The Luxton Clinic Team
The Luxton Wellness Hub is home to a variety of qualified practitioners who apply an integrative and holistic approach to your wellness.
“Balance is something we can all achieve…in mind, body and spirit”
Jade is a leading Naturopath and Nutritionist with over 15 years experience in the health and wellbeing industry and is a senior Naturopath at Luxton Clinic. She has a Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy and is a professional member of Australian Natural Therapies Association (ANTA). Jade’s passionate about individualised healthcare and helping clients understand how to create a ‘healthy’ balance, without compromising on the things they love.
Working closely with your health goals, Jade has a strong focus on supporting the body’s innate ability to find its equilibrium or ‘balance’. She loves helping clients apply simple strategies to nourish, nurture and support their bodies. Working in key areas of blood sugar control (diabetes, weight loss, energy production), together with the gut-brain connection (anxiety, stress, digestive disorders and the microbiome), Jade believes the body has the ability to not only heal but also ultimately thrive in health.
Using evidence based natural medicine, Jade uses an integrated approach to health. She uses a range of pathology and functional medicine testing, together with DNA testing (our bodies own instruction manual) to ensure she is formulating the right treatment plan for you. She also utilises live blood analysis and bio-impedance analysis so you can visually see how your customised plan is improving your health on a cellular level.
Away from Luxton Clinic Jade has turned her love of herbal tea into a successful company, Balanced by Nature. Jade loves reading recipe books as though they were novels, chasing one (or all three) of her children around or proudly defending her title of “salad queen” amongst friends.
“Wellness is about the body and the mind, fuelling ourselves with the right foods that nature intended and surrounding ourselves with people that inspire and empower us.”
Viv graduated from the Endeavour College of Natural Medicine in 2013 and is a registered Nutritionist with the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA). She is also a mum of two (Lily, born 2015 and Flynn, born 2017) and loves balancing her family life with the work she does with clients, families and mums at Luxton Clinic.
Viv has a special interest in pregnancy and post-natal care, having recently gone through that journey herself. She fully understands the struggles of being a new mum and how they always prioritise their children over themselves. She finds ways to educate, empower and inspire mums, but also has a wealth of mum hacks and quick tips to incorporate to ensure additional nourishment with minimal fuss.
She is also very passionate about children’s health, all the way from breastfeeding to starting solids and into toddler and childhood. She has a keen interest in food intolerances and allergies, eczema and other skin conditions, gut health, immunity, and behavioural conditions including ADHD. She is continually researching and is fascinated by the latest trends and studies regarding diet interventions for childhood health conditions.
In the past, Viv has owned her own organic baby food company, delivering fresh and nutritious meals to mums doors for maximum convenience. She also holds regular workshops about starting solids for Mothers groups!
“Embracing good food and healthy living is really about showing love and respect for yourself."
Georgie (Naturopath & Nutritionist) has a Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy and is registered with the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA). At Luxton Clinic, she works one-on-one with clients to support their health and wellbeing using evidence-based nutritional medicine and herbal medicine with a key focus on diet and lifestyle advice. Considering the body as a whole and thoroughly assessing a client’s history allows for the underlying cause of ill health to be determined, which leads to an effective, individualised and long-lasting treatment plan.
Georgie has a special interest in mental health, skin, autoimmune conditions, preconception care and women’s hormones. She has always been drawn to treating mental health conditions like anxiety and depression, but also delving into the complexity of food relationships and ensuring her clients have a healthy approach to their eating. She supports women in making healthy food choices as a gesture of kindness and love for themselves, so that their bodies have the energy and nourishment to thrive in all aspects of life. Georgie also specialises in skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, hives and eczema. She works with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Grave’s disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and other chronic autoimmune conditions. Women’s health and hormones is her other passion, with particular interest in ensuring optimal nutrition before and during pregnancy, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) and irregular or problematic periods.
Georgie enjoys practicing yoga, running at the beach and cooking delicious healthy food. She is also a writer, wellness speaker and founder of Gold Drip, an organic fresh turmeric blend for golden lattes.
“The power of food is amazing...I love to teach my clients how to use food to nourish and revitalise.”
Sarah founded Luxton Clinic in 2011 and has been a practising Naturopath and a Nutritionist for over 14 years. Sarah has a Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy, a post-graduate Nutritional Medicine qualification and is a registered Naturopath with the Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA). Sarah is passionate about the mind body connection and treats the body as a whole addressing both physical and emotional wellbeing to achieve optimal health. Sarah’s approach is tailored to the individual using evidence based research and her love for whole food cooking. Sarah’s 14 years of experience has lead her to work predominantly in chronic disease support focusing her interest in cancer support, auto-immune diseases, the mind-gut connection and hormone health.
Sarah created Luxton Kitchen in 2016 to complement the clinic as a whole food cooking school to instil her love for cooking and healthy living. Teaching whole food cooking classes has created a full circle of services at Luxton for optimal wellbeing.
"The body has an innate ability to heal itself."
Nathalie graduated from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Clinical Science and Master of Health Science (Osteopathy) in 2001. Nathalie's interest with the human body (how it moves, functions and heals) started from an early age. Osteopathy, with its holistic principles and philosophies on our body's innate capacity to heal itself, allowed for a new found understanding and appreciation that continues to grow.
Nathalie has been fortunate enough to have studied and worked both interstate and overseas with leading Osteopaths, gaining priceless exposure to the fundamentals of Osteopathy, mainly in Biodynamic Osteopathy (Traditional Osteopathy) or Osteopathy in the Cranial Field. This treatment is a gentle yet profound holistic hands-on approach addressing primary cause and relieving symptoms as well as synchronising with your own body's ability to heal itself.
As part of the whole health spectrum, Nathalie also loves experimenting in the kitchen, discovering new flavours and making healthy, tasty and exciting food options that are not overwhelming. Nathalie naturally enjoys sharing this love of food and whole body health with her patients. So luckily, Luxton Clinic has a fabulous kitchen out the back!
“Our bodies are complex systems that work together in harmony to enable us to live. It is integral to treat it as a whole and look for the root cause and not just the symptoms, to aid and support the healing process.”
Tess has grown up in the world of wellness and was lucky enough to have two parents within the alternative health world. Tess’s Dad is a yoga teacher and Naturopath and her Mum was an Acupuncturist. Both are incredibly passionate about being healthy in both body and mind, a quality which they have passed onto Tess. Tess has always loved massage and has been massaging friends and family since she was a young child!
After completely ignoring her natural calling, Tess worked in hospitality for 15 years, which ultimately helped her realise that her passion was in healthcare. Tess constantly saw people struggling with pain, exhaustion, depression and anxiety and it struck her that she could help and also that she really wanted to help!
The natural progression for Tess was to make it a formal qualification and she began her Certificate IV in Massage, along with a Bachelor of Health Science, Naturopathy (which she is yet to complete!) in 2010. Tess massaged for a few years and then added to her qualification with a Diploma of Remedial Massage in 2013.
At Luxton Clinic, Tess specialises in Remedial, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, lymphatic drainage, pregnancy massage, TMJ jaw therapy and relaxation.
“Let food be your medicine, and let medicine be your food.”
Tahlia is the Practise Manager of Luxton Clinic and has completed a Bachelor of Health Science, majoring in Nutrition and Psychology. Tahlia lives in Crodyon with her fiance and puppy Mack, but loves going home to the country where she grew up, where her parents have a beautiful garden and big veggie patch.
‘Growing up in the country we were always outside in the garden when I was little and this has made me very passionate about healthy living. When I go home to the country my Mum is always cooking with the freshest ingredients from the vegetable patch and there is nothing better. ’
Tahlia is one of the smiling faces you see when you walk into the clinic. As well as running the day to day business of the clinic, Tahlia uses her passion for photography, styling and design to express her creativity through the wellness hub marketing including the Luxton social media pages, website development and managing wellness events.
In her spare time, Tahlia is very much a home body but loves going for walks with Mack and spending time with her family.
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”
Freya is a 3rd year naturopathy student who is incredibly passionate and excited about completing her studies. Her passion for alternative medicine, health and wellbeing stemmed from a wholesome upbringing in southern Tasmania where there was an abundance of organic produce, open minds and holistically driven communities.
Freya has worked in hospitality from a young age and has a passion for great food, customer service and a keen eye for detail. In her spare time you will find her at local farmers markets and in the kitchen experimenting with nutritionally driven recipes, fermentation and food preservation.
Freya brings great enthusiasm and energy and looks forward to greeting you on reception at Luxton Clinic!
“I believe in the power of prevention; a simplistic, whole food approach to eating and a lifestyle based around self-care will ultimately pave the way to good health!”
Kaitlin is in her final year of study completing a Bachelor of Nutritional Medicine. She is passionate about women’s health, in particular fertility & pregnancy nutrition. She loves learning about human physiology and how food can play a significant factor in restoring health. In her spare time she can be found in the kitchen, baking healthy desserts, or cooking her favourite cuisine…. Italian! She adores animals, traveling abroad, and is a qualified yoga instructor. Kaitlin is excited to be a part of the lovely Luxton team and looks forward to meeting you!