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.

Book a Bodywork, Aromatherapy, or Chiropractic service with me today

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 Bodywork, Aromatherapy, or Chiropractic services

by Theresa on May 14
Naphawan is amazing! She is knowledgeable about the body and helps me to relax. I highly recommend Thai Wellness Center!
by Anonymous on May 08
Services were great!
by Bessy on May 06
Naphawan was warm and gentle
by Bessy on May 06
Naphawan was warm and gentle
by Jeannette on Apr 14
The care is excellent - Naphawan is excellent and extremely patient-centered. I always feel 100% better when I leave.
by Anonymous on Mar 21
I had a very positive experience at the Thai Wellness Center. Prior to my visit I was experiencing a great deal of pain about my neck and shoulders. When my session had finished I realized a significant reduction in my pain level. I was amazed at how well I felt afterward. I know I will need some additional treatment to remediate the issue in my shoulder and look forward to my next session.
by Anonymous on Mar 20
As the owner of this wellness center, Naphawan is a talented professional who can work magic on addressing body weaknesses through Thai therapeutic massage.
by Ron on Mar 14
Excellent massage and lovely experience with Naphawan.
by Mary Ruth on Mar 05
Naphawan is the best massage therapist I've ever been to. She is extremely knowledgeable of the human body and knows how to address many problems. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
by Anonymous on Mar 05
Naphawan was very good! I was having problem with neck and shoulders so we focused on those areas and I felt much better afterward.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

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

Aromatherapy

  • Other

Chiropractic

  • Other

Physical Therapy

  • Medical Massage

Skincare

  • cupping