Latest Massage therapist signing up for the World Championship is Beverly Nue Jurolan from the Philippines. IMA has asked her to tell about herself:
My name is Beverly Nue Jurolan, and I was raised in the Hilot massage lineage of Sipalay City, Negros Occidental, Philippines. When I was nine years old, my journey began with my passion for hilot and herbal medicine. My mother was a diabetic, so she influenced me by doing hilot on her almost every night. In 2015, I worked professionally as a massage therapist in Boracay Island, Philippines, but due to my family’s financial needs, I decided to work in Qatar, where I obtained my massage therapist certification at the Philippine International Institute Qatar (PIIQ), and then worked as a beauty therapist in Cayman Island for three years beginning in 2019. By doing massages, I was a breadwinner for our family, and when my mother passed away, I came to the realization that I should pursue a massage therapy diploma. I am currently a student at the National Holistic Institute College of Massage Therapy in Studio City, California, USA, and am about to finish my 800-hour core program this coming March 21, 2023, and will continue my studies for the Advanced Neuromuscular Massage Therapy Program at the same school that will finish this October 2023.
Hilot is a Hands-on healing art that involves intuitions that originated in Philippines. Hilot is a massage and body-mind connection with gentle touch with deep tissue massage. it involves intuitively scanning the body with hand sensing or checking pulse to asses and identify energetically imbalanced qualities in relation to the four elements ( air, earth, fire and water). This assessment can determine if elements in the body are in a state of lack or overpowering. it is also a spiritual traditions to conduct a humbling prayer or ritual prior to the beginning of treatment reaching out ancestors for acknowledgement of wisdom.
I gratuated from:
National Holistic Institute College of Massage Therapy in Studio City California USA – www.nhi.edu
Philippine International Institute Qatar – www.piiq-edu.org
The International Massage Association look forward watching Beverly Nue Jurolan skills at the 6th World Championship in massage in wonderful Copenhagen, Denmark.