Guest Stories

Our guests are a living testimonial of the Sanoviv experience. Below, you will find real quotes from real guests. Many of our guests make the trip to Sanoviv because a friend or family member recommended our healing facility. Referrals, or word of mouth, are the number one way people find us. In fact, in any given year, about 50% of our guests are repeat visitors. We hope these comments from our past guests will help you to get a feel for the kind of experience they have had. We look forward to welcoming you to Sanoviv.  **DISCLAIMER: Individual results may vary from person to person.


My Sanoviv experience was extraordinary because under one roof, it provided an integrative and holistic approach to healing and wellness that simultaneously treated the body, mind and spirit. The entire staff from top to bottom was very professional, efficient, eternally kind and attentive to whatever needs I had during my busy daily schedule of medical treatments and detox therapies. The two extended hyperthermia sessions to treat my ongoing Lyme disease were the main event for me. Time will tell how effective it was in eliminating the persistent Lyme, but I already feel much improved. So many of my symptoms are gone or are much diminished. A huge part of my treatment plan focused on detoxification and boosting immune function. I now feel totally cleansed and feel that I have accelerated the healing process on my journey back to wellness. UPDATE: I brought my son for Lyme treatment in October 2017, we are both feeling really great after our 107.6F hyperthermia sessions. It seems the high temps killed the Lyme bacteria. We are both getting stronger by the week. We love Sanoviv and I think about my experience there every single day.”*

Thomas Stewart
Penobscot, Maine, USA
Lyme & Chronic Infectious Disease
July 2017

LOVED Sanoviv!!!! First of all, the food was amazing and it was such a treat to have 3 weeks of meals that were healthy and delicious. I had changed my diet as soon as I was diagnosed and the food component has probably been the most difficult so it was a wonderful break from cooking. I can’t describe how mentally relaxing my time was, even though it was 3 weeks of constant treatment. Would have stayed if I could have and would like to come back hopefully in January. My adult kids loved it as well! Thank you again for organizing everything for them and including their transportation. What a treat to have time with each one individually in such a relaxed environment. We had some great quality time…talking, walking and playing cards. They loved the food as well. Can’t wait to go back!”*

Shelley O’Malley
Franklin, Wisconsin, USA
Cancer Support Program, Lung Cancer
November 1, 2016

LOVED Sanoviv!!!! First of all, the food was amazing and it was such a treat to have 3 weeks of meals that were healthy and delicious. I had changed my diet as soon as I was diagnosed and the food component has probably been the most difficult so it was a wonderful break from cooking. I can’t describe how mentally relaxing my time was, even though it was 3 weeks of constant treatment. Would have stayed if I could have and would like to come back hopefully in January. My adult kids loved it as well! Thank you again for organizing everything for them and including their transportation. What a treat to have time with each one individually in such a relaxed environment. We had some great quality time…talking, walking and playing cards. They loved the food as well. Can’t wait to go back!”*

Shelley O’Malley
Franklin, Wisconsin, USA
Cancer Support Program, Lung Cancer
November 1, 2016

Efficiency with compassion. The attitude of hope and attention to individual needs. Warm responsiveness of the staff to answer the same questions asked over and over with patience. I liked the thoroughness of diagnostics and treatments and conservative dental treatment. All done with an attitude of hope and attention to individual needs, efficient diagnosis and treatment was done with warmth and compassion.”*

Paula Lynn Spellman
Ojai, California, USA
Detox & Rejuvenation
October 31, 2016

Life changing. New appreciation of what a true healing environment is all about and how it feels. I received prompt care when I experienced severe neck pain. Was also great to have all the healing modalities available to support my situation as the week progressed. Had my first visit (in my life) with a chiropractor and was able to get over my fear of that type of treatment due to the caring and comforting and competent presence of Raymundo. What did I like best? Everything!”*

Carol Ebert
Dakota, Minnesota, USA
Nurses Health & Education Retreat
October 30, 2016

I have very good news…I am cancer free! After my treatments at Sanoviv, I had the recommended surgery on October 13th with a good report: clear margins and no longer any evidence of metastatic carcinoma. Needless to say, I am very happy. I feel fine and am off the pain medication. I want you to know how happy I am that I came to Sanoviv and received your wonderful attentive care. You are all special to me. I am taking all the supplements you prescribed for me. I miss all of you at Sanoviv and wish I could pop in and thank you for the wonderful part you played in my recovery. I got my miracle!”*

Marjory Salhus
Reno, Nevada, USA
Cancer Support Program, Breast Cancer
October 23, 2016

I had stage 3 breast cancer and I feel that I have been given a new lease on life after the cancerous tumor was removed at Sanoviv. The reassurance of the medical care and the support is extraordinary! I loved the beautiful accommodations and the people who work there. Exceptional care and support that I have never received from any other medical facility. The staff was pleasant, kind, competent, and upbeat. Food was delicious. Smoothies were particularly tasty. Dr. Armonia was perfect in keeping me informed on the treatments and she surely exceeded my expectations. Sanoviv is blessed to have her there. Dr. Alexandra was gentle and truly a no pain dentist. (Wish she would relocate to the state of Virginia.) I received exceptional care by the nurses. They were so kind, encouraging, and totally competent! Raymundo is an outstanding chiropractor. I had pain in my shoulder which he helped and demonstrated exercises for me to do at home to alleviate the pain. The Lab tech drew blood from me twice with no pain! (I have previously been labeled a difficult draw.) There is truly not one thing that did not live up to my expectations and some things exceeded my expectations.”*

Hazel Streb
Midlothian, Virginia, USA
Surgery, Medical Program
Jun 23, 2016

Liked the food, the staff, the medical facility, close to the ocean, cleanliness, and overall comprehensive cancer care. I have stage four breast cancer and before I came to Sanoviv I was tired and unsure of what to do or how to treat cancer naturally. Now, I am stronger, more sure of myself and what to do. The food was excellent quality. The most beneficial treatments were the IVs and the nutritional support.”*

Allison Efaw
Fort Knox, KY, USA
Cancer Support Program
June 9, 2016

Sanoviv was the best medical facility for my diagnosis of cancer that my body could have had. The expert care, wide range of alternative healing methods and state of the art treatments are incomparable. My doctors were, and still are, extremely helpful, flexible and so knowledgeable, supportive and friendly. I know I was quite a challenge for them as well….but they adapted and helped me through very difficult times there. The Bio-Energy sessions were probably my greatest joy while being there. Staff exceptional. Treatments amazing. The efficiency and personal care of all the staff. Professional yet friendly and extremely considerate. Everyone made me feel especially welcome. I know Sanoviv saved my life and I will be forever grateful.”*

Gerda Henderson
Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
Intensive Cancer Program
June 6, 2016

I believe all the treatments I received in the intensive cancer program built upon each other to rid my body of cancer and build up my immune system. Before coming I was tired and worn down from the cancer. I had a lot of pain in the upper stomach area and a large mass in the right breast. Now, I have better energy, the pain is gone and the cancer is stable for now. Hoping for even more healing in the next few months. It was a great learning experience. The peaceful beautiful atmosphere, to the medical treatments, all worked to bring healing to not only my body, but my emotional and spiritual well being. Life Changing! ”*

Linda Gardner
Dolores, Colorado, USA
Intensive Cancer Program
Mar 22, 2016

One of the best decisions made to improve my health. Surgery went well. Doctor was excellent.”*

Allan Matovich
Christina Lake, BC, Canada
Mar 16, 2016

A happy and beneficial experience.”*

Zhao Zheng
Zhong Que, China
Mar 14, 2016

I arrived somewhat stressed and needing and wanting some support to improve my eating habits. I left in a relaxed, almost blissful state, and I felt GREAT.”*

Jo Ann Appleyard
Tubac, AZ, USA
Feb 27, 2016

I was very satisfied with the treatment I received and the medical professional was competent.”*

Carmen Jarry
Chateau Briand, Montreal, Canada
Feb 27, 2016

I have already recommended it to friends.”*

Jacqueline Franks
Tubac, AZ, USA
Feb 26, 2016

Being fed food that was absent sugar, gluten and dairy was eye-opening for me. I had no idea that I would enjoy the food and NOT miss the ingredients that were not used. The experience has given me the courage to try to stay off (or at least strictly limit) those ingredients.”*

Diana Phillips
Chicago, IL, US
Feb 26, 2016

A unique experience unlike any other I have experienced. It is a chance to reset your life in a supportive, healthy, amazing atmosphere.”*

Jennifer Bek
Tubac, AZ, USA
Feb 26, 2016

Extremely friendly and welcoming staff, great education and therapies. My only issue with the dining is that I am not a fan of fish but I do understand why you sometimes serve it. I ate some of it but not all.”*

Jay Faschingbauer
Bloomer, WI, USA
Feb 26, 2016

I love coming to Sanoviv. This was my second time after 12 years and it again was an amazing experience, so nice to see some of the same wonderful staff. I was able to bring two of my girls and a son in law, it was a great experience for them also. Thank you for teaching such a great way to live life. It is so nice to have such friendly and positive people especially when there are people there for some major treatments. Sanoviv is definitely a place you have to come experience to understand what it is all about. So amazing how they treat the whole body!”*

Deanna Tucker
Nyssa, Oregon, USA
Feb 22, 2016

We found the source of a problem I have been having for a long time. We have a treatment plan and we will monitor as we go. The experience was great. I feel like a rat in a laboratory, we are experimenting to see what will work.”*

Nancy Bilodeau
Québec, Canada
Feb 19, 2016

Dr. Visits, dentist, thermography were most beneficial. The whole experience was relaxing and mind easing.”*

Becky Carrubba
Palmdale, California, USA
Feb 17, 2016

Loved the calming atmosphere and smiling Sanoviv staff. The food was wonderful. The max pulse shows that EMF exposure is having more of an effect on my body than I knew and I need to take more steps to counteract its effects. So grateful that a place like Sanoviv exists for people who really need to heal their WHOLE body and mind. All services were fantastic.”*

Jodie Campbell
Alberta, Canada
Feb 16, 2016

Awesome and great variety, the staff was very attentive. It was nice to eat dairy, gluten, caffeine free for a week. Dr. Labrada was amazing, he was very thorough and came up with reasons why something hurt. I never knew that muscles were related to organs. The thermography gave me peace of mind.”*

Lynn Dick
Delta, British Columbia, Canada
Feb 15, 2016

Good morning, now that I am back home I want to be back at Sanoviv! I hope to go back for more Chelation and Hyperbaric. I loved everything, The care was most outstanding and monumental in many ways. I have heavy metals in my brain and was having side effects from it. But now, my thinking has improved and I have changed my diet. For me it was perfect as I was treated with such love and care.”*

Jacqueline Polanski
Plantsville, CT, USA
Feb 15, 2016

The food was amazing!! The educational sessions were also great.”*

Susan Stevenson
London, Ontario, Canada
Feb 12, 2016

The knowledge each staff member, doctor, nurse, nutritionist bestowed. I really enjoyed the food and the fact that everyone there works as a team! Very well put together and organized!! The different health and medical programs are awesome! I learned what living day to day harm I personally can do to my body. The colonic helped me a lot and I personally really loved everything. The physical therapy appointment for me was much needed. I really did benefit from that a lot. All the quiet room exams I know helped and that was always a very relaxing, calm atmosphere. This is definitely a place a person needs to visit at least every other year just to keep in check with our bodies, learn how completely and connected we were created and give your body a break from all the toxins we are exposed to.”*

Kendee Ishida
Adrian, Oregon, USA
Feb 10, 2016

Sanoviv is by far the most luxurious, peaceful, toxin-free, relaxing, healing environment I’ve ever experienced. Special thanks to Joel – he is always so helpful, friendly and a great driver! I love seeing his smiling face waiting for me at the airport and listening to his stories. Can I put in a special request to always have him as my driver?! And, oh, the laughter yoga with Fernando was so much fun! I literally could not stop laughing!! Wish I could do his class every day! :)”*

Michelle Hargrave
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Feb 09, 2016

I have been to Sanoviv 3 times now, and my experience is a heavenly experience, relaxing.”*

Laura Barry
Helena, Montana, USA
Feb 09, 2016

Everyone was so helpful and loving.”*

Kaylee Tucker
Nyssa, Oregon, USA
Feb 08, 2016

Very informative. The best part is the people.”*

Rachell Peterson
North Pole, Alaska, USA
Feb 06, 2016

Before coming to Sanoviv, I had adrenal exhaustion, allergies, chronic sinusitis. I was constantly exhausted and run down, sick all the time with congestion, allergies and sinus infections. Now, I am feeling much better. My body was able to rest and reset. I would say I am 50% better after two weeks at Sanoviv. P.S. I have stayed at [another facility] and much prefer the facilities at Sanoviv. The non-toxic, clean and simplistic environment is unparalleled. I love the organic clothes provided and the natural toiletries provided–for someone who has multiple allergies and chemical sensitivities it was perfect. The view is spectacular, my room on the 8th floor was perfect. I loved the fresh air, sleeping to the sound of ocean waves and perfect temperature in the room (no heat or cooling needed!). I thought everything was clean, non-toxic and therapeutic.”*

Allison Lubert
Haverford, PA, USA
Feb 02, 2016

After visiting doctors for over 4 decades with no root cause of my health issue, the Medical staff at Sanoviv found the problem during the Integrative Physical. I was skeptical when I arrived because of the many “alternative” types of tests and treatments but I left Sanoviv completely convinced and in awe of the results. The experience changed my life. Before coming to Sanoviv I had a Hormone imbalance, low energy, overweight, experiencing hair loss, menopausal symptoms (hot flashes, night sweats), fatigue. I was addicted to caffeine, sugar, carbs. I also ate gluten and dairy. I’ve lost 8 pounds since arriving at Sanoviv 8 days ago. I am no longer addicted to caffeine, sugar, carbs. I am avoiding dairy and gluten. My mental focus is better, I have more energy, and feel better overall. The experience changed my life. ”*

Dianne Bilderback
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Feb 02, 2016

I came to Sanoviv because I had a thyroid goiter and tremors in my arm. I felt very slow. My energy has improved. I’m optimistic that with all the assistance I received at Sanoviv, I can help myself get better. I will need more treatments on my arm which I will get locally. I was immersed in a caring environment, where extensive evaluations of my current health made it possible to create recommendations that will truly assist me to continue improving my well-being.”*

Cynthia Rowley
Campo, California, USA
Feb 01, 2016

The doctors are top notch and extremely compassionate. The fact that all the doctors come together and provide you with the big picture of your overall health. The lectures were all amazing and there is so much that I have been able to take away to apply in my life. Beautiful surroundings that just feel healthy. The food was wonderful and now, even though I ate well before, the importance of eating organic is embedded in mind.

Even though i was devastated when i was loosing my hair [before going to Sanoviv], I am almost glad it happened because maybe I would not have been as motivated to go. The staff was so helpful and friendly. I would say that Sanoviv is the only hospital in the world where you can’t wait to go back!”*

Connie Cumming
Puntarenas, Costa Rica

I can’t believe there is something so great as Sanoviv. I will look forward to teaching myself and my family what I have learned. Awesome.”*

Louise Johnson
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Every thing was absolutely beautiful , I love their food method of healing. Everything was up to my expectation. It’s paradise.”*

Maria del Carmen
Alhambra, California, USA

I have never stayed at a similar health facility, but my stay at Sanoviv was been better than a 5 star hotel.”*

Claudia Rodriguez
El Paso, Texas, USA

I hadn’t planned on my trip being a medical plan but had developed a medical condition. The staff arranged tests and consults and diagnosis for a potentially severe condition and offered crucial support and treatment and follow up instructions.”*

Kerry Parke
Whitby, Ontario, Canada

Every thing was absolutely beautiful , I love their food method of healing.  Everything was up to my expectation.  It’s paradise.”*

Maria del Carmen
Alhambra, California, USA

Dear Friends at Sanoviv!

It is hard to believe that it is already 6+ weeks since I was a patient at Sanoviv. The internal healing that began because of the protocol performed at Sanoviv are now beginning to manifest externally:

1. When I arrived at Sanoviv I was on 2 blood pressure medications and also had a 3rd as backup. I am now taking 1/2 of the dosage of only ONE of the three. The others have been eliminated.

2. I have FULL RANGE of motion on my right side where the surgery to remove the tumor was performed. My chiropractor here said that most patients he sees only have about 1/2 of the range of motion at this point of healing!

3. The week before I went to Sanoviv, I had a regular dental cleaning. There were 14 gum pockets 4 mm in size that have we have been battling for years. Just last week at a cleaning I had only 4 gum pockets of 4 mm!!!

4. I am eliminating wastes so much better (Thanks, Elizabeth) and no longer have bouts of constipation.

I hope by reading this good report that you are encouraged in the work you do, because each of you play a significant part in the total restoration of patients!!!!

Blessings from Wisconsin.”*

Kewaunee, Wisconsin, USA

Every single person I met at Sanoviv was incredibly welcoming and understanding. Everyone really seemed to genuinely want to help improve the quality of my life. There was no judgement about what kind of help I might need (no judgmental stigma around mental health). I was treated as a whole person, not as my illness.

I think the whole body approach is absolutely necessary. I think my life has changed for the better and will continue to get better, because my body and symptoms were treated as a whole. It wasn’t just trying to mask individual symptoms, but getting to the root of the problem. I believe for me personally, the physiotherapy, colonics and diet change were the most beneficial to my particular situation.

Life changing. I’ve been empowered to take my health into my own hands and continue on my journey to wellness.”*

Stephanie Cunningham
Cowichan Bay, British Columbia, Canada

An oasis of health in a beautiful setting that resulted in a changed life full of enthusiasm to live a VITAL and joyful life!  The delicious food, the attention to detail from everyone at Sanoviv and the view from my room .   I am a relatively healthy person so the totality of the program was of upmost help. It was WONDERFUL to have a road map to improving my health!”*

Alma Nietol
Glendale, California, USA

The facility is an East meets West hybrid of health. There is nothing they can’t help you deal with in your journey to optimal health. I was there for 23 days, and I think I received about everything the dining room offered. Aldo is a culinary God, I have no complaints.

Dr. Danielle was amazeballs! Every question was answered, every update given clearly, and every encounter was warm and loving. Dr. Claudia is the finest dentist I’ve ever met. I wish I could’ve brought her back home to keep my whole families mouths healthy.   I bonded easily with Jonas, he’s a rock star therapist.”*

Heather Arundel
Seal Beach, California, USA

Everyone I came in contact with; from the doctors to the cleaning staff were fantastic. The physical was impressive. This was a real eye opening experience. One of the best choices I have ever made. I feel like the whole team at Sanoviv really cares about my well being. Thank you all so much.”*

Megan Aldous
Nampa, Idaho, USA

Everything! Specially all staff are very friendly and that made our stay so positive. It was a most dynamic experience and gave me a new hope for life.”*

Misuharu Suzuki
Tokyo, Japan

I loved every aspect of Sanoviv from the beautiful location to the food to the doctors to the entire staff. It was just a wonderful experience.  The different tests to show all body organs and their functioning was very beneficial. And for them to make me a vaccine to help my immune system will be just what I needed. The doctors were the best. I can’t say enough about Sanoviv.  I always dreamed of a place like Sanoviv where one person could go and be treated knowing that a team of doctors have input into your case and that you are under the best care. And Sanoviv fits all these dreams. Love Sanoviv.”*

Jayme Brooks
Sherwood, Wisconsin, USA

We expected the highest level of healing knowledge and technology. We were not disappointed, and what impressed us the most was the perspective and attitude of the entire staff and even the guests. Everyone beamed with joy, and there were hugs and kisses everywhere.

The dental exam and analysis surprised me the most and will need the most follow-up treatment. The blood analysis was very enlightening and answered my primary reason for visiting. The body work by Fernando was my favorite and I believe the most helpful of all my experiences at Sanoviv. Ricardo’s fitness sessions were the most fun! Fernando’s meditations were so uplifting that they brought tears to my eyes.

I could say that Sanoviv is run by the angels. Our stay was the most wonderful that I could imagine!

The emphasis upon a non-toxic environment and its provision is superb. Sanoviv is the only place where I’ve been able to swim in a non-toxic pool and relax in a non-toxic thermal pool. I normally swim in natural streams and pools in Hawaii and in the ocean. These are generally non-toxic, but everywhere else the swimming pools are filled with toxic chemicals.”*

Kenneth John Schmitt
Hawaii, USA

* DISCLAIMER: Individual results may vary from person to person.  There is no guarantee of specific outcomes or results.