Hilot is not Swedish Massage
Last night, i had a conversation with a Massage Enthusiast over Facebook Messenger. In our conversation she have mentioned that at last she have found the Filipino Version of Swedish Massage through Hilot. She have said that because she saw in one of our video posted at Hilot Academy FB Page that we mention Hilot Haplos as equivalent to Effluerage of Swedish Massage.
Indeed we have mention it to our video that Hilot Haplos is equivalent to Effluerage of Swedish Massage, but it does not mean that Hilot is only limited to Massage. I have told our friend the difference of learning through online videos to live discussion. Because Learning through Videos are limited only to the task performed than on live in person learning we explain thoroughly the principles behind the techniques that been demonstrated. It is also important to learn the whole concept first before jumping into conclusion that Hilot is the Filipino version of Swedish Massage which i will insist that it is not.
If we are going to talk about Massage in Filipino, Massage is not called Hilot but it was called as Masahe; and Masahe is only one of the many Healing Modality of Hilot.
To justify the thinking of Hilot as a form of Massage, the practitioner must recognise the difference of the Hilot Masahe strokes to the 5 manipulative strokes of Swedish Massage.
Swedish Massage has 5 Manipulative strokes so as Hilot Masahe.
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So in this case, Hilot Masahe is only using 3 Manipulative Strokes from Swedish Massage which are the Effluerage, Petrissage and Friction.
To know more about the difference of Hilot Masahe and Swedish Massage, it is advice that take a short course on this subject. For inquiry and schedule of class, kindly call or text Apu Adman Aghama at +639952467040