When Moving Legs Offers No Relief

Ever been in a movie or on a flight and your legs become itchy, uncomfortable or even painful? For most of us, getting up and moving your legs usually gets rid of these sensations. But for some people, these sensations can begin to affect both their waking lives and the quality of their sleep. Restless…

Striking a Chord to Deep Relaxation

The pressures of contemporary life can be overwhelming and many of us are searching for something to help us find some peace and calm. Sound massage, although a relatively new relaxation technique in Australia, is becoming a recognised form of complementary therapy with positive, relaxing effects for many all over the world. The practitioner uses…

Make Your Wishes Known

We know that death is a certainty but how many of us are prepared for this eventuality? What would happen if you had an accident or you suddenly became ill? Would your family know what kind of treatment you would want or how you would like to be cared for? Director Palliative Care Services Alison…

Ancient practice alleviates pain and brings relaxation

Reflexology is a form of alternative medicine in which the practitioner applies pressure to specific points and areas on the feet, hands or ears, in order to improve general health and wellbeing. Reflexologists believe that certain zones correspond to different organs and providing pressure to these areas has a positive effect on the organs and ultimately, overall health. Although reflexology is…

Preventing painful pressure injuries

Pressure injuries, also known as pressure sores or bed sores, are something most of us never think about, but they can occur and when they do, they are very painful and can lengthen your stay in hospital. Pressure injuries are localised areas of damage to the skin or underlying tissue, caused by unrelieved pressure or…