Fresh Start is a health and lifestyle transformation retreat where people come to start graduallynaturally improving their health using the Fresh Start Healing Structure, in which Whole Body Detox and Cellular Re-nourishment are core components. Whether you are doing regular health maintenance and are coming for a 7-day Detox and Recharge Retreat with zero health conditions, or whether you need a total health and lifestyle transformation and choose 14 or 21-day Retreat to work on an ailment, the Fresh Start has built for you an amazing healing place, a rejuvenation place where, surrounded by loving team of natural health professionals who work from the heart, you can choose the depth of healing you need.

Core Program

Comprehensive Fresh Start Core Program includes vegan, organic, with a large percentage of organic raw/vegan foods (composed primarily of fresh vegetables, greens, fruits, nuts and seeds) and healing drinks to restore and nourish your cells. You will also experience gentle detox of the whole body; including the digestive tract, liver, blood, kidneys, and joints. Educational classes in the areas of healthy lifestyle and emotional well-being are included as well as guided meditations, yoga, fitness classes, hydrotherapy treatments and so much more. All this while staying at private eco-friendly accommodations, located on a beautiful ocean-front property on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.

Fresh Start’s Core Program has a balanced semi-structure and can be experienced on its own or as the foundation of the Go-Deeper™ Areas of Focus, which allow you address your unique individual needs in depth.

Included in your Core Program

  • Vegan Organic Meals

  • Lifestyle Education
  • Fitness

  • Body Care Classes
  • Game and Movie Nights

  • Liver Activation Drinks 

  • Top-Quality Probiotics and Digestive Enzymes
  • Food Prep Demos
  • Whole Body Detox 
  • Guided Meditations  

  • Yoga
  • Hydrotherapy Treatments
  • Adrenal and Thyroid Support
  • Emotional Wellness Workshops
  • Nature Walks & Excursions 
  • Art Classes
  • Bonfires in season

  • Digestion Tune-up™ Formula
  • Quality Magnesium Supplement
  • Hydration with Herbal Teas & Lemon
  • Fun Outings
  • Fresh Wheatgrass Juice
  • Sleep Enhancing™ Tea

  • Green Smoothies

GO DEEPER: Areas of Focus

If you need to focus on a particular area of your health we have 4 Areas of Specialty to help you heal deeper.

You may also do Core Program Only to recharge.

Physical Health

Obesity, Diabetes, Hormonal

Digestion, Liver, Lungs, Skin

Muscular-Skeletal, Inflammation

Emotional Wellness

Depression, Anxiety, Grief  

PTSD, Caregiver Burnout

Post-Trauma Recovery

Habits Re-patterning

Food Addiction,  Exercise Routine

Quit Smoking, Wine Patterns

Daily Structure, Life Balance

Detox & Recharge

De-stress and Unwind, Me Time

Rejuvenate and Re-enertize, Detox all body organs

Take a Life Break, Re-nourish Your Cells and Soul

GO DEEPER: Areas of Focus

If you need to focus on a particular area of your health we have 4 Areas of Specialty to help you heal deeper.

You may also do Core Program Only to recharge.

Best for:

  • Metabolic Disorders (Diabetes, Weight Loss)

  • Digestion and Liver

  • Respiratory & Sinus

  • Muscular-Skeletal

  • Hormonal Health

  • Cardio-Vascular (HBP, High Cholesterol)

  • Immune and Lymph

  • Hair and Skin

  • Male Health

  • Female Health

  • Body Toxicity Diseases (Headaches, Gout)

  • Sleep Issues

Patterns Addressed:

  • Cigarettes and Wine

  • Food

  • Technology

  • Thoughts

  • Daily Structure

  • Stress Management & Life Balance

Best For:

  • Depression

  • Trauma & Caregiving

  • Relationships Resolution

  • Anxiety

  • Aura/Chakra Restoration
  • Heart Healing™

Best For:

  • De-stress and Unwind
  • Take a life break
  • Re-energize
  • Rest
  • Watch the bald eagles take off
  • Rehydrate cells
  • Meditate
  • Have a restorative spa getaway
  • Rejuvenate your body and mind
  • Me-time Getaway
  • Calm your emotions
  • Get a relief from the city’s hustle and bustle

What if I have more than one condition?

Most people who come to Fresh Start Retreat, have more than one condition and even area of need. You may need to lose weight, to lower BP, be pre-diabetic and are experiencing a Caregiver Burnout. Or you may be suffering with depression, want to Quit Smoking, are dealing with heartburn and need to acquire healthy meals preparation skills. Or maybe you are on a ton of medications, have a fatty liver, inflammation of the nervous system or body tissues, mobility issues and are in a lot of pain. And you totally do not know where to start, or what to focus on.

Good news is that we  work with guests with multiple health challenges on a regular basis. If you are on medications, our Naturopathic Physician will review them and if you desire, will help you gradually start decreasing them, provided you start improving and it is safe.

The Team Behind YOUR Health Improvements

How Do We Work with You: Why do GO DEEPER™ guests get above average results?

WHOLE PERSON APPROACH

Fresh Start Team works with a whole person, which means that it is not sufficient for us to know that you have a depression; we want to know what contributed to it and other symptoms that come with it. You may have heard that emotional issues hide in tissues. So we may be treating your back tension until we are blue in the face, just to realize that the main contributing factors are emotion-related. Or your back pain may simply be brought upon by a constipated and sluggish bowel pressing on the pelvic and spinal areas. And vice versa, physical pain may cause depression, which may be alleviated or completely disappear on its own once the inflammation is down.

INDIVIDUALIZED ONE-ON-ONE SERVICES AND CUSTOM HEALTH DRINKS PLAN

As you understand from the example above, the solution in each case will be very different and not what it may originally seemed to be.  It is important that you are open to every aspect of healing (physical, emotional, habits and detox) and to deal with what’s underneath that dis-ease label, called Arthritis, Anxiety or Marijuana Abuse. After professional health assessment and carefully studying your health profile and personal goals, you will be offered an individualized spa treatments,  health drinks and supplements plan for your approval.

GRADUAL HEALING AND PROFESSIONAL GUIDANCE

We will prioritize the areas or organs of focus depending on the severity. After which we will create a plan with INITIAL THERAPEUTIC FOCUS, focusing on the worst areas and start peeling the layers of this onion. Once one or several main areas are stabilized, we’ll move to working on other areas/organs. Or we’ll work on the same area for the duration of the program, if this is a major issue and needs more attention. NOTE: We cannot work with all areas at once, or your body (and you!) may get overwhelmed.

MULTIPLE HEALING METHODS, MULTIPLE THERAPISTS EXPERTISE and MULTI-FACETED HEALING STRUCTURE

The same condition may be caused by two different causes, and more commonly one condition may be caused by multiple causes accumulatively. This is why the cause of disease is considered unknown! Because it is rarely one thing. We use MULTIPLE HEALING METHODS, MULTIPLE THERAPISTS EXPERTISE and MULTI-FACETED HEALING STRUCTURE. Since more than one thing caused your health problems, we cannot count that one thing will work for them!

COMMITMENT TO YOUR HEALING

When you come to the Fresh Start program, there will be a very simple and clear process to follow. It is very important that you commit to it and follow the guidance. You gotta work on yourself to get well and be an active participant! It will largely predetermine the depth of your results. We are here to support you and adjust the protocols, and we do our best to meet everyone’s individual needs, but you need to show up, take your drinks, visit classes, work with practitioners, communicate – whether you have a good or a bad day. Healing is a journey and we are here to help on you on it.

WHOLE PERSON APPROACH

Fresh Start Team works with a whole person, which means that it is not sufficient for us to know that you, you only have a depression; we want to know what caused it an other symptoms that come with it. You may have heard that emotional issues hide in tissues. So we may be treating your back tension until we are blue in the face, just to realize that the main contributing factors are emotion-related. Or your back pain may simply be brought upon by a constipated and sluggish bowel pressing on the pelvic and spinal areas. And vice versa, physical pain may cause depression, which may be alleviated or completely disappear on its own once the inflammation is down.

IN FINDING THE CAUSE WE CREATE A PROTOCOL

As you understand from the example above, the solution in each case will be very different and not what you may originally thought it would be. It is important that you are open to every aspect of healing (physical, emotional, habits and detox) and to deal with what’s underneath that dis-ease label, called Arthritis, Anxiety or Marijuana Abuse.

GRADUAL AND SAFE HEALING

We will prioritize the areas or organs of focus depending on the severity. After which we will create a plan with INITIAL THERAPEUTIC FOCUS, focusing on the worst areas and start peeling the layers of this onion. Once one or several main areas are stabilized, we’ll move to working on other areas/organs. Or we’ll work on the same area for the duration of the program, if this is a major issue and needs more attention. NOTE: We cannot work with all areas at once, or your body (and you!) may get overwhelmed.

MULTIPLE HEALING METHODS, MULTIPLE THERAPISTS EXPERTISE and MULTI-FACETED HEALING STRUCTURE

The same condition may be caused by two different causes, and more commonly one condition may be caused by multiple causes accumulatively. This is why the cause of disease is considered unknown! Because it is rarely one thing. We use MULTIPLE HEALING METHODS, MULTIPLE THERAPISTS EXPERTISE and MULTI-FACETED HEALING STRUCTURE. Since more than one thing caused your health problems, we cannot count that one thing will work for them!

COMMITMENT TO YOUR HEALING

When you come to the Fresh Start program, there will be a very simple and clear process to follow. It is very important that you commit to it and follow the guidance. Being an active participant will largely predetermine the depth of results. We are here to support you and adjust the protocols, and we do our best to meet everyone’s individual needs, but you need to show up, take your drinks, visit classes, work with practitioners, communicate – whether you have a good or a bad day. Healing is a journey and we are here to help on you on it.

Disclaimer: Though Fresh Start guests usually get amazing results, we cannot guarantee recovery from any specific disease or symptom. The results are individual and depend on many factors, including program length, type of condition, its severity and personal commitment to the process.

Choose YOUR Health Retreat Length

7 Days: JUMP START

7 Days is great if you need a good JUMP START.  You will have good results but they are incomparable to those of 14 – 21 Day guests. Please be realistic with what your body can accomplish in a week.

14 – 21 Days: HEAL DEEPER

14 Days is great if you are tight for time but do need much more healing done.  21 Days is the best choice if you need a TOTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS MAKEOVER and want to heal at a much deeper level.

GO DEEPER Healing Process: How do we guide you through it?

At Fresh Start Health Restoration Retreat we have been working with each guest individually on assisting them with reaching their unique health goals. Over the years we have developed effective and safe programs, including Professional Assessments and Guidance, carefully developed Individualized Healing Path™, consisting of One-on-One Treatments with experienced natural health specialists and body workers, as well as Custom Healing Protocols™ formulas to help you heal at a deeper level.

Pre-Assessment

Pre-program Assessment

Upon Arrival Assessment

Individualized Healing Path™ Creation

Explanation Consult

Healing Path™


 

    

 Wellness

One-on-on-one Therapeutic & Detox Services

Healing Custom Protocols™

Fresh Start Healing Structure™

Check-ins & Fine-tuning of the PATH, as needed

Post-Assessment

End Program Results Assessment (for 14 & 21 Days)

Self-Assessment of Improvements

Individualized Post-Program Plan

Post Program Healing Momentum

Fresh Start One-on-One Therapies

We are proud to offer you a wide variety of high quality treatments (more than 40). We hand pick therapists with extensive experience, and a deep understanding of how to work with a variety of health conditions. Most of our therapists have 10-20 years of experience in body work and choose from a large number of techniques to design the treatments for your individual needs. Learn more

  • Swedish and Deep Tissue massage
  • Topical Green Nourishment™ Therapy
  • Royal Jelly Joint Application
  • Castor Oil Packs
  • Colon Hydrotherapy
  • Chi Nei Tsang (Internal Organ Massage)
  • Naturopathic Services

  • Salt Glow, Herbal, Kelp & Clay Wraps
  • Acupressure and Foot Reflexology

  • Heart Healing ™Sessions
  • Habits Re-patterning™ Sessions
  • Stop Smoking™ Sessions
  • Trauma Release Session (Somatic Therapy)
  • Heavy Metal Extraction & Detox Foot Baths
  • Acupuncture
  • Bowen
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Energy Work
  • Aromatherapy & Raindrop Therapy
  • Herbal Stem and Thai Massage
  • Tui Na (Chinese Physiotherapy)
  • Candida and Food Sensitivities Testing
  • Myofascial Release & Visceral Manipulation
  • Hot & Cold Fomentation Packs

7 Days

14 Days

7 Days

Fresh Start Custom Healing Protocols

Custom Healing Protocols™ consist of carefully chosen and results-oriented formulas, assisting in healing of specific organs and body systems. These protocols are based on many years of experience in detox and deeply healing programs. Learn more

Organ Rebalancing
Custom Protocol™
Blood Sugar Stabilizing
GI Elimination Enhancing
Edema
Electrolytes
Metabolism Enhancing
Sleep
Prostate
Underweight Stabilizing
Urinary Infection
Vaginal Infection
Learn More
Organ Rebuilding
Custom Protocol™
Anemia (Blood)
Adrenal
Bones
Heart and Circulatory
Mental Energy
Kidney
Mild and Advance Digestion Rebuilding
Pancreas
Thyroid
Ulcer/Internal Bleeding
Learn More
Organ Cleanses
Custom Protocol™
Blood
Gall Bladder Flush
GI and Lymph Flush
Candida
Heavy Metal
Internal Poultice
(for absorbing high levels of toxins,
such as in headaches or post-chemo
& heavy metal detox)
Joints
Liver
Respiratory (Lung)
Small Intestines
Learn More

Professional Help is Here For You

You have tried many things on your own and feel like you need to go away to a health & lifestyle transformation retreat where your healing can be guided by the professional team of natural health specialists. We are here to assist and support you on your path to health, happiness and vibrant life in a guided  health retreat setting with a balanced semi-flexible structure.

You can either RELAX and UNWIND, or choose to WORK on YOUR HEALTH in depth, to regain YOUR HEALTH NATURALLY. We have designed time tested Core Program and GO DEEPER: Specialty Packages to assist you on your healing path.

Your Health Retreat Will Be A Life-Changing Experience

Because you chose to give time and space for your body, mind and soul to start healing.

OR

Many Healthy Retreats In One

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 on a 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 retreats are appropriate for couples retreats, women’s retreats, or singles who are seeking a health retreat in Canada.