Our teams consists of naturopaths, medical herbalists and therapeutic massage therapists.
Khalid Ghanima (BPharm)
Store Owner and Director, Khalid has a Bachelor of Pharmacy and extensive knowledge on natural healthcare and the wide range of practitioner-only and other herbal and nutritional supplements available at the Urban Herbalist store. Come into the store for individualised advice or to discuss any health concerns with Khalid.
Joanna Vinsen (BNatMed, HbT, NMHNZ)
Naturopath & Medical Herbalist
Joanna is the Urban Herbalist Clinic Director as well as a Naturopath and Medical Herbalist with a special interest in gut and mood disorders, particularly anxiety and depression. Joanna is also trained in Homeobotanical therapy & Colour therapy.
Brenda Brightwell (Dip.ThM, Level 6 Registered Massage Therapist)
Therapeutic Massage Therapist
After graduating from the NZ College of Massage in 1998, Brenda has seen first-hand how therapeutic massage can alleviate the powerful negative effects of stress, reduce muscle pain and promote good health in people of all ages and stages of life. Brenda takes a client-centered approach focusing on the unique needs of each individual client using Therapeutic and Remedial techniques to assist in achieving optimum health.
Along with her wealth of life experience and knowledge, Brenda is excited to bring her passion for holistic health and well-being to the team at Urban Herbalist.