Founder Sharon Regan’s holistic approach to horse care is what makes Sea Star Horse Sanctuary so special. Over the past two decades, she has created a wellness program that considers the whole horse; heart, mind, body and spirit. Cultivating inner and outer harmony within our horses begins with pristine pastures, spacious stables and a deeply enriching natural environment in which our horses freely roam. This ideal of horse wholeness is further realized through a balanced offering of holistic therapies and connection-based ground work.
Sarkik Kulakli practices Applied Zoopharmacognosy.
Healing Touch is an alternative healing modality which uses heart-centered intention to balance, clear and energize the biofield through light touch, utilizing specifically sequenced techniques. A session is based on a multi-step process which includes an intake, pre- and post- assessments, intervention and evaluation of the results. The results can be physical (such as a reduction in discomfort), emotional, mental, and even spiritual by achieving a sense of peace. Both people and animals can benefit from receiving Healing Touch. Its holistic approach can complement other modalities which address primarily physical symptoms. It is particularly helpful to receive healing touch in the aftermath of trauma, pre- and post- surgery, and during major life transitions.
Kathy Muller gives Jane a deep tissue massage.
Equine Massage Therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body which includes muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia.
It follows similar principles to human sports massage because, like people, animals can suffer from muscular pain and discomfort which can inhibit the way they move causing them to use their body incorrectly to compensate which can create hidden problems.
There are many styles of Equine massage and bodywork. Some methods employ more subtle techniques outwardly that have deep effects inwardly on the Equine body and mind.
BioEnergetic Equine BodyWork
BioEnergetic Equine BodyWork incorporates the physical modalities of miofascial and stress point release with the energetic modalities of photonic therapy, Reiki, Integrative Manual Therapy and Spirit Point Work based on traditional acupuncture points, chakras and energy centres of the horse. Together, these physical and energetic modalities blend to form a powerfully holistic system to help prevent injuries, speed healing and facilitate soundness of the equine body, mind and spirit.
Thea Montella offers her unique form of equine bodywork to Kiva.
Takoda receives a “Qi session” from Jackie Pelosi-Harris
Chinese Energetic Medicine
Wilson Meagher Equine Sports Massage
Our horses grow confident, soft, and willing through a unique style of groundwork which emphasizes mutual understanding and true connection between horse and human. Through his compassionate leadership, Ray Berta, Master Horseman and communicator, guides our horses and volunteers into harmonious relationship. The result of this work is horses that are light on their feet and light in their hearts.
Sharon Regan began her decades long study of natural horsemanship with Ray Berta in 1998 and continues to this day. She imparts this method of natural training with all the horses in our care. This ground work is paramount in assisting the horses to change unhealthy behaviors, to release tension in their bodies and to free up their minds. Through various exercises based on timing, feel, and consistency; Sharon offers the horses an opportunity to become calmer, happier, and more willing partners.
Sharon and Starberry working together in the round pen