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Sight Deficient Massage
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

We found the Sight Deficient Massage on Trip Advisor on our trip to Da Nang. The other four reviews were fantastic to read as it prepared us for the experience - so read them all for the most details.
Have your hotel call and book! It's hard to just turn up as the centre is busy with locals and the amazing staff are all either blind or site deficient and mostly have no English. The menu is entirely in Vietnamese with no translation and you don't have the luxury of pointing to what you need.
The centre isn't in central Da Nang but a safe and nice suburban part. It was a 10-15min cab ride (160k dong/AUD$9) and we suggested the cab driver wait an hour or so for us to finish (no meter running) as cabs weren't around and it's hard to communicate with the staff. He waited which was perfect and we tipped him well in the trip back.
My friend (a guy) and I (and girl) were greater by a lovely centre manager with no English. It's very basic and clean but not a spa more a clinic. Asking for a body massage, he nodded and pointed my friend to a herbal steam/shower stall and me to a room with two massage beds - very little instruction meant a load of confusion so to help you...
Take clothes except your underwear off and find a towel in the draw underside of your bed. Start face up and they'll turn you half way. They use a talking clock to time the hour massage at 15min intervals so you know where you're at.
Lucky my female masseuse spoke relatively good English! Not many tourist go so she was happy to chat and a phenomenal person who's great at her job. Thao (pron. Ta Ow) is 34 and lost her eyesight, and sadly her husband,
in an explosion at 26yrs old. Badly burned she lived independently and has bought up her young son (who was 4 when he lost his father) on her own. She's deservedly proud of both. Thao offered the common massage (acupressure - and not one you can sleep through) for $100k dong (AUD$6) with hot stones and addition $5k dong - do the hot stones, totally melted muscles.
We paid both masseuses double each as a thank you which was greatly appreciated.
Brilliant experience. Especially Thao's humble words after asking where we've travelled to 'if I had my eyes, I would go and see everything I could' Amen!

1  Thank Nicole H
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Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Not desiring or lacking access to the luxe spa experience (I'm staying at the Hyatt), I was curious about all the massage places in Da Nang. The listing for "sight-deficient massage" piqued my curiosity, so I checked out their website and was reassured to find it was in both Vietnamese and well-written English. Massage as a vocation for the blind: what a great idea! And the prices can't be beat. We (three females) enlisted the help of the concierge to book the appointment for an herbal steam and acupressure massage ($100,000 per person). We were greeted warmly by a sight-impaired man who barely spoke English. It is a basic, clean facility. While the overall flow was similar the massages were customized for each of our needs based on what the massage therapists detected.

A few things to keep in mind:

This is not a spa! Think of it as a therapeutic or medical treatment.

Don't expect privacy -- three of us shared all the facilities including the massage room.

The flow of the appointments is unclear, meaning we thought they'd come get us after the steam and they were waiting for us to come out. So if you find yourself waiting to be retrieved, you may be the one they're waiting for.

They might crack your neck or straddle you.

Taxis from the main road are fewer. It's possible to catch one but not as readily.

There are mosquitoes but none of us were bitten the whole time we were there.

Overall highly recommended. Can't beat the price and it's a quality massage. My friend said it was better than the one she had at the resort earlier this week, for a fraction of the cost.

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Reviewed 21 August 2014

Just perfect way to relax. We've found it by going around and spent a hour with complete massage. So wonderful, usually only local people go there (it is a bit hidden and far from touristic places, that's why it is so genuine). Not like in Ho Chi Minh city where a lot of tourism are going there, so quality is declined year by year, in DA NANG, this place is just a discovery of authentic medical massage.

Only 3 usd for one hour of massage (every muscle will be stretched), and you will enjoy it.

4  Thank Katmandou74
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Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile
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