Welcome to my website!
name is David Bartholomew, and I am a Board Certified professional Massage Therapist. Although I opened the
doors to Massage & Movement Therapy in 1994, I’ve had the honor
of providing massage therapy services to both client and physician
referred patients (full time, not part-time) since 1993.
am a certified Orthopedic Massage Specialist. My primary focus is supporting /
augmenting your injury prevention & rehabilitative efforts (massage
& bodywork services as HealthCare). But, like almost every massage
therapist / practitioner world-wide (those qualified and those who are not), I too
provide “world-class” massage for those who simply want to relax (massage
as a Personal Care Service… but, at a fair –
not excessive - cost).
a nut shell, what separates my business / my work from the vast majority providing
massage & bodywork sessions today is my ability to provide highly
priced services. My focus is on the unrushed quality of
each session I provide, and not how many sessions I can provide (per day)
simply to increase the gross profit margin.
the majority of professional massage therapists “practicing” today, I have not forgotten the basics of my profession. And, I continue to advance my professional
education & clinical skills because I want to… not because I have to.
For your review, I’ve listed my experience, advanced
qualifications on this website. Yes, I am confident in my abilities; however,
I also acknowledge my limitations, and when to refer out.
choice. Integrity. To promote, offer and provide only
the level of service I can truthfully provide.
treat you (and yours) as I can only hope to be treated when I receive
my massage / bodywork session.
Goal. To offer all my services as
did the old county physician to their community: with skill, compassion
and in an unrushed manner.
Fees. My fees are based
upon (1) the level of skill necessary to meet your objectives, and (2) the
length of your session. That’s it!
Outcall services. With my office located in Gloucester and
my residence in Middlesex County, I can easily travel (with a massage
table, or on-site chair) to Deltaville, White Stone, Kilmarnock,
Tappahannock, King & Queen, Mathews, Williamsburg & York County.
I also offer “Out of State” services as
Office Physical Location:
George Washington Memorial Highway
For almost 23 years now, my office has been located within the Virginia County Real
Estate professional office complex, centrally located within Gloucester
You’ll find the office and studio clean, spacious &
comfortable. In short, a safe
place for you or your loved one to receive therapeutic services.
Our location offers ample parking,
and is handicap accessible.
Yes, it’s true, I’m not as young, slim / trim or
as good looking as I use to be, but, I still have a pretty good sense of
humor, and my age allows me fully appreciate the everyday aches-n-pains
of simply getting old(er).
know how it feels to be diagnosed with cancer, to be a cancer survivor,
and to work with others as they go thru (various) life altering illness
and treatments. That being said,
I’ve shored up my professional experience(s) with academic & clinical
classes in: Geriatric Health, Mastectomy & Healthy Breast, and Oncology
understand only too well of the pain associated with occupational, sports
and recreational activities. Being retired military, and now a
Massage Specialist, I use everything
I am (professional education, tested clinical skills and 22+ years of professional
massage experience, personal experience and compassion) to support your
rehabilitative health goals.
am a proud parent, and I was there at my daughter’s birth, but that never
stopped me from seeking out and earning professional certification
specifically in Prenatal,
Labor & Postpartum Massage.
(After all, your attending therapist’s gender doesn’t trump any
professional education. Safety first, for the mom-to-be
& baby too!)
In closing, if you feel I’m qualified to
support you and your health goals… well, let’s get started! Call: 804-815-1291!
Massage Therapy Association (AMTA, since 1993)
Active Member, Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad (MVRS)