Friday, October 26, 2018

Have you been saved from a vocal operation and have you gotten rid of your vocal cord nodule(s) non-surgically…? It’s Got To Be Vocal Science!

Case Study #2 - Todd, ORLANDO, Perusini

Todd ORLANDO Perusini came through our doors on February the 4th of 2008.

At the time, he was residing in Mexico (he was originally from Okanagan Valley, B.C.). He had a one-millimetre nodule on his right vocal cord. He was very disturbed by it, as his speaking voice (raspy and hoarse at the time) was affecting his very prominent real-estate career. But also, Todd’s biggest pleasure in life was to compose songs (primarily in Jazz style) and record his voice singing. Nonetheless, that too was greatly compromised.

Todd was suggested to undergo an immediate vocal operation. He, though, was super cautious and thus decided to try a non-surgical approach. Todd contacted us and, nevertheless, had given us quite a hard time with regards to convincing him that we could help him to get rid of his nodule non-surgically. Still being very cautious, he booked a non-surgical voice repair course and treatment for the minimum duration of only 10 hours.

I said to myself: “We’ll see about that…”. (Today’s minimum protocol for the described-above diagnosis is 30 hours of instruction and natural herbal and some homeopathic treatment). So after numerous phone discussions, I decided to give in and grant him his wish. He, in fact, called himself Orlando (rather than Todd) and when I inquired whether or not it was his real name, he said that it was, because “his mother was very creative”; and thus named him with this quite-original name…

I was out of town on February the 3rd (celebrating my birthday) and I got a call from a person named Todd. I have to say that I got a little puzzled, as I never expected anybody by the name Todd; I was expecting someone by the name Orlando… The call came from a downtown hotel in Toronto; and on my message machine, I was prompted to call a certain number which belonged to a certain room in that hotel. Needless to say, it was Orlando, whose real name happened to be Todd. ( As I mentioned before, I had no idea about that.)

Now, when the confusion was clarified, the next challenge came my way… Toronto and its suburbs, at that time, was swept by a violent snow storm. All the highways were closed overnight and there was no way for me to get back to Toronto for the commencement of his morning session the next day. Since Orlando/Todd did not “guess” to take his cell phone with him, our communication had to continue through his hotel room. I found that, by itself, it was quite odd (to put it politely.)

Anyways, the next day (a little later on in the day), our journey had begun… At that time, I mentioned to Todd that I was associating with a renowned-in-Russia ENT doctor. Here in Canada, that doctor was practicing more-so homeopathic treatments than anything else. At that time, I used my association with him for some more complicated cases than others, or (LOL) for more-so “paranoid” patients… So I decided to take Todd to see the doctor after only 6 hours (middle of the second day) of instruction and treatment with me.

I personally drove him and then sat in with him at the doctor’s office. When the doctor examined Todd, he said: “Oh… Your nodule is only half a millimetre and certainly does not require any surgery…” Todd was very pleasantly surprised and could not be happier, as he now was reassured, more than ever before, that he was on the right path with me.

When we came back for the second session within the same day, he revealed to me that he wanted to stay for 10 additional hours of my instruction and treatment. I said “sure”; and our voice repair journey continued. Primarily, those (now 20 hours in total ) were dedicated more-so to his speaking voice than his singing voice. To his credit, he was extremely dedicated to embracing the most knowledge out of my very intense and detailed instruction and treatment.

He later met my other associates and “drove them crazy” - to put it mildly… I advised Todd to practice his speaking voice in syllables (one of the regular routines in my practice). He took it quite literally; and from that point on, he spoke in syllables - and in syllables only - with whomever and wherever… LOL Todd, in my opinion, definitely had no inhibitions…

As odd as it was, it actually served him quite well. In May of 2008, I was travelling to the Middle East with a stopover in Amsterdam. While there, my little Fido Blackberry phone rang at 3:00 a.m. (local time). I opened one of my eyes and said, “ Royans School. May I help you?” To my surprise, I heard a clear male voice which I did not recognize… Needless to say, it was Todd’s.

I said: ”Wow! I can not believe how great you sound!” He said: “Yes, Diana. I was doing everything you told me to do and practiced a lot speaking in syllables…” Go figure! I asked him how was his singing voice? He said that it was not as good as speech, but he was working on it.

I have to mention that the mechanical application of the speaking and singing voice is exactly the same. On this note, I have to say that I did not doubt that Todd/Orlando (given his persistence) will be able to conquer that problem too.

So thereafter, I had not heard anything from him for the last 9 years. In November of 2017, I suddenly (while driving my car - ironically to a Nissan dealership to trade in my Volkswagen Eos for the Nissan Juke), got a phone call.

Who do you think that was…? It is easy to guess now…

It was Todd Orlando himself - thanking me to the ninth - with a perfectly good, clear and silky voice. He also revealed to me that he has been singing (practically full time with two bands) and also recorded CD with original songs composed by him. He also told me that he was going to write me a letter (you will see it below), and would forward to me his CD.

He also advised me that he wants me to publish his hand-written letter anywhere I would desire so that future generations would see it and would know that help is on its way. :)

Please stay tuned to hear the songs Todd/Orlando forwarded to us!

It will soon be available on our social media platforms!

Now…. Please read his very inspirational, and full of gratitude, letter below.

Thank you for reading.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Have you gotten rid of your vocal cord nodules, polyps or cysts non-surgically…? It’s Got To Be Vocal Science!

Case Study #1 - Sue D, former bleeding vocal cord polyp sufferer from Canmore, Alberta. Canada. 
Please read below.

The Royans Institute for Non-Surgical Voice repair, which is a division of The Royans Professional Vocal School, for the last 3 and a half decades, has been receiving a lot of clients with various voice disorders.

The most common disorders that people have been suffering from are:
  • Polyps on the vocal cord(s)
  • Nodules on the vocal cord(s) 
  • Cysts on the vocal cord(s) 
  • Lesions on the vocal cord(s) and throat area. 
  • Muscle Tension Dysphonia 
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia 
  • Sulcus Vocalis 
  • VCD (Vocal Cord Dysfunction)
The above disorders are just to name a few…

Practically all of the patients who have been suffering from the above-mentioned voice/vocal disorders went anywhere and everywhere before reaching our enterprise. Some of them had undergone conventional treatments like Botox; others took numerous speech therapy sessions doing all kinds of manipulations with the sound of their voices - blowing the bubbles, blowing the Kazoo and paying a “gazillion” amount of money for their throat massage…? To my knowledge, none of the above had ever helped anybody with their voice problem - let alone singers with singing voice problems.

One of our potential clients revealed to us that somebody in the field (however, conventional) supposedly helped him to dissolve a small polyp by undergoing “steam inhalations" and what have you. He came to us for an Introductory/Exploratory Session with pictures of his vocal cords’ condition at the present time. Within the images, it was clear that he possessed a huge polyp on one of his vocal cords and it looked like that it was a hemorrhaging one. He, before that, while making an appointment for his session with us, was bragging about that previous person who “helped” him with the first (almost non-existent) polyp - which he also showed us on the picture which was taken at that time.

We asked him why he would not want to go to the same voice professional he went to originally? He said that the previous person did not teach him anything - and therefore, by continuing speaking and especially singing in the same fashion, he felt an obvious obstruction on his vocal anatomy. And then, concurrently, he found out that he had a fair-sized vocal cord polyp at the same place on the vocal cord where the original polyp had been discovered…

The moral of the above is that “there is no change without change”.

So if there is a growth on the vocal cord, that means that the patient had been consistently doing something wrong to acquire it, i.e., most likely, overusing and misusing his speaking and singing voice, using a lot of force and trying to reach notes that are out of his range; evidently, not knowing how to properly approach it.

As I always said before, the speaker (and more so, the singer) represents the “instrument” and the “player”. Even if the vocal surgery was performed and the polyp was removed, the application of the speaking and/or singing voice had never been changed. So the “player” had never been taught how to change it to the point where the voice (speaking and singing) would work most efficiently, but without any harm to one’s vocal anatomy. Until the above is achieved, it is almost guaranteed that the polyp or nodule, lesion or cyst, will come back - and also may come back in multiple quantities!

So now, we would like to shed some light on how we could non-surgically go about it:

Our non-surgical voice repair treatment consists of a minimum of 30 hours of very vigorous and detailed instruction, coupled with the application of thoroughly-selected herbal (and some homeopathic) remedies. Once the 30 hours are complete, for the next few months, the patient should strictly follow the assigned protocol to avoid any negative aftermath. If the above conditions are not met, the voice disorder may return to its original state and prevail even further from there.

The Toronto Star newspaper, in their article Not as Easy as it Sounds (1999), said that “this regimen is definitely not for the faint of heart”. I added that it is also not for people with a low attention span and/or low stamina.

Recently, in May of 2018, we received a client suffering from a bleeding polyp on her vocal cord. We now call her our “role model”, as she was very attentive during her 30-hour Vocal Science™ course and Healthy Voice/Vocal Workshop - which she had also attended during her time with us. Even though that she left very happy and satisfied, we, however, had not heard anything from her up until the last few days (5 months later).

At this time, she revealed to us that she was given a “clean bill of health”, as her polyp was declared to be completely gone! Her speaking and singing voice got back to normal and better than before - (She came to us with a pretty raspy and hoarse voice). This person, whose name is Sue, originally was recommended to undergo a vocal surgery.

We would also like to note that her livelihood and her career all-and-all revolves around music. So she is back to her duties singing, teaching music and conducting her chorus.

Way to go, Sue!
Keep on rocking, Girl!

Below, please see for yourself her amazing post-course letter which was addressed to us!

I came to you with a hemorrhagic vocal polyp and with intense vocal fatigue. Surgery had been recommended and I was on the wait list for that surgery. I was getting hoarse quickly and my range was diminished from what I know I can produce as a singer. Speaking wore me out in no time. I went to Ontario with the attitude that if this experience did not fix me, at least I would be in a stronger place to recover after surgery. I spent 30 hours with Diana one on one, and she worked me extremely hard. It was exhausting and at times frustrating, but I clung to her words (and still cling to them) - "Ahead and only ahead".
Since that experience in May, I have not experienced vocal fatigue almost at all. (once or twice when my overall self was fatigued). My voice has been reliable and I am able to teach, direct my choir and interact with my family as I used to before the injury. My singing voice has been dramatically strengthened and is more reliable although it is still on its way back to where it was. I am blown away by the results of my time working with Diana. What's more, I went last week for another scope of my vocal cords and the hemorrhagic polyp that was so clearly there in February is entirely gone. It has dissolved completely.

Diana told me to expect this but I will be honest and say that I did not expect it, and I am so deeply thankful. Working with Diana was at times very difficult, but her unshakeable confidence that we can achieve results non-surgically pushed through and has been proven - in many other testimonies and now in mine.
I wish you all the best, with gratitude.
Ahead and only ahead.

Sue Chick D
Canmore Alberta

Over many years of experience and expertise, we have non-surgically solved numerous cases with all kinds of voice disorders. Stay tuned to learn more and to be introduced to our numerous very successful stories!

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