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Sensibilities and Heart of Horse Sense Fundraiser


Nurture your mind, body and spirit while helping Sensibilities Day Spa help Heart of Horse Sense provide equine therapy to Veterans and At-Risk Youth in WNC, on Tuesday, March 15

Sensibilities will donate 20% of its sales to Heart of Horse Sense as part of Sensibilities Cares — a quarterly fundraising program dedicated to giving back to the community



January 31, 2016 — Asheville, NC

Sensibilities Day Spa today announced Heart of Horse Sense is the non-profit of choice to receive 20% of its sales as part of Sensibilities Cares, a program dedicated to giving back to the community. On Tuesday, March 15, Sensibilities will donate 20% of its sales to Heart of Horse Sense, a grassroots non-profit organization that provides Therapeutic Horsemanship, including Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Therapeutic Riding, and Natural Horsemanship to veterans, their families and to at-risk youth.


“We often donate gift certificates, funds, products and time to local non-profits, but to commemorate our 15-year-anniversary in 2014, I asked Sensibilities staff members to collaborate on the development of a charitable-giving program and as a result, the Sensibilities Cares program came to be,” says Jen Charlton Locke, founder and owner of Sensibilities Day Spa, with locations in downtown Asheville and Biltmore Park.


On March 15, “Heart of Horse Sense will be the seventh cause to benefit from Sensibilities Cares, says Charlton Locke. “This unique non-profit allows individuals and at-risk youth within our community to receive therapeutic wellness through equine therapy while saving horses from abuse and neglect”.


The Heart of Horse Sense story begins in 2003, when Shannon Knapp founded Horse Sense of the Carolinas, to rescue horses from abuse and neglect and to partner these horses with people who could benefit from the unique therapeutic opportunity horses offer. After almost a decade, “We could no longer serve all the Veterans and At-Risk Youth that were asking for and in need of equine therapy for free. So we created Heart of Horse Sense, a 501c3, to fundraise specifically for Veterans and At-Risk Youth, whether for services at our farm or other farms,” says Shannon Knapp, Founder and Executive Director.


"Horses make the therapy process dynamic and often fun, especially for those for whom traditional therapy hasn't been effective or helpful. Horses make all the difference for so many. "We're honored to be a part of the healing process for our veterans, and to provide practice in important life skills like communication and self-advocacy for young people. We're especially grateful to our community and to Sensibilities for the support to have such an impact in the well-being of horses and humans”!


 Help us help Heart of Horse Sense make a difference in the lives of veterans and at-risk youth in our community … it’s easy! Simply shop or book a massage, facial, body treatment, nail service, waxing service, combination of, or all of the above! Nurture your mind and spirit while giving back to a wonderful cause. Book your Sensibilities Cares March 15 appointment at either Sensibilities location today!  Call Sensibilities Downtown at 828.253.3222, Sensibilities South at 828.687.8760 or email us at relax@sensibilities-spa.com.


About Sensibilities Day Spa

Sensibilities Day Spa, founded in 1999, is Asheville’s original spa establishment dedicated to relaxation and wellness. We invite you to experience our full menu of luxurious spa services at either of our warm and welcoming locations, Downtown or South Asheville.

We believe that beauty and wellness go hand-in-hand; therefore we provide the finest organic facials featuring Eminence Organic Skin Care, natural manicures and pedicures, rejuvenating body treatments as well as a wide array of therapeutic massage. Our experienced and talented staff members skillfully design and customize your sessions to meet your specific needs. In addition to our many services we offer a selection of retail spa products so you can continue your Sensibilities experience at home. We feel that our commitment to the health of our clients must include a commitment to the health of our environment, so everything we use in our treatments and recommend for your home care is environmentally friendly and free of harmful chemicals such as parabens and sulfates. Our professional skin care line and massage lotions are organic and our nail products are vegan. With our participation in the Eminence Forests for the Future initiative Sensibilities has planted over 6,300 trees and counting!

We are grateful to be part of Asheville’s thriving and supportive community, so we wholeheartedly believe in our responsibility to contribute.  Sensibilities Cares.