Top 5 Wellness Tips for Perth Newbies!

♥ No beaches like this in London!

When a chance meeting on holiday in Perth led to a surprise job offer, I found myself packing my bags and taking the plunge into a brand new life. And, I hoped, a much healthier one. Years spent in the hustle-bustle of London, with a stressful job and too many after-work drinks had taken their toll. Turns out that the City of Lights was just what I needed to revive my weary body and soul. So I wanted to share a little of my journey to wellness since arriving in Perth…

♥ Jacobs Ladder

Kings Park

My first home in Perth was nestled at the foot of Kings Park and I was soon blown away by its beauty. I eagerly ventured out for a run, feeling a touch smug that I was out exercising at 7am…..this soon evaporated when I realised how many people had already run the gauntlet of Jacob’s Ladder by that time!

Since that first visit, magical Kings Park has been a consistent source of joy. One of my all time favourite things is a swim in the rooftop pool in the park, gazing out onto the trees…bliss.

Subi Farmers Market

A stroll round Subi Farmers Market for a fresh juice and organic veggies is my treasured Saturday morning ritual. It never fails to restore me after the working week, awakening my senses with all the yummy tastes on offer, from the healthy to decadent – with my favourite raw chocolate stall combining both elements beautifully.

The buzz of people easing into their weekend is wonderful and I love connecting with local producers with a real passion for what they do. Gorgeous!

Innate Wisdom Wellness Centre

One thing that struck me as a Perth newbie was how many people here see a chiropractor. Intrigued, and spurred on by my tense ‘desk jockey’ shoulders, I ventured into Innate Wisdom. They use a very gentle technique called Network Spinal Analysis – no cracking!

It’s been truly amazing. The long held tensions in my body are melting away, but it’s the emotional release that’s been totally mind blowing. I can’t thank the team enough for their skill and care.

‘Down South’

Oh my! When I had my first taste of the Margaret River region I thought I’d stumbled on paradise. Since then I’ve been ‘down south’ at every opportunity and it always uplifts me.
The relaxed vibe is so appealing, as well as the many opportunities for pampering – manna for a spa addict like me! Favourites are Empire with its Sodashi spa and Merribrook which has beautiful grounds and a lovely swimming pool.

Of course there’s the obvious pull towards gluttony, with edible and quaffable temptations at every turn, but a little of what you fancy is good for you, non? Especially if it’s from the fabulous Cullens biodynamic winery

Kitty Campion at the Perth Natural Medical Clinic

As with chiro, naturopathy seems more prevalent over here, so after seeing Kitty Campion give a talk on the mind-body connection I decided to give it a go. Kitty is an experienced medical herbalist and practices many other therapies including iridology, sound and light healing, bioresonance, and Reiki. Put simply, she’s an all round natural health superstar.
It’s fair to say that when I first saw Kitty I was more than a little ‘toxic’. But no more! My eyes sparkle, my skin glows and I have a definite spring in my step. We are very lucky to have Kitty in Perth!

What would your top 5 wellness tips for Perth newbies be? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Article by Karen Miller, Perth newbie & loving it!

Be well,



  1. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    Karen I really love this article 🙂

    I’ve never run Jacobs Ladder myself… but am hoping to ONE DAY gather up the courage to tackle it!

    Subi Farmers Market is an absolute favourite of mine and has been since it started and love your excitement about ‘Down South’ – very cute! xo

  2. Karen says:

    Thanks Annette, I do feel very blessed to be living in such a beautiful place and much healthier x

  3. Lucy says:

    Karen I loved reading this 🙂 I totally second your comments on Kings Park, Jacobs Ladder and Down South. Have been very reluctant to see a chiro for my aching back but after reading about Innate Wisdom I think I might take the plunge…fingers crossed! xx

  4. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    I’d love to see someone for my posture too, I find yoga helps immensely, and slouching in my computer chair doesn’t help at all -who’da thought?!

    Looking forward to hearing more about it from you soon! 🙂

  5. Alicia says:

    Great article! Loved it 🙂

  6. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    Thanks Alicia! Glad you liked 🙂 Maybe one day I can do Jacob’s with you… one day…!

  7. Nopalea Ken says:

    Thanks for the tips Annette! I have yet to visit but am planning on it one day soon, These will be some interesting places and people to see on my trip. This is a fit for me as I love my wellness journey,

  8. ness says:

    This year my resolution is to get myself healthy.
    I see the soft tissue occupational therapists at west coast occupational therapy in joondalup, they are fantastic and will look through your posture, and any muscular injuries.
    also I have started yoga, and found that the lululemon stores in karrinyup and perth have free yoga classes at 8-9am every Saturday!
    also check out ‘samudra’ it is a wellness retreat in dunsborough, with Raw organic meals, yoga, meditation and surfing!!!

  9. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    Hi Ness!

    I might have to look into soft tissue therapy as I’m aiming to fix up my posture a bit too, so much time working on the website makes my posture less than optimal.

    There’s a free class in the Cottesloe store on Sat mornings too 🙂

    We have reviewed Samudra before, check it out here:

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