What are Muscle Energy Techniques (MET)?

Muscle Energy Techniques (MET) are an advanced type of stretch. They aim to restore normal range of motion to tight muscles. METs are usually painless, quick and effective. You may not feel very much during the technique but afterwards, the muscle group in question...

What is Soft Tissue Release (STR), and How Can it Help?

Soft Tissue Release (STR) is a technique used by massage and manual therapists to restore normal flexibility to a muscle. It is particularly useful when a muscle becomes very tense and shortened. STR is often used after a muscle has been ‘warmed up’ with...

Win a massage when you buy Christmas Gift Vouchers

Our Christmas Gift Vouchers make excellent presents for your friends and family, but they could also win a present for you! Every £10 you spend on gift vouchers earns you an entry in our Christmas prize draw.  The winner will receive a £53 Ashlins Gift Voucher –...

Christmas Opening Hours 2019

This year our Christmas opening hours are: Monday 23rd December – 10-9pm Christmas Eve – 10-5pm Christmas Day – Closed Boxing Day – Closed Friday 27th – 10-5pm Saturday 28th – 10-5pm Sunday 29th – 11-5pm Monday 30th – 10-9pm New Years Eve –  10-5pm New...

Beginner’s Guide to Low Backs

by Sarah Oliver, Registered Osteopath Low back pain is very common and something we see a lot of here at Ashlins. Although back pain can be alarming and debilitating, most cases are due to muscle or joint problems and often resolve within 6 weeks. Many sufferers find...