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“Cookies and Cocktails” Customer Appreciation Open House November 6, 2013

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Cookies and Cocktails logoCome celebrate at Tranquility Spa and Wellness Center for our 2nd annual  “Cookies & Cocktails” Customer Appreciation Open House on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013 from 1-7pm.

The Tranquility staff wants to THANK YOU, our incredible clients, for your loyalty and friendship.  You have brought us so much happiness and have kept Tranquility the best spa and wellness center in the Fox Valley area year after year!  Stop by for a minute or stay and mingle.  Best-of-the-Fox-2013

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Here’s what you can look forward to.

Spin the “Wheel of Tranquility” to win a free gift AND receive a raffle ticket for several opportunities to win product gift baskets AND a chance to win the GRAND PRIZE… wait for it…. A DAY OF TRANQUILITY!

What’s a day of Tranquility, you ask? Think of a relaxing and rejuvenating day that includes a Tranquility Facial, Massage, Manicure, Pedicure and a session in the Infrared Sauna and Steam Shower. What could possibly be better than that? We sure can’t think of anything!

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THE MORE RAFFLE TICKETS YOU RECEIVE, THE BETTER CHANCE YOU HAVE TO WIN!!!

So how do you get raffle tickets? It’s easy….

  • Get ONE ticket for “Liking” Tranquility Spa and Wellness Center on Facebook.  We will have Facebook access that evening for you to “Like” our page. If you already “like” us, not to worry, just “check in” the day of the party.
  • Get THREE tickets for every $100 in Gift Cards you purchase. Think early holiday gifting with a bonus!
  • Get FIVE tickets for bringing in new friends/family members who has NEVER been to Tranquility! Our highest compliments are your referrals! Show someone you care about just why you love Tranquility. The more new people you bring in, the more chances you have to win!
  • Spin the Wheel of Tranquility, where you will have an opportunity to win TEN raffle tickets!

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Aside from fabulous gifts and prizes, get pampered with MINI SPA SERVICES and learn about new services offered at Tranquility.

Facial Flash Exfoliant Treatment

Clarisonic hand treatment

Jane Iredale Make-up session

“Ask Sally!”

Aromatherapy Journey and Reflexology

“You put a tattoo where?”

Green Smoothie Tastings

AIS Therapy Q&A,

Natural alternatives for the Flu season.

In between services, don’t forget to enjoy plenty of the staff’s favorite cookies (gluten-free options available) as well as the drink that has been brought back by popular demand…everyone’s favorite cranberry martini cocktail!

And it doesn’t end there. We will also reveal “The 12 DISCOUNTS OF TRANQUILITY!” We will have TWELVE, yes twelve, of YOUR favorite products on sale for 13% off. What products you ask? Well… we can’t tell you yet….You’ll have to come by on November 22nd to find out.  This is a great chance for you to stock up on your personal favorites AND to get an early start on your holiday shopping.  Tranquility products make great gifts!

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22, 2013 from 1-7pm….there is no other place to be than TRANQUILITY!!!

We look forward to seeing you! Cheers!

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113 N. Second Avenue * St. Charles, IL 60174 * 630.762.9864 * www.relaxattranquility.com

 

FREE event at Tranquility. You don’t have to eat less… September 16, 2013

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When you eat right, you find out you get to eat so much more!

Learn about taking the first step in eating right this Wednesday September 18th with Dr. Kalli at the FREE Wellness Wednesday event at Tranquility

Just call 630-762-9864 to save your seat.

(Delicious dessert samples included!!)

7pm-8pm, bring a friend, spouse, child, loved one, your questions and spread the word

 

 

Happy 13th Birthday Tranquility! September 5, 2013

Happy Birthday Tranquility! 13 years of growth from a one-woman show to a house of many! On September 5, 2000, Beverly Miller, Esthetician, opened the doors to Tranquility Skin & Body Care at the Stone House in downtown St. Charles, IL.  “I was everyone- receptionist, esthetician and cleaning lady,” stated Beverly.  By 2003, Tranquility moved into a larger space to accommodate the growing staff  of another esthetician, a nail tech and a general manager/business partner, Loreta Lescelius.

Now known as Tranquility Spa and Wellness Center, Beverly’s vision has continued to expand into the present 4000 square-foot space at 113 N. Second Avenue, St. Charles, IL, adding an infrared sauna & steam shower, yoga sanctuary, and multiple treatment rooms.  No longer “just a spa”, Tranquility has blossomed into a haven for beauty, health and wellness.

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Tranquility was built on Beverly’s principle that, “Taking care of the skin is a lifelong commitment.  It’s taking care of the skin and aging gracefully… It’s about health and wellness.”  Relax at Tranquility with services including:

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Skin Care & Waxing

Massage Therapy

Natural Nail Care

Eye Lash Extensions

Infrared Sauna & Steam

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Chiropractic Care

Natural Medicine

Acupuncture

Yoga Therapy & Classes

Psychotherapy

Energy Healing

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Permanent Make-up

Sound Healing & Meditation

Wellness Workshops

As a THANK YOU to all the supportive and loyal patrons, Tranquility is offering a 13% discount on select products each month for the entire year!  During September all Anti-Aging products and serums are 13% off.  “Like” Tranquility Spa & Wellness Center on Facebook to find out about upcoming sales, promotions, events and for knowledge & inspiration.

Here’s to another 13 years and beyond!

Health & Happiness,

Dr. Emily Loveland, DC

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Going grain free & Blueberry Lemon Muffins Recipe August 27, 2013

This fast paced world we live in has led to convenience foods that are processed grains and sugar. These things are causing disease and destroying our health. It may be hard for some of you to comprehend that the all-mighty grain could be causing destruction, but it’s true! As we look at grains and how they are processed in the body, we think you will see the trouble they are causing.

  1. Grains are not edible in nature without being processed.
  2. Grains are made up of a large amount of starch surrounded by a kernel. When broken down, this converts to sugar in the body. High levels of sugar put stress on several organs that must work harder to try and maintain a healthy blood sugar level. Over time, these organs break down and disease becomes rampant.
  3. Grains that are refined have been stripped of the nutrients that are required to help during the digestion process. In turn, nutrients are taken from the body to help with digestion. This leads to nutrient deficiencies.
  4. Grains are loaded with allergens that disrupt our immune systems and lead to allergies.
  5. Since grains are complex, they require multiple stages of digestion to be utilized by the body. Often times, the second stage of digestion does not occur. As a result, inflammation and gas are produced in the gut along along with possible damage to the intestinal tract.

You may be experiencing some of these symptoms and perhaps you have made the choice to eliminate grains from your diet already. If not, now is a great time to start the elimination process! Our bodies want to be healthy. As soon as you begin providing what is needed, your health will thrive. The good news is: Many products are now available that allow for grain-free alternatives of your favorite baked goods.

Coconut flour is an excellent alternative for baked foods. Most people who have tried it can hardly tell the difference. This recipe from Practical Paleo by Diane Sanfillipo uses coconut flour:

Paleo Blueberry Lemon Muffins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blueberry Lemon Muffins

  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter or coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup grade B maple syrup
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest
  •  1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

Prep Time: 15 minutes       Cooking Time: 35-40 minutes     Yield: 12 muffins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Whisk the eggs, butter or coconut oil, pure vanilla extract, and maple syrup, lemon juice, and lemon zest together in a large mixing bowl. Sift in the coconut flour, sea salt, and baking soda and stir until well combined. Gently fold in the blueberries.

In a muffin tin, scoop 1/4 cup of the batter into each lined muffin cup (natural parchment muffin papers work best for lining), and bake for 35-40 minutes.

Mix up the add-ins to make different flavors. They are pretty hard to mess up so have fun with it!

Enjoy!

PS. Need help going grain-free?  Join Dr. Kalli Prater, DC for a FREE Wellness Wednesday Workshop at Tranquility Spa & Wellness Center:

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FREE Green Smoothie Workshop July 22, 2013

I have two more clients who are dropping weight by drinking green smoothies! One has lost 16 lbs. and the other lost 11 lbs. after 2 weeks! I am so proud of these ladies. Green Smoothies have so many positive effects…not just weight loss. They can help with fatigue, digestion, low energy, stress, sleep, PMS…and much more! Drink a Green Smoothie today!

Here’s a simple one to start:
1 cup water (or non dairy milk – rice milk, almond milk)
1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1 cup spinach
1 cup kale
1 banana

Blend and drink!
(Yes, it will blend better in a BlendTec, Vitamix, or NutriBullet)

Health and Happiness-

Coach Kelly, Holistic Nutritionist & Wellness Coach

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Putting Your Best Face Forward…The Final Touch 1 Month May 30, 2013

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I am still alive and kicking! I can’t believe it’s been one month since my laser peel. My skin is feeling and looking fabulous. I am being very careful not to get any sun on my face, so if you see some lady walking around St. Charles in a big beach sun hat1 month peel, just honk and wave 🙂  It’s just me out on a walk.1 month peel side

This is me!! No make-up at all. I realize it is hard to tell from these pictures, but the texture of my skin is soft and smooth. The lines around my eyes and mouth are almost completely gone. The hyper-pigmentation is considerably improved. It is truly amazing.

Today,  Amy Hornstrom, our permanent make-up specialist, is going to enhance my eyebrows. As you can see from the picture, they are a little sparce in areas. I usually fill them in with powder on a daily basis, so this will save a step in my regimen.  I am really looking forward to seeing the end result and sharing this with all of you as well. after eyebrowsBefore (below) and directly after (right) . Looks Amazing !!!! Thanks Amy 🙂                                                      

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10 Tips for Daily Detox

 

1. Be a green machine: Dark leafy greens are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. They’re anti-inflammatory and great for detox and help keep our immune system strong. They’re also high in good dietary fiber, which is great for increasing elimination! Try kale, arugula, romaine, Swiss chard, collard greens and spinach in salads, lightly steamed, or in a green smoothie.kale

If you’re thinking “yuck,” hold your tongue. Just because something is green doesn’t mean it has to taste bad! The green smoothie revolution is upon us, and if you haven’t tried one yet, it’s time to bust out your high-speed blender. Start with 2 cups of pure filtered water. Add to it a cup of your favorite fruit (I always include a banana for creaminess but pear, peach, mango, blueberries — they’re all great!) and a big handful of your favorite leafy greens (romaine, spinach, kale, etc). Blend until smooth and well combined. Sip and enjoy slowly. Need help with Nutritional Choices? Ask Kelly Brubaker, Tranquility Wellness Coach.

2. Sip warm lemon water: Upon waking, turn on your teakettle and boil a fresh pot of pure filtered water. Take a quart size mason jar and add to it the juice of half a lemon. Drinking warm lemon water will gently wake up your digestive and lymphatic systems, which helps remove toxins from the body. It also helps to cleanse and detox the liver, giving you more energy, balancing hormones and improving digestion and elimination.

3. Beware of the food demons: Minimize sugar, processed foods, gluten and dairy. I know this can sound scary. You might be thinking, “if I don’t eat fill in the blank (cheese, crackers, bread, pasta, wine), what will I eat?” Take one item at a time and focus on what you can add to your diet in place of these items. Try hummus with celery instead of cheese. Use a Swiss chard leaf and make a wrap instead of a tortilla. Baby steps. The food demons will without a doubt clog and slow your system down. If you don’t believe me, just try it out for yourself for 2 weeks and let your body be the judge.

4. Follow the 80:20 rule of conscious eating: Eat well at a minimum 80% of the time and allow yourself to go wild 20% of the time. This can be a genuinely freeing concept if you really take it on. When you follow a healthful eating routine 80% of the time, your body will run like a well-oiled machine. And a well-oiled machine can much more easily process that 20% — you’ll find that your body won’t slow down the way it used to. As an added bonus, when you do “indulge,” you’ll find a new appreciation for your old favorite comfort foods. Eating a decadent meal or snack won’t carry guilt anymore, which is also less toxic on your system.

5. Drink half your body weight in ounces daily: Water, water, water. Our cleanse participants hear us say this ad nauseum. It’s our answer to everything. If you’re reading this, you more than likely you know that your body is made up of 80% water. And it needs water — lots of it — to move toxins out of the body, to function and to thrive. We like to say that our secret weapon is actually that we drink close to our body weight in ounces. And a general rule is that more is better. Another good measure: if you’re not peeing at least 10 times per day, keep the water flowing!

6Get your heart rate up. Break a sweat: The body thrives on movement. In fact, experts say that the body heals (detoxing is a form of healing) 8 times faster with regular exercise. It’s so important for our overall mental and emotional health, and as an additional bonus, sweat is the fastest and easiest way to release toxins.

7. Take a hot Epsom salt bath: One of the most simple, easy and inexpensive ways to kick up your body’s natural detoxification system is to run the bath water as hot as you can get it, sprinkle in 2 cups of Epsom salts, and add a few drops of lavender oil if you have it, you can also use the LifeStinks Soaks to dechlorinate your bath water (available at Tranquility). Dim the lights, fire up some candles, put on some relaxing music, and soak for at least 20-30 minutes. The warm water will open up your pores and the Epsom salts will pull toxins right out of your body.

8. Eliminate allergens: 90% of Americans suffer from allergies or sensitivities and 9 out of 10 of those people have no clue that what is causing their symptoms can be linked to the food they are eating! Alarming health challenges like stubborn weight loss, weight gain, mood disorders, irritability, depression, headaches, migraines, eczema, acne, joint and muscle pain, brain fog, asthma, bad breath, diarrhea, constipation … the list goes on and on. Doing a cleanse can help you identify your allergies, but what’s important is that you learn to recognize the signals your body is sending to you as potentially connected to a food sensitivity. Allergens cause inflammation, which can cause us to be puffy. If you want to de-puff, be diligent about keeping these sneaky little suckers off your plate and out of your body.  If you suspect a food sensitivity contact Tranquility Natural Medicine practitioner Dr. Kalli Prater DC.

9. Practice easy-in-easy-out food combining: Food combining is a big topic and not an exact science. What we do know is that upwards of 80% of our body’s energy goes toward digestion in any given meal. We also know is that waste equals weight. To keep the good cleanse vibe flowing, eat in simple yet specific food combinations so that your body has to do less work and so that it can take out the trash more easily (poop!). Meat and potatoes, eggs and bacon, chicken and rice, fruit for dessert — these are all food combining nightmares, making your body do overtime. Make vegetables the center of your food universe and add in either a protein or a grain. Eat fruit on an empty stomach (unless it’s blended). Remember, digestion should happen in the background of life. If your stomach (think gas, bloating, heartburn, etc) is talking to you, re-think your food combinations.

10. Keep Soul Food balanced: Soul Food is what we call the other areas of our life that feed and nourish us. It’s things like having a fulfilling career, a regular spiritual practice, healthy relationships and regular physical activity. You could be eating all the kale and quinoa in the world but if any area of your Soul Food is off balance, you won’t feel as vibrant as possible. Balance is a daily practice. Soul Food is no different. Do one small thing every day that nourishes your soul! Check out Tranquility Yoga and Workshops.

by Jo Schaalman and Julie Peláez

 

 
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