Nutritional Therapy now available at Ashlins

We’re really excited to announce the arrival of Catherine Field, Nutritional Therapist, to Ashlins Natural Health.


Nutritional Therapy at Ashlins, Walthamstow

Nutritional Therapy can be useful for anyone seeking to:


  •  Understand how an existing diet and lifestyle may be affecting overall well being
  • Address specific symptoms or health concerns
  • Implement preventative health measures
  • Gain support and motivation towards starting a new healthy lifestyle.

Catherine studied at the College of Naturopathic Medicine and is passionate about using nutrition to improve health.  She will go through a detailed food diary and questionnaire with you in order to put together a tailor made treatment plan.


Phone 020 8520 5268 to make your appointment and start feeling better today!

New Therapy – Lomi Lomi Massage plus Save £10

Achara has added a new string to her bow and is now offering Lomi Lomi Massage.

Lomi lomi massage now at Ashlins, Walthamstow

Lomi Lomi is the traditional massage of Hawaii.  It uses soft, rhythmic strokes to soothe and relax muscle.  Despite using a softer touch than some types of massage, it is a very effective, potent treatment.


We have a special introductory offer on Lomi Lomi massage.  Save £10 and get a 1 hour massage for only £38.

Phone 020 8520 5268 to book an appointment.

T&Cs: Not valid in conjunction with any other offer.  Subject to availability.   Valid with Achara only.  Offer valid 1/8/2017-1/9/2017.

Why you should try Kinesiology – Prevention is better than cure

By Isabelle Cooke, Kinesiologist

In Kinesiology, we use very powerful techniques which can give relief to all sorts of conditions. People will frequently see a Kinesiologist because they are suffering from one specific ailment. It may be that after just one or two “balances” (sessions) they feel great and resume their lives as before. This can be wonderful to see, but let’s not forget that prevention is better than cure.

Did you know that regular Kinesiology balancing can help you stay happy and healthy?  We all know that routine maintenance works for vehicles and machinery, but we don’t all apply this rule to the human body. We all lead such busy lives these days, and getting a perfectly balanced diet and the right amount of exercise is not always easy. 

At times we may begin to find ourselves affected, either physically or emotionally, by the pressures, strains, stresses and traumas of modern life. When these build up we may not feel at our best. For example, we might feel tired, run down or depressed. Or we might experience physical aches and pains or digestive problems.

If we allow these problems to linger then we can become really unwell. Routine Kinesiology balances will help to relieve these and prevent more serious problems from developing.  

Check this list to see how healthy you really are:

Symptoms of vibrant health


  • A clear mind.
  • Optimistic outlook.
  • Motivation.



  • A pain and symptom-free body.
  • Good restful natural sleep.
  • Joints and muscles flex with ease.



  • Balanced and nutritious diet.
  • Regular and healthy bowel movements.
  • No reliance on drugs or stimulants.



  • Consistent energy levels upon awakening and throughout the day.


Are you experiencing all of these symptoms of vibrant health each day? It is fair to say that many of us will struggle to maintain optimum health all the time, and this is where Kinesiology can be an invaluable tool for you, your family and friends. Perhaps it’s time you gave it a try.

Isabelle is available at Ashlins on fortnightly Sundays 11am-4pm.   Phone 020 8520 5268 to make your appointment.

New Therapy – Facial Reflexology

We have a new therapy available here at Ashlins.

Facial Reflexology uses the same principles as standard reflexology but applies them to the face instead of to the feet.

This has the added benefit of encouraging blood flow to the face which may lead to a younger, fresher appearance.

Facial reflexology, Bergman Zone method, in Walthamstow



Susan uses the Bergman Zone Face Lift method created by Ziggy Bergman.

Try it yourself for just £25 for a 30 minute taster, or £50 for a full 1 hour session.

Phone 020 8520 5268 to book your appointment.

Should Massage be offered on the NHS?

If you think massage should be offered for musculoskeletal conditions on the NHS please:

Sign the Petition

Massage on the NHS, sign the petition

This petition has been set up by Tatina Semprini, who is one of our massage therapists.

Tatina says “As a full-time massage therapist I have treated many clients over the years that have come to me with various pains and disabilities due to MSK conditions.

They don’t want to waste their GP’s time, take medication or wait months to see a physiotherapist.

They know that massage works and would rather take that route.

Sadly massage therapy is not available on the NHS because of ‘a lack of funds as well as evidence that massage is effective’, this despite NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) guidelines suggesting massage does in fact help certain conditions like lower back pain and sciatica.”


Sign the petition if you agree!

3 Stretches to try when you have back ache

Most of us will suffer from back pain or back ache at some point in our lives.  Gentle stretching and movement is often beneficial.

Osteopath Sarah Oliver suggests these stretches:


  • Knee Hugs

    1. Lay flat with your knees straight.
    2. Bend both knees and draw them up towards your chest.
    3. Clasp your hands round the top of your shin, just below your knees. If your
    knees are tender, you can clasp underneath the knees.
    4. Take a deep breath in. On the out breath, hug your knee firmly into your chest
    and hold for 10 seconds.
    5. Release the knees, straighten the leg and relax.
    6. Perform this sequence 3 times, once a day.


  • Upper Back Stretch

    1. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart.
    2. Put your hands on your hips.
    3. Carefully lean backwards and hold for 10 seconds.
    4. Perform 3 times, once a day.
  • Gluteal Stretch

    1. Sit upright and place your right leg over your left thigh.
    2. Gently lean forwards until you can feel a stretch in your right buttock.
    3. You may be able to increase the stretching sensation by pushing down on
    your right knee.
    4. Hold this position for 10 seconds.
    5. Repeat on the other side.
    6. Repeat steps 1-5 two more times. Perform twice a day.



Thankfully most cases of back pain are relatively short lived.  If your back pain doesn’t improve with stretching or is impacting on daily activities, consider seeing an osteopath or chiropractor or speaking to your GP.


Phone 020 8520 5268 to book an appointment.