Apothecary Natural Health Centre

Apothecary Natural Health Centre has centres in Hammersmith & Fulham, West London and Brecon, Mid Wales. We provide hands-on treatments from experienced practitioners and a teaching centre for Chinese medicine. In Hammersmith we also have a shop selling a range of natural products and a community interest company art gallery.

We have a particular specialism in tuina Chinese massage. This versatile and effective therapy, probably the precursor of acupuncture alongside which it is often used, has grown and developed over the past few thousand years. It can be used to treat a wide range of conditions including: joint pain, injuries and imbalances; migraine and tension headaches, IBS and digestive imbalances, asthma and respiratory conditions, menstrual and fertility issues, insomnia and anxiety.

The style of tuina practiced is based on the classical Chinese idea of qi which allows a quiet, deep focus on affected areas, while promoting balance within the whole. Hands-on treatment is supported by life style advice tailored to individual needs.

Founder of Apothecary and lead practitioner Rosey Grandage MCSP MBAcC is a physiotherapist who traveled to China throughout the 1990’s studying and practicing acupuncture, tuina and qi gong. She has taught tuina and Chinese medicine theory at University of Westminster for 15 years and heads a team of expert, dynamic practitioners at Apothecary.

At Apothecary we are always happy to discuss tuina, Chinese medicine, physiotherapy and your health needs, so we look forward to hearing from you. This is what we can offer:

  • A team of experienced registered practitioners specialising in physiotherapy, acupuncture, tuina Chinese massage, herbal medicine, shiatsu massage, counselling psychology and autogenic training.
  • A low cost clinic staffed by junior practitioners for those on low incomes
  • Small groups and classes – including classes in qi gong, yoga and feldenkrais.
  • Courses in Classical Chinese Medicine, Tuina Chinese Massage and Qi Gong
  • A shop selling organic herbs and teas, herbal oils, essences and waters, bath oils, shampoos and other herbal skincare.

We very much look forward to seeing you soon. If you would like any information please get in touch by phone or email or just call by.

Practitioners

Rosey
Rosey qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist at St Mary's Hospital London and then, in 1991, went to China to study acupuncture, tuina and qi gong for two years. Since returning to London she has worked at the pain management centre at St Thomas' Hospital (1994-1997) and worked in private practice in West London.

She teaches on the BSc Acupuncture course at the University of Westminster and in 1999 set up a diploma in Qi Gong Tuina at the university. In 2002 she started Prospect Chinese Medicine and Physiotherapy Centre in Hammersmith and Prospect Seminars which organises seminars for students and practitioners of Chinese medicine.

She has sat on the executive committee of the British Acupuncture Council and is still a member of the professional conduct committee.

She has published articles on qi gong and the treatment of children in The European Journal of Oriental Medicine, written articles on acupuncture for the BBC/Open University website open2.net and the physiotherapy journal In Touch. Recently she has published an artilcle on tuina Chinese massage in The Journal of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists. She has appeared on LBC radio.

Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and the British Acupuncture Council.

As a Chartered Physiotherapist Rosey is recognised by Private Health Insurers.
Cheryll graduated from the London School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1989 and then completed a postgraduate clinical course at Nanjing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China. She qualified in Swedish massage in 1984 and went onto further develop her skills by studying tuina massage from 1992-92 and again in 1996. She is qualified in Facial Acupuncture also Japanese Acupuncture.

She qualified as an autogenic training practitioner in 2002. Autogenic training is a method of deep mental relaxation and can be used to resolve many problems and to enhance the progress of other treatments. In addition she holds a certificate in counselling skills and attitudes.

She has taught advanced massage techniques to therapists and continues to teach on the Qi Gong Tuina Diploma at the University of Westminster.

Member of the British Acupuncture Council, MBAS
Alex and Jurgita are now running the low cost clinic at Apothecary for acupuncture and Tuina massage on Saturdays from 11am to 6pm. They are recent graduates of the University of Westminster having attained a BSc in Life Sciences: Chinese Medicine and are members of the British Acupuncture Council.

Alex has a particular interest in treating musculoskeletal pain. Jurgita gained valuable experience from the Chinese Medical University in Taiwan where she acquired important additional skills for her practice. She has a particular interest in treating digestive disorders, anxiety and stress and musculoskeletal conditions. Her special areas of interest are: muscular skeletal conditions; digesrive disorders and anxiety and stress reduction.

Both are registered with The British Acupuncture Council
Jonathan is a practitioner of Tuina and Shiatsu. He trained in Qigong Tuina at the University of Westminster and Tuina at the London College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (LCTA). He teaches and is a clinical supervisor at both institutions.

Jonathan trained as a Shiatsu practitioner at the Kikai Centre in London and has studied in a post graduate intensive programme with Sonia Moriceau at the Healing Shiatsu Education Centre, in the Black Mountains since 2000.

As well as the Healing Arts Jonathan is a practitioner of the Chinese Internal Martial Arts of Taiji and Bakua and the Japanese Art of Aikido

Member of the Shiatsu Society
Monica graduated from the University of Westminster in 2014 with a degree in Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture, has completed training in tuina Chinese massage and is now furthering her studies with an MSc in Chinese Herbal medicine.

During her treatments Monica combines acupuncture, tuina massage, cupping, dietary and life style advice to help her patients gain good health and joy in life. She has an interest and experience in treating digestive disorders, sleeping problems, stress/anxiety and pain management. She believes that it is an understanding of different natural therapies and practical advice, used in combination with modern medicine, which creates lasting results for patients.

She has worked at Be Well London, a multidisciplinary clinic, where she gained experience of working with a wide range of practitioners and an insight into how and why different therapies work.
Acupuncture including Facial Acupuncture, Tuina Massage, Qi Gong and Chinese Herbal Medicine

Scott is a graduate of the University of Westminster. His interests include musculoskeletal conditions (where he often uses a combination of tendon stretching, needling and moxa), dermatology and digestive issues. He studied extensively with the late Phil McQueen whose seminars taught him to deal successfully with a wide range of musculoskeletal problems using advanced acupuncture techniques. He also worked with John Tsagaris for several months learning his beauty and cosmetic acupuncture techniques. He is experienced in treating a wide range of conditions especially using Chinese herbal medicine to aid digestive and stress related problems.

Member of British Acupuncture Council
Kirsty is a counselling psychologist practicing an integrative approach, her main model is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) but she also includes psychodynamic and person centred therapy when necessary, aiming to provide a holistic approach that meets individual needs. She has extensive experience of working with a broad range of presenting difficulties, particularly depression, anxiety disorders, interpersonal and relationship difficulties and specialises in the treatment of trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD). She has developed her private practice over 12 years working with a wide range of patients and presenting issues. She has also written and edited various BBC publications on a range of issues affecting adolescents.

Accredited by the Health & Care Professionals Council (HCPC) as a registered practitioner psychologist, Chartered member of The British Psychologist Society (BPS), full member of the Division of Counselling Psychology. Post MSC Counselling Psychology (Chartership), MSc Counselling Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma Integrative Therapy, BA (Hons) Psychology & English Literature.
Susie qualified as a Registered General Nurse at Westminster Hospital in 1984, after which she specialised in anaesthetics and recovery nursing for thirteen years. She then moved into the field of Occupational Health Nursing in 1997, working in both industry and the NHS, most recently at The Royal Marsden Hospital, gaining a BSc in Community Health from Brunel University in 2004. Susie is also a qualified acupuncturist (British College of Acupuncture 1989-1992) and previously worked in private practice and in the Pain Clinic at Charing Cross Hospital. She also has the Qi Gong Tuina Diploma from the University of Westminster.

She became interested in the Feldenkrais Method about six years ago, and is currently in the third year of a four year training course to become a practitioner at the Feldenkrais International Training Centre. She is now qualified to teach Awareness Through Movement classes, and will be focusing on Functional Integration (individual, hands-on lessons) for the remainder of the training.

Accredited Feldenkrais Method 'Awareness Through Movement' teacher