Thusare -Talking Hands- / Best Healing Salon in Colombo

”Thusare Talking Hands” provides therapeutic massages using a Japanese acupressure technique called Shiatsu. We provide extensive training and economic empowerment for previously unemployed visually-impaired Sri Lankans who, as our highly skilled therapists, bring the additional benefit of having exceptionally high sensitivity to touch.

Our therapy is delivered in an open area without the removal of clothes or use of oil, and provides relaxation, mental satisfaction and numerous health benefits.

The Review for Our Therapy

star rating  good massage in talking hands - very good massage.very good crews. i got 2 hours full body massage with my two friends. i like that. but the air conditioning very poor. good for every thing. but... read more


star rating  Fantastic - Amazing experience - it felt like being treated on a deep level - more than a massage and more like a doctor hands on experience - I am grateful for... read more


star rating  Healing massage - a month ago
My husband and I both had fabulous massages here. Very skillful and strong masseurs. We're coming again in two days. I totally recommend Ravi.


star rating  Beautiful country - Paradise on earth, rich nature. Extraordinary smiles of the natives. Good food. Green and clean. Fruits and vegetables are also good. Very nice place.


star rating  Not for the feint hearted but great - These guys are great and feel their way around you body as they are blind. More akin to a sports massage and can be painful - but for me this... read more


star rating  This is the third time I am visiting this place. I make it a point to come here every year when I visit Lanka. All the employees do a great... read more

Thusare Talking Hands
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Ashani DiazAshani Diaz
08:38 17 Apr 23
Very interesting Shiatsu massage experience. Although it was a bit painful during the treatment, afterwards my back felt relaxed. Me and my husband got a couple's massage together and we were happy with their service. The therapists are very kind and professional and they know this technique very well. I really admire them for providing such a good service.
Sarah HallSarah Hall
16:01 01 Apr 23
My partner & I came here (after reading all the great reviews) & both had a 60 minute full body massage by 2 of the staff members & it was absolutely amazing. We have been travelling for 3 months with heavy backpacks & were both experiencing very tight shoulders/neck & sore backs. The massages really eased a lot of this tension/discomfort, we both felt considerable relief following our massages. The staff were friendly, very professional & brilliant at their job. The massage was both relaxing and healing/therapeutic whilst also very affordable. Thank you Thusare Talking Hands for our great experience 🙂
Digital Nomads NetworkDigital Nomads Network
20:20 26 Dec 22
Very good massage, therapeutic and healing. Simple and humble place and with excellent experience of shiatsu. I was a little bit ill when I went there, in fact my lung meridian was painful during the treatment but pressure points of my masseur healed me. You get your massage with your cloths on and without oil as this traditional technique demands. I love that they created a space where blind people can work fully being integrated with the community, great place, great service!
Dim HDim H
05:20 26 Dec 22
One of the best massages I’ve ever had. My wife and I went multiple times over our stay. These guys are very honest, very very reasonably priced, and amazing at what they do. It’s also a beautiful cause to support. Will happily go back 🙂
S. RahmanS. Rahman
11:44 31 Jul 22
Divine experience.All Masseur are blind. Yeap you heard me right.They focus on the pressure points.If you have back pain or sports related injury, this is the best in Colombo.

Shiatsu Menu

Reservation and Contact

You can inquire us with the contact form, telephone and Facebook page below.


    Our History as the Social Enterprise from Japan

    This special movie was made by Japanese organizations NGO APCAS with JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) together to promote the blind employment as the acupressure (Shiatsu) therapist in March 2022. They had implemented training project to brush up total shiatsu training system of Thusare Talking Hands and develop the occupational field of professional shiatsu therapist in the society during 2 years since March 2020.

    Project Name: Increase Employability of Visually Impaired Persons through the Formation & Establishment of a Japanese Medical Manual Therapy Course in Sri Lanka

    What Our Clients Say

    Matsuo Keiko

    “The therapists here provide traditional shiatsu massages, similar to those provided in Japan. The experience is not only relaxing, but is a proper treatment of Oriental medicine. In Japan, many visually impaired people are acupressure therapists, as their sense of touch is much more sensitive than others. I strongly recommend people to try this out.”

    Anna Suvorova

    “These gorgeous people are not only kind, sensitive and compassionate human beings… they are highly skilled and very professional shiatsu massage therapists. Talking hands and loving hearts, not only they helped my persistent hamstring injury heal.”

    Yuwanmini Landersz

    “It was an experience. The treatment was professional, done very well and with great care. It’s also an inspiration to all of us that it’s possible for anyone to accept what life has offered and move forward to impact so many.” 


    What is Shiatsu?

    The Shiatsu Therapy has developed systematically throughout the history of 2000 years in Japan, which is commonly selected one of the medical therapy. In our therapy, well-trained therapist presses rhythmically meridians and points of the body based on client’s symptoms and desired pressing strength.

    What is the benefit?

    In Japan, Shiatsu is treated for improving bad physical condition, caring chronic disorder, pain management, disease prevention or supporting exercise capacity. In addition to such medical purpose, Shiatsu has been widely treated for relaxation, stress reduction and improving energy flow in Japan.

    Is Shiatsu Painful? How is the clothes in treatment?

    Shiatsu treatment takes place on individual bed in safe comfortable environment. The therapist gives an acupressure massage upon a cotton cloth. No need for Clients to undress clothes. Before treatment starts, therapist asked clients symptoms and pain places etc…to plan more appropriate treatment for each client based on Shitsu theory.

    • Thusare Therapists and Staff with the last Dr.Sasada Shiatsu Master (Founder of Thusare Talking Hands)