The Luxton Clinic Team

Sarah Stevens

“The power of food is amazing…I love to teach my clients how to use food to nourish and revitalise.”

Sarah Stevens – Naturopath, Nutritionist & Owner of Luxton Clinic

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 Nutrition 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 system addressing both physical and the emotional wellbeing to achieve optimal health. Sarah’s support for optimal wellbeing is an individually tailored approach using the most recent 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.
While running a busy clinic in Armadale Sarah has been consulting at a busy country Medical clinic integrating both Western and complementary medicines to achieve better health outcomes. Along side Luxton Clinic Sarah has been teaching healthy cooking classes and decided to pursue her dream to create her own cooking school. Luxton Kitchen was created 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.

Stephanie Gobbo

“Given the right environment the body has the inherent ability to heal itself.”

Stephanie Gobbo – Naturopath & Nutritionist

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 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 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 management, chronic fatigue, immune health, skin conditions and all gut disorders.

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.

Emma Thompson

“Therapeutic Massage for a Whole Body Unity.”

Emma Thompson – Musculoskeletal Therapist

Emma completed a 3-year Health Science degree specialising in Musculoskeletal Therapy at Endeavour College of Natural Medicine in 2009. Since graduating, Emma has used her skills to obtain work in a variety of settings all over the world. Emma’s signature treatment is one that combines the knowledge she has gained through working in different areas over the years, where the focus is not only on the relief of her client’s symptomatic pain but also on a deeper level evokes changes in systemic and emotional imbalances of the body. Emma has a strong belief that our bodies have their own natural ability to heal themselves but often due to the everyday rigours of our lifestyle we can feel deflated emotionally, physically or spiritually. Massage, through the process of touch and intent, can help stimulate the healing process at each level to assist in bringing the body back to a whole unity. Emma is often described as a free spirit and loves getting amongst nature whenever possible. She is also a passionate meditator and hopes to broaden her skills within this area in the coming years. Emma has always had a passion for whole living and loves working with her clients to provide assistance and education to help each individual reach their health and wellness goals.

Tahlia Holmes

“Let food be your medicine, and let medicine be your food.”
Tahlia

Tahlia Holmes – Practise Manager

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.

Meg Sainsbury

“Nourishing my children’s growing bodies is an important focus in my family.”

Meg Sainsbury – Receptionist

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.

Nathalie Sebbag

“The body has an innate ability to heal itself.”

Nathalie Sebbag – Osteopath

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! 

Janine Gaddie

“I always hold the possibility for each of my clients to return to full health & full functionality of the body and mind.”

Janine – Craniosacral Therapist

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.

Freya Lawler

Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”

Freya Lawler – Receptionist

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!

Asako Ford

“Massage is one of the oldest healing traditions.”

Asako is a Remedial Massage Therapist, with 8 years experience in providing deep tissue, pregnancy & sports massage. As part of our Luxton Clinic massage team, Asako provides a nourishing and holistic treatment that aims to meet each clients individual needs.

Asako’s speciality is Oncology massage. She completed her Oncology Massage Training Modules 1 and 2 in 2013 and since then she has been assisting people on their cancer journey and supporting them through massage, providing a mindful, safe and relaxing treatment. She also completed Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy (Casley Smith Method), allowing Asako to provide a speciality Lymphoedema treatment including bandaging, fitted compression garments, manual lymphatic drainage, exercise, skincare and home programmes.

Asako is excited to be part of our Luxton Clinic holistic team and she will work alongside our Naturopath’s as part of our Cancer Nutrition programme. Asako is also familiar with Ayurveda, the most ancient system of Indian medicine and in her spare time, you will find her practicing yoga and spending time with her two children! 

*Asako will be with us on Friday’s

“Use food to nourish and revitalise”