Healing Arts Programs


Certified music practitioner harpists play at patients bedsides. They provide music for patients at our care centers and at various nursing facilities. Performing musicians also play for visitors in hospice care centers’ lobbies.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is available and can help patients and families physically and mentally relax. Massage therapists use specific techniques based on care plans and can help reduce pain, while lowering blood pressure and providing relief to strained muscles.

Healing Arts Workshops

Our certified Healing Arts therapist offers many workshop opportunities throughout the year such as:
• How to Build a Memorial Garden
• How to Build a Labyrinth
• Writing workshops
• Recording Memories in a Shadow Boxes

Please see our calendar of events for upcoming workshop


Gentle yoga movements, simple stretches, guided relaxation and awareness of your breathing help improve your blood pressure, flexibility, balance and other body functions, often reducing the risk of falls and injuries.

Therapeutic Touch/Reiki

Therapeutic touch practitioners and Reiki Masters are certified therapists who concentrate their efforts on specific diseased areas of your body, often minimizing your pain. Reiki can also be used to promote a positive calming experience when dealing with the realities of your life with a terminal illness.

Pet Therapy

A trained pet therapy dog can visit with you. Interaction with these affectionate animals calms, comforts and lifts your spirits if you cannot spend time with your own pet.

Lower Cape Fear Hospice is a member of the Healing Arts Network (HAN). A Therapeutic Musician is specifically trained and certified through the National Standards Board for Therapeutic Musicians.