Friday, June 10, 2016
The Royans institute for Non-Surgical Voice Repair: Vocal Architecture - We will Find, Fix and redesign your voice for you.
We are here to serve you with respect,integrity, and attention to the minutest details concerning your voice problems.
We have been specializing in non-surgical voice repair for nearly 30 years.
If you have been scheduled for a vocal operation before you have contacted us, please consult with us first, as we might be able to save you from the surgical intervention, which, by it self, could be pretty dangerous. It could possibly leave scar tissue on the vocal cords; and thus, will deprive (especially singers) from pursuing their careers any longer.
Also, to go under the knife or laser will not solve your voice/vocal issues. In the best-case scenario, your vocal cords will be somewhat fixed, but the application and conduct of your voice will remain to be the same. With that said, your original vocal issue (especially growths on the vocal cords; such as polyps, nodules, cysts or papilloma) may return multiple times.
Clearly, there is no change without change!
In fact, the described-above case is related to Julie Andrews, who, after vocal surgery, ended up with scar tissue on one of her vocal cords; and thus, was never able to resume her singing career, not to mention that, for quite some time, she had a problem even with her speaking voice.
The comedian, Joan Rivers, went to a well-known clinic in New York appointing a top ENT surgeon to laser the polyp on her vocal cord. Unfortunately, she never woke up after that surgery.
Therefore, in my opinion, anybody should treat the possibility of surgical interference as a last resort. I am sure that everybody knows that when you go for help to a medical professional, you are just a “case number”. Unfortunately, a good majority of them are mostly “billing”, instead of “healing”.
It is a different story when you go to a private, alternative health practitioner. They are usually much more attentive to you and your problem.
They obtain all of your history from the beginning of your problem(s) occurrence, trying to find the cause rather then focus on the symptoms opposed to medical doctors.
The medical doctors are very big on trying to mask symptoms, giving useless prescriptions and are very keen on performing surgeries (vocal surgeries included).
The alternative practitioner is looking into the root of the problem, and once discovered, he/she outlines the best course of action that is best applicable to the specific problem.
All of those problems (vocal included) are best solved with the herbal and homeopathic means. However, with respect to voice problems, that alone is not enough. The sufferer in question has to be taught a proper voice/vocal technique for those natural remedies to work to its fullest capacity.
Unless the vocal box is released from the pressure of the sound, the natural remedies will be practically obsolete.
We, at The Royans Institute, combine our unique Vocal Science ™ method with the great knowledge of specific herbal and homeopathic remedies, which greatly aid to one’s voice healing.
We discover, we uncover, we fix and design a new technical pattern for the human voice to work in its fullest capacity and with no pain or strain to the vocal anatomy.
We are vocal architects - and our mission is to build and (if needed) rebuild your voice by design and expertise.
Friday, June 3, 2016
Regain your voice and your confidence back!
Your voice… desired and deserved!
More and more professional artists end up with the vocal injuries.
Nearly every week, we hear that various concerts and tours have been canceled and the lead singers (either a soloist or band lead singer) just about to undergo a vocal cord surgery.
How sad is that? Sad indeed!
Why does it happen and why it happens to so many artists? Is it because they are overworked and over-stressed? I think that definitely the above are the factors. However, if their technical merit of their singing had been intact, less tragedies and cancellations of their performances would take place.
So, human being puzzle (in a manner of speaking), like any puzzle, has many components and pieces, which have to fall into the right places. Those singers’ lifestyles, naturally, are very active and filled with a lot of appearances, interviews and performances.
Due to the above, their immune systems become weakened; and thus, as well, they could much easier pick up any viruses or any sicknesses for that matter. In their busy lives, their voices are in the most used mode; and thus, for them to get any vocal injury is literally not too difficult.
The other aspect of it is a lack of knowledge of how to power their voice with no pain or strain on their vocal anatomy. Also a lack of knowledge of how to work smart and not hard; and with the minimum effort achieve the maximum result.
The latter will assure “The Biggest Winner” rather then “The Biggest Loser”; however, if they manage to “lose” their vocal injuries, or better yet, not to acquire them in the first place, they will become “ the biggest loser” (in the better understanding of that word).
I could compare it with a TV show, In fact, named “The Biggest Loser”. That show is about the struggle of very obese people who forever have been struggling with their excess weight. They obviously have been unable to lose that much weight on their own, and they also realized (some of them just in time) that they need professional help not only to lose their weight, but also to save their lives. Was that easy for them? Not at all! But majority of them claimed their lives back; and some of them just simply saved their lives.
They have desired to live the normal life and they have realized that they have deserved it!
Yes, they became “The Biggest Losers”; but in reality, They Are The Champions!
The band “Queen” performed an all time well-known song called “We Are The Champions”. This song is indeed very inspirational and it is applicable to all of us!
So if you, my reader, also have any vocal issues, (speaking or singing), become inspired to learn how to avoid vocal injuries. However, if they have already occurred, learn how to fix all of your vocal imperfections and acquire a whole new application of voice, using all together new parts of your anatomy to save, protect and prosper your voice to the foreseeable future!
Monday, May 30, 2016
Does anybody know…?
Does anybody care for that matter…?
Vocal Science… The Best or…Nothing.
Quite often, people who require voice repair have some other health problems to start with. These health problems could be a trigger to voice loss, or any kind of voice issues.
Sadly enough, our Canadian singer Gord Downie has recently been diagnosed with Terminal Brain Cancer; and peculiarly enough, the tumor is apparently located near the speech center of his brain…
I am not a doctor; though it makes me wonder whether or not his not exactly adequate singing (in my subjective professional opinion) and, understandably, a lifestyle of a rocker (which usually comes with the territory), has anything to do with it?
This is just speculation on the matter, but it probably has some merit.
Let’s also examine a very serious disorder called Spasmodic Dysphonia:
I personally call it “Vocal Epilepsy”, as the voice of the sufferer spasms uncontrollably. The disease, in its nature, is neurological. It, quite likely, could be environmental. However, viruses such as Strep Throat, for example, could also trigger it. It happens a lot to people who, in their nature, are very emotional; also to those who speak very fast and very loud and whose lifestyles are very poor.
So between the environmental causes, air-born viruses and smoking, drinking and drug use, spasmodic dysphonia could easily occur.Last year, I got an email from a person who was originally diagnosed with Muscle Tension Dysphonia. With this type of Dysphonia, the sufferers’ voice gets trapped in their neck muscles. That usually happens to speakers and singers.
That type of dysphonia is very rarely induced by viruses or environmental causes. It simply occurs due to misuse and abuse of one's voice (speaking or singing). If left untreated, it may easily turn into Spasmodic Dysphonia.
The person who wrote to me last year revealed that she has now been diagnosed with Spasmodic Dysphonia. Speaking with that person on the phone, I had determined that I possibly could have improved her condition to a degree, but definitely would not be able to cure it. In fact, such a disorder as Spasmodic Dysphonia is generally considered un-curable. However, if it's still in a mild form (stage one or two) it could be treated to a near-full recovery. So, in the case of the person first diagnosed with Muscle Tension Dysphonia a year prior, the Spasmodic Dysphonia disorder could have been prevented if the former was timely treated.
There is another category of people who, instead of expressing their emotions out loud, just simply suppress them. In the holistic teaching, the thyroid (the gland/cartilage in the neck that secretes hormones regulating growth and development) represents suppressed emotions and hurts. If those emotions are suppressed for too long, the voice gradually begins to drown to the lower throat, then to the chest and could practically "die" at the person’s gut, so to speak.
All of that brings us to a “full picture” which points out to a complete imbalance within.
So all of this means that if the person is too loud and too emotional, he or she could easily experience voice loss.
On the other hand, if the emotions are suppressed, the person could also easily lose their voice.
Moreover, in both cases, they could acquire such disorders like Muscle Tension Dysphonia or even Spasmodic Dysphonia. Partial loss of speech could also be a symptom of a pre-stroke condition, or even a Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS).
To conclude: All of this is obviously not a joke; and the moral of the latter is that you should keep yourself in perfect balance. That will prevent you from all kinds of health problems; especially those that could lead to serious voice issues.
Best of voice and best of health in general to all of you!
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Evidently not…It sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it?
Let’s analyze what has been happening in the last few years and, nevertheless, recently:
Majority of our very talented artists had experienced vocal problems in one-way or another.
A lot of them had undergone vocal operations:
- John Mayer
- Joan Rivers
- Megan Trainor
- Sam Smith
- Roger Daltrey
- Steven Tyler
- Keith Urban
- Michael Buble
And that’s to name a few…
All of the above listed people are talented artists, but obviously, majority of them had been lacking the proper vocal technique; and thus, they ended up having vocal issues (and some of them more serious than others).
Could they have avoided the interruption of their professional lives, careers, joy and monetary loss?
No doubts they could - They just could have been more attentive to the technical aspects of their craft and not just rely on their talents and love for music.
Could you imagine a figure skater trying to jump a triple or quad not knowing what it consists of and, moreover, not having proper muscle training assuring that the physical body could withhold the weight of the landing of such jump?
Also, if you think of ballet dancers who work at the bar at least 4 to 8 hours a day, would you imagine them doing ‘pirouettes’ and ‘pas se deuxs’ wearing point-shoes and having no prerequisite with regards to what they are doing?
In this case the serious injuries would, no doubts, occur.
They, nevertheless, have to be able to keep their whole body weight on those toes of theirs.
That means that their balance has to be unshakable, their point-shoes techniques have to be immaculate and their ballet elements (separately and in correlation), have to be ‘on point’. (no pun intended)
So where do the singers come with the idea that the technical aspect of using their voices properly and efficiently does not necessarily need to be embraced?
Lately, it has been all about the show and showmanship.
For example: there has been about $40,000,000 dollar stage, built for Bono’s performance.
That said, basically, everything had been in place to cover up the inadequacy of a true vocal performance.
How sad is that? Very sad, indeed!
If our truly talented artists possessed a proper vocal technique, which would protect and save their voice for life, we would not be hearing (unfortunately, quite often) on the news about the next upcoming vocal surgery of the next pop-star.