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
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 Aromatherapy, Bodywork, or Chiropractic services

by Michael on Nov 29
She was amazing.
by Anonymous on Oct 18
Naphawan is fantastic and I always feel better after sessions with her. I am most appreciative she is here!
by Anonymous on Oct 18
Naphawan is very intuitive and caring. I had an amazing massage that helped me tremendously. The best massage I have had in a long time! She is very kind, compassionate and experienced therapist. I would definitely recommend everyone to try her massage therapy!
by Anonymous on Oct 13
She is a thoughtful and careful therapist who does very good work
by Anonymous on Oct 04
Naphawan is wonderful! Her medical training shows--she understands how the body works and is connected, and you can feel this in her massages!
by Shawn on Sep 26
I will be going back
by Anonymous on Aug 09
Naphawan is such a sweetheart - my mom purchased a pack of Thai Reflexology sessions for me after a stressful start to 2018. I had my first session recently and it was amazing - I am pretty sure I dozed off a few times, it was so relaxing! I cannot wait to go back for my next session.
by Natalia on Aug 02
Wonderful experience
by Paul on Jul 09
I was in town and desperately needed a very specific massage to address some emergent back issues. They were professional and very thorough in their approach. One of the best massages I've ever had! Thanks Lily.
by Anonymous on Jun 09
Naphawan loosened up my shoulders allowing for greater range of motion, and also helped alleviate some muscle tightness resulting from my arthritic knee. I'll definitely return!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Aromatherapy

  • Other

Bodywork & Massage

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

Chiropractic

  • Other

Physical Therapy

  • Medical Massage

Skincare

  • cupping