philippine Massage Service
Philippine Massage is an ancient Filipino art of hands on healing that involves intuition and massage. Even today many Filipino’s will seek the advice and therapy of a manghihilot (hilot practitioner) as an alternative to a medical doctor. Traditionally they have no formal training, with their knowledge and practice being passed down from one generation to the next. It also relies on the individual’s ability to tap into and be in touch with their sixth sense; intuition. The practitioner scans the body and employs chiropractic manipulation for the treatment of musculoskeletal ailments, relief of common conditions such as colds, fevers and stress.
At the sanctuary spa our Philippine massage starts with a body scan. The therapist takes a few quiet moments to connect with the client and sets the intention of healing and wellness. Warm strips of banana leaves are placed on the back and pulled gently in an outward sweeping motion to see if they meet any path of resistance, which may indicate a problematic area or an area where there is some stuck energy. The therapist will use this as her guide as to where to focus her attention when massaging the back area.