I have stated already many times how important it is to take care of your body while travelling but I am sometimes quite bad at following my own advice. I am more the “let’s see how far I can push myself” kind of person, which I am not proud of at all.
Finally, today, after a month spent in the dust and the hustle bustle of Kathmandu, I have decided to get myself an Ayurvedic treatment at the Himalayan Healers of Nepal, a spa located on a peaceful rooftop in Thamel. I loved it so much that I have decided to share my review to help you guys finding the right place to unwind when coming back from trekking or from a long bus journey.
I have picked this Spa through the recommendation of a friend and after doing some research I found out about their philanthropic cause. Himalayan Healers of Nepal has been founded in 2005 by an American citizen willing to help untouchables women. He believed that it would be a great way to bring some equality in Nepal’s harsh cast system.
They are providing a nationally certified training from the US and a position in one of their branches once the training completed. They have extended their assistance to women victim of domestic violence as well as war widows. I am a big fan of the idea “give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime” and I believe it is a wonderful way to help these women taking back their strength and having the control over their life.
I picked a one-hour ayurvedic massage, hoping to relieve some stress located on my back and to get rid of some knots due to anxiety. The massage was one of the most complete I have ever had. and God knows how much money I have spent on massage throughout my life. The masseuse took her time on each part of my body, focusing on sensitive zones, getting rid of tension and always checking if the pressure was comfortable for me. The best part was without any doubt the head massage, it felt like each pressure point was. She was very professional and very sweet.
I went to the Garden of Dream to enjoy a cup of tea and keep the relaxed, stress-free vibe going on. I felt great the rest of the day, my skin was so soft and my body felt lighter.
I am definitely planning to go back for a hammam session with some local girlfriends before I leave Nepal.