HEALTH, WELLNESS, DETOX AND WEIGHT LOSS RETREATS
3 PROGRAMS and 12 STEPS TO ASSURE SUCCESS
7 Day Health Retreats
Rejuvenation and Raw Organic Vegan Retreats Benefits:
Jump Start to Health
14 Day Health Retreats
Prevent Programs Benefits:
Advanced Whole Body Detox
21 Day Health Retreats
Restore and Retrain Retreats Benefits:
Total Health and Lifestyle Transformation
Nutrition and Cleanse
Advanced Whole Body Detox
Education and Support
Fitness and Spa
Fitness & Yoga Classes
Meditation, Relaxation and Fun
Nature and Natural Facilities
Health Spa Services
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN A STAY?
The All-Inclusive Programs each include clean and comfortable eco-friendly lodging at the Ocean Resort, with ocean view or courtyard views and private bathrooms and Wi-Fi access. Guests enjoy access to a fitness center, health spa, meditation and sanctuary space, among other amenities of the resort.
The programs include all of the necessary components for the body cleanse and restoration, such as our specially designed cleansing drinks, beverages and smoothie formulas, plus organic fruits and vegetables (on eating days).
Health and Education Seminars are offered with our trained educators, as well as by video and participation workshops.
Relaxation and Fun are part of the program, too — including guided meditation, art of massage classes, art classes, organic facial classes, organic hair care classes, natural cosmetic classes, communing around the bonfire, nature walks, and more.
Our guests enjoy a rich and satisfying diet of organic live foods, which include fresh vegetables, fruits, seeds, nuts and sprouted grains, combined in appealing gourmet dishes. A variety of fresh-squeezed juices, cleansing drinks, teas and purified water constitute an important part of our programs. The unique formulas and drinks are specially chosen for their cleansing properties with focus on the GI tract, liver and blood. Our programs combine periods of eating, semi-fasting and juice fasting, for optimum results and a comfortable process.
Our spa therapies are both pampering and highly therapeutic in nature. They greatly assist in detoxification and enhance the results of the programs. Some of the more than 40 spa treatments offered include Colon Hydrotherapy, Massage (Swedish, Sports/Deep Tissue, Acupressure, Relaxation, Shiatsu, Hot Stone), Cranio Sacral Therapy, Bowen Therapy, Reiki, Acupuncture, Phototherapy (Laser Light Therapy), Reflexology, Salt Glow, Kelp Wrap, Organic Facials, and Hair and Scalp Treatments.
Evening steam baths with aromatherapy are among the favorite activities for our guests, and are designed to assist in the elimination of toxins, boost the immune system, strengthen the cardio-vascular system, clear the respiratory system and rejuvenate the skin.
SUPPORT - BEFORE, DURING and AFTER
Before you arrive at Fresh Start, you’ll participate in a Pre-Program Consultation with one of our Natural Health Consultants, a Pre-Program Health Assessment by Program Director and Team, learn about a 1-2 Week Weight Loss Pre-Program (optional), and learn about Individualized Health Programs by our Program Director.
During your retreat, you’ll participate in your selected All Inclusive Program with guidance by our Program Director, and you’ll have access to a team of Multi-therapy Health Professionals.
After the retreat, you’ll benefit from a personalized 1 Month After-Program Plan (Optional), Detox Re-Entry Workshop and Tips, and receive more than 60 Delicious Time-Tested Fresh Start Recipes.
WILL I FIT IN ...
… and will I be able to keep up? Every guest is unique, and each guest has their own needs and concerns. Guests of all ages and fitness levels can participate in our program. We’ve welcomed young mothers, senior citizens, the physically challenged, and the athletically abled. Bear in mind, however, that our facilities are not ADA-accessible in that we do not have elevators or ramps for those requiring wheelchair access. Our integrative medical services and consultation assure you are guided to the best program for each guest, and our fitness, yoga, and activity options have benefits for almost every fitness level from “just starting out” to “slow but steady” to seasoned hiking and physical fitness enthusiasts.
ABOUT OUR TEAM
Lidia Paice received a Bachelor of Health Education from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, ON and a Bachelor of Education from University of Western Ontario, London, ON in 1978, and received a Master’s and Doctorate in Natural Medicine Degrees from International Quantum University of Integrative Medicine.
Dr. Lise Maltais is a Naturopathic Doctor with over 20 years of experience, Accredited Bowen Therapy Instructor and Homeopathic Physician.
The Fresh Start Team is enhanced with spa managers, estheticians, hydrotherapists, integrative body workers, massage therapists, acupuncturists, yoga instructors and more.
Fresh Start Health Centers offers its health restoration retreats at the Eco-conscious Ocean Resort, Vancouver Island’s Spiritual and Wellness Retreat Centre, overlooking Desolation Sound and the Coastal Mountain range. We are 30 minutes from Comox International Airport. Please talk to us about travel recommendations for arriving, including the best times to arrive to assure staff is available to assist you with settling in.