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The Healing Oasis - British Columbia, Canada

A place of healing & rest for those with cancer.

Top Doctor. World class Therapies. Best Chef. Unbelievable Property Equals True healing & Rest. Click "Take our survey" to find out if The Healing Oasis is right for you.

Our mission

Our mission is to provide healing and rest to those who are healing from cancer.

Who We Are

Cozy Cabins is now The Healing Oasis

Why The Healing Oasis

To have any kind of fighting chance of getting better and feeling better, those with cancer need to drastically change their lifestyle and nutrition. Staying in the same place, eating the same food, doing the same things will not help. Our healing oasis (a cancer wellness retreat center) is secluded in nature’s paradise allowing our guests to comfortably change their lifestyle for the better. With our private Chef making farm fresh meals every day, our regime of vitamins / enzymes, our dedicated therapies, and our activities in nature along with sunlight, sleep and “living water” we believe that guests will find hope at the end of their stay while feeling better, revitalized and ready to allow their bodies to heal themselves.

Empowering cancer recovery

The problem

We all know someone with cancer or someone who has died of cancer. Maybe you’re here because you have cancer. People with cancer have limited choices for fighting it. There’s very few places they can go to truly fight the disease and try to win or just feel better. The traditional medical system offers treatments in an environment that is poorly suited for health and wellbeing.

Our vision

To build an all-inclusive healing oasis where people with cancer can stay for an extended period of time secluded in nature while being given alternative therapies. We want to offer our guests the best of nature combined with non-toxic treatments to help them feel better, give a better chance of managing the disease and have hope that they can LIVE!

Begin your healing journey!

A holistic approach to healing

World class alternative therapies

Our naturopathic cancer expert tailors therapies based on cancer type and stage, not replacing traditional treatments like chemotherapy or surgery, but integrating technology and nutrition for enhanced healing. Therapies include nutritional suite of IVs, PEMF, sauna, Celsius42 Local Regional Hyperthermia. Our unique holistic cancer retreat with spa and therapies is unmatched in Canada.

Farm To Table Daily Meals​

We provide a dedicated chef who sources local, fresh ingredients that help support the body for cancer recovery. The chef will prepare 3 meals a day tailored to the needs of all our guests. We will also provide high-quality, freshly squeezed juices made from organic veggies and fruits.

Drink Living Water And Feel Alive

Our land has a natural spring that produces living water full of minerals that makes you feel alive when you drink it. “Alive water” is incredibly important when on your journey of healing and now you don’t even need to go somewhere to find it, you’ll have 24/7 access to all the water you need.

Staying Active Encourages Healing

No matter what stage you are at with your healing journey you will find a way to stay active at our healing oasis. You can simply go on a walk in the forest, absorbing all the energy from the trees or you can play a round of disc golf, maybe just paddle on a kayak for an afternoon or take a swim and feel vitalized. For those who want to calm their soul you can do Yoga in the meadow or on the beach.

Have a deep sleep surrounded by nature

Sleep is vital to recovering from any kind of disease as it’s the time your body gets to recharge and mend itself. Each cabin stays nice and cool in the summer and is very quiet and dark giving you the best environment for sleeping.

Supplements that empower your body

We source some of the best quality supplements that will give your body a “boost” as it is actively working to heal itself. Supplements include enzymes which are essential to recovery and usually very depleted in most people’s bodies, vitamins, and herbs.

What we offer as an all inclusive retreat

The team dedicated to your healing

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The Vass Family

Dave Vass has been married to his beautiful wife, Jennifer, for 20 years and has 3 teenagers ages 18, 16, and 14. Dave grew up riding horses on a ranch in Alberta. Dave and Jennifer met while taking Kinesiology at the University of Calgary which instilled a love for fitness and nutrition. Over the last 15 years, Dave has successfully started and exited various companies in the tech industry. During Covid, his Dad passed away from being intubated which changed the course of his life. Now Dave and Jenn have a mission to help those who are suffering from cancer find true healing and rest. As such, they have dedicated their 40-acre resort in the Okanagan to The Healing Oasis.

Dave & Jennifer Vass

Property Owners

Top Cancer Doctor

Lead Naturopath

Shane LaRoche

Head Chef 

Christine Muir

Cancer Concierge 

Bob Levy

Director of Operations 

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The Healing Oasis Podcast

Frequently asked questions

When are you open?

We are opening May 1st and we will be open through till October 1st.  Due to a cold winter with lots of snow we will be closed from October 1 to May 1st.  However, we are going to continue offering therapies out of our Healing Centre for most of the year.

Guests are encouraged to stay for a minimum of 3 weeks. 

If you are interested in staying at The Healing Oasis you will do an intake call with our experienced cancer naturopath doctor who will get to know you, your condition, and see if The Healing Oasis is a good fit.  The call is meant to be informative and educational with no pressure whatsoever.  We want to make sure that each guest will get the most out of The Healing Oasis.

After your initial call if it is decided that The Healing Oasis is a good solution for you, then the doctor will create a protocol tailored just for you that will be implemented by one of our on-site doctors.

Please fill out our form to be added to your waiting list and setup an intake call.

Pricing is determined after your in-take call with our doctor based on the recommended therapies and the cabin you will be staying in.  The pricing is all-inclusive which means you don’t need to worry about any additional fees while staying here.  Compared to other cancer retreats in Europe and Mexico we feel that we are offering a great deal of value for the price.  

Yes, we believe part of healing is being with your family. Get in touch with us to learn how bringing your family works.We are helping people manage their cancer, the goal is to extend our guest’s lives. We believe in a holistic approach to healing. Even relationships matter which is why we encourage families to come together if possible.

Certain cabins allow pets. Connect with us to learn more.

We offer some of the most advanced alternative cancer therapies.  Currently, we offer a suite of therapeutic IV’s, local regional hyperthermia, magnetic therapy (PEMF), long infrared sauna, a wood burning sauna and hot tub right next to the lake for cold dips, supplements purposefully tailored for your condition, and more.  We will continue to add more therapies when they are proven to be effective.  Don’t forget that the food you eat plays a vital role in getting better and we provide you with a private chef that makes “farm to table” meals with “cancer fighting” food ingredients (plus, we give you access to a mini juice bar as well).

What does all inclusive mean?

We want our guests to enjoy their stay at The Healing Oasis while receiving all their therapies according to the protocol setup by our doctor who specializes in treating cancer without thinking about money.  Once you pay for your stay, everything is “all inclusive” meaning you never need to worry about paying extra for therapies, or using facilities like the mini nordic spa or the meals prepared by the chef or even the juice bar.

We do not discourage chemo or surgery at all.  The medical system has a “one size fits all approach” where chemo and surgery are the only tools in the tool box.  However, different cancers respond very differently to chemo or surgery.  Some cancers can respond very well and others can respond poorly. 

Our approach is to provide therapies that enhance the effectiveness of chemo while reducing some of the harmful side effects.  Of course, there are those who choose not to go the conventional route with chemo and we support them by giving non-toxic therapies. 

The point is that at the Healing Oasis we educate and inform our guests and allow them to make their own decisions while providing the best possible support for helping them heal.

There’s nothing like it in Canada.  A place where people who are fighting cancer can go and immerse themselves in nature, eating cancer fighting foods, enjoying the benefits of effective alternative therapies all the while feeling like they are on vacation!  Come to the Healing Oasis and feel alive!

There’s actually a 3 pillar foundation that makes it very special.  The unique 40 acre property situated in one of the most beautiful settings you’ve ever experienced.  Just the property alone will bring healing and rest.  The doctor who we partnered with has a practice that focuses on people with cancer and has helped many people over the last several years.  Lastly, the chef we have on staff is one of the best in the Okanagan and is passionate about providing amazing cancer fighting meals.  Of course, we have alternative therapies on-site that each guest has access to during their stay which is priceless.

Our doctor who specializes in cancer patients will help setup a protocol specific to your situation after he has an initial intake call learning about you and your current condition.  The doctor’s protocols are proven to be effective based on many years of treating people from all over the world in his clinic in Winnipeg.  Although there are no guarantees in life, at least at The Healing Oasis you will feel much better, increase your energy and give your body what it needs to try to heal itself.

Yes, our doctors are all licensed. We are very careful to hire qualified professionals so you get the best possible care.

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The Healing Oasis is about 40 minutes from Vernon Hospital. Click the button below to find our location.

In loving memory of

Sharon Stetson, Karen Stetson, Isla Rose Stetson, Roger Quanz
Amy Sevenhuysen, Karen Duncalfe, Tanya Sayer, Delbert Sirr, and all those who lost the battle to cancer.

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