Seeing Hands Clinic
Seeing Hands Clinic
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Seeing Hands Clinics offer a unique massage experience from professionally-trained visually impaired massage therapists. It operates as a social enterprise, providing training and jobs for blind people in Nepal. There are four clinics in Nepal, three in Kathmandu in Thamel, Patan and Boudha, and one in Pokhara.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Gillian D
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best massage in Kathmandu!
    Lalu was an amazing, thoughtful, attentive and super-professional masseur. Her hands were firm and gentle at the same time. This massage was in my top five, and I’ve had a LOT of massages in my life! Still feeling totally blissed out! Thank you so much!!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 29, 2023
  • Mocchaccino
    Hong Kong, China236 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I wish I could have you guys at my home city
    I am so delighted to have Ganga as my therapist. He is profoundly adept in recognising injuries and the corresponding therapy. My over-the-years left foot pain was astonishingly alleviated in just 3 sessions. I felt my foot arch instantly coming back. He also generously offered his advice on my take-home therapy. Their modus operandi evidently supercedes the ways from those certified as physiotherapist at my home city. I wish I could bring you back to Hong Kong so I don't have to waste my money on the physios which do not fit me. Honestly, do tell them before the massage if you have a particular physical ailment.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 11, 2023
  • Brrr R
    Celje, Slovenia12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    relaxation after trekking
    very effective massage, on times little hard, but i say again, very effective, after 10 days of hard all day trekking one visit totally relaxed all tensions in muscles and also healped with some older issues. in my opinion I will compare one hour visit to seeing hands with two hour thai massage for same effect. Next time i found myself in Nepal, this place is my go to spot.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 15, 2023
  • Vasileios P
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent professional service. Highly recommended
    I went to the Seeing Hands Clinic today. The clinic is located next to Woodapple Hotel and Spa, in Thamel, Kathmandu. I was already aware of it and thought to try it after completing Everest Base Camp trek. I found it excellent service, run by professionals. I paid 2000 rupees for 60min massage which is good value for money. Many massage places in Thamel in Kathmandu are dodgy. This one is genuine and at the same time it supports blind therapists. Highly recommended.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 18, 2023
  • SonPfle
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thamels best massage!
    A must do after a trek! Laxmi, Sunita and Junu did a great job! They found spots you didn't even know you had! After the massage we felt wonderful and light! A great nepalese project, definitely worth supporting!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 22, 2023
  • Whitney F
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect massage experience after trekking!
    I had an amazing 90 minute Swedish massage here after trekking. Junu was my massage therapist. She checked in with me throughout the massage to make sure she was applying my preferred amount of pressure. She could feel where my muscle knots and trigger points were and worked hard to relieve them. I felt like she was focused on helping my body and not just going through the motions. The staff were all lovely and the facility is clean and neat and feels reputable. Definitely one of the best massages I’ve had. Highly recommend, especially after long travel or weeks on the trail!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 28, 2023
  • Solly J
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely try it out!!!
    The massage by a blind woman was a unique experience. She felt exactly where the tension was and the 90 minutes were amazing. Again and again you could influence the pressure and were asked about it. The clinic is a bit hidden but definitely worth the search. The price is more than fair and far cheaper than the other spas in Thamel.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 31, 2023
  • Tanja I
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique experience
    Lulu at Seeing Hands in Katmandu is truly the best massage therapist. She is friendly, professional and gives an amazing massage. I highly recommend her services and don't forget to leave her a tip, as she loves perfumes. You won't be disappointed with the experience!
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written February 24, 2024
  • Faye T
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect!
    I had a perfect massage from Sunita. She has been working here for 7 years and you feel the experience. I have visited many massage places, but this place is outstanding. She asks for injuries and bodyparts to give extra attention to, she checks if pressure is good and knows how to find and massage painful knots in the muscles. Perfect!
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written March 3, 2024
  • Anne Welander W
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Supporting a good cause while receiving a wonderful wellness experience
    The Massage at "Seeing Hands" was really pleasant, efficient and professional. My husband and I had one hour sports massage by female therapist Bhima and her male colleague. It costs 2000 npr pr person which is really not expensive. The therapists spoke good English and continuously asked us, if the massage was ok. It is easy to book online. Can highly recommend!!!
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 23, 2024
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Adam
New York City, NY2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
I've been going to Seeing Hands intermittently since 2013 for reliably corrective deep tissue massage.

This latest visit to Kathmandu, I felt secure with the fully vaccinated staff and resolved some long-term problems with my neck, scapula, and lats over several weeks.

Thanks, especially, to Chiran and Kushal! They can go consistently strong and knead stubborn knots and relieve long-term pain.
Written April 13, 2022
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Justine F
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
Seeing Hands is a fantastic place to get a sports massage in Thamel. I see Junu and Sunita regularly and they are great at identifying sore areas and working on them so you feel relief and relaxation. If you are staying on a 3 month visa, ask for a loyalty card, your 5th massage is 1/2 price and your 10th is free. Worth going once a week!
Written April 14, 2023
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Amanda W
Melbourne, Australia198 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
The staff here are inspirational! Blind in a country that is difficult to navigate for sighted people, these guys have been trained by sighted volunteers to perform a great service. The massages are great and the experience is even better! We changed our booking from 60 to 90 mins (and thank goodness, 60mins wasn't enough!) Book ahead as they are very popular. English is spoken enough to have a conversation about what areas you need to focus on and what pressure you prefer. Remember to provide the workers with a tip - they deserve it!
Written December 15, 2022
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Vasileios P
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I went to the Seeing Hands Clinic today. The clinic is located next to Woodapple Hotel and Spa, in Thamel, Kathmandu. I was already aware of it and thought to try it after completing Everest Base Camp trek. I found it excellent service, run by professionals. I paid 2000 rupees for 60min massage which is good value for money. Many massage places in Thamel in Kathmandu are dodgy. This one is genuine and at the same time it supports blind therapists. Highly recommended.
Written October 18, 2023
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Diane R
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
We booked a massage for my husband and myself. Staff was very helpful and helped us with restaurant and taxi recommendations as well. Sunita, the massage therapist was very good. The space is very simple but clean and well lit. The clinic is run completely by blind therapists and started as a non profit to benefit visually impaired people. I would definitely go again.
Written October 11, 2022
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Calum
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
One of the best massages I’ve ever had. You can really tell the difference between someone just giving a massage and someone trained to tailor the session to your needs. Sumit was amazing and was able to feel every knot I had.
I went here in 2017, and had an incredible experience so I had to return in 2022. Would recommend to all in nepal that want a genuinely great massage that also supports the community
Written December 4, 2022
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Patsy M
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Amazing massage received yesterday for me and my partner! I had a 90 minute massage which was very much needed after 1 month travelling. My masseuse Sunita was extremely professional and asked me regularly is the pressure was ok and comfortable. I would highly recommend for anyone who wants a relaxing massage or an in depth massage to ease travel pains from walking. Thank you again!! Would definitely return!!
Written June 28, 2023
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Mocchaccino
Hong Kong, China236 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
I am so delighted to have Ganga as my therapist. He is profoundly adept in recognising injuries and the corresponding therapy. My over-the-years left foot pain was astonishingly alleviated in just 3 sessions. I felt my foot arch instantly coming back. He also generously offered his advice on my take-home therapy. Their modus operandi evidently supercedes the ways from those certified as physiotherapist at my home city. I wish I could bring you back to Hong Kong so I don't have to waste my money on the physios which do not fit me.

Honestly, do tell them before the massage if you have a particular physical ailment.
Written September 11, 2023
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kathleen n
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
We made appointments for hour long massages, at the end of our trek into the Annapurna Range of Nepal. Our massage therapists were Saroj and Sonita and they massaged us simultaneously in the same room. The massages were firm, deep, delightful. They checked in with us as to amount of pressure they were using. These massage therapists are gifted at what they do. Their business is so professional and easy to access. Treat yourself if you are in the area!!
Written April 30, 2024
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Marta
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
I had an amazing massaje with Saroj, probably the best one I remember. A very strong one, he put everything back in its place while making sure I felt OK and comfortable. Super helpful and very affordable, you'd never get this massage at this price anywhere else. I'll definitely be back.
Written November 25, 2022
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