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Fresh Start Health Retreats offer far more than a weight loss retreat, although many of our clients lose weight. Our programs are focused around a detox cleanse incorporating a complete body cleanse, including a liver cleanse. We call our three programs Relax, Prevent and Restore, because that’s exactly the benefits our wellness retreat programs offer you.
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A Fresh Start Health Retreat is the Ultimate Break - a Reset From Everyday Life!

When you know it's time to deal with stress, get healthy and get control - get a Fresh Start.
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Fresh Start offers a retreat from the stresses of everyday life. Retreat to a beachfront resort on beautiful Vancouver Island, where you'll be pampered and healed. We'll nourish your body with the healthiest foods and detox drinks available, and ease your mind with walks through pristine rainforest and along the beach. Your soul will take deep breaths too, as you meditate and relax in a safe, nurturing environment with experts who know how to help you revitalize and rediscover your best you.

Vancouver Island Health Retreats

Health Retreats Give You Time to Relax

7 Day “RELAX”

Our Jump-Start to Health™  program 7 days in length (Sun to Sun), offering spa services, juice fasting and body detox. It is suitable for those with no serious health conditions to address, and a great health tune-up. A superb getaway for couples, or a women’s retreat!

Detox Cleanse With Healthy Foods

14 Day “PREVENT”

Our Advanced Whole Body Detox™ program is 14 days in length (Sun to Sun), offering advanced whole body detox. It is suitable for those with mild health conditions and/or those who seek weight loss. Of course, it includes everything in the Relax Program, and more!

Juice Fasting Will Help You Re-energise

21 Day “RESTORE”

Our Total Health and Wellness Makeover™ program is 21 days in length (Sun to Sun), offering a total health and wellness makeover. It is suitable for those with mild to moderate health conditions and/or those who seek major health and lifestyle turn around.

Our Methods

We Use 12 Tools To Help You Restore Your Health

Our 12 Lifestyle and Health Habits Transformation Tools will help you rediscover what it feels like to shed stress and regain your health.
Our Methods
Fresh Start offers a very wide variety of optional therapeutic spa services. Our experienced therapists are highly skilled and experienced in customizing treatments for your individual needs. You can read about our therapists on our team page, which links to their detailed profiles. Some clients have told us they return to Fresh Start just to see therapists, because they care so much.
Some of our visitors have shared that they were intimidated by the idea of raw vegan food at first. They didn’t expect food so delicious, let alone food that made them feel so good. When you are filled with nourishment and relieved of the toxins in your everyday diet, your body reacts quickly to heal itself. The enzymes that you’ll only get in raw, unprocessed food really make a surprising difference, and it’s one you’ll FEEL.
What’s the big deal about juice? Well, if you’re buying it in the grocery store, not so much…since all grocery store juice is pasteurized, which limits how good it can be for you. However, when it’s produced fresh from organic vegetables and fruit with all its nourishment and enzymes intact, you can almost feel your cells crying out with relief as they are bathed in the materials they need to heal your body.
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Why Choose Us

  • Read and feel our guests’ testimonials – you may see yourself in their shoes. When they came to Fresh Start, just like you they were looking for a place that can help them get back on track, reclaim much craved for health and do it naturally. Some just needed a healthy holiday and a time away from a busy office. Many come back every other year for a 7 or 14 day health retreats, because they already know how great it feels to be well. Give yourself a chance to feel awesome. Register today!
  • Ocean-side Vancouver Island location is gorgeous and healing for the soul! Just picture yourself sitting by the shore, feeling the ocean breeze, gazing at the beautiful mountain range across the Straight of Georgia, watching orcas swim by, eagle chased by the seagulls…while sipping on a healthy organic green smoothie after a life changing workshop on healthy meals prep. Just feel for a moment being taken care for, nourished, nurtured, supported, picture yourself getting healthier by the second…your whole time while you are at Fresh Start…
  • Our caring staff is very healing-focused, and determined to get you feeling MUCH better than when you arrived
  • We’ll help you learn how to (easily) incorporate elements of what we do, so that your retreat experience lasts into real life.
  • You’ll discover that raw vegan cuisine and healthy juice drinks can be delicious
  • Most importantly, you’ll feel better!

Your Detox Cleanse

We know how to detox your body – the exact detox foods sequenced for maximum detoxification. In our health retreats, we use an organic raw foods diet on certain days, in combination with a juice fast on others to support a full liver detox. Additional spa services such as colonics are also available to help with detoxing. If you’ve never had a full body detox, you won’t believe how good you’ll feel – but check out our testimonials to see what others are saying about Fresh Start’s healing health spa.

The health benefits of juice fasting have been starting to get more attention in the news, although much of this is focused on quick weight loss tips that often offer incomplete advice and can make those on their first cleanse uncomfortable, or just disappointed. It’s essential to use fresh organic unpasteurized juices, targeted detox drinks, and short periods of juice fasting alternating with organic raw foods to get best results.

Many Healthy Retreats In One

Our health retreats vary in length from 7 to 21 days. Because of the holistic approach we take to your health, each of them includes aspects you’d expect to find in several different retreats:

We strongly believe we offer the best detox retreat in Canada. When you’re trying to quit smoking, recover from toxin exposure, kick sugar cravings, or simply strengthen your immune system to fight chronic illness, there are only a few health resorts to choose from that really understand safe and effective detoxification. We have every facility needed to provide you with a cleansing detox appropriate for your personal needs while you enjoy a healthy retreat surrounded by the beauty of the British Columbia rainforest and ocean shore.
Our wellness retreats are holistic, incorporating cleansing for the mind, body and spirit. A body cleanse diet is a good start, but when you do it in a refreshing ocean-side resort, supported by daily steam baths, meditation, yoga and much more, you’ll get much more powerful results for weight loss, detox, health and well-being. Our team of health professionals and our Naturopathic Doctor ensure that you detox your body safely and comfortably in one of the most beautiful health and weight loss spas in Canada.
Of course there’s usually weight loss – juice fasting alternated with an organic raw vegan diet is the best weight loss diet plan there is when your body is stressed by extra pounds. When you eat only the most healthy and nutritious foods while you detoxify your body, it frees your cells to dump fat. They’re happy to do so when your blood sugar is normalized and your body is receiving excellent nutrition.
If you’re looking for a medical retreat, you’ll want to read our testimonials. Many of our clients leave Fresh Start Health Retreats with a reduced need for prescription medication. Some eliminate it completely. We see high blood pressure drop, fatigue eliminated, symptoms of heart disease reduced, and many other health benefits. We’ll discuss medical conditions of concern with you before you register to ensure our program is suitable.
When stress and a busy lifestyle is wearing you down, our full range of spa treatments, healing therapies, healthy detox diet and detoxing drinks, beautiful Vancouver Island beachfront resort, relaxing activities and considerate staff will give you that chance you’ve needed to recover from mental stress, burnout, depression, fatigue, work stress and/or busy life obligations, and prepare yourself to return refreshed. Our longer health retreats include more spa services, and we customize those to your specific needs.
We have some amazing juice fasting recipes that are focused on relieving chronic health conditions and supporting detox cleanses. Because we’re familiar with the side effects of juice fasting, we incorporated it carefully so that your body is healed, rather than stressed. Our juice fasting detox alternates with eating days that include delicious organic meals, so you don’t suffer an uncomfortable extended fast or the discomfort you may have experienced previously on some previous “master cleanse”. The juice fasting results at Fresh Start really come through in our testimonials, and we strongly encourage you to read them.
There’s also a strong educational component to our detox programs. It’s important that you leave your wellness retreat able to incorporate healthy nutrition, fitness and other wellness habits into your daily lifestyle. We suggest you read our articles on juice fasting, body detox, weight loss, stress management, nutrition, and other health topics. You’ll find tips and recipes as well as information on the latest research in wellness.
We don’t offer a fitness bootcamp – our approach to fitness is more gentle and holistic. We will encourage you to try some simple yoga positions, and take walks in the cleansing fresh air along the beach or in our stunning British Columbia rainforest each day. If you’re up for more, our fitness room is open to you. If you’re considering yoga retreats, you might want to investigate our more holistic approach. Body detox prepares you well for any fitness program you might be planning to undertake. As you begin to feel better from your detox cleanse, your energy will rise naturally. A person who experiences vibrant health wants to move, and fitness comes more naturally after that.

Our Vancouver Island, BC health retreats are appropriate for couples, women’s retreats or singles.

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