I met Sylvia Boyed about 4 ½ years ago when my massage therapist at the time decided to “retire” and Sylvia was hired as Massage Therapist at his place of business.
My original reason for having massages was to relieve body tension and it did help.
I had had several surgeries, a car accident which resulted in broken bones and scars resulting from deep cuts, and, on top of all that, I developed a very painful condition called Trigeminal Neuralgia, which involved the nerves on the left side of my face, which, if left untreated, can be very devastating to the face.
After receiving several regular-type massages, Sylvia presented to me an alternative massage therapy which she thought would help me walk better, stand straighter, and might even relieve some of the trigeminal pain. After some serious thought and research I decided to give this alternative a try. What did I have to lose? I could always go back to regular massages!
This alternative massage is called Visceral Manipulation, which is a therapy of light touching over areas of the body (see web site www.barralinstitute.com/about/vm.php). Over time Sylvia has been able to release significant scar tissue so my stride is loser and freer, my posture is much better, which helps relieve tension, and probably the most significant, she has been able to give me relief from trigeminal pain, which is now almost non-existent. I haven’t taken any pain medication for over two years.
Another area she has improved upon is the bone structure of my face. Because of the car accident and scaring in the upper lip area, my lips were not aligned. Gradually, my lips have become “normal” and the symmetry of my face has improved so much that people comment on how different I look – not knowing about the therapy. What a boost that gives to a 75-year-old woman!
Not only has she had success with my head, she has worked on releasing scar tissue from my left wrist which was broken in the accident and now is more flexible with less pain. She has also worked on my right broken thumb with the same results. Needless to say, I thoroughly think that if you are looking for an alternative therapy for various afflictions of your body, I would strongly suggest you give Sylvia a call.