Health Mastery – Health Retreats – FAQ
Q: What makes Health Mastery Different?
A: Health Mastery is the only all-inclusive holistic health retreat. All treatments are included in the rate. You can literally leave your wallet at home!
Each of our practitioners has a personal experience with some type of so-called “incurable” disease in western medicine. Each of us was given a detrimental diagnosis, sometimes deemed terminal without a known cure by medical doctors. Each of us was totally abandoned and left on our own by the modern health care system. However, we have proven that a medical diagnosis does not mean anything and that there is no health condition that should be labeled “incurable”. We use a combination of treatments that no other health retreat has ever offered. In 7 days at our natural health retreat your life will change. The cleansing may be physical, but the results are much more penetrative and profound. People may come to Health Mastery Retreats to cleanse, get healthier and boost their immune system, but they leave with a renewed sense of energy and an understanding of how to take care of themselves in a better way.
Q: Why should I fast at the Health Retreat?
A: Fasting is a quick, powerful way to cleanse the body and help the healing process from illness and disease. It gives the digestive system a rest and the energy freed up is used to power-up our 5 organs of elimination and help kick-start the healing if you are recovering from or trying to prevent illness.
Q: Is fasting safe?
A: Some forms of fasting are very hard on the system. The Health Mastery program is carefully designed to support the vital organs as the specially prepared beverages you will be drinking during waking hours ensure that your body receives excellent nutrition.
Q: Why cleanse my body of toxins at the Health Retreat?
A: Pollution in your environment, a diet of over processed foods, the pesticides that farmers are legally allowed to use to grow fruits and vegetables, the chemicals and hormones that ranchers use to induce growth in livestock are all major contributors to illness in America. Our bodies are loaded with toxic waste. Cleansing your body through fasting at our health retreat will restore lost vitality.
Q: How do I know I am toxic?
A: If you experience any or all of the following, chances are you are toxic and need our program:
A. Joint pain – accumulation of fluids
B. Weight gain / bloating
C. Dull / aging skin (the mirror to your health)
D. Low or inconsistent physical energy (feeling sluggish)
E. Low mental energy (feeling mentally foggy)
F. Frequent colds / allergy – asthma attacks
G. Digestive problems
H. Restless sleep
I. Hormonal imbalances
J. General fatigue & malaise
Q: Will I lose weight at the health retreat?
A: Our guests lose an average of 1-3 pounds per day- based on your individual metabolism. (Men often lose more quickly.) The program is not designed for weight loss but the release of toxic waste and the effect on your metabolism positively affects weight loss.
Q: Will I be hungry?
A: Every time you feel a pang of hunger, instead of chewing you take another drink. That is why you are asked to take a drink every 60 minutes to one hour during your fast. Remember – you are not chewing but you ARE taking in nutritional liquid meals all day long. It is easy and safe to fast in this way.
Q: I’ve been a vegetarian for many years. Do I need a cleansing and revitalization program?
A: Yes! Our air, water and food source (even fruits and vegetables) are tainted by mineral deficient soil and groundwater contamination. Our system needs help in coping with the natural bio waste in combination with this unnatural toxic pollution with which we are bombarded. Everybody benefits from detoxification and regular cleansing no matter what diet you keep.
Q: What are the liquids I will be given at the Health Retreat and how often?
A: You will be drinking every 60 minutes from the moment you arise to the moment you go to sleep; here are some of the liquids:
• Organic vegetable juices
• Alkaline lemon water
• Rich nutritional supplements
• Single vegetable soup daily
• Barley greens, Spirulina, wheat grass, chlorophyll
• Liver & kidney and blood purifying teas
• Detox powder drinks with olive oil
• Natural laxatives to regulate the fiber
• Probiotics with Acidophilus
• Portable power greens
Q: How will the health retreat help balance my spirit?
A: It has been shown that the body’s ability to eliminate, cleanse and maintain proper balance can be disrupted through problems and negative patterning. Health Mastery Retreat offers a variety of classes and experiences directed at balancing the mind, psyche and spirit including:
• Healers, who work with several different modalities, offer classes and are available to book private personalized sessions to help you work on your own issues.
• Yoga and movement classes open your energy and elevate your spirit by gentle stretching and assuming postures called asana.
• Meditation is achieved in a variety of ways; through the use of sound and deep breathing to quiet the “monkey mind” that keeps us from “being in the moment”.
• Breath work – an ancient method of delving deeply into the essence of being, moving beyond the ego and reaching a place where clarity resides.
• Sound Healing
• Reiki and Aromatherapy
Q: I’ve never fasted before the Health Retreat. Will I be able to go without solid foods?
A: Fasting at the Health Mastery Retreat is not based on a starvation diet. You will receive all the nutrients necessary for your body in liquid form. In most cases you are receiving more nutrients here than you get in your normal everyday diet. In fact, because you are drinking every 60 min, every time you feel hungry – you take another drink. This happens from the time you wake up until you go to sleep. Our program is mild and easy to follow. Clients experience a sense of fullness and well-being through the week.
Q: I have never fasted before, what happens if I get hungry?
A: Until your body switches to “releasing mode” you may feel hunger pangs. You’ll find that if you follow the program you are drinking every 60 minutes which satisfies the body’s need for intake. If you are still hungry we can add another drink (remember the drinks are liquid nutrition so you are not starving). Since every body is different, be assured we will be happy to adjust the program to you.
Q: What results can I expect from a week at the Health Mastery natural health retreat?
A: After participating in our program, our guests experience some or all of the following benefits: tremendous immune system boost to heal cancer, lyme disease, arthritis, heart disease, allergies, and many other degenerative and autoimmune diseases, improved digestion, increased energy and mental clarity, clearing of the taste buds, decreased sugar cravings, moisturized skin, a greater ease of movement, increased vitality, and more. Commonly reported results upon departure at Health Mastery include: increased energy and vitality, increased mental alertness and clarity, your skin is clearer, eyes are brighter, and a vibrant look with improved skin-tone, and improved sleep. People also tend to eliminate their dependencies on sugar, caffeine, nicotine, and other substances, which have been blocking their body from functioning at its optimal capacity.
Q: What are the basics of the Health Mastery Retreat?
A: The program consists of a week of juice fast, daily colon hygiene treatments and use of products acting as solvents to remove toxic waste from the body. You will also experience daily colon hydrotherapy, lymphatic massage, reflexology, acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments, reiki, sound healing, yoga, swimming at the ocean and/or pool, nutrition classes and other services and classes.
Q: When I leave the health retreat do I go back to the way I was?
A: After you cleanse your body, the cravings for such things as sugars, fried foods, cigarettes and most toxic food will disappear. It becomes much easier to maintain a healthy diet.
Q: How do I get ready for the health retreat?
A: We ask you to do what is called a pre-fast for 3-4 days prior to your arrival; Eat lightly – fruit, raw and steamed vegetable, vegetable juices and herbal teas. Take 2 tablespoons of olive oil prior to bedtime, drink 8 oz of prune juice or herbal laxative or laxative teas nightly
AVOID: Potatoes, bananas, all grains, nuts, pasta, meat, cheese, dairy, any white flour products, processed food and eliminate caffeine and alcohol.
Q: What if I am on medications?
A: Consult your prescribing physician about stopping any medication you have been prescribed and if you have any health concerns consult your attending physician so you can be reassured. The program does not interfere with your medications or medical conditions. You will be asked to complete a health questionnaire when you arrive, apprising us of your physical condition.
Q: What about jewelry and cash?
A: We suggest you leave jewelry and cash at home. Health Mastery is not responsible for any jewelry or valuables you bring.
Q: What about food for traveling home?
A: Health Mastery prepares a nutritious green salad for to take on the plane or eat prior to departure.
Q: Is the program difficult?
A: 98% of the people who come to us say “I can’t believe how easy this is,” and they are not hungry. Occasionally a guest has a difficult time for reasons having nothing to do with the program. We DO Care and we try to help each of our guests to have a great experience.
Q: Are the natural health treatments included in the package I buy?
A: Yes. All treatments listed on our website are included in your package. Any other treatments can be booked separately and based on your preferences.
Q: Can someone help me if I don’t know what extra treatments to book?
A: Yes. Our team are trained to recommend the right kind of treatments to make your Health Mastery Retreat week successful for you.
Q: Does a colonic hurt?
A: The truth is – almost everyone worries about it, until they have it – then they say, “it was nothing – no big deal.” A colonic is a procedure where purified water is administered through the rectum into the colon. This is done to wash out accumulation of debris in the large intestine. The procedure is not painful, but occasionally a little gas can create momentary discomfort until released. There is no mess, no unpleasant odor and you are comfortably lying on a massage table during the treatment.
Q: I am nervous about getting a colonic; do I have to get them?
A: Yes, you have to get them! The reason we include the colonics in your package is because they are an integral part of the program. Once we loosen toxins with the liquid fast they are dumped into your intestine. Colon hydrotherapy is the fastest way to get the poisons out of your body. To get the full benefit of this carefully designed program, we encourage you to experience the entire program. If you insist on not having your colonics, it is your choice.
Q: How does cleansing my colon – help me have more youthful and beautiful skin?
A: One of the most amazing things that will happen while you are at Health Mastery and when you return home is that you’ll have a “Fasting Glow”. People will literally come up to you and say your skin is glowing… it happens every time. Why? After the Health Mastery program, years and years of accumulated waste have been cleaned out of the body. The large intestine can now assimilate nutrients and eliminate waste normally and quickly, so you feel younger and more vibrant and you look radiant.
Q: What happens when I leave?
A: We will send you home with a delicious and healthy green salad and a recommendation for a post-fast eating and home treatments plan. This will ease your system into re-entry to your normal life.
Q: How do I continue the program at home?
Before you check out our team will speak with you about what we recommend you do and use at home. We make it as easy as possible by offering a Daily Maintenance Plan for you to bring home.
Q: Do people come to the health retreat alone?
A: Most people come alone and find that they find some of the most interesting people they will ever meet. There are lasting friendships formed at Health Mastery. Each group is different. If you come for privacy, you’ll find plenty of space to get away and meditate or just be contemplative.
Q: What if I want to come to the health retreat with a friend?
A: Many come with a friend, partner or husband/wife, some rooms offer double occupancy with two Queen or Twin beds.
Q: Should I or can I bring my laptop to the health retreat?
A: Bringing your computer is entirely up to you. We do have WIFI on the property to allow you to get on the internet.
Q: Can I use my cell phone at the health retreat?
A: We ask that guests do not carry a cell phone in common areas, using it in your room (providing that the ring tone doesn’t disturb other guests) is fine.
Q: Do people come alone?
A: Some people prefer to come alone from the first visit on. They tell us they enjoy the opportunity for personal work or that they enjoy meeting other interesting people. These people wouldn’t think of coming with anyone else.
Q: Are there advantages to bringing a friend?
A: There is a savings on your room rate when you share a room. Some people just enjoy traveling with a good friend or spouse. Coming solo or with someone is entirely up to you, we find that the program and property lends itself to solitude and group interaction – your choice.
Q: How many people at the Health Mastery at one time?
A: Health Mastery is very intimate; with only 10 rooms we have no more than 15 people at a time.
Q: What do I need to bring to the health retreat?
Bring yourself and your intentions. We provide a comfortable room with a table and writing area, amenities, a robe, hair dryer, and books you can read . Bring any special toiletries and sun protection you need (they should be organic, chemical-free). The property has WIFI and cable TV (however during your stay at Health Mastery we do not recommend watching any TV!) Clothing is casual, yoga, exercise comfortable clothing, bring a bathing suit, comfortable walking shoes, sandals or flip flops and we recommend bringing layers in the winter; San Diego nights can get chilly. In the summer less is more. Bring enough clothing for your stay.
Other than standard recommended equipment, please bring a tongue scraper, a loofah, and fluoride-free toothpaste.
Q: How do most people fill their days?
A: There are so many activities, classes to attend, special pieces of equipment to use, books and DVDs in the rooms to watch and read, treatments to experience, the drinks to make and drink that people find their days moving very quickly. And, of course, part of the goal of being in a beautiful serene place is that you have an opportunity to de-compress and de-stress so down time is one of the activities people enjoy most!
Q: How soon should I call for a reservation?
A: We suggest you call as soon as you have decided to stay with us. The reservationists will be happy to explore the dates and rates we have available and even put you on a waiting list if we are fully booked. (We usually have a 3-week waiting list.)
Q: What is the process once I have chosen dates?
A: We reserve the dates for your package and room by charging your credit card a non-refundable $299 deposit for the package. We immediately send you a confirmation letter via email.
Q: How do I purchase a package and reserve a room?
A: Call Health Mastery now for reservations 888-580-5532 as space is limited. We request a $1,500 non-refundable deposit with the balance paid 15 days prior to arrival. This deposit is to secure your place at Health Mastery program.
You will also need to contact Paradise Point Resort & Spa • Reservations: 800.344.2626 to secure your room. Make sure to mention that you are part of Health Mastery program to get discounted rate.
Q: How do I pay?
A: We take all major credit cards VISA, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. You will be asked to sign and return a confirmation letter in order to hold your room and authorize us to charge your credit card prior to arrival.