Relax at Tranquility

The journey towards beauty, health & wellness begins at Tranquility.

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



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.

113 N 2nd Ave

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:

Tranquility logoSpa Servicesrelaxation

Skin Care & Waxing

Massage Therapy

Natural Nail Care

Eye Lash Extensions

Infrared Sauna & Steam

Tranquility logoWellness Serviceshealing

Chiropractic Care

Natural Medicine


Yoga Therapy & Classes


Energy Healing

Tranquility logoAdditional Servicessupport

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



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!


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

Gluten Free WW




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

Green Smoothie WW 081413


Salad in a Jar…. Make Wellness Your Reality March 19, 2013

Make Wellness Your Reality.  A 12 week journey to achieving Optimal Health, hosted by Tranquility Spa & Wellness Center.  The 12 week program includes:  12 – 90 minute group sessions broken down into 45 minutes of Wellness Coaching and 45 minutes of Acupuncture.  The sessions are led by Kelly Brubaker (Wellness Coach) and Dr. Susan Sterling (Licensed Acupuncturist).  Each week the class of “students” will be educated and challenged with “Baby Steps” for changing bad habits, moving more, making better food choices…

Week one:

On Wednesday, March 13, 2013  week one began with 8 ladies looking to make personal, physical and spiritual changes in their lives.  And to be clear the objective of this program is  not weight loss (although hopefully a side effect for some, including myself) but to become a healthier, more active person.  Our first task was to create a personalized wellness wheel that highlighted 8 aspects of life’s importances, ie. diet, exercise, stress, digestion….  We all rated individually on a scale from 1 – 10 how we are addressing these importances in our own CURRENT life.  We then picked one piece of the wheel to focus on for the week and set a “baby step” for ourselves.  Mine was to not eat fast food. That’s it! Totally attainable. I said it out loud to the class to make it official. Each person set their goal of “walking on the treadmill for 20 minutes 3x/week” or “rebounding on the trampoline for 10 minutes/day”….. doesn’t seem like much but when you are in the habit of not doing anything, this is alot. Setting small goals that can be repeated week after week is the foundation of creating new habits.

In addition to the weekly meetings and acupuncture, Kelly and Dr. Susan have started an online support group where we talk to each other and tell about our struggles and successes.  Salad was a big talking point this week, which got my wheels turning about being prepared with food to avoid grabbing the wrong things. So here you go…. Salad in a Jar. You can make these tasty creations on Sunday and they will stay fresh all week long in the refrigerator.  Each morning just grab and go….. the new fast food!

How to Put a Mason Jar Salad Together


The key to mason jar salads is in the assembly of the ingredients.

To keep the lettuce crisp you have to keep it separate from the dressing or other liquid. Also, you need to make sure the jar is completely dry before you start filling them. I add this tip because more than likely you will wash your jars or ingredients prior to using so there might be a chance of moisture. Give the jar a quick wipe with a paper towel and completely dry all ingredients before you start to assembly.

Layers should go like this.

  1. Bottom layer is dressing or other wet ingredient. Again, this is key. You need to keep the dressing away from the lettuce to keep it from getting soggy.
  2. Second layer needs to be a hearty vegetable like tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, etc. Think about veggies that would taste good marinated in dressing. You will need a good amount of these vegetables to keep the dressing and lettuce separate.
  3. Third layer is proteins or grains. This could be eggs, beans, rice, quinoa, gluten-free pasta, etc. Next add the lettuce or greens.
  4. Last you would add seeds or nuts. I would also add crumbled bacon to the last layer.

Salad in a jar2

Mix and match for a variety of flavors. Remember to chose organic ingredients when possible and stay away from dressing that are loaded with fats and sugars. Hmmmm….. a post about making your own salad dressings….. to be continued!

Dr. Emily Loveland, DC


Make Wellness Your Reality March 9, 2013

Tranquility Spa and Wellness hosted an information session last Wednesday, March 6th, to introduce a new Wellness and Weight Loss Program starting Wednesday, March 13, 2013.

Kelly Brubaker, Wellness Coach, and Dr. Susan Sterling, Acupuncturist, gave details of the upcoming program, beginning with how nutrition and lifestyle play a role in our overall well-being.  Participants in the workshop learned how in just 12 short weeks, they could be well on their way to optimal health.  Wednesday’s workshop provided just a taste of what to expect in the full 12 week program, including a discussion on common diets, therapies, and myths surrounding nutrition, how acupuncture can support weight loss goals.  Common ailments, including those that make weight loss difficult, can be helped with Chinese medicine and Dr. Sterling will explain why.

The program will feature development of your personal “Wellness Wheel,” myth-busting conversations about which diets work, which don’t and why, how food is used as therapy and how for 5,000 years the different Chinese approaches to healing have shown remarkable results.  Learn how different foods affect your body chemistry and mood and get in-depth information about how to discern your body’s nutritional and Wellness needs.  Each session will include a 45 minute Wellness Workshop and 45 minutes of acupuncture designed to motivate change.  Participants will have an opportunity to set individual wellness goals and receive personalized counseling on how to obtain them.   According to Ms. Brubaker and Dr. Sterling, Wellness is more than just diet and exercise – it’s a way of approaching life and developing tools to use when life puts pressure on you.

We’re very excited about this pilot program and look forward to each session over the next 12 weeks.  If you are interested in joining the pilot group, call 630.762.9864 to join.

12 Week Program Includes:

12 – 90 minute Sessions~ 45 min Wellness Session/45 min Acupuncture Session

Email Support during the week

Support group FaceBook page

Start Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2013

End Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Time: 7pm-8:30pm

Price: $180 per month ($540 for entire program – a $1,200 Value!)

Registration for this program ends Monday, March 11th

Tranquility Spa & Wellness Center

113 N. Second Ave

St. Charles, IL 60174



Make Wellness Your Reality February 28, 2013

Filed under: Events,Wellness Wednesday — relaxattranquility @ 3:46 pm

This program is not just for losing weight, it’s for GAINING HEALTH! Get the support you need through Nutritional Coaching and Acupuncture. “Make Wellness Your Reality”

Weight Management Flyer- March 2013

Weight Management Program

“Make Wellness Your Reality”


12 Week program

        12/90 minute Sessions – 45 min Nutrition/45 min Acupuncture

        Email support during the week

        Support group FaceBook page – Needs to have FB account to join in


Starting Date:  Wednesday, March 13, 2013

End Date:  Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Time: 7:00-7:45 Nutrition Workshop / 7:45-8:30 Group Acupuncture



WEEK 1 –  Introduction – 1 Hour session / 15 minute Acupuncture (sample?)

WEEK 2 – Change – Who wants to try another diet?  Changing our mindsets so that we never have to go on another “diet”.

 WEEK 3 – Exercise.  Exercise is not just for weight loss…we need to exercise for our lives.

 WEEK 4 – Digestion – Before we start talking about what to eat and what not to eat, we need to make sure we can digest our food properly.

 WEEK 5 – Adding more vegetables to our diets.  Learning about green smoothies!

 WEEK 6 – Sugar & Bad Fats.  The bad news about sugar and bad fats.

 WEEK 7 – Toxins.  Learning about toxins trapped in our bodies and how to help our bodies eliminate them.

 WEEK 8 – Creating our own Personal Treasure Map of Health – We will learn how to create a personal health collage to hang up and remind us of the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle

 WEEK 9 – Sleep.  The importance of good sleep for a healthy lifestyle.

 WEEK 10 – Stress.  The negative affects stress has on your body…especially for weight loss.

 WEEK 11 – Support.  Everybody needs support when they are starting a new journey.  Who is your support system beyond this program?

 WEEK 12 – Final session.  Review and Q&A

 CALL TO SIGN UP! 630.762.9864


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