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License

  • Massage, VA #0019009885
  • Registered Nurse (Multi-State Privilege), # 0001217381
  • Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork, # 596791-10
  • VA Certified Massage Therapist, # 19009885

Education

  • Cross Country Education, LLC
  • Cross Country Education, LLC
  • Dr.Hawley/ClubLMT
  • Institute of Thai Traditional Medicine
  • Nonthaburi Provincial Health office
  • Kaya Spa

Specialties

Bodywork & Massage

  • Thai Massage
  • Medical Massage
  • Other
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Acupressure Massage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Neuromuscular Massage
  • Thai Herbal Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Holidays Special
  • Therapeutic Touch
  • Sports Massage
  • Cupping Methods
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Deep Tissue

Chiropractic

  • Other

Skincare

  • Body scrub
  • Foot Treatment

Naphawan O'Shea

Massage therapist, Thai massage, Thai yoga and bodywork, medical massage, sport massage, pain free, stress release

Naphawan is a Licensed Registered Nurse (RN) and Massage Therapist who is also Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (BCTMB), and a member of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professional (ABMP). In the past, she has worked as an RN and as a massage therapist at a chiropractor office in VA.

In Thailand, she had studied Thai Herbal in the fourth year of her nursing school as an elective subject. Upon graduating, she worked as a holistic nurse for the government in public healthcare c...

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Where I Work

Thai Wellness Center  
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129 Park St., NE, Vienna, VA 22180 Map it

DC Thai Wellness  

4400 MacArther Blvd.,N.W., Ste 103, Washington, DC 20007 Map it

Licenses

Massage, VA # 0019009885
Registered Nurse (Multi-State Privilege), # 0001217381
Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork, # 596791-10
VA Certified Massage Therapist, # 19009885

 

Education

2012
Cross Country Education, LLC
Orthopedic Massage
2013
Cross Country Education, LLC
Integrated Neuromuscular Re- Education Muscle Energy Therapy and Positional Release
2015
Dr.Hawley/ClubLMT
Working with and understanding TMJ Disorders
1999
Institute of Thai Traditional Medicine
Thai Traditional Massage & Thai Reflexology
1999
Nonthaburi Provincial Health office
Thai Royal Massage
2000
Kaya Spa
Asian Spa and Bodywork

 

Notable Experiences

Bodywork
Sports Massage
I got great experience in sport medicine when working with spine & sports rehab center. Also has years of experience treating athletes: runners, golfers, bikers, base ball players.
Thai Massage
My boss sent me to Traditional Thai Massage Program for healthcare providers when I was working in health promotion department at Sai Noi Hospital, Nonthaburi Province, Thailand. That was a part of my job. I got the best teacher in the country from Wat Pho, the first Traditional Thai Medicine University. He has over 30 years experience. That was so impressive and completely change my perspective. Since then I really in to it. I keep learning more and more and still amaze the wonderful benefits of Thai Massage.
Therapeutic Touch
As an RN, I had opportunity to train Therapeutic Touch and gave patients massages at Labour room, maternity and oncology unit in hospitals. When I was a nursing student after AM or PM Care. I gave massages to my patients especially elderly or patients with chronic illness, be in the bed for longtime or poor circulation to prevent bed sore, improve circulation and relief some discomfort.
Medical Massage
Over 25 years experience working with patients in the hospitals, healthcare facilities and chiropractor offices:spine & sports rehab, chronic pain, post injuries, stiffness & tightness and musculoskeletal problems. Using varieties techniques such as: Trigger points, acupressure, advanced stretching, deep tissue, Thai medical massage, herbal compress, myofascial release, orthopedic, integrated neuromuscular re-education muscle energy therapy and positional release.
Thai Herbal Massage
Using hot herbal balls that mixed with Thai herbs, compressing and massaging at problem areas.Great benefit for condition such as: severe or chronic pain (arthritis, fibromyalgia, frozen shoulder, neck & back pain), tightness and stiffness, post trauma or injuries, reduce pain & inflammatory and also good for detoxification. Clients get massage therapy, thermal therapy and aroma therapy in the same time.

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Customer Reviews

(27 Reviews)

Linda L.
Dec 2016
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East-West Therapeutic
5
Loved it
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5.0
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5.0
Anonymous
Dec 2016
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3-visit 60-minute Thai Massage, Deep Tissue or Swedish
5
This place is wonderful! I always feel much better after leaving my appointment.
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5.0
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5.0
Berenice A.
Dec 2016
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ADD ON 30-MIN FOR $35
5
Love everything about this place, service, care, etc., etc.
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5.0
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5.0
Berenice A.
Dec 2016
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10-visit 90-minute Thai Massage or Deep Tissue or Swedish
5
I absolutely love Naphawan, she is a master in this area, knowledgeable of the body's response to pain. She definitely knows how to handle and manage the difficulties i encounter with my back problems.
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5.0
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5.0
Anonymous
Oct 2016
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5-visit 90-minute Thai Massage or Deep Tissue or Swedish
5
Listens to and understands the problem areas to maximize the benefit of the service provided.
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5.0
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5.0
sophia s.
Oct 2016
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Myofascial Release
5
- she was super pleasant & accommodating - 1/2 into massage, she offered cupping to help relieve tension - it helped a lot! first time in a while that i felt the knots release - felt she geniunely cared about me as a patient not just the transaction
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5.0
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5.0
Rod M.
Oct 2016
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Thai Therapeutic Massage
5
She was very good at addressing my needs and used updated massage techniques.
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5.0
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5.0
Ramzy A.
Aug 2016
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10-visit 90-minute Thai Massage or Deep Tissue or Swedish
5
The relief. She's like a surgeon with the pressure and location.
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5.0
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5.0
Anonymous
Jul 2016
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5-visit 60-minute Thai Massage, Deep Tissue or Swedish
5
Excellent massages for pregnancy (first through third trimesters). Totally relaxing and nourishing. Naphawan is amazing and staff in general is so welcoming and kind.
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5.0
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5.0
Anonymous
Jul 2016
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Swedish Massage
5
Naphawan is a highly skilled massage therapist, I can tell. Gave one of the best swedish massages I have ever had.
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5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Jun 2016
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3-visit 60-minute Medical Massage
5
Napawan is knowledgable and nice. I believe she likes her job and give it her best. I did the medical massage for my TMJ problem and it helped my problem a lot.
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5.0
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5.0
Verena S.
Jun 2016
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10-visit 60-minute Thai Massage, Deep Tissue or Swedish
5
Best massage ever. I go once a week to manage my chronic back pain. Ms. O'Shea is amazing. She is also a RN and always puts her client's needs and wants first. She always listens and adjusts her massage technique accordingly. I only have positive things to say and highly recommend her.
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5.0
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5.0
Anonymous
Jun 2016
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Swedish Massage
5
You know just what I need. Love it.
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5.0
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5.0
Cristina H.
Jun 2016
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Thai Herbal compress
5
Naphawan is amazing. Her knowledge about Thai yoga body work and techniques are superb. She does miracles. I had a chronic problem with my back and arms, but with this treatment I have improved considerably!
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5.0
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5.0
Michael B.
May 2016
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ADD ON 30-MIN FOR $30
5
A little pricey.
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5.0
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5.0
Michael B.
May 2016
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Medical massage
5
Naphawan is amazing. She gives me hope that I will be well soon. Thank you! A little pricey is my only concern.
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5.0
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5.0
Anonymous
May 2016
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10-visit 60-minute Thai Massage, Deep Tissue or Swedish
5
Always leave feeling better than when I went in. Napahawan is a very skilled practioner.
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5.0
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5.0
Theresa G.
May 2016
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Thai Therapeutic Massage
5
Naphawan is amazing--I would not be able to run with out her. I had so much back and knee pain that I had a very difficult and painful time running. But now that I started seeing her, I have no pain. Could not recommend any more highly than I do!
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5.0
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5.0
Holly W.
Apr 2016
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10-visit 90-minute Thai Massage or Deep Tissue or Swedish
5
I have been going to Naphawan for nearly 10 years ... following her wherever she goes. She is a master of finding the source of whatever discomforts are getting in my way. With Lymes disease as my backdrop, she has been one of my key healers, and has changed my life by teaching me mindfulness and self care techniques. A genius, and a gentle soul. .
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5.0
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5.0
Robert (Bob) S.
Apr 2016
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10-visit 60-minute Thai Massage, Deep Tissue or Swedish
5
Naphawan O'Shea is a master. Both my wife and I use her to keep us in top shape as well as correct nagging issues. We always feel better afterwards and look forward to the next trip.
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5.0
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5.0
Carol B.
Feb 2016
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3-visit 60-minute Thai Massage, Deep Tissue or Swedish
5
I feel like a new person after a massage with Naphawan. She is a miracle worker. I would give her a 10 out of 10. Never disappointed.
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5.0
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5.0
John R.
Feb 2016
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Thai Therapeutic Massage
5
Awesome
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5.0
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5.0
Kevin G.
Jan 2016
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Thai Therapeutic Massage
5
Naphawan has really helped break down some nagging adhesion's and improve my flexibility!
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5.0
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5.0
Joe C.
Jan 2016
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10-visit 90- minute Thai Massage or Deep Tissue or Swedish
5
After many massages over the years at other places, this is the first time I have experienced a tangible difference in mobility and noticible improvement in my overall condition.
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5.0
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5.0
Michael C.
Jan 2016
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10-visit 60- minute Thai Massage or Deep Tissue or Swedish
5
Naphwan's skill and knowledge is exceptional. She has improved the range of motion of my hips and shoulders. In addition, she has alleviated my lower back pain and stiffness and continues to improve my overall mobility. I would recommend her to anyone seeking better mobility and pain relief.
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5.0
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5.0
Michael E.
Jan 2016
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10-visit 90- minute Thai Massage or Deep Tissue or Swedish
5
Fantastic!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Irene B.
Jan 2016
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Service Received
10-visit 60- minute Thai Massage or Deep Tissue or Swedish
5
I've been a client of Naphawan O'Shea for a number of years. I've greatly benefited from her work. Her knowledge, professionalism and care for the individual is much appreciated. I hightly recommend her.
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5.0
Friendliness
5.0