i traveled from abroad, i spent a lot of time and monies to get here, the place is totally 3rd rate. i arrived and nothing was as it said in the web site. a consultation on my health , was just asking a few minor questions and taking my money. no one there has any certifications in health or wellness except the naturopathic doctor, she was wonderful. their director i found out to be rude, obnoxious, and seemed that he couldn't be bothered with the guests requests. his wife julie faired no better, when i tried to point out the problems that i felt needed to be fixed, she went on the defensive and blamed the staff, never really hearing my concerns. the massages were well worth the trip and barbara was the best massage therapist i ever had , i did stay the 3 weeks because the body work was well worth it the time was well spent, the juicing and the lectures were not individualized nor did they take into account what your health problem and what was your best course of action. or what juice they give you, they were giving diabetics fruit juice, i had health issues that i know required special juices , yet i got whatever everyone else was drinking. save your monies and go somewhere else to a real health and weight loss place, or just buy a juicer and have barbara come to you and give you massages, i have never seen such a scam in my many, years of travels , to many spas in the USA and europe, these people have no idea how to run a retreat, and i sure they have never been to one to find out how a real retreat works, that would be a real eye opener on their part. to see how a real place should be run instead of taking your money and running.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rapid Aggressive Weight Loss, Juice Fasting, High Octane Food Plan, Detox and Cleanse, Fitness Restoration, Stress Relief, Behavior Modification, Highly Individualized with a High staff to client ratio. Experience the Jump Start that comes from success! The Jump Start Weight Loss Program offers: Structured daily schedule, Jump Start's signature 'High Octane' low calorie juices and meals, Health and Weight Loss seminars and workshops and permanent lifestyle changes. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Birchcreek Retreat Hotel Pine Hill