103/12 Dharmapala Mawatha | Colombo 7 | Sri Lanka

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Japanese Shiatsu Massage Therapy

Japanese Shiatsu Massage Therapy in Colombo Sri Lanka

We provide training and economic empowerment for the visually impaired through the provision of top quality shiatsu massage therapy in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Why Thusare Talking Hands


The therapy helps many chronic and acute problems such as headache, back pain and fatigue, or may be taken for relaxation and stress relief. 

Ethical Massage

Shiatsu acupressure massages are provided through a cotton cloth. No oils are used and there is no need to undress.


Our blind therapists have high sensitivity to touch and are expertly trained by a Japanese Master.

Social Purpose

Our work provides opportunity, self-respect and dignity for previously unemployed visually impaired Sri Lankans. All profits are reinvested in furthering this goal.

What Our Clients Say

"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."

Anna Suvorova

"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."

Keiko Matsuo

"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."

Yuwanmini Landersz

Choose Your Massage Therapy...

Full Body (60mins Rs.3500, 90mins Rs.5000, 120mins Rs.6500)

Full body Shiatsu treatment includes stretches, joint manipulation and soft deep pressure using fingers, thumbs and palms of the hand. Treatment takes place fully clothed. The therapy can be focused on one or more specific symptoms or conditions, or simply taken to maintain good health and well-being. For maximum effectiveness, please avoid alcohol and large meals on the day of your treatment. Many of our clients return to us on a regular basis because they find our treatment so beneficial.

Foot Therapy : Relaxation(30min Rs.1800)

Just like your neck, back, and shoulders, your feet can also benefit from a regular rubdown. Foot massage improves circulation, stimulates muscles, reduces tension, and often eases pain. It also gives you a chance to check out your feet so you can get a jump on treating blisters, bunions, corns, and toenail problems.

Foot and Lower Leg Shiatsu Therapy : Hip to Toe (30mins Rs.2500, 60mins Rs.3500)

Our feet and lower legs take a lot of stress in daily life. Long hours standing, sitting, walking or taking physical exercise all take their toll on this important part of the body. Our therapy focuses on revitalises your feet and lower legs, is very relaxing and promotes well-being.

Head, Neck & Shoulders (30mins Rs.2500, 60mins Rs.3500)

The mental stress of everyday life often exhibits itself in discomfort and aches in the head, neck and shoulders. Gently and deep Shiatsu treatment relieves discomfort and is deeply de-stressing, and leaves you feeling fully relaxed.

Body Examination and Focussed Treatment (Inactive)

This involves an examination and detailed body 'scan' by our highly experienced lead therapist in order to fully identify any problematic areas of your body. Then, as well as treating the whole body,  the massage therapy will focus on those key areas in order to maximise the benefits, whether that's pain relief, increased mobility, other health issues, relaxation and general well-being.  

How To Book...

Please call us on 011 230 2631 or 076 619 7917

or email thusare.talkinghands@gmail.com

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More of our Happy Clients

"The service was truly first class and the massage technique was excellent. Highly recommended." 

Paul Wallace


"Not just a massage but a full body MOT with fantastic results. A MUST DO for anyone in Colombo."

 Andrea Gamson


"Excellent. They are far better than normal masseuses. And the money goes to a worthy cause!"

Praveen A


"Thank you for a fab foot massage yesterday. Keep up the good stress destroying work."

Timothy Straight


Contact Us

Please call us on 011 230 2631or 076 619 7917

or email thusare.talkinghands@gmail.com


We're open 8:30am to 9pm (and by prior arrangement outside of these hours)

More About Shiatsu

Shiatsu was invented by Tokujiro Namikoshi and founded the first shiatsu college in 1940 in Japan. The characteristic of shiatsu is to apply pressure using only the fingers, palms and especially the thumbs on points that have been related to the central and autonomic nervous systems.


How does it work?

SHIATSU is simply the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body - the muscles, tendons and ligaments. The therapist's hands are his most important tool through which he not only treats the patient but also detects physical and emotional problems. The massage therapist palpates the patient's body to determine the condition of the tissues and the likely source of any pain, and thus the correct form of remedial treatment. Massage works through the various body systems in one of two ways, a mechanical action and a reflex action.


A mechanical action is created by moving the muscles and soft tissues of the body using pressure and stretching movement, thereby cleansing them of acids and deposits. This mechanical action breaks up fibrous tissue and loosens stiff joints.


A reflex is created when treatment of one part of the body affects another part of the body, much like pressing a light switch on a wall to turn on a light in the centre of the room. Just like this electric connection, so too are different parts of the body connected to each other not just by flesh and bone but by nerve pathways, or flows of energy known as 'meridians'. So, by using reflex action, some therapists will treat a patient's stomach complaint by massaging the arms, and will alleviate pain in the legs by massaging the lower back.