Co-Owner & Head Naturopath, Herbalist, Nutritionist, Functional Medicine Practitioner
I feel incredibly lucky to have had the opportunity to create something like Saltuary. It is a very special place and the people it attracts never cease to amaze and touch me deeply. The people I meet & the team around me constantly remind me of all the things I feel gratitude for.
Co-owner & Managing Director
James is one of the co-owners of Saltuary and you will occasional see him don the Saltuary uniform to help out the team. James does a lot of the behind the scene work and his passion lies in the business operation and ensuring that Saltuary reaches its full potential.
Having worked both here & overseas, I have treated people from all walks of life. I’ve come to understand that despite our different experiences, cultures & beliefs, that we are all ultimately very similar. As a Naturopath, I look for signs and symptoms of where you may be out of balance and help to re-align you back to good health. I aim to inspire, educate and guide you to your own destination of wellness. A destination, which for everyone is unique and the journey to get there is always different from one person to the next.
Our experienced team of natural health specialists
Having worked in the industry the last 7 years, I’ve learnt a lot from the therapists I’ve worked with but also from customers who have shared their stories with me. I’ve been lucky to share in people’s journey to health and happiness. This is what inspires me to work at Saltuary. Having a naturopath in my family it’s no surprise I’ve ended up on this path. I’m completing studies in aromatherapy and herbal medicine as I’ve discovered a passion for natural skincare, essential oils and other herbal essences from teas to tinctures, in other words the yummy and smelly things!
Christina is a qualified personal trainer & nutritionist. She loves cooking healthy foods, travelling & adores animals. After returning from her last trip to South America, she says “My travels have allowed me to gain a better understanding of different foods and cultures”. With a background in health and fitness she’s passionate about being active and enjoying the outdoors. “I love spending time outdoors and feeling the sun on my face”. Christina’s been with Saltuary since our opening! She’s loved meeting many wonderful people and recognising the impact Saltuary makes to improving people’s lives.
Clinic Supervisor & Wellness Talks Presenter
Margaret has an Advanced Diploma in Nutrition and believes that food should be our medicine, that it should nourish and delight us. She is not a fan of ‘fad diets’ instead focussing on eating unprocessed wholefoods. She cooks most meals from scratch with the help of her Thermomix and is always on the look out for simple and delicious recipes to try out on her family. Margaret would like to inspire people to take care of themselves through diet and lifestyle and to start to make little positive steps every day! Margaret holds our ‘Food As Medicine’ workshops.
Cency van den Dool
Cency is a remedial therapist with a heightened sense of self awareness through her background in performing arts. Her dancing experience has allowed her to be well orientated around balanced postural alignment and correct muscular engagement. She dedicates time to acknowledging the importance of a whole self: fuel and feeding the body with positive thinking and encouraging a healthy proactive outlook on the physical self. Utilising her beliefs, Cency aspires to extend and share this with her clients.
Cency has trained in myofascial release techniques, sports massage, deep tissue techniques, Swedish, seated massage and pregnancy techniques. She is also familiar with the principles of pilates, strapping and taping, lymphatic drainage, and Kahuna bodywork.
Gillian grew up in Sydney and after finishing her studies at Macquarie University hit the road travelling which eventually to a life in Mexico and Spain. Gillian has a sound understanding of using Chiropractic in Spanish. For anyone out there with limited English requiring a Spanish speaking Chiropractor, Gillians your girl! An animal girl at heart, she's only recently relocated away from her farm on the mid north coast. She's also an avid horse rider - and still owns two brumbies. Gillian's own interest in Chiropractic begun early age, with her parents using it to overcome her own health challenges. With such incredible results on her own health, she later studied it herself, earning her Masters in the field. She's a great believer in achieving through planning. Rather than choosing to specialise in a specific condition, her speciality lays in "optimising the health of every single person I treat"!
Acupuncturist, Massage Therapist, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Cupping
Paul is an experienced TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) practitioner, using acupuncture, remedial massage, cupping and herbal medicine throughout his treatments. He specialises in the treatment of pain, using a combination of remedial massage & acupuncture. He's also passionate about treating women's health, internal diseases, fertility, depression, anxiety, general practice. Acupuncture is also very deeply relaxing. He has been practicing in Sydney for more than 10 years, and prior to that for another 10 years in Hong Kong. He offers a quality and professional service. He employs pulse and tongue coating diagnosis to understand the inner workings of the body in designing his treatments. He carries a Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine) through RMIT and holds many Diplomas.
Clinic Assistant & Massage Therapist
Lucy has recently added another role to her time at Saltuary. She has been with us as a Clinic Assistant for a long time now, having greeted many of you with her beautiful and upbeat nature! Having recently graduated with a Diploma of Remedial Massage, she now doubles up as a well loved Massage Therapist with us too. With a passion for the healing power of touch, Lucy uses various techniques for a relaxing, yet effective massage that will relieve all your tension areas. Lucy is enthusiastic to further her massage career by adding new modalities in the near future.
Christine Larkin is committed to facilitating positive change and self-awareness to all her clients. With over 20 years’ experience in the wellness industry, Christine offers a unique and holistic approach to body-mind balance and healing. Combining her qualifications in Remedial, Relaxation, Pregnancy & Hot Stone massage therapy with Aura-Soma colour therapy and Aromatherapy, Reiki and Pranic healing; Christine’s multi-sensory approach to massage and wellbeing can be tailored to suit your requirements.
Christine graduated with a Diploma in Aromatherapy and Remedial Massage in Sydney Australia in 1996. Continuing her education, she studied the French System of Aromatherapy, holding certificates in Aromatic Medicine, Aromatherapy & Regenerative Skincare at Essential Therapeutics with Ron Guba. She also frequently read colour aura photographs at the Mind, Body Spirit Festival over the years.
Christine has had many years working in Spas and with Physiotherapists, Chiropractors and other Allied health care professionals and draws in this past experience to maximise benefit to her clients.
Boronia is one of our wonderful Clinic Assistants. Currently studying Naturopathy, she's got a knack for making everyone who crosses her path feel great! More on Boronia will be posted up soon..
Meg is another one of our amazing Clinic Assistants. Meg is currently studying Naturopathy and is loving experimenting with herbs and supplements on herself to truly understand their benefits! More on Meg will be posted up soon too..
Sophie is our newest Clinic Assistants and is also currently studying Naturopathy. She can see the light at the end of the tunnel with having only a few semesters to go! She's recently become an Aunty too which she's absolutely thrilled to bits about!