Still many people think that Hilot is a form of massage, even Filipino’s think that Hilot is just a Filipino Traditional Massage. But Hilot is not just massage and there is a big difference if you take authentic Hilot and massage.
So what is the Difference between Massage and Hilot?
Ok Massage according to medicinenet.com is the therapeutic practice of manipulating the muscles and limbs to ease tension and relieve pain. It uses touch manipulation of effluerage, petrissage, friction, tapotment, vibration for hygeinic, aesthetic and therapueitc purpose; while Hilot is a Holistic Healing Arts that uses not only massage for diagnostic and therapuetic purposes.
Yes let us say that Hilot uses also massage, but the big difference of Hilot to regular massage is that hilot is not just following procedures and sequences, but prior to give hilot the therapist must know first the condition of the client by conducting examination and evaluation of the client through TAWAS (Traditional Alternative Wellness Analytic System) which if applient properly would lead to the right treatment of the problem thus obatining satisfiable result of Hilot.
HIlot does not only give massage if they learn the clients problem or concern they may employ other modality such as bentusa or herbal treatment to deal with the clients condition.
The success and effectivity of Hilot treatment relies on the knowledge and competency of the Hilot Provider not only in application of massage but also in his/her ability to determine the cause or reason why the client is suffering disorder.
And having the ability/ skills to read and analyze the clients pulse will help the hilot to provide a successful treatment.
Remember, Hilot does not only treat the body; it also heals the mind and emotion of the client by doing Hilot.
To learn more about Hilot, i want to invite all my readers to attend our Pulse Reading Workshop on November 6, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Brgy. Pio Del Pilar, Makati City, Philippines.
For more details, you may text and call me Apu Adman Aghama at (+63995) 2467040.