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!
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