The Story of Hannah
All the materials are posted with Hannah’s permission.
Hannah had Bell’s palsy in June 2015. She developed some complications, such as synkinesis, contractures, pains, asymmetric smile. She came to our clinic in September 2016, looking for help to recover and to be able to smile again, in time for her wedding in October 2017. With hard work, motivation and guidance Hannah was able to smile with confidence again!
Here is Hannah’s story.
In her comment when joining the clinic Hannah wrote:
“I have synkenisis in my right eye. It closes fully when I yawn and squints quite noticeably when I smile broadly and mildly when I eat and drink too. I feel that my face mouth and nose still pull to one side slightly when I speak and I am sad that my smile is no longer symmetrical.
I also still have pain – mostly if I am touching my face, which makes it difficult to self-massage. Pain is worse at specific points – in crease of nostril, just above temple, just above eyebrow at centre of my face, middle of my cheek and side of chin below mouth (all on right side obviously).”
Hannah’s Recovery Story
After Hannah was discharged from the clinic in June 2017, as her rehabilitation was complete, Hannah wrote:
I have had the most wonderful experience with the Crystal Touch Clinic! I discovered the clinic through some research last year after contracting Bell’s Palsy in July of 2015 and never fully healing and being left with residual after effects and synkinesis.
I made a total of 4 trips to the clinic in Rotterdam over a period of 10 months and each time, Elena, Alex and Jana welcomed me with open arms. The Crystal Touch techniques are innovative and specifically tailored to each individual case of BP. The team are realistic and positive in their predictions of how they can help you and the massage treatment Elena does is amazing. Your recovery depends on how much work you are willing to commit to doing at home inbetween visits so a positive attitude is a must and the team support you the whole way. I couldn’t be happier with the progress I have made so far and as I continue the massage and exercises at home, I know I am continuing to heal and improve still now, over 2 years after the onset of my BP. I wholeheartedly recommend visiting the Crystal Touch Clinic!