With so much pride and excitement, We would like to welcome our newest member in the Hilot Academy of Binabaylan LERA PADUA for successfully completed the Hilot Pahid: The Art and Science of Philippine Wellness Massage this May 5, 2019. Lera is an Energy Healer practicing Reiki and Pranic Healing. She took Hilot to integrate our Indigenous Healing Arts and Science with her Energy Healing modality. Aside from Integration, Lera would love to learn more about our Indigenous and Cultural HEaling Modalities that is our Pride as a Filipino.
Initially Lera took Hilot Pahid: The Art and Science of Philippine Wellness Massage. During our Class, we have shared to her that PAhid is the appropriate term for Filipino Wellness Massage rather than Hilot because Hilot is the General Term for Medicine. WE also have shared to Lera that Massage is just one of the many Modalities that been practised in Hilot and in order to be a proficient Manghihilot one must master all the skill level that been recommended to become a Manghihilot.
So in taking Hilot Pahid Course what you will become is just a MAssage Therapist; but in order to become a Qualified Manghihilot you have to take all the Skills Competency required to become a Manghihilot.
Hilot as we define it is the Traditional Medicine of the Philippines. It is the sum total of Knowledge, Skills and practices based on the theories, beliefs, and experiences indigenous to different cultures, whether explicable or not, used in the maintenance of health as well as in the prevention, diagnosis, improvement or treatment of Physical and Mental Illness.
SO in order to become a qualified Manghihilot, you must know how to perform the Traditional Alternative Wellness Analytic System or Tawas. We must know how to determine the cause of an illness and check on the status of the current health of our Patient. We also have shared that aside from Hilot Pahid, a manghihilot also must know the use of herbs, Heat, Light, Time and Prayer in affecting cure to our patient.
But for now, Hilot Academy congratulates and Welcome you to our group of Manghihilot.