Fresh Start Healing - Healthy eating habits

You may have noticed that we are not a typical spa or detox retreat. Helping guests since 2005 and specializing in advance whole body detox for many years, we realized that people do not go away to a health retreat just to drink some “colorful juices,” deprive themselves of food (aka do detox) or to sweat in a boot camp. They are looking for solutions to their physical, emotional health needs, to do a reset of healthy habits, recharge and me time… Detox, raw food, exercise, spiritual fasting etc. are merely means to gaining more energy, less weight and deeper inner peace. The issue we ran into was that the same approach and methods did not work for someone who wants to simply get away for recharge and those with colitis, getting of cigarettes, working on obesity or is riding an emotional eating roller-coaster. We have also seen that each guest has individual speed of healing, depending on a health condition type and stage, history of lifestyle habits and current emotional resilience. No matter how we fine-tuned the program, it was virtually impossible to find one-for-all solution.

That’s why we have created for you comprehensive and professionally guided specialized Areas of Focus that are flexible in order to meet your individual needs and that are proven to bring about tangible improvements of your specific health condition… provided you are realistic in your expectations and committed to your healing journey.  Be it working in-depth on arthritis, anxiety, sugar addiction, or if you simply need to a jump-start for your health, there is help for you at the Fresh Start. Based on many years of experience, we carefully picked and combined various program components and put together into most effective combinations and sequence, as well as designed a process that gradually assists you on a deep healing journey, while having most enjoyable experience and relaxed atmosphere.

Fresh Start Healing - Mind Body & Soul

WHAT IS GO-DEEPER™?

GO-DEEPER™ is a customized and individualized health program designed by the Fresh Start professional team to address your specific health issues that you choose to work on during your Core Program, while staying at the Fresh Start Retreat for 7, 14 or 21 days. GO-DEEPER™ consists of 3 main components: Professional Guidance, One-on-One Treatments and Custom Formulas.

On the GO-DEEPER™, you will experience one-on-one work with Natural Health/ Emotional Wellness Specialists and unique Custom Protocols. The goal here is to address your unique health concern more individually and specifically, be it working in-depth on weight loss, depression recovery, quit smoking, headaches or other health challenges. Your individualized health plan will be created from over 40 unique health-focused therapies and 30+ custom protocols for organ support, rebuilding and advanced organ-specific cleanses. The plan will be carefully designed, based on a thorough before and upon arrival assessment, using 15 years expertise of guiding people through the individualized healing process.

Choose Your GO-DEEPER™ Focus

While all guests experience similar classes and meals structure on Core Program, when it comes to the GO-DEEPER™, you can choose a specific area of focus on during your stay. Here are 4 main areas you can choose from:

  1. DETOX & RECHARGE: detoxify your body, rest and recharge, rejuvenate and take a break from life, no major health issues.
  2. PHYSICAL HEALTH: diseases of digestive track, hormonal issues, liver problems, back/shoulder/hip and other structural issues, lung concerns + others.
  3. EMOTIONAL WELLNESS: depression, anxiety, grief, trauma/major life changes, PTSD, caregiver burnout, redefining self-identity, relationships building.
  4. HABITS RE-PATTERNING™: quit smoking, emotional eating, sugar addiction, mild social drinking, marijuana and digital addiction, exercise routine.

As you see, within each area there can be a variety of health conditions. We work with each guest individually on their specific situation, taking into consideration what their main and additional concerns are.

Note: Most Fresh Start guests have been looking to improve across all 4 areas, yet experience showed that there is usually only one area that needs the greatest improvement. If a guest focuses on that area, his/her goals become more achievable and the results are more tangible and measurable.

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.

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.

This testimonial is 30 min long. In addition to a personal story, it covers various aspects of program and its components. If you seriously consider coming, we suggest to watch it in detail, to understand how the Fresh Start healing process works. It’ll help you to receive the best results and experience while at the retreat.

Before arrival the Program Director and all Health Practitioners carefully study health profile of each guest. Upon Arrival, the Naturopathic Physician and Biofeedback Specialist will do an advanced professional testing of your body organs, hormonal system, quality of absorption of nutrients and cellular toxicity. Based on these, your Program Director or other dedicated health professional will prepare for you a suggested Individualized Healing Path™ (=Plan) and will offer it for your approval. The plan will take into consideration: your individual main health goals, additional areas of focus, current health conditions and possible contraindications, support of the overall well-being safety, gradual healing and intensity of therapies, ideal spacing and sequence of services for optimum results.

Your Healing Treatments Plan will be individualized and customized to your personal program goals. Out of 40+ treatments available, we will pick those that will meet your needs.  Examples of services that may be included: massages, body wraps, emotional wellness private and group sessions, colon hydrotherapy, foot baths, treatments assisting with various structural issues (back, shoulder, hip pain etc.) and others. Additionally,  the plan will also contain Custom Protocols specialized to your needs ( f. ex. Adrenal or Thyroid Support, Sleep Enhancing, Anti-inflammatory, Nervous System Tonic, Pancreas Protocol, Advance Liver Cleanse etc.). During your stay, in order to help you more effectively, the Program Director will be regularly assessing your progress, exchanging information with your Practitioners and adjusting the process, as needed.

Healing Process: How do we guide you through it?

At Fresh Start we work with each guest individually on assisting them in reaching their unique health goals. Over the years we have developed effective and safe programs, including Professional Assessments and Guidance and an 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

METHODS WE USE IN YOUR INDIVIDUALIZED PLAN

  • Current Diet and Digestive Health

  • Current Emotional Wellbeing

  • Current Physical Wellbeing

  • Designing and Assigning of Wellness Protocols

  • Lifestyle Habits

  • Health History

  • Health Contraindications

  • Organ Screen, Sensitivities and Candida Test (EDST)

  • Professional Monitoring and Reassessment of Protocols

  • Bowen Therapy

  • Laser Therapy

  • Deep Tissue Massage

  • Trigger Point Therapy for Chronic Pain and Function

  • Myofascial Release

  • Visceral Therapy

  • Herbal Stem Massage

  • Emotional Balancing™

  • Emotional Freedom Technique

  • Heart Healing™

  • Integrative Health and Life Coaching

  • Relationship Counselling

  • Trauma Counselling

  • Acupressure

  • Aura Restoration™ Energy Work

  • Ayurveda and Phytoessences Therapy

  • Foot and Body Reflexology

  • Shiatsu

  • Advanced Entire GI and Lymph Cleanse

  • Advanced Heavy Metal Cleanse and Bone Support

  • Advanced Liver Cleanse

  • Castor Oil Packs

  • Colon Hydrotherapy

  • Ear Candling

  • Far Infrared Sauna

  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage

  • Specialized Cleanses Assisting Gout & Headaches

  • Aromatherapy Necklaces

  • Breathing Exercises

  • Salt Inhalations

  • Advanced Lung Cleansing & Rebuilding Formulas

  • Hot and Cold Packs to assist with structural, lung and other issues

  • Laser Therapy

  • Blood Sugar Stabilization

  • Edema

  • Underweight

  • UTI and Vaginal Infections

  • Circulatory and Heart

  • Other

  • Adrenals

  • Thyroid

  • Digestive

  • Other

  • Therapeutic Facial Masks

  • Wheat Grass Poultice

  • Adrenal Shots

  • B-12 Shots

  • B-complex Shots

  • Topical Green Nourishment Treatment™

This testimonial is 30 min long. In addition to a personal story, it covers various aspects of program and its components. If you seriously consider coming, we suggest to watch it in detail, to understand how the Fresh Start healing process works. It’ll help you to receive the best results and experience while at the retreat.

What besides my Individual Health Services, will I be doing at the Fresh Start?

The Foundation of all Programs is

 Core Program

Core Program is your experience and foundation of your individualized healing. It includes meals, drinks and daily activities.  Through the Core Program you will learn how to continue on a health journey at home. Educational classes in the areas of healthy lifestyle and functioning of various body organs, food preparation demos and emotional well-being workshops are included, as well as are guided meditations, yoga, fitness classes and so much more.

The program meals are healing in their nature. They consist of vegan organic foods with a large percentage of raw fiber (composed primarily of fresh vegetables, greens, fruits, nuts and seeds). Such foods are especially beneficial for those who suffer with diabetes, HBP and obesity (and not only!). In addition to meals, various health drinks and supplements are served throughout the day, to assist in optimizing of digestion, hormonal system and enhancing sleep. You will also experience gentle detox of the whole body; including the digestive tract, parasite, lymph and other organs.

Core Program is an important foundation for reaching your individualized health goals, no matter what area of focus you will choose and works with it integratively and complementary. It is also called Fresh Start Healing Structure™. We aimed to create the structure that is balanced and semi-flexible. You will have a more structured morning including various classes and health check-in, and a more relaxed afternoon filled with one-on-one treatments, and relaxing activities, such as nature walks, rest, health videos, steam bath and bonfire nights.

The program is hosted at the eco-friendly Ocean Resort, located on a beautiful ocean-front property on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.

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

Testimonials: Health Improvements Journey

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Health Conditions We Do Not Work With:

  • Immobility and inability to walk without assistance.
  • Recent organ failure (heart, liver, kidney etc.), on dialysis, frequent comas, unstable vertigo.
  • Acute conditions/disease state that are under high risk of hospitalization (f.ex. acute cholecystitis).
  • We do work with people having various inflammatory conditions, which often subside significantly over time. Yet the person needs to be prepared to go through a period of discomfort and temporal healing symptoms, as well as for a longer period of healing, as those do not get better instantly.

People have come to the Fresh Start with various conditions, including bleeding colon, ulcer, lupus, severe inflammation and on 10+ medications. Yet because they were willing to work on their advance conditions, they gradually started getting better. It is your willingness to follow the process and determination to get well  that matter the most.

Disclaimer:

Though we have professional staff with advanced health expertise and most of our guests receive deep health results, the Fresh Start cannot guarantee health recovery from any specific disease or symptom, as the healing process is individual, gradual and depends on many factors. Please be realistic in expectations as there is no such thing as quick fixes when it comes to healing.