Category: Health

Carpal Tunnel trial – Seeking participants

We are seeking people who have been officially diagnosed with Carpal tunnel syndrome for 6 weeks of trial treatments of manual lymphatic drainage. We have some specific reasons for wanting this particular group of people: here is the background to this trial.

What do fluid tablets do for you? Should you rely on them?

Diuretics (or water tablets) are used to rid the body of extra fluid or salt. People with high blood pressure, heart failure, swollen tissues, and kidney disease often use diuretics to treat these conditions. … Prescription diuretics are commonly called water pills, and their first effect is to increase urination. The buildup… Continue Reading “What do fluid tablets do for you? Should you rely on them?”

What causes fluid retention?

Your body is made up mainly of water. When your hydration level is not balanced, your body tends to hang on to that water. Usually, water retention may cause you to feel heavier than normal, and less nimble or active. It can also cause:… Continue Reading “What causes fluid retention?”

Manual lymphatic drainage trials: Treating Fibromyalgia pain symptoms

Background on the trial This trial has been organised independently by Melanie at Ryding2Health Ltd Invercargill. We were interested to find out whether there was evidence that MLD could help manage symptoms for sufferers of fibromyalgia because we see so many people with this… Continue Reading “Manual lymphatic drainage trials: Treating Fibromyalgia pain symptoms”

Is running slowly better for my knees?

This was a great question, posed to us by a runner client of ours who is suffering from knee pain. He is training for a middle distance triathlon and wanted to know if running the long distances slower would be better for his joints.… Continue Reading “Is running slowly better for my knees?”

What is Lymphatic Drainage Massage?

This is the newest massage service on offer at Ryding2Health, but what is it and who can it help? Well, let us explain!