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Miracles don't only happen in Lourdes.  They also happen in Tucson, Arizona under the skilled  and loving hands of Sylvia Boyed, Licensed Massage Therapist.


Using a fusion of visceral manipulation and cranial sacral work Sylvia achieves results which are nothing short of miraculous.


I first saw Sylvia for an acute fractured sacrum. I couldn't walk even four steps without excruciating pain. When I left her office the fracture wasn't healed but the pain was gone.


Subsequently, I saw her for a chronic leg injury which for many years left me unable to participate in customary and usual activities. The quality of life is very much dependent upon the quality of movement and mine was diminished. After only a couple of sessions with Sylvia my walking is much better and continues to  improve. I'm able to participate in activities with friends and feel more assured.


I don't live in Tucson. I live in New York City where there are many excellent massage therapists but none like Sylvia. I schedule a yearly visit so that I may see Sylvia and continue to improve. Truly, Sylvia should be declared a national treasure!

Katy S.

When I first started seeing Sylvia, I was seeking relief from migraines. She told me it would be a wild ride, but I couldn't understand what that meant. Two years later, the migraines are gone, but that isn't even the half of it. Because of Sylvia's treatment, I am so much healthier and happier in every way. She's helped me reach an understanding I was previously incapable of. When the student is ready, the teacher will appear. If you're ready, there is no better teacher than Sylvia. 


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 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.


I have had Sylvia Boyed in my life for about a year and a half now.  My initial session with her was for intestinal problems that had plagued me for a very long time.  Sylvia’s work had me feeling much better in just a couple of sessions.  She has helped me immensely over the months with fatigue, weakness, and more specific ailments such as tinnitus, sciatica, bladder urgency, and pain from surgery. 


Being new to CranioSacral work, I found it fascinating to experience the subtle shifts that my body would feel during a session.  At times it feels like her touch is at several different places on my body, and her hands aren’t really even touching me!  Her compassionate explanations help me understand the trauma that has created my problems, and her calming nature helps me deal with the changes that occur. 


Always professional, she is a gifted healer.  I feel more alive, my overall wellness is better than it has been for year and years, I experience a peace like no other in my adult life, and every time I have a session with Sylvia I feel as if my entire body has been nourished.  It’s a joy to work with her.


Years ago I fell and sprained ankle, it was the worst sprain I had ever had. I went to my doctor, I had x-rays done, was referred to Podiatry, nothing really seemed to help. Without help from Western medicine it took me over a year to get back to some functionality in my left foot. I was getting desperate.


I have been working with Sylvia for several years now. I can honestly report that I am the most pain free I have been in years. During my time with Sylvia, she has worked on my heel spurs and plantar fasciitis. These conditions were preventing me from taking normal walks, and I could not walk barefoot or stand for long periods. I am happy to say that I have been free from those conditions for about a year now.

Sylvia has also been doing cranial sacral work on my head to help with tinnitus. During this treatment, she realized I was showing signs of a head injury, which I have no recollection of but was having all the symptoms -- headache, nausea, dizziness, foggy brain and at times blurred vision.

Every visit with Sylvia is different -- sometimes I feel a rush of energy and sometimes I feel a peaceful relaxation. I continue to believe that energy healing works physically, but there is no doubt in my mind that what I have/am experiencing is a cleansing of my whole mind, body and spirit.


I first went to Sylvia several years ago with chronic pain from multiple back injuries stemming from skiing, gymnastics, waitressing, boating (flat bottom boat) and life in general. I had learned to cope with it, assuming nothing could be done except possibly surgery, which I was unwilling to consider. After several sessions w/ Sylvia, I realized this" hocus pokus", which is how it felt at first, was really making a difference in my overall wellbeing. What I realized then is that lack of pain is not readily experienced. One must be conscious to feel it and I did. I still don't fully understand how it works but am here to report it has made a powerful positive impact on my day to day comfort, and my work with Sylvia is the reason. I miss her since I have moved away and realize that even without regular sessions with Sylvia, her previous work on my issues is holding up and I am significantly improved.


Two orthopedics, Alaska and Arizona, suggested hip replacement. The constant pain and limited mobility seemed related to previous surgeries.  I was not ready, to be cut into again.

The Cranial Sacral Therapy introduction began in Eagle River Alaska while seeking help for ear pain with hearing issues. There I learned that the body, mind and soul all connected, held my treasure chest of emotions...It opened and emotional healing began. Shortly after I began the therapy I left Alaska.

In 2013 after moving to Tucson AZ, I was fortunate when introduced to Sylvia Boyed who has continued my journey of mind, body and soul restoration with her exceptional healing touch. Each session, opens the physical/body, to a pathway of light/mind and the exploration into my soul, which has created my story into a book for publication next year.

Sylvia, a gifted messenger’s healing touch has diverted major hip replacement surgery for me. Today I am 90% transformed physically and psychologically/emotionally to the person I once was...Nearly pain-free!

I am eternally grateful for all Sylvia Boyed has done with helping restore my health through her Cranial Sacral Therapy.


Based on a recommendation from a co-worker, I decided to pay Sylvia a visit to see what visceral massage was all about.  To be honest, I was very skeptical when I made the appointment, but figured it might be worth a try. 

My first session, Sylvia sat down with me to see what expectations and hopes I had from getting the massage.  I had mentioned to Sylvia I would experience occasional stomach aches after eating and had occasional lower back pain from being in a car accident several years ago.  As we proceeded to begin with the massage, I thought it was very strange!  It wasn’t the typical Swedish or deep tissue massage where pressure is applied, but only used gentle strokes throughout the “massage”.  Also, in the first session she evaluated all the major muscle groups and was able to pinpoint other problem areas; she immediately found that I had tightness in my right shoulder, had an old hip injury, and had severe sinus problems.  After the first session, Sylvia recommended I make an appointment once every two weeks.

I have been going to Sylvia for almost a year now and my life has dramatically changed.  I no longer have back pain, or problems with my hip or shoulder.   I am now able to eat anything without experiencing a stomach ache afterwards, but the most significant change was in my sinuses.  I had been taking allergy shots for nearly fifteen years and would sometimes get sinus headaches.  Every year spring time would come around I was always congested, had watery, puffy eyes, and swollen sinuses; but, with the help of visceral massage and cranio-sacral work, I no longer need allergy shots or antihistamines. I have noticed my posture has improved, and I am able to sleep well at night.  I would definitely recommend Sylvia to anyone with severe allergies or chronic pain.


So, for anyone who is considering this alternative therapy, I say “Go for it!” Call Sylvia today and set up a consultation appointment.

Working with Sylvia has been life-altering for me.  Not only has my chronic pain diminished, but she's also helped me deal with deep traumatic and emotional issues to get to a much better place in my life.  I've lost 50 pounds and shed years of guilt and stress.  I'm living a more whole-hearted life now and I feel amazing!


If you know your body well you definitely can tell when something is wrong. It was very frustrating for me to go to doctor after doctor, specialist after specialist and be run through a myriad of tests. It never panned out – and I always went away feeling hopeless. I always told my friends that I would never give up and I would find somebody who would listen to me, understand my symptoms and help me get well.

It took me 10 years of doing western and eastern medicine and everything in between to finally find Sylvia. It has been an amazing experience and a wonderful journey to find that I actually can be healthy and have a new life without the pains I endured.


Sylvia shows a genuine interest in each individual's growth and well-being of mind, body and spirit. She spends time listening and imparting her insight and wisdom.  There is never a sense of rush.


I have been under her care for 8 years.  Through different treatment methods such as visceral manipulation, cranial sacral therapy and energy modalities, she has alleviated chronic lower back pain, a misaligned bite and a host of other physical and emotional concerns that come with life and aging.


Sylvia has deepened my understanding of the interdependence of mind-body-spirit connections and my role and ability to heal myself.  She has become a partner in my life journey as I explore and become aware of the many dimensions of living.

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