Reviews and Stories of Bell's palsy recovery at Crystal Touch
Some of our patients agreed to share their full stories of recoveries – from how it started to how the process was and what results they have achieved. You can see their stories clicking on the button below:
Marianne (The Netherlands)
Reborn! That is the first word that comes in to my head.
The first weeks I needed to do the exercise with closing my eyes rubbing my hands and than put my hands for my eyes., two times a day. I felt really tired and had pain all over. But after a few days it was gone. Now I’m almost forgetting that I ever had Bell.
Sometimes when I feel a bit tired I do the exercises again. Take my rest. And sleep really relaxed.
I enjoy life. Feel free and let my pictures taken everywhere. I don’t bother anymore and I never lose the “control” of my face.
When I feel or see that my laugh is a bit out of center I relax immediately and start over again.
I bought new glasses. My left eye was extremely better than before. Even the cylinder was diminished. When I feel different in the morning I do my inner mouth massage. It helps directly. Strange enough I bother less about all things in live. Saying I listen and try to help my friends but after that I don’t let it get to much in to me. I’m not afraid to think the rest of the day is for me. It sounds probably a bit egoistic but that’s not what I mean. I mean I feel more and more I have the right to think of myself and be proud of myself.
Difficult to tell in English but I’m sure you understand as always.
Enjoy seeing you again on Wednesday.
Marianne (The Netherlands)”
“I am from Finland and I have very uncommon disease, called gelsoline amyloidosis, (a heritable, systemic disease). Main symptoms are dryness of eyes, dryness of mouth membranes, paralysis symptoms of forehead and cheek muscles on one facial side. No therapy has been found.
Via my friends I found Crystal Touch. Here they promised to evaluate my condition and try to help me. This happened 3 years ago.
Already after my first visit I knew, this treatment will help me and relieve my symptoms.
Because we know, this disease is beyond remedy, we decided to focus relieving the main symptoms of facial muscles.
Crystal Touch developed an innovative, really professionally simple, effective therapy program to my disease with clear instructions for home life.
I have visited now in this clinic regularly a few times per a year, my paralysis symptoms have almost totally disappeared after first year and these symptoms have stayed away during these years.
I can absolutely recommend this clinic for patients, who do not know, what to do their severe skin problems without medical well-known therapy.
– Rainer (Helsinki, Finland)”
Vlada (16), Bell’s Palsy since 2010
Valada was hit by Bell’s palsy when she was 12. After the incomplete recovery she had developed oral-ocular synkinesis, tightness of facial muscles and painful spots on the affected side of the face.
Vlada was treated in Moscow by the specialists of Crystal Touch clinic, within the scope of our humanitarian project “Bring back your Smile!”. Already after 3 months of Crystal Touch rehabilitation program (2 treatments) Vlada had achieved a substantial progress. Synkinesis considerably reduced, tightness of facial muscles and facial pains disappeared. Vlada continued her rehabilitation program for another 6 months (4 treatments) and reached an aesthetically acceptable and lasting result.
Denis, 3 years
Congenital ptosis of the left eyelid and of the left mouth corner
Denis was treated in Moscow by the specialists of Crystal Touch clinic, within the scope of our humanitarian project “Bring back your Smile!”. After 7 months of Crystal Touch rehabilitation program (4 treatments) Denis had achieved substantial improvements. Ptosis of the eyelid considerably reduced. Ptosis of mouth corner disappeared. Planned operation of the eyelid correction was cancelled as unnecessary. Visual acuity (sharpness of eyesight) improved from 0.4 to 0.8 (norm is 1.0). Denis continued his rehabilitation program for another 4 months (3 treatments), till an aesthetically acceptable and lasting result had been achieved.
Patient J. (48) Bell’s Palsy since 2003
Multiple synkinesis, noticeable asymmetry of facial movements
Treatments in Crystal Touch clinic (2012). After 4 Crystal Touch treatments a substantial progress had been achieved. Synkinesis and facial asymmetry were reduced.
This is his testimonial after 2 Crystal Touch treatments.
“My name is Sharon and I’m 62. I live on Vancouver Island on the west coast of Canada. I am retired. I have Bell’s Palsy on my left side. It started shortly after a bike ride on a cool spring evening.
I heard of the clinic through the doctor who applied the Botox. He heard of the clinic at a conference and suggested I explore it. I made an inquiry directly to the clinic. This was 8 years after my Bell’s Palsy. It was important to me to try this approach because after all that time I was still self conscious and avoided photographs and speaking in public.
I was nervous for my first visit, and I thought I knew a lot about synkinesis from my reading but I learned that much of my information was incorrect. I was encouraged when the testing showed that I had nerve activity in all the weak muscles. My first treatment helped to relax the tight areas. I felt the difference after 1 treatment but it was not obvious in my expressions until 2 treatments. I have had 4 treatments over 6 months. I have a more balanced expression in a relaxed state, and I’m working on my smile. My eye movement has improved and it stays more open. My affected side has more movement and shows some wrinkles like my regular side. The tight muscles in my cheek are mostly relaxed and comfortable so I don’t feel the block that restricted the mouth. I am able to blow out, and close my lips better.
I would recommend the clinic and wish I had started earlier. After 8 years there is a lot of tightness to overcome and re-training of muscles.
– Sharon (Vancouver, Canada)”
“I’m 53 years old now. About 25 years ago I got the right side of my face paralized because of the facial nerves inflamation. That time I had been treated with steroids /encorton/ and electric stimulations with very poor results. I had a problem with opening my right eye, my right eye brew was almost unmovable. The same was with my mounth – its right side was very different comparing with the left. I went to Cristal Touch clinic in December 2012. After 5 visits/treatments the situation is very much different. Now I can open my right eye much more wide and lift my eyebrow without any problems. I can smile more symmeticaly as well .
Elena Pashova teached me a lot of everyday’s exercises that help improve my facial problems. She made me believe that even after 25 years it is still possible to do a lot with the results of my desease. It’s fantastic – very good job!
– Maciej (Warsaw, Poland)”
Ronald (47), Bell’s Palsy since 2005
Multiple synkinesis after a long-standing Bell’s palsy. Before Bell’s palsy hit him, Ronald used to work as a photo-model, but had to change his career due to the developed asymmetry of facial expressions.
Ronald was treated by the specialists of Crystal Touch clinic in Rotterdam, within the scope of our humanitarian project “Bring back your Smile!”. After 3 months of Crystal Touch rehabilitation program (2 treatments), Ronald had achieved a substantial progress. Synkinesis were considerably reduced, facial movements became symmetrical. Ronald had considered the result as aesthetically acceptable and concluded that further treatments for him were unnecessary.
A remarkable and lasting progress, that was achieved within a very short period of time.
Dasha, 13 years
Congenital myopathy, infantile cerebral palsy
Dasha had been treated in Moscow by the specialists of Crystal Touch clinic within the scope of our humanitarian project “Bring back your Smile!”. Already after 3 months of Crystal Touch rehabilitation program (2 treatments) Dasha had achieved visible increase of her facial muscles tonus. Her control over her facial expressions improved greatly. Dasha continued her Crystal Touch rehabilitation program for another 15 months (9 treatments). The quality of her facial movements is steadily improving.
Nadja, 13 years
Congenital central facial paralysis on the right side
Since her birth Nadja could only smile with her left side of the face. The right side was almost motionless (see the picture). We have treated Nadja in Moscow within the scope of Crystal Touch humanitarian project “Bring back your Smile!”. Already after 4 months of Crystal Touch rehabilitation program (3 treatments) Nadja could perform substantial voluntary movements with her right mouth corner, and slight movements with her right eyebrow (see the video). Clarity of her speech has improved considerably. Nadja continued her rehabilitation program for another 5 months (3 treatments) until she had achieved an aesthetically acceptable result.