Massage Therapy Instruction
Lha has both male and female therapists offering a combination of Swedish and remedial massage, using traditional Tibetan healing oils. In our dedicated massage space we have quality massage beds and chairs in a rejuvenating atmosphere – helping guests to get the most out of their physical treatment. Appointments can be made at the Lha Reception Desk.
Massage courses are conducted by professionally trained therapists, both Tibetan and international. Lha has offered nine massage courses so far, each with 7 to 9 students, and offers a certificate of completion at the end of each course. Depending on the availability of instructors, we will advertise scheduled courses at least one week prior to the start of class. Lha maintains working relationships with massage colleges and training institutions both nationally and internationally, such as the Boulder Colorado Massage College in the USA.
Lha offers a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the Tibetan community. While we welcome drop-in volunteers with no previous communication or planning, we also offer other options for those wanting to plan ahead and receive supported services before arrival in India, upon arrival and during their stay in Dharamsala.
Pre-arranged volunteers are guaranteed a placement at Lha, and we strongly encourage potential volunteers to submit an application before your arrival in India so that we can be sure to place you in a role best suited to your unique skill-sets. Most volunteers work directly with Lha, while others are placed throughout the community with other NGOs.
We believe our reception and orientation service is to the mutual benefit of both Lha and our volunteers, enabling the smoothest and most efficient transition possible to Dharamsala. Please note that all donations received from these services go directly into the social service programs provided by Lha.
If you are trained in any specific skills, we will try to provide opportunities for you to use your expertise to benefit others in our community. If you are planning to just drop in, our office is located on Temple Road in McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala (just across from State Bank of India). Our office is open from 9AM-5PM, Monday to Saturday. Please note that the Lha office is closed on the second Saturday of every month.