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...

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 centers and hospitals for many years. During the time she was working at the hospital, she had special training with physical therapists at Sirindhon National Medical Rehabilitation Centre (SNMRC) for patients with cerebrovascular diseases such as Stroke, Hemiplegia, Spinal injury, Cerebral Palsy, Amputation and Musculoskeletal pain.

She has also worked as a Holistic Health Care Provider with integrated Western and Eastern medicine in hospitals and communities, which includes teaching and training for over 15 years before her arrival in the U.S. In Thailand, Naphawan also owns a Thai herb store and an organic herb farm. Because of her background in holistic health and alternative medicine combined with her passion and expertise in Western and Eastern medicine,  she promotes holistic healing at her own practice in DC and VA.

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Where I Work
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

Experience
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.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork, Chiropractic, or Skincare services

by Elisa on Mar 16
Professional.
by Joe on Mar 04
I particularly liked Wan's willingness to be aggressive in smoothing out tight or cramped muscles, resulting in longer-lasting and deeper muscle relaxation.
by Michael on Feb 20
Want is a true professional. She knows how to really isolate the problem area and focus on it. She is my massage Ninja!
by Anonymous on Jan 28
Best experience yet! What an amazing session. Can't wait until the next one.
by Linda on Dec 28
Loved it
by Anonymous on Dec 22
This place is wonderful! I always feel much better after leaving my appointment.
by Berenice on Dec 14
Love everything about this place, service, care, etc., etc.
by Berenice on Dec 14
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.
by Anonymous on Oct 29
Listens to and understands the problem areas to maximize the benefit of the service provided.
by sophia on Oct 23
- 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

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

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

Chiropractic

  • Other

Skincare

  • Body scrub
  • Foot Treatment