The Luxton Clinic Team
“Given the right environment the body has the inherent ability to heal itself.”
Stephanie is a Naturopath and Nutritionist with a Bachelor of Health Science Degree majoring in Naturopathy. Stephanie is registered with the Australian Natural Therapies Association (ANTA) and treats patients holistically, individually and with the most current evidence-based research. Stephanie has been practising at Luxton Clinic and working alongside Sarah for 3 years and believes in finding and treating the cause of patient’s health concerns while minimising symptoms and improving quality of life.
At Luxton Clinic, Stephanie specialises in women’s health & hormones, preconception & fertility, chronic disease, auto-immune diseases, Coeliac Disease and digestive health, focusing on discovering and treating the cause to gastrointestinal complaints. As a Coeliac herself, Stephanie became passionate about treating auto-immune diseases, gut inflammation and food allergies and intolerances. Stephanie has an evidence-based treatment protocol for her patients with Coeliac Disease and recipe plans for other diets such as the low FODMAP diet. Other areas that Stephanie focuses on in clinic are; Children’s health, stress & anxiety management, chronic fatigue, immune health, skin conditions and all gut disorders including small intestinal bowel overgrowth and parasite infections.
Stephanie loves cooking and creating new healthy recipes to share with her patients. Stephanie is running regular therapeutic cooking classes through Luxton Kitchen and also is a speaker in the industry.
“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 power of food is amazing…I love to teach my clients how to use food to nourish and revitalise.”
“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 Toorak, but loves going home to the country where she grew up and her parents have a beautiful garden. ‘Growing up in the country and always being outside in the garden when I was little 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 the smiling face 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 and styling to express her creativity through the social media pages of Luxton Clinic and works alongside Sarah on the Luxton Clinic blog.
“Nourishing my children’s growing bodies is an important focus in my family.”
Meg is Sarah’s sister and we are thrilled to have her smiling face as part of the Luxton reception team on a Wednesday. Like Sarah, Meg has a passion for health and wellbeing which began during her childhood. Growing up on the farm, their parents put a large emphasis on whole foods, exercise and fresh air. Meg studied nursing following school and then whilst living in the UK became a midwife. Meg now has three children and the importance of nourishing their growing bodies and living a holistic lifestyle as a family has become an important focus for her. “I am thrilled to be part of the Luxton Clinic team” – Meg.
“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!
“I always hold the possibility for each of my clients to return to full health & full functionality of the body and mind.”
Janine is a registered Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist. She has explored and been around many forms of natural medicine including studies in psychosomatic therapy, bodywork, embodiment and a deep exploration of the mind-body relationship.
Like an Osteopath, she approaches the body from a global perspective. This means a strong understanding that nothing is happening in isolation and one part of the body affects another and everything is interrelated. She believes it’s important to treat each client with respect for their story and how both their internal and external environments influence quality of health.
Janine helps clients with both physical and emotional symptoms. She specialises in emotional support with a strong focus on anxiety, stress and trauma. She provides guidance for clients to heal, get clarity and grow. Her treatments inspire a whole new way of meeting the world and living a life that is sensitive and connected. Other areas of focus include chronic neck and back pain, sore knees, sleep issues and babies with colic and difficulty feeding.
Janine has a not-so-secret love for plants and anything green and growing! She fills her cup with yoga, connections, food and exploring new things.
“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!