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
Available Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Available Saturday

Artius Integrative Medicine

746 Walker Rd.

Great Falls, VA 22066

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 Physical Therapy services

by Mike on Sep 09
her knowledge, skill and effort
by Lissa on Aug 08
I've had a thai massage before, a couple years back at a different facility, and to be honest I hated it, so I wasn't necessarily looking forward to trying it again. That being said I can't tell you how amazing my massage with Naphawan was, I'm so glad I gave it a second chance. Naphawan was attentive and molded the massage to my needs. She made sure the pressure was good and that I was comfortable throughout the entire massage. I've been a competitive swimmer for over 20 years, so I definitely live a life of being sore. My massage with Naphawan was the first massage I've ever had that I actually felt better afterwards. I was relaxed and calm and felt the soreness and tension that seems ever present in my shoulders/neck finally subside. I can't recommend Thai Wellness Center and Naphawan enough!
by Anonymous on Aug 07
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by Irene on Jul 20
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 highly recommend her. Irene
by Anonymous on Jul 10
So considerate of my needs love her
by Anonymous on Jul 08
Naphawan was professional, knowledgeable and informative. Excellent massage. I would definitely go again. She referred me to a chiropractor who has been very helpful.
by Anonymous on Jul 08
Very professional and careful. My son is 12 and recovering from sports injury to legs and Naphawan dealt with him slowly and informed us every step of the way!
by Anonymous on Jul 07
This was my 3rd visit all relative to back issues I've been suffering for over 3 years. Ms. O'Shea is very knowledgeable and I felt very comfortable each time. I've seen improvement with each visit. She offers ways that I can facilitate my recovery at home without overdoing my efforts causing additional injury.
by Anonymous on Jun 30
Therapist did not get behind me when having my neck and head done. It was done from the side, which wasn't as effective
by Lynda on Jun 18
The entire experience was amazing? ~ returning next week for additional much needed stress release therapy ~ ~ Naphawan is one of the best, most professional practitioners I have worked with in many years~ THANK YOU?

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

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

Chiropractic

  • Other

Physical Therapy

  • Medical Massage

Skincare

  • cupping

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