Services | Complementary Medicine
The Heart Hospital provides a holistic approach to care by recognizing the roles that mind, body and spirit play in the healing process. We seek to provide a caring and healing environmentfrom the perspective of patients and families.
SwedishAmerican's cardiovascular team integrates mind-body therapies into the plan of care. Based on established research, patients are introduced to things like gentle yoga, journaling and acupressure as ways to reduce stress and anxiety. Also provided are free in-room services like therapeutic massage, aromatherapy, soothing instrumental music with televised images of nature and guided imagery to support relaxation and encourage restfulness and sleepall of which are very important to the healing process.
The concept of a healing environment extends beyond patient rooms. On the second, third, and fourth floors, patients and families have access to solariums that provide space for quiet reflection and relaxation. On the main level, a fountain and healing garden provide a respite from the hospital environment. The garden is wired for telemetry, so that patients can be monitored while relaxing outdoors. A chapel also is available for meditation and worship.