brace.
  • Gradually return to practice or competition.

Remember acute injuries are easier to treat than chronic (long standing) ones.

If you have pain that returns or gets worse stop training, tell your coach and seek advise!

Your Chiropractic Care Team:

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

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Too Soon? Lift Light, Shovel Right

TTS Admin @ 8:50 pm

Let it snow!

Stay safe while shovelling this season

When you consider that a shovelful of snow weighs 5 to 7 pounds, you realize how much weight you have to lift to clear your sidewalk or driveway — on average, several hundred pounds!

Shovelling snow can be a pain in more ways than one. These tips will help keep your back in top shape:

Don’t let the snow pile up: If the weather report calls for several days of snow, frequent shovelling will allow you to move smaller amounts of snow at once. It’s far less strenuous in the long run.

Pick the right shovel: Use a lightweight pusher-type shovel. If you are using a metal shovel, spray it with Teflon first, so snow won’t stick to it.

Push, don’t throw: Always push the snow to the side rather than throw it. That way you avoid lifting heavy shovelfuls of snow, and sudden twisting or turning movements.

Bend your knees: As with any heavy object, you need to use your knees, and leg and arm muscles to do the pushing and lifting, while keeping your back straight.

Take a break: If you feel tired or short of breath, stop and take a rest. Shake out your arms and legs. Stop shovelling immediately if you feel chest pain or back pain. If you have back pain that is severe or that persists for more than a day after shovelling, see a chiropractor. If you have chest pain that is severe, see a doctor immediately.

This winter, have fun and stay fit

On the slopes, make sure that ski and snowboard bindings are adjusted for your height and weight. Always check the weather conditions and watch the trails for icy patches and other potential hazards.

Dress for the weather. Layered clothing works better to keep your muscles warm and your skin dry so you don’t get chilled. You may want to invest in clothing designed specifically for winter outdoor activity (available at your local outdoor or sporting goods store), or layer garments made of natural fibres (like cotton, wool and silk).

Know when to rest. Rest when you feel tired. Stop your activity immediately if you experience sudden or prolonged pain in any joint or muscle. Cool down by stretching, and change into dry, warm clothes.

Stay hydrated. Don’t be fooled by the temperature! Your active body needs plenty of fluids even though it’s cold outside. Be sure to drink lots of water or juice before, during and after winter sports. Follow these tips, and you’re well on your way to having a safe and healthy winter.

Ten tips for maintaining a healthy back

  • Exercise regularly
  • Follow a healthy diet
  • Maintain good posture
  • Stretch your spine before and after sports.
  • Don’t overload your backpack or shoulder bag.
  • Stretch your legs and back after each hour of sitting.
  • Never cradle the phone between your neck and shoulder.
  • Sleep on your back or side, not on your stomach.
  • Invest in a good chair, pillow and mattress. It’s worth it!
  • Have regular spinal check-ups.




What to expect on your first visit

Your chiropractor may be treating your back pain, neck pain, headache, or other aches and pains, but he or she needs a complete picture of your health history and overall current health in order to provide the best possible treatment for you.

Set aside at least 30 minutes for your first visit to the chiropractor. Future visits typically last 15 minutes or less, though the time required will depend upon the type of treatment you require.

Your Tranquil Chiropractic Care Team:

Dr. Phil McAllister  Dr. John P. Crawford
Chiropractor, Chiropractic Sports Physician, Doctor of Chiropractic, Chiropractic Sports Specialist(C)
Functional Restoration Specialist Doctor of Chiropractic

 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

The Conscious Lifestyle: Find Better Coping Mechanisms Part 2)

TTS Admin @ 3:29 am

The kind of coping mechanisms that you use will have a huge bearing on how your life turns out. If you want to lead a conscious life, that goal is incompatible with self-defeating behavior.  It’s well accepted in professional consulting that most people could manage their time better at work, but this is an external solution and a false one on the whole. Work fills all the time allowed to it, which is why millions of people find themselves, not just short of time, but psychologically pressured, obsessed, stressed out, and insecure. No matter how hard they work, there is always more to do.

A conscious life develops from the inside. You must stop and ask yourself how you want your work to feel. In the last post, I offered the criteria for coping well at work.

  • Being relaxed.
  • Having fun.
  • Enjoying yourself.
  • Feeling no pressure.
  • Appreciating the steps that get you to your goal.
  • Immersing yourself in the process.
  • Being focused and centered at the same time.

These things are achieved only through a conscious process of changing your coping mechanisms. The questions you need to ask are simple. Take each item on the list and ask yourself: Is this how I feel?

If not, then you aren’t thriving. You are letting your work be in charge, sacrificing who you are for what you can accomplish. The two should come together.  Conscious living can make it happen. I know that many successful people are immersed in competition, deadlines, time management issues, and other stresses. But as soon as you blame your woes on externals, they have won. The externals change when you change. That’s entirely how it works.

This truth, if you can accept it, shows you a way forward.  Focus your energies on the inner person. The more you do, the more you can find an unshakable center. Along the way, you will begin to value how you feel, what your intuition tells you, how other people are responding, and what your limits are. The most successful people have already reached that point. It isn’t “successful habits” that get them to the top. It’s being centered, aware, and secure.

Once you decide that life is fulfilled from the inside, your whole perception begins to shift. It’s not that you give up the race, hang loose, and drink a Mai Tai while the world runs past you.  If you get truly centered, you shorten the distance between what you want and how to get there. This is the difference between knowing the solution and casting about frantically to find the solution. Knowing is an inner quality. It uses input from the outside, of course, but inner processes dominate – the goal is to create a setting where the right choice can be made.

There is a huge difference between the ecology of bad decisions and the ecology of good ones. In the next post, the discussion will turn on how to avoid the things that make decisions go wrong, because ultimately, the way you cope must bring fruitful results.

Deepak Chopra, co-author of Super Brain with Rudolph Tanzi, Ph.D.

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To learn more about Tranquil or to book an appointment, please call Tranquil Therapeutic Solutions at (519) 265-3799. (Tranquil FAQs)

Tranquil Therapeutic Solutions
Health & Wellness Centre
650 Scottsdale Dr. Unit 2-C, Guelph, ON N1G 4T7
343 Waterloo Ave. Guelph, ON N1H 5Z4
Tel: 519-265-3799

The Conscious Lifestyle: Find Better Coping Mechanisms

TTS Admin @ 3:05 am

Being conscious comes down to awareness, which must be as clear as possible. If your awareness is dulled by routine work, it isn’t clear. The second thing in everyone’s life that makes them unconscious is limited coping skills.  Crises don’t usually dominate everyday life. It’s an endless stream of minor challenges, demands, and duties that eats up our time – and our awareness.

Better coping skills will leave you more time to think and the mental space to think better.

When someone is overwhelmed by daily pressures, here are the common reasons for it:

Taking on too much responsibility.

  • Trying to exert too much control.
  • Micromanaging.
  • Performance anxiety – worrying about what can go wrong.
  • Treating the small stuff as if it’s big stuff.
  • Perfectionism.
  • Demanding too much of yourself.
  • Allocating time in inefficient ways.

You may not have looked at these are coping mechanisms, but they are.  Each one is a response to stress and pressure.  To prove that to yourself, look at how you approach a hobby that you love. The pressure is off, and that means no micromanaging, exerting too much control, or making extreme demands. (For the moment, we’ll set aside the kind of people who bring stress home and behave as if everything is work.) If you can divide how you approach a hobby from how you approach work, you have made a step toward living consciously. You can see that you are capable of two modes of getting things done.

In hobby mode, you handle things in the following way:

  • Being relaxed.
  • Having fun.
  • Enjoying yourself.
  • Feeling no pressure.
  • Appreciating the steps that get you to your goal.
  • Immersing yourself in the process.
  • Being focused and centered at the same time.

The trick is to bring this set of attitudes to work and adapt them to stressful situations and the demands that pile up around everyone. I realize that some hobbies, like playing softball on the weekend or competitive sailing – can be just as pressured and stressful as work.  But the point is to recognize your ability to be in two different states of awareness. Once you recognize them, you can choose which one to be in. the job doesn’t force you to be stressed.  Staying unconscious does.

There are steps you can take to be conscious by adopting a different style of coping. We’ll investigate them in the next post, which should benefit anyone who has paid the price for reacting to stress in ways that are harmful to personal happiness as well as success at work.

(To be cont.)

Deepak Chopra, Co-author with Rudolph Tanzi of Super Brain: Unleashing the Explosive Power of Your Mind to Maximize Health, Happiness, and Spiritual Well-Being

Brought to You by Your Family Health Team

Our team of healthcare professionals is dedicated to your health goals and ensuring that you experience better health through better living.







To learn more about Tranquil or to book an appointment, please call Tranquil Therapeutic Solutions at (519) 265-3799. (Tranquil FAQs)

Tranquil Therapeutic Solutions
Health & Wellness Centre
650 Scottsdale Dr. Unit 2-C, Guelph, ON N1G 4T7
343 Waterloo Ave. Guelph, ON N1H 5Z4
Tel: 519-265-3799

Dr. Phil’s 5 Easy Tips For Warding off the Common Cold

TTS Admin @ 2:16 pm

The chilly months are approaching and stress from your job or school may be doing a number on your motivation to live a healthy lifestyle. But don’t let the absence of sunny days pave the way for choices that bring on the pesky cold. Instead, follow these 5 simple tips to stave off getting sick this season!

Keep Moving

Everyone needs an occasional recovery period, but don’t let that be an excuse to kick back on your couch for six months. Exercise can help prevent the onset of a bad cold. A study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine1 found that regular aerobic exercise (at least 5 days a week) resulted in shorter and less severe upper respiratory infections. Strive to get at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise every day to get the blood moving and help your immune system flush out infection.

Get Enough Sleep

Loud neighbors, too much caffeine, and stressful days may prevent you from getting the ideal 8 hours of restful sleep. In a study conducted at Carnegie Mellon, researchers discovered that those who slept less than 7 hours a night were 3 times as likely to get sick than those who slept 8 hours or more. Don’t risk your health to stay up and watch Chelsea Lately. That’s what DVRs are for. Go to bed a little earlier to enjoy a healthy fall and winter.

Chow Down on Garlic

Vampires aren’t the only ones scared off by garlic. Viruses are terrified of it as well! A handful of studies have been done to try and determine if—and why—garlic can help prevent the common cold, and while scientists haven’t weighed definitively on this subject, published studies have shown that those who took a garlic supplement got sick less and recovered faster. Plus, it can help open up your clogged sinuses if you’re already feeling under the weather. As if you really needed another reason to add it to your breakfast scramble and delicious fall dishes.

How should you eat it? According to Dr. David W. Krauss, associate professor of environmental science and biology at the University of Alabama, it’s best to crush it at room temperature and let it rest for 15 minutes before using it to trigger the release of its immune-boosting compounds.

Don’t Skimp on Whole Fruits and Veggies

When you’re stressed or have contracted an infection, the vitamin C concentrations in your body plummet5. And, while taking vitamin C may not halt the development of a cold for some people, research suggests that if you follow an intense exercise regiment—such as P90X® or INSANITY®—supplementing your diet with vitamin C can actually help prevent a cold.

As a kid, your mom probably told you to drink orange juice to get your vitamin C. And, while that’s not bad . . . drinking orange juice is pretty much like guzzling sugar. Instead, swap out your juice for an orange or another food high in vitamin C—like seasonal sweet potato, butternut squash, or dark leafy greens.

Spoon Out Some Yogurt

The natural flora within your digestive tract are one of your body’s first defenses against nasty pathogens. To help strengthen it, eat a cup of yogurt as either a breakfast treat or snack. A study conducted by the Food Science Institute discovered that yogurt fermented with Lactobacillus delbrueckii (this includes almost all yogurts) helped prevent the common cold in elderly subjects.

Bored with yogurt? Blend it with some ice, half of a banana, and some peanut butter, and throw it in the freezer for about an hour. You won’t even think about hitting up the self-serve yogurt shop

Thank you to the team at for sharing this information

To learn more about Tranquil or to book an appointment, please call Tranquil Therapeutic Solutions at (519) 265-3799.

Dr Phil The Wellness Consultant
Helping you Live Long & Strong

Dr. Phil The Wellness Consultant Inc.
@ Tranquil Therapeutic Solutions
650 Scottsdale Drive, Unit 2-C
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 4T7

Bracelet of Hope Falling Leaves Run

TTS Admin @ 11:24 pm

Thanks For Your Support!

Dear Falling Leaves Run Participant, Now that we have closed the Falling Leaves Run website for 2012, We wanted to let you know who this year’s top fundraisers are.

Please join me in congratulating:
Jaya James (top fundraiser for the second year in a row!!!!)
Peter Marble
Adam Zajdlik
Alison Fraser
Linda Farquharson

Thank you to everybody who fundraised and a very special thank you to these top five.

Looking forward to seeing you all next year!

Before then I hope you’ll join us at the first ever Bracelet of Hope World AIDS Day Celebration at the River Run Centre. It features Jian Ghomeshi as emcee and will be a fun evening of speakers, music and videos.

Tickets available at or or The Bookshelf or the Bracelet of Hope office (226 326 4673).

Contact Us

Bracelet of Hope
Please reach us by email at:

Or call:
Phone: 226 326 – HOPE (4673)
Fax: 519 836 – 4934

Our address is:
Bracelet of Hope
311 Woolwich Street
Guelph, ON N1H 3W4

At the corner of Woolwich and London in Guelph, opposite “With the Grain”.

Charitable Registration:  83739 0947 RR0001

How Will Glorifying Junk Food Affect US?

TTS Admin @ 12:37 am

Dr. Phil Wants Your Feedback

That’s right—you read that correctly. The Bacon Shake is the newest outrageous creation to greet consumers in the fast food world. To the dismay of some, it doesn’t actually contain any real bacon, but it does offer copious amounts of ice cream, bacon-flavored syrup, and whipped topping with a cherry on top.

If you strike up enough courage to try one, the 16-oz. shake will deliver 773 calories, 28 grams of saturated fat, and 75 grams of sugar. And to think this beast will typically compliment a burger and some fries. Yikes!

Gluttonous masterpieces like this are nothing new though. You may remember a previous blog I wrote that focused on the Double Down sandwich at KFC. That little ditty featured two slices of cheese and some bacon surrounded by two fried chicken breasts acting as buns. Nice! And we’re all familiar with the ridiculousness that ensues at the State Fair every year.

Restaurants continue to push the envelope when it comes to food, so we’re destined to see more of this. But is that a good thing? As a dietitian, I’m a big believer in balance, variety, and moderation, and not really vilifying any one food, no matter how repulsive I may find it. However, given the current problems we have with overweight and obesity in this country, it’s pretty clear that many of us don’t follow these principles.

And then there’s this…

The other day in Las Vegas, a man in his 40’s suffered an apparent heart attack while eating a Triple Bypass Burger at a restaurant called The Heart Attack Grill. How’s that for irony? Apparently, the door of the restaurant says something about being hazardous to your health. Who knew? And for those of you that weigh over 350 lbs., it’s your lucky day at The HAG. You eat FREE!

What do you think of all this—funny, sad, or indifferent? And do we have any hope of turning this country around nutritionally when everything seems to be moving in the opposite direction? Let’s hear your thoughts.

To learn more about Tranquil or to book an appointment, please call Tranquil Therapeutic Solutions at (519) 265-3799.

Dr Phil The Wellness Consultant
Helping you Live Long & Strong

Dr. Phil The Wellness Consultant Inc.
@ Tranquil Therapeutic Solutions
650 Scottsdale Drive, Unit 2-C
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 4T7

Halloween Is Creeping Up! ~Visit Haunted House Of Horrors This Weekend

TTS Admin @ 1:35 pm

Haunted House Of Horrors

ALL NEW FOR 2012 The Haunted House Of Horrors has moved to Fairview Mall in Kitchener! The Haunted House Of Horrrors is the must visit attraction during the Halloween season. The largest and most elaborate haunted attraction in the region, the Haunted House Of Horrors for 2012 presents the “True Fear Haunted Funeral Home”. Come and experience what true fear really feels like as you walk through our new attraction that is almost twice the size of our previous haunt. You begin your journey wandering through an old haunted Victorian funeral home, featuring a parlor, viewing room, kitchen, dark hallway and bathroom. You eventually make a wrong turn into the belly of the funeral home, the basement, where you will navigate your way through a morgue, body preparation area, freezer, jail cell and other horrific scenes. After numerous near death experiences you finally descend into the darkness through our all new crypt of the undead, an unpleasant visit into the darkness.

Great Fun For Family And Friends!
For more information or money saving coupons click here.

Fairview Park Mall, 2960 Kingsway Drive
Kitchener, Ontario N2C 1X1

(Near GRT Bus Stop / The Bay)

Donations For Humane Society Welcomed!


Healthy Thai Yellow Curry Recipe

TTS Admin @ 1:49 am

2 garlic cloves finely chopped 2T Thai yellow curry paste
1 small onion finely chopped 1.5T Fish sauce
1 medium zucchini 2T Water
2 small capsicums 1t salt
1 medium eggplant 2t ground black pepper
3-4 medium chicken breasts 2T Sunflower/Veg oil/Olive oil
diced roughly 1 can Coconut cream/milk
1 medium sweet potato (diced)
Provides 3-4 portions

Heat a pan with the oil and add the garlic and onion. Cook until the onion is translucent. Next add the chicken, curry paste, salt and pepper. Add the diced sweet potato and stir regularly. After 5 mins add the chopped capsicums and zucchini whilst stirring everything together through out. Next add the fish sauce and water and continue to stir reducing the heat a little. Now add the coconut cream and stir the curry together. Cook for another 20 minutes or until the sweet potato softens. If like me you like your curry hot add chopped red chili to the onion at the first stage or later if you cooking for others too:) I served this with Bok Choy. It’s a tasty and well balanced recipe for the evening when you want to lay off the carb’s to help your body utilize fat stores or stay lean! Let me know how you get on. JM

If you have any specific questions in regard to training or nutrition please feel free to contact JM directly.
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Jon Mill
Personal Trainer & Strength and Conditioning Coach

JM Personal Training
71 Wyndham Street, South Unit C
Guelph, Ontario N1E 5R4
(519) 222-8082