Hilot is a word from the Tagalog dialect meaning massage rubbing or touch with caress. There are many words used to refer to the healer (or Hilot)
Hilot, the Filipino healing arts, are the oldest and the most secret arts in the Philippines. Due to the secrecy of the arts, very rarely do Hilot Masters teach this art to the general public. Most Hilot in the Philippines is either learned from relatives, through hands on practice, or inherited from their forefathers, passing the arts from one generation to the next.
Most Filipinos are exposed to the curative value of Hilot. The art survives through family, relatives, and friends. Hilot apprenticeship is taken seriously by the young "hilot" to absorb as much of the knowledge as possible from his/her "Hilot Priest/Priestess"
Hilot records date back to the first civilization of the Philippines (approximately 5th century). Due to the fact that there is no written history of this art, numerous new generation Hilot masters failed to document the origins, dates, facts, where the arts originated and who developed these effective and intriguing healing arts. There is no doubt that Hilot was practiced in the Philippines to varying degress or levels, now it is found in many parts of the world, carried by the Filipino Hilot.
Now for the first time these massage techniques are available in Ireland.
Urban Escape in Derry, Northern Ireland is the first and only spa to have genuine Filipino therapists and where local people or visitors to the city can enjoy this amazing Massage therapy.
You will see other spa's offering treaments and using words like Thai foot massage etc etc, when you visit these spa's it will be very unlikely that you are treated by a genuine Thai or anyone who has worked or trained in Thailand or far east.
There are some very good experienced therapists to be found locally and massage therapy done well is beneficial no matter where a therapist is from.
At Urban Escape you will be treated by therapists who have lived all their lives in the Philippine islands and who trained and worked in the Philippine islands, our two main therapists are Ladies who Married Irish/UK men and have made their home here bringing their skills and experience with them, we will hopefully be recruiting one more very experienced therapist from the Phlippines in the near future.
Call us and book an appointment, you are sure too benefit from this amazing massage therapy.