Hilda also has a diploma in therapeutic massage and kinesiology. Relaxation is fundamental to therapeutic massage. Once the body is relaxed, it is able to access deeper levels of healing. Negative experiences in our lives can manifest physically as pain or even affect the way we hold ourselves.
Therapeutic massage could be seen as a non-verbal version of counselling, using the powerful mode of touch to access areas of the body that may be holding these negative experiences. Hilda is supportive and respectful in her massage practice, allowing the client to feel comfortable in whatever level of healing they wish to reach, even if it be to just simmer down after a busy week.
A typical therapeutic massage involves a consultation on the first visit which allows the client to discuss their general health as well as any particular issues that come to mind (This tends to be longer on the first visit). Hilda then leaves the room to allow the client to undress and lie on the massage table in a warm atmosphere. The client may leave on underwear if he/she wishes and or use towels. Then Hilda comes back into the room and massages using oil (such as grapeseed oil) for ease of movement over the body. The duration of the massage, ideally, an hour, concentrating on certain areas as necessary. Sometimes it may just be resting the hands in one place.
Kinesiology is a more explicit form of healing. It involves the use of muscle monitoring in getting feedback about energy systems in the body so as to upgrade its performance physically or defuse emotional / mental issues. Depending on the feedback from the muscle monitoring, any of a number of different balances incorporating nutrition, emotional stress release, stimulation of the lymphatic and vascular systems etc. may be indicated.
Kinesiology is a tool that is used to tap into the body’s own cellular knowledge of itself/ its own bio-computer and to use this information to bring it back to balance i.e. health. There is no limit to the types of illnesses that may benefit from kinesiology, as each one just shows up as one or more imbalances that need correcting. Ideally kinesiology can be used for ‘maintenance’, preventing any more serious conditions arising.
Kinesiology is useful in making food or supplement choices. Generally, a food or supplement that resonates well with the body will show up as a muscle that ‘holds’ well i.e. does not yield when light pressure is applied to it. The client remains fully clothed and generally lies on a plinth for a kinesiology session.