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…

A Message From the Chief Executive Officer

Cancer is the leading cause of death in Australia. Tragically, about one in two Australian men and one in three Australian women will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85. In this issue of Inside Health, some of our experts talk about new, exciting cancer treatment options, what research is underway and how…

Understanding adolescence

Looking back on our teenage years can bring back uncomfortable memories for many of us. It can be a time fraught with uncertainty as we struggle with physiological and psychological changes and the transition to independence. As a parent, it can be difficult to know whether your teenager is experiencing the usual challenges of adolescence or whether some professional help might be…

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…

When sports lead to injuries

Dr Paul Bailey, Director of St John of God Murdoch Private Emergency Department, gives us his tips on what to do when you have a sports-related injury. “Our love of sport in Australia is a defining characteristic of our culture – and it’s not just elite level sport – Aussies are great participators! From our early primary school years until we’re elderly,…