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.
“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!”
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”
Freya is a Naturopath and Nutritionist who holds a Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy and is a professional member of National Herbalists Association Australia (NHAA). She has also completed post graduate studies in Natural Fertility Education and is currently undertaking further professional development in genetics and DNA testing in the context of nutrition and our modern day lifestyles. Her approach as a practitioner is to offer clients a level of individualised, evidence driven care that is focused on guiding and assisting them to achieve optimal levels of health and wellbeing.
Freya has a special interest in reproductive health and hormonal balance across the lifespan, through applying a mix of naturopathic principles and scientific evidence to enhance the personal health of clients. She is especially intrigued by the interconnection between gut health, stress and autoimmunity and is inspired to improve cognitive and physical performance through gaining deeper understandings of nutrition, stress, the environment and their subsequent effects on health.
Freya’s detective work often utilises pathology and functional medicine testing to identify core drivers of imbalance, and clarity surrounding the root causes of a patient’s symptoms. To personally assist her patients in achieving optimal health outcomes she integrates a range of tools including, herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, diet therapy, exercise and movement advice, stress reduction techniques and strategies to optimise healthy sleep cycles.
In her spare time, Freya is extremely passionate and dedicated to further learning and education and embodies a holistic approach to health and wellbeing.
“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.
"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!
“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.
“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.
Life is busy and Christine understands everyday routines within our lifestyles can leave us feeling pain, soreness and lethargy – both physically and emotionally. Your treatment with Christine is intended to leave you feeling nourished, nurtured and balanced.
With her years of experience, Christine endeavours to create an individual treatment process for each client and deliver a calming and healing experience.
You may leave your massage treatment with some gentle self-care homework or suggestions.
Book with Christine for Remedial massage, Pregnancy massage, Lymphatic Drainage massage, Glass Cupping and Relaxation massage.