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Three Ways to Increase Metabolism From The Desk of Dr. Phil

TTS Guelph @ 12:26 pm

Now that you’re older, does even looking at a bag of potato chips make you feel fat? Do you feel your energy and metabolism crawling to a stop? You’re not alone. A slower metabolism affects the majority of people with age. The good news is there are ways to manipulate metabolism to make it more efficient.

Metabolism is the rate at which food is converted to energy (calories) and used, aka burned, by the body. The human body is a complex machine with millions of processes going on at any given time. Each of these requires energy. The faster the body burns through energy, the less likely a person is to gain weight.

One thing to remember is that metabolism is actually the opposite of stagnant—it’s ever changing. Genetics play a part, but environmental factors also have a large influence. Most environmental factors are “short-term boosters”—meaning they increase your metabolism for a few hours. Certain foods and intense exercise are two examples of these. Conversely, by regularly choosing foods that increase metabolism, and working out at a high intensity, “short-term boosters” become “long-term boosters” and metabolism is continuously in high-gear.

Raising the Metabolism Bar

The biggest factor in increasing metabolism? Having more muscle. Since muscle is a metabolically active tissue, the more of it you have, the more energy it takes to maintain it, and the more calories you burn. You can think of muscle like a house constantly undergoing construction. Proteins within the muscle are continually being turned over and replaced. All of this uses energy and calories whether you’re in the gym or just sitting on the couch watching your favorite TV show.

Resistance training is key for achieving muscle gains, since this will increase the rate of muscle turn-over and rebuilding (1). If you’re not familiar with the techniques of weight training, it may be best to focus on large muscle groups—chest, back, shoulders, and legs—for maximum metabolism results. In the gym, that means doing exercises that will train these areas specifically, such as the chest press (chest), lat pull down (back), shoulder press (shoulder), and squats (legs).

Exercise Boost

Apart from resistance training building more muscle, how else can you boost muscle-building and metabolism in the gym? Think intensity. Most people understand that exercise burns calories, but when people associate exercise with fat loss, they generally think of calories they are using in the moment. But the difference between exercise improving your metabolism over the short term (during exercise) as opposed to the long-term is intensity.

Unfortunately, most people often fail to take exercise intensity into account. They go to the gym for an hour or more, participate in Zumba or other aerobic-style classes, or get on the treadmill for their 45 minutes, yet see little changes to their bodies because they’re not exercising hard enough. Exercise intensity not only determines the extent of muscle building and cardiovascular improvements, but it also determines how long and to what extent you’ll burn calories after you finish your workout (2).

The harder the activity, the faster and harder the heart beats to deliver oxygen and blood to muscle. When a person is exercising at 80 percent of their maximum capacity, they are exercising at “high intensity.” High-intensity exercise is shown clinically to raise metabolism, likely because it’s more difficult for the body to adapt to the exercise, so you end up burning the maximum amount of calories during and after your workout. If you haven’t already, you should incorporate high-intensity interval training (HIT) into your exercise regimen for metabolism-boosting effects that will last much longer than just during your workout.

Muscle-Building and Thermogenic Foods

The best way to support muscle-building for long-term increases in metabolism is to feed your body protein. And you need a high-quality protein such as whey that’s been shown to be more effective for muscle-building than other proteins (3). In fact, foods rich in whey protein have even shown in studies to boost metabolism longer in comparison to other types of protein-rich foods like those containing soy (4).

When foods such as protein boost metabolism they are considered to be thermogenic, which means they require a high amount of calories just to be digested. The more calories used in the digestion process, the less that can be used by the body or stored as fat, and metabolism will increase.

In the case of protein, it takes 20 to 30 calories out of every 100 calories you eat of it just to be used on digestion. In comparison, it takes 5 to 10 calories out of every 100 calories of carbohydrate you eat for digestion, and 0 to 3 calories for fat (5). Eating meals higher in protein, such as IsaLean Prowith 36 grams of protein, will increase metabolism within the few hours following consumption. Another nutrient that achieves this and is also in IsaLean Pro in a good amount is fiber, so be sure to choose fiber-rich foods whenever possible.

Its not just protein and fiber that have thermogenic properties, either. Green tea, black tea, and yerba mate all contain caffeine along with compounds called catechins that work to raise metabolism. e+ Natural Energy shot contains both green tea and yerba mate, supporting its ability to assist in weight management (6). Capsaicin, found in chili peppers and cayenne pepper, is another thermogenic compound, and is found along with green tea extract in another Isagenix product meant to support weight management, Natural Accelerator (7).

If trying to manage your weight and you feel like your metabolism is holding you back, know that conscious hard work can make a difference. Gaining more muscle with the right type of exercise and supporting that muscle with the right kind and amount of protein, along with choosing other thermogenic foods can rev metabolism back up to high-speed.


  1. Effect of an acute period of resistance exercise on excess post-exercise oxygen consumption: implications for body mass management. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2002 Mar;86(5):411-7. Epub 2002 Jan 29.
  2. Børsheim E, Bahr R. Effect of exercise intensity, duration and mode on post-exercise oxygen consumption. Sports Med, 2003;33(14):1037-60.
  3. Yang Y, Churchward-Venne TA, Burd NA, Breen L, Tarnopolsky MA, Phillips SM. Myofibrillar protein synthesis following ingestion of soy protein isolate at rest and after resistance exercise in elderly men. Nutr Metab (Lond) 2012;9:57.
  4. Acheson KJ, et al. Protein choices targeting thermogenesis and metabolism. Am J Clin Nutr2011;93(3): 525-534.
  5. Ravn AM, Gregersen NT, Christensen R et al. Thermic effect of a meal and appetite in adults: an individual participant data meta-analysis of meal-test trials. Food Nutr Res 2013;57.
  6. Diepvens K, et al. Obesity and thermogenesis related to the consumption of caffeine, ephedrine, capsaicin, and green tea. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2007;292(1):R77-85.
  7. Janssens PL, Hursel R, Martens EA, Westerterp-Plantenga MS. Acute effects of capsaicin on energy expenditure and fat oxidation in negative energy balance. PLoS One 2013;8:e67786.

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10 Top Reasons For Drinking Lemon Water Each Day

TTS Guelph @ 8:45 am

I start out each day with a large glass of room temperature lemon water. Lemons are rich in vitamins and minerals, particularly vitamin C, an antioxidant that boosts the immune system, protects against cardiovascular disease and even has cancer-fighting properties. Incorporating warm water with lemon juice into your diet is an easy way to meet the daily recommended allowance for vitamin C and keep your body functioning smoothly. According to Ayurvedic philosophy, choices that you make regarding your daily routine either build up resistance to disease or tear it down.

10 Reasons You Should be Drinking Lemon Water Every Morning:

1. Boosts your immune system

Lemons are high in vitamin C, which is great for fighting colds. They’re high in potassium, which stimulates brain and nerve function. Potassium also helps control blood pressure.

2. Hydrates the lymph system

This cup of goodness helps start the day on a hydrated note, which helps prevent dehydration (obviously) and adrenal fatigue. When your body is dehydrated, or deeply dehydrated (adrenal fatigue) it can’t perform all of its proper functions, which leads to toxic buildup, stress, constipation, and the list goes on. Your adrenals happen to be two small glands that sit on top of your kidneys, and along with your thyroid, create energy. They also secrete important hormones, including aldosterone. Aldosterone is a hormone secreted by your adrenals that regulates water levels and the concentration of minerals, like sodium, in your body, helping you stay hydrated. Your adrenals are also responsible for regulating your stress response. So, the bottom line is that you really don’t want to mess with a deep state of dehydration(2)!

3. Enhances Mood

Lemon energizes you and it enhances your mood. The energy a human receives from food comes from the atoms and molecules in your food. A reaction occurs when the positive charged ions from food enter the digestive tract and interact with the negative charged enzymes.

Lemon is one of the few foods that contain more negative charged ions, providing your body with more energy when it enters the digestive tract. The scent of lemon also has mood enhancing and energizing properties. The smell of lemon juice can brighten your mood and help clear your mind. Lemon can also help reduce anxiety and depression.

4. Detoxes the Liver

According to, the citric acid in lemons helps maximize enzyme function, which stimulates the liver and aids in detoxification.

5. Aids in Digestion

Not only will this killer combination relieve indigestion, it will also help flush you out. It encourages the liver to produce bile, which is an acid that is required for digestion. Efficient digestion reduces heartburn and constipation.

6. Balances pH

Drink lemon water every day and you’ll reduce your body’s overall acidity. Lemon is one of the most alkaline foods around. Yes, lemon has citric acid but it does not create acidity in the body once metabolized.

7. Helps with weight loss

Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings. It also has been shown that people who maintain a more alkaline diet (see #6) lose weight faster.

8. Acts as a gentle, natural diuretic

Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials because lemons increase the rate of urination in the body. Toxins are, therefore, released at a faster rate which helps keep your urinary tract healthy.

9. Clears skin The vitamin C component helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes. Lemon water purges toxins from the blood which helps keep skin clear as well. It can actually be applied directly to scars to help reduce their appearance.

10. Freshens breath

Not only this, but it can help relieve tooth pain and gingivitis. The citric acid can erode tooth enamel, so you should monitor this. I admit, I am slightly worried about it.

Alright I know I said 10 but lemons are so incredible I had to share 2 more reasons to start your day with warm lemon water!

11. Stress Relief

Vitamin C is one of the first things depleted when you subject your mind and body to stress. As mentioned previously, lemons are chock full of vitamin C.

12. Whole Body Health

Lemons and limes are high in potassium. Potassium is an important mineral that works with sodium for smooth electrical transmission in the brain and nervous system. Depression, anxiety, fogginess, and forgetfulness can often be traced to low potassium blood levels. That same nervous system needs potassium to assure steady signals to the heart. So your heart health is improved from the lemon water’s potassium(3).

* Don’t use bottled lemon juice as it can contain sulphites, which a lot of people are allergic to and well, are just plain unhealthy.

Thank you for writing it Michelle Toole

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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.

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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
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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.

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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.

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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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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:

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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


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