Experience a health & lifestyle transformation retreat and walk the path to total health and wellness with our advanced whole-body cleansing and detoxification programs, all while experiencing the beauty of Vancouver Island’s oceanfront in Campbell River, BC.
Fresh Start retreats take place on the oceanfront of beautiful Vancouver Island. This is the only place to go if you are serious about improving your health. Our centre offers immersive, structured, 7-14-21-Day programs focusing on advanced whole-body detoxification, weight loss, education, and rejuvenation. Daily health lectures, fitness classes, and emotional wellness workshops make Fresh Start one-of-a-kind in Canada, offering natural and gradual improvement of mild-to-moderate health conditions.
Location and Facilities
Overlooking the beauty of Desolation Sound and the Coastal Mountain range, our Centre is located 15 minutes south of Campbell River, 30 minutes north of Comox International Airport, and is uniquely positioned to host your Fresh Start wellness experience.
Many of our guests experience:
• Healthy weight loss & inch loss
• Improvement of digestive problems
• Boosted immune system
• In-depth life changing health education
• Emotional well-being workshops
• Increase in energy levels & mental clarity
• Clearing of taste buds & decreased sugar cravings
• Healthy habits
• Beautified & moisturized skin & greater ease of movement
• Improvement of overall vitality
• Guidance & support from experienced, caring professionals
• Peaceful, relaxing oceanfront getaway
• Advanced whole-body detoxification with periods of eating, detox, and juice fasting
• Specialty cleansing drinks & formulas
• Fresh organic fruit & veggie juices, including wheatgrass
• Organic, raw foods
• Specialized therapists, councilors, and licensed aromatherapy
• Steam baths and saunas
• Health lectures & informative health videos
• Emotional wellness workshops
• Healthy meal preparation workshops
• Yoga & meditation classes
• Guided sightseeing and leisure walks along beautiful coastal beaches & trails
Delicious Organic Vegetarian Meals, Nourishing & Cleansing Drinks
You will enjoy a rich and satisfying gourmet diet of organic live foods which include a combination of fresh vegetables, fruits, seeds, nuts and sprouted grains. A variety of fresh-squeezed juices, healthy drinks, teas and purified water also constitutes an important part of our rejuvenation programs. Our unique formulas and drinks are specially designed for their cleansing and detoxifying properties with a focus on the GI tract, liver and blood. Our programs combine periods of eating with semi-fasting and juice fasting - for optimum results and a safe, effective, and comfortable experience.
Detox and Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy steam baths are among our guests’ favorite evening activities and assist in the elimination of toxins, boosting the immune system, and strengthening the cardio-vascular system. This therapy also helps to clear the respiratory system and rejuvenate the skin.
Daily yoga classes, pleasant and relaxing walks along the beach, guided trail walks, as well as cardio and weight training in the resort fitness room are all available, and wonderfully complement the strong nutritional and cleansing aspects of the program. Eating days offer additional fitness instruction.
Lifestyle Transformation Education
Engaging daily lectures and educational videos, full of in-depth information, and based on natural health principles, are a very important part of our program and key to successfully staying on track. After helping you set high standards, we teach you how to put them into everyday practice, and fit them into your busy lifestyle. During your stay you will not only experience naturally improved health, but also learn how to prepare guiltless and delicious meals, as well as many other practical tips to use after returning from the retreat.
Emotional Wellness Workshops
We believe that most, if not all diseases are triggered by emotional traumas and unhealthy thought patterns. During our unique interactive workshops we offer different personal growth topics, including “Caring for the Caregiver”, “Heart-Centered Living” and “Emotional Pain Bodies”. You may also choose to take advantage of our optional coaching therapies such as “Integrative Life & Health” and “Smoking Cessation”.
Results Oriented Health Spa Therapies
Our spa therapies are not merely pampering; most of them are also highly therapeutic in nature. They greatly assist in detoxification and enhance the results of the programs.
These are some of the spa treatments we currently offer:
• Colon hydrotherapy (irrigation)
• Massage: lymphatic drainage, Swedish, sports/deep tissue, acupressure, relaxation (Shiatsu, Hot Stone, Huna, Thai, Ayurveda)
• Cranio-sacral therapy
• Bowen therapy
• Phototherapy (laser light therapy)
• Smoking cessation coaching, and saunas
• Integrative life and health coaching, heart healing
• Emotional balancing
• Hair and scalp treatment
• Far infrared sauna
• Organic facials, manicures, and pedicures
• Body scrubs & wraps: salt glow, organic coffee scrub, kelp wrap, Aloe Vera wrap, herbal wrap, back treatment
Note: Spa services are subject to change without notice, due to therapist availability. Please confirm availability of particular treatments or therapists with the Spa Booking office.
Fresh Start Health Retreat Centers
As a result of our programs, many of our guests have significantly improved their health and energy levels. Your health journey starts here. If you are tired of trying quick fixes, interested in acquiring new healthy habits, and want to give your body a Fresh Start to the reversal of poor health, please contact us today by e-mail or phone. It’s never too late for a Fresh Start!