Melanie VanOstrand is a spiritual messenger and healer. Melanie uses her natural gifts as an empath and psychic medium to bring her clients healing and guidance from the spirit world. Her love of nature, animals, and all living things fuels her passion for bringing balance to herself, others, and the Earth. Melanie holds certification and training in the following areas: Reiki Master/Teacher in the Usui Method of Natural Healing, trance healing, and Medical Intuition through the Psyche Institute of Higher Learning; Celtic Reiki: Sacred Tree Medicine Master/Teacher and graduate of shamanic practitioner training through Jane Burns, OM/Shamanic Practitioner; and Wisdom of the Earth Level 1 Medicinal Aromatherapy. In addition to her healing and guidance services, Melanie offers home and space clearings and intuitive energy work for animals of all kinds, especially horses.
With 19 years as a public school teacher, Melanie has a special gift working with children and welcomes all ages for energy healing. Her love of teaching and creativity extends into her spiritual practice through the many classes offered at Sea in the Sky. She offers classes in Usui and Celtic Reiki, introduction to shamanism, spiritual protection, spiritual development, meditation, journeying, and more. Melanie has devoted her life to walking the shamanic path and is a dedicated student of Celtic and core shamanism, believing that we never stop learning and growing. She is blessed to share her life with amazing friends, family, clients, her partner Jake and their beloved dogs Finnius and Fiona, and her amazing Connemara Pony, Story. Melanie is the owner of Sea in the Sky, LLC; a healing practice bringing balance and well-being to people and animals.
“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
"The discovery of this holistic approach to healing has truly changed my life. It is very comforting to know that there are people like Melanie out there who devote their time and life to making our lives a little easier. Whether it be through a Reiki treatment, Shamanic healing, classes, or connecting with dead loved ones-Melanie is the best. I consider her to be one of the greatest healers of our time and I cannot express enough how much she has helped me and my family. Through her work, I have discovered and opened up my own talents and abilities.Though we are all here with different types of gifts, Melanie helps to release those blocks that are preventing us from moving forward in our lives and guides us using her intuition and her spirit guides to reconnect us to our truest self. I highly recommend making an appointment with Melanie or just simply taking one of her classes; it is a true home-coming." ~J.A.
"The moment you meet Melanie, you know that your life is going to change for the better. She is an amazing teacher, healer and friend. Her holistic skills help to heal physically, cleanse the soul and connect with spirit on many different levels. I always leave sessions with renewed focus, well being and more love in my heart. I cannot imagine my life without her and I urge you to experience her work for yourself or your animals, so you too can be blessed with her dedication and healing love." ~ C.R.
"I received healing Celtic Reiki from Melanie and it was unlike any other healing experience I have had. I felt a sense of calm and peace as soon as I entered Sea in the Sky Healing and Wellness Center. Laying on the heated therapy table under the softest blanket was only the beginning of the incredibly soothing and healing therapy I received. I told Melanie about a couple of challenging areas of energy in my body manifesting in physical pain. She already seemed to know why I was experiencing certain pain. When she began performing Reiki, I felt a deep sense of safety and gratitude. As she moved universal life energy through my body, I felt the emotional and physical movement of energy. On an emotional level, I felt forgiveness about guilt I was experiencing. This release led to tears streaming down my face and a strengthening feeling in my heart chakra. On a physical level, I could feel the energy moving as Melanie directed healing light energy to clear the blockage in my root chakra. Imbalance in the root chakra can lead to physical knee pain, which I was experiencing when I went in for this healing. Towards the end of the Celtic Reiki session, I felt an incredible wave of energy wash over my body, beginning at my head and flowing over me past my feet as if a wave of water had just washed over my body revealing only light energy. When Melanie had finished giving me Reiki, she allowed me as much time as I needed to be ready to get up. Then she shared with me the tree medicine that came forth to help me heal. She had been guided to bring Birch essential oil with her that day and it was meant for me and for healing my knee. Birch was one of the trees that came to help me heal, as well as Oak, Silver Fir, and Sea. Even now, long after that Celtic Reiki session, the medicine of each of these trees comes to me with powerful spiritual healing properties, revealing new truths to me when I need it. I continue to feel the magic of the Celtic Reiki healing Melanie gave me." ~T.Z.
"An event occurred in our home in 2016 that was traumatizing to think about until Melanie shared messages from Spirit about the event and performed a healing energy clearing in the home. A few months after it happened, I asked Melanie for help in healing, not knowing what to expect. Melanie came to our home and journeyed to non-ordinary reality for us. She had journeyed prior to coming and had messages from spirit guides that were present when the event occurred. She accurately identified my departed grandmother, as a guardian angel of my children, who was present during the event to provide comfort. She delivered other messages from Spirit that explained why the event had to happen the way it did and gave me such hope and security that the event was no longer traumatizing to remember, but made so much sense that it became joyful to think about. After journeying for our family, Melanie used sage to clear our home of the negative energy that lingered from the event and was floating around in our home. She went room to room with clearing intention and aided by sage. Intuitively, she performed extra clearing on the areas of the home where the trauma occurred even though we had not given her that information. Instantly, the energy in our home felt different, better. It felt lighter and happier and even our visitors in the following weeks noticed the difference. We are forever grateful to Melanie for connecting with our spirit guides and delivering the messages that dispelled the mystery of the event."
"I have had many healings with Melanie, and I would highly recommend her services. Until I met Melanie, I had never experienced the type of healings that she provides. Melanie is gifted, very dedicated and knowledgeable about the methods she uses on her clients. Her healings are wonderful both physically and spiritually. From the moment you meet Melanie, you feel relaxed and at ease. She instills a sense of trust and comfort as she speaks with you and also as she provides the healing. After a session with Melanie, I always leave with a sense of wholeness and peace. Don't hesitate to contact Melanie to set up an appointment. You will be so thankful that you did!" ~S.D.
"Her ability to communicate with animals is authentic. She helped me to learn a great deal about the needs of two horses that had different health issues and her ability to communicate their needs and concerns was invaluable. In addition, the meditation sessions she conducts are very restorative. Melanie is versatile and has much to offer her clients." ~J.I.
"During my session with Melanie I experienced an array of healing. First she journeyed for my grandmother who had passed away. Then second she performed a Reiki healing session that cured my aches and pains after the first time! I highly recommend her to anyone who is going through the death of a loved one, suffers from anxiety/depression, and if you just want to feel great!!! 5 stars thank you Mel!!!" ~J.M.