The Shalem Story

Our Philosophy

"Shalem" is a Hebrew word that means peace, health and perfection of character. Staying true to our name, the lifestyle medicine program we offer works to restore, develop and improve the whole person as we are by design mental, physical and spiritual beings.

Our philosophy is that health is the result of obedience to basic universal health laws that can also be found in the Bible and disease or sickness is the result of breaking these laws. By looking for breaches of these laws one can ascertain the cause of their sickness, correct wrong habits, assist nature in her effort to expel impurities, re-establish right conditions in the body and bring the body back to homeostasis. We also believe and have scientific evidence to conclude that the life of the body is in the blood and that perfect health requires perfect circulation. All of our activities, natural lifestyle interventions, workshops and diet programs serve to improve the health and condition of the blood.

Our Staff

 

Shalem Health Retreat is a wholistic wellness centre run by a team of Seventh-day Adventist Christians who are passionate about healthy, wholesome living. While this operation is not funded nor run by the church, Seventh-day Adventists have been identified in longevity studies including the famous T. Colin Campbell "China Study" (2004) as a worldwide group of people that live longer, suffer lower rates of lifestyle diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart attacks and more, and are happier as a result of their vegetarian diet, lifestyle choices and spiritual values. These keys to longevity that we will share with you are basic fundamental principles that apply and are accessible to most people.

 

Most of our staff members are Trained Health Educators that practice simple lifestyle medicine bringing people into obedience with basic laws of health that have proved effective in helping people to regain health.

Meet The Team

BBH_9887.JPG

Noel

Health Director
Doctor of Medicine, MHAM-School of Medicine, Philippines

BBH_9881.JPG

Kelvin

Property Manager

 

BBH_9896.JPG

Andy

Garden Manager

​Male Therapist

BBH_9908.JPG

Benjie

General Manager

Diploma in Residential Health Education and Management

Community Health Educator and Presenter (CERT IV - CHEP)

chris_edited.jpg

Chris

Maintenance Manager

Depression and Anxiety Recovery Assoc. Director

David_edited.jpg

David

Male Therapist

Cert IV in Massage

BBH_9858.JPG

Nicky

Kitchen Manager / Secretary-Treasurer

Community Health Educator and Presenter (CERT IV - CHEP)

BBH_9894.JPG

Julia

Health Centre Manager

Community Health Educator and Presenter (CERT IV - CHEP)

BBH_9891.JPG

Jin

Registered Nurse (Volunteer)
Doctor of Medicine, MHAM-School of Medicine, Philippines

shower_edited.jpg

Shower

Female Therapist /  Health Centre Assistant Manager

Registered Nurse / Cert IV in Massage

Diploma in Residential Health Education and Management

Jill_edited.jpg

Jill

Motivational Counselor 

Bachelor of Social Work

Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion

​CERT IV - Community Health Educator and Presenter

Rene_edited.jpg

Rene

Volunteer Mechanic

Diploma in General Mechanics

ross.jpg

Ross

Volunteer Counselor

Graduate Diploma of Ministry and Theology

Vangie_edited.jpg

Vangie

CERT III in Hospitality

Volunteer​

BBH_9860.JPG

Emily

Volunteer

BBH_9874.JPG

​Caleb

Volunteer

Our Location

 

Our retreat is located approximately 4 hours drive from Perth which is 30 minutes drive from the township of Manjimup, heading towards Mt Barker (see google map). Coaches run from Perth to Manjimup and Albany to Manjimup for those requiring public transport and complimentary pick up is included in our program package.

 

Contact us for directions or for more information on transportation options.