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Healing Arts

Overlake's Healing Arts program helps reduce stress and enliven the human spirit. Healing Arts services are available to patients on different days in each unit. If you are interested in any of the Healing Arts activities listed below, please ask your nurse when they are available.

  • Mirth Visits: A volunteer in costume brings entertaining items such as puppets to spread smiles and cheer to patients.
  • Healing Touch and Special Touch: Healing Touch, provided by certified therapists, helps patients manage pain and/or anxiety before and after surgery. Special Touch offers soft rubs or light massage for general relaxation.
  • Pet Partners: Trained and certified pet partner teams visit patients in specific units.
  • Live Music: Piano and violin are played in the Main Lobby, Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.