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We had our first appointment with Nicolas Grimaldi, the certified GESRET practitioner last Wednesday. Alhamdulillah IY cooperated well. I was worried that he will be all restless or even cry when treatment was done on him. Tapi he was behaving well on the table.
First, Nicolas had a series of questions of IY’s history. What kind of birth he had? How was he as a baby? Any reflux problem? Was he a normal or breech baby?
What is Osteopathy? Osteopaths is an alternative med-free treatment which diagnose and treat problems with muscles, ligaments, nerves and joints to help the body’s natural healing ability. And the method is called Gesret. Sekali pandang, it’s like Chiropractic. But it’s not. They believe that if our body is perfectly aligned, we will have a natural mechanism to menepis penyakit-penyakit ni. Bunyi macam tak real je kan? Oh well, ni satu cara usaha kami for our son. Yang lain we leave it to Allah. Dia lebih tahu apa yang terbaik untuk IY. I’m still learning about Gesret. Nak kena pahamkan lagi supaya bila treatment time I takde la blur bila di explain.
Ok back to the treatment. After the sesi soal jawab, Nicolas asked IY to lie down on the table. Pastu dia start luruskan kaki IY and ukur. Kaki IY panjang sebelah katanya. And the straightness of the kaki tak simetri. That’s because IY was a breech baby. He has clicky hips. Selama ni pernah dengar tapi tak sangka IY has it too. I sometimes forgot he was a breech baby. Dia tekan-tekan, kepak-kepak, tarik-tarik IY’s legs, spine, back, kepala etc sepanjang 45 minutes tu. Sekali sekala terdengar bunyi “pop pop” (macam bunyi kita “letupkan” jari). Memang seriau gak tapi seeing IY relax je, I know he’s not in pain. He was kinda enjoying it kot? Macam kena urut dia kata. Haha! Lagi satu dia excited sebab treatment table tu boleh auto naik turun pakai remote (macam katil hospital).
Next week is our second appointment. So far we are going for weekly treatments. After that if he progresses well, kita akan reduce sedikit demi sedikit. Depending on his natural ability to heal, it is an ongoing process. Kalau tulang-tulang tu lari balik and not aligned after some time, kena la pegi balik and align kan balik.
Before we went home, Nicolas taught us the right way to sleep (on our back, not tummy), and if nak mengiring, must be supported with the right pillow. He also pesan bila nak pakai baju, seluar, kasut, socks kena duduk (not berdiri sambil terhenjut-henjut macam main teng teng – which IY lovesssss to do). Dia kata kalau boleh cuba praktikkan the right posture supaya tak waste all the treatments dengan dia.
Nicolas can be found on FB. Search: Nicolas Grimaldi Osteopath KL. Banyak info available on his page. You can learn more there.
The bill was RM150. In case you are wondering.