Massage in Kathmandu
The Manaslu Trek is not the most strenuous tea-house trek in Nepal, but you certainly might want a massage on your return to Kathmandu or Pokhara. If you need a recommendation for a post-Manaslu Trek massage in Kathmandu, here is one: Seeing Hands. It’s an organisation set up by physiotherapists from UK.
Seeing Hands has built an excellent reputation for providing highly professional sports, therapeutic and remedial massage in its Pokhara clinic, and now it has opened in Kathmandu.
Blind therapists are trained by volunteer tutors from overseas. The organization is non-profit making, with a portion of massage fees helping to fund the training of more blind masseurs in Nepal. This is a great way for blind people in Nepal to find permanent and useful employment.
It might not be for everyone. It is professional sports massage rather than for relaxation. They are treating your tired legs and that can sometimes be less than gentle.
Rates are around 1200 per hour but check the www.seeinghandsnepal.org website for up to date details.
The Kathmandu massage clinic is in Thamel next to Gaia Restaurant. Call Kathmandu 01-4253513.