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.

Additionally, I'm an NCBTMB Approved Continuing Education Provider (APCE) and I offer personal and group classes. 

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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 Licensed Massage Therapist

# 19009885

Board Approved Continuing Education Provider

# 1000242

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

2016

Liddle Kidz Foundation

Pediatric Massage Certification

2017

Dr.Hawley/ClubLMT

Medical Massage

2019

Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies

Benefits of Onsite Massage

2019

Niel Asher Healthcare

NAT Treating Frozen Shoulder

2019

Niel Asher Healthcare

NAT Treating The Rotator Cuff

2019

Niel Asher Healthcare

NAT Treating The Complex Shoulder

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 Anonymous on Oct 02
I've been seeing Naphawan for several years, and she's amazing! This is the first time I'd added the Thai herbal compress, and it did so much to relieve my tight muscles and arthritis. The combination of moist heat and herbs, plus some deep stretching, was exactly what my body needed. I left feeling 30 pounds lighter!
by Natalie on Sep 23
Naphawan is amazing. She does a great job reading my body's pain points and spending time in each area so I walk out of the massage feeling better.
by Tony on Jul 15
Naphawan offers a real Medical massage and stretch you just cant get anywhere.
by Irene on Jul 11
Naphawan is a gem! If you decide to make an appointment you won't regret it. ...from a client of many years.
by Anonymous on Jul 01
Naphawan is friendly
by Melanie on Jun 30
She is very intuitive as to what I need for optimal healing,
by Irina on Jun 28
I have been a client of Naphawan for many years. She has a tremendous amount of knowledge and skill in her field. She really tunes into her client and successfully determines the best way to help them. When I complained of having a couple of weeks of very swollen and achy ankles, Naphawan suggested a therapy to help move my lymph. My ankles have not been swollen since!
by Maria on Jun 24
She is always great. This is why I keep coming back!
by Naran on Jun 19
Very professional lady
by Roy on Jun 17
Naphawan is a great Thai massage practitioner.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Aromatherapy

  • Other

Bodywork & Massage

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

Chiropractic

  • Other

Skincare

  • cupping

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