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Alex Negrea - Sacrum Therapy
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Alexandru Dan Negrea
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July 21, 2019 - 1:41 pm
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Hello!

Nice to meet you all again! Many hugs from Romania! 

It taked a while from 2017 when I taked the last course in THMA. I learned alot meanwhile: a shiatsu method, TCM, sujichim, bioenergocorrection, amatsu tatara... but of course - with all of that in my CV and in my practice, something is missing and I cannot find it in other place than here: sacrum therapy/ manipulation. We have yumeiho in Romania and some practice in chiropraxy or something in shiatsu namikoshi . BUT I still work in a clinic with medical standards. My patients are weak, fragile ... I don't want a brutal technique for sacrum adjustment. Insteed I need a gentle aproaching. So here I am - AGAIN -  for something I need in my clinic and I cannot find it anywhere else. lucky me - I know Shama and I know he have the best stuff for my patients. 

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July 22, 2019 - 10:48 pm
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Welcome back Alex! Wow, you really learned a lot there. I am glad to hear that the sacrum course fills a vacuum in your learning experience. I hope you will let me know how you use it.

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July 23, 2019 - 1:09 am
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Hi, Shama!

Wonderful tehnique you shared with us! I still don't really understand why I don't learn it until now...

Today I oferred it to 6 of my 9 patients during the regular massage session. I mean in 1 hour regular massage I oferred 10 minutes of Sacrum Therapy after I finished the massage of the back and begun the legs massage. 

1st patient - 45 years old, male, come to us with a herniated disk in lumbar area with massage recomendation from his doctor. Today was his 4th session with me ( 1 session per week after stabilisation). His situation was very good - stable, with no pain in lumbar area. He did his job without restrictions during last week, but he said he had some problems with his legs and he felt some kind of pressure in the sacral area. So I propose to him to try for 10 minutes, during the massage session this Sacral Therapy techniques. He agreed so I did it. During the percution he felt some kind of pain ( 3 from 10 ) in the groove of the sacrum, but for a very short moment. After the session he said it was very good, he want to do it in every session from now on. 

2nd patient - 53 years old, female, some restrictions in the lumbar area. After the regular manipulations I did the techniques of Sacrum Therapy. She felt very good. She said the restrictions are gone without any other techniques. 

3rd patient - 57 years old, female - pain and restriction in the right lumbar area - very tight in quadratus lumborum/ gluteus medium, pain in piriformis head in the right side. I did my therapy session and I did also 10 minutes of Sacrum therapy. I observed an improvement ( she relaxed very well after 10 min of Sacrum Therapy ) of my own technique because the ST completed my movements in this case. 

4th patient - 42 years old, male, herniated disk in lumbar area. Restrictions and pain in sacrum area after he moved some beehive in his farm last weekend. It is an usual problem for him after some hard work. Today I proposed to him the ST for 10-15 minutes. After the session he said he feel some new kind of relaxation in his back than he usual feel after my massage. He will come tomorrow morning with a feedback. Anyway the good feeling I supposed is from his freed sacrum. Wink

5th patient - 15 years old, female, our local champion on swimming. After a real exhausting training in the swimming pool, she felt some restrictions in her lumbar area . She explain me that the restriction ocurred after she did the butterfly swimming technique last day. I did ST for 5-6 minutes. She told me that she feel already better. Of course I continuated with my techniques but the big part of the problem was already solved after ST. 

6th patient - 59 years old, female, many problems in her back and in her legs. She is an old patient in our clinic. She come frequently ( 1 per week ) from 3 years for now. She had already a herniated disk surgery. Her today problem was a numbness in the right leg and a serious restriction in the lumbar area after the work. I did the back massage and after that - 10 minutes of ST. the right leg was fine after that. She felt an improvement in the lumbar area. But she will give me a feed-back tomorrow morning about the leg and the lumbar area problem. 

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I had some problems doing ST on the massage table. It is a little hard to change the sides... you know - you'll do it on the right side of the patient and then STOP and go to the left side of the patient and continue after that strange pause... of course- on the mate is that brilliant move from side to side that you show us. 

I must to modify the warming move a little for 2-3 times... because I have small hands and if my patient's sacrum area is bigger than my hand I must to cover it properly. I used my two hands one linked to the other rather than one over the other.

I think this is a brilliant technique! I love it and I know my patients love it too. Thank you, Shama, again! this week I'll come with my patients feedback about it. This time I'll inserted it in my massage sessions, but I want in the future to add it to my list of services in the clinic because I want to extend it for 20-30 minutes. I think it is really important because many of my clients are office - people who have alot of pressure in the sacrum area. 

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July 23, 2019 - 7:59 pm
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I am so happy that you like this course. And I am so impressed with your detailed post. In your case it is very obvious that you are really using the material in my courses. All my training material is in the best hands with you! Smile

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July 23, 2019 - 11:57 pm
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I'm so happy to practice your tecniques with my patients! I love the way you see the massage techniques!

Today I had a lady ( 32 years old ) who in an usual day talk alot about anything... today she fall asleep during the ST massage. It is a really great technique!

Another lady  (41 years old) said about this technique today: <<it was excellent, I feel myself so free without that pressure from the standing on the office chair!>>. 

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Today I worked alot to improve the "end"of the moves. It is not so easy to not interupt the move but to end it in a soft manner like you show us in the video. I think I must to practice more to this aspect because it is very important - how to end the move in an elegant/artistic mode. 

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July 25, 2019 - 12:23 am
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I offered today ST for 10-15 minutes to various patients. 

One of them told me : before massage she have the feeling to kick somehow the sacral bone to loose that pressure inthere. After ST massage I ask her how she feel. THe answer was: <>.

Another client was very curious if the great feeling during ST will continue after he get down from the massage table. He was amased because he felt the same great sensation of free lumbar zone. He confessed me in the time he put his shoes - for some years until now he never put his shoes without a nasty pressure in the lumbar area... that pressure was gone after 15 minutes of ST. 

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a little observation : the fingers and the hands must be relaxed during the rocking move. If you don't have them very calm and relaxed, the good feeling will not be felt by the client. Even in the move where we use the fingers to move PSI joint, the fingers must to be very relaxed to make the move. 

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July 25, 2019 - 12:55 am
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Your experience with massage work clearly shows. You learned it so quickly and you are able to get such good results so quickly. Now you filled one of those missing areas in massage. Sacrum work feels so good, but is rarely done by therapists. Most of them don't know how good it feels to the clients, and they don't have good techniques to do it. That has definitely changed for you now! Smile

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Yesterday was an interesting day because I had a chance to apply Thai Sternum Therapy techniques to a patient who suffered a little but very painful accident : she falled down stairs on her coccyx. Of course she did all the investigations - nothing broken, no problem in the spine or in her old surgery for herniatic disck on lumbar spine. No problems but the pain remained there for 5 days... she cannot sit down on a chair or in car or cannot go up from bed without pain in the sacrum/coccyx area. 

She is a healty woman, 42 years old. 

She said she have a pain in the coccyx area, but after palpation we conclude that her pain is in the sacrum area - right side of the sacrum, near PSI joint. 

I did TST but I changed a little the order of the techniques - I mean the percutions was left for the ending of the session because I want to relax very depply the sacrum area... I must to confess - in the end I use the percution more to test the level of pain ( very soft percution in the begining ).

After 15 minutes of TST the sacrum  was just fine. The percution was very well accepted (she said she felt the need for that technique). 

Of course- I insisted on the techniques on the right side ( 5-6 minutes only on the right rocking with the fingers ). 

The patient changed her position on the table without pain. Come down without pain. Stayed on the chair for 3 -4 minutes without any kind of pain to put her clothes on. 

Today she will give me a feed-back.

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Anyway  - the technique is a real diamond! IF someone today will do only this technique that someone can live and pay bills and taxes only with that. believe me. Cool

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July 26, 2019 - 9:54 pm
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I am amazed at the depth of your reporting about this course. This is by far the most in-depth commenting I have ever seen on it. You have this focus and dedication and seriousness about applying this material that there is no doubt in my mind at all that you are the best person to put this course to use!

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I have to share this with you. 

I have a patient ( 42 years old, male ) who was diagnosticated with herniatic disk in the lumbar area. The hernia is incipient but the problem is that my patient have a passion with his sport motorcicle so he feel occasionaly some disconfort or even pain after a ride. He saw Shama post and my posts on facebook about the Thai Sacrum Therapy and he come to the clinic asking for a session. He confessed me about a trip in some Romanian Mountains ( Fagaras Mountains ) with his sport motorcicle. ... he said he is afraid about the pressure in the sacrum area because of the motorcicle and the terrain ... and I said - ok, let's test it. 😀

so I did 1 hour almost TST for him to test the technique.

After the trip ( 4 days in the mountanins ) he come to the clinic and told me he never felt so good on the motorcicle - no pain, no pressure in the back. He told me this is a little strange because even in the time he was without hernia he always felt something in his back after a ride. 

I'm very pleased he can do whatever he want with his motorcicle. 

I think this was a great test for the technique so I want to share with all the students in thai massage. Fagaras Mountains to become national park areaImage Enlarger

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August 9, 2019 - 1:49 pm
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Wow, fantastic! This is really good news. Thanks for sharing that.

Somehow the image doesn't show up in your post. I will have to check what the issue is. Do you see the image at your end?

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August 10, 2019 - 11:31 am
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On my laptop I cannot see it... maybe it is a problem because I post it from my mobile ? I'm pretty sure on my phone I can see it. 

I cannot edit anymore my posts ( even I'm logged in )... I don't know why - but I can leave a reply, so it is ok. 

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