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David Bartholomew

 

Orthopedic Massage Specialist

 

 

MASSAGE

MOVEMENT THERAPY

 

 

 

 

 

 

            Gloucester, Virginia            

 

Est. 1994

 

 

Together, finding solutions… not just chasing symptoms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                      

Our Clinic / Massage Therapist Bio / Research Studies & Web Links / Location & Directions / Glossary & FAQs

Massage Workshops

Services & Fees: Health Care Massage / Active Isolated Stretching / Personal Care Massage / Prenatal & Postpartum Massage

Gift Certificates / Residential - Outcalls Services (Table / Chair)

 

 

 

Welcome to my website!

 

My name is David Bartholomew, Owner of Massage & Movement Therapy, and I’ve had the honor of providing massage therapy services, to both client and physician referred patients - full time - since 1993.  I am a Board Certified Massage Therapist that personally uses and provides massage therapy services as a necessity for health, NOT as a luxury. 

 

As a certified Orthopedic Massage Specialist, a thinking therapist, my focus is to augment / support your proactive health goals by alleviating unnecessary pain due stress and/or soft tissue injury [muscle, tendon, ligament, or fascia). 

 

Simply put, what separates my business / my work from the vast majority of massage businesses and providers today is my ability to provide highly skilled, and realistically priced hands-on therapeutic massage & bodywork services.  Yes, you can always pay in excess for “the spa experience” and “ambiance” and receive much less in proficient massage & bodywork services, but... that is, and always will be your choice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

My choice. Integrity.  To promote, offer and provide only the level of service I can truthfully provide. 

 

Mission. To 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.

 

 

Office Location:

 

3765 George Washington Memorial Highway

Hayes, Virginia 20372

 

 

For the past 22+ years, my office has been located within the Virginia County Real Estate professional office complex, centrally located within Gloucester County. 

 

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. 

 

 

Services.  I offer therapeutic massage & bodywork as Healthcare, as a Personal Care service, and for Palliative Care (for life altering conditions).

 

Fees.  My fees are based upon only two points: (1) the level of skill necessary to meet your therapeutic goal(s), and (2) the length of your session.  That’s it!  How others justify their fees, well…….

 

Outcall services.   My office is in Gloucester and my residence is in Middlesex County, so I can easily travel (with Table or ON-SITE Chair) to: Deltaville, White Stone, Kilmarnock, Tappahannock, King & Queen, Mathews, Williamsburg & York County.  I also offer out of state travel when needed.

 

 

 

I am a Board Certified Massage Therapist; I continue my professional education because I want to… not because I have to.  Because gender does not trump knowledge & skill, I sought out and became certified in (not just “trained in”) Prenatal, Labor & Post-Partum Massage. 

 

Yes, I am confident in my abilities, yet I also acknowledge my limitations, and when need be – refer out.  For your review, I’ve listed my experience, and advanced certifications and qualifications on this website. 

 

 

 

 

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). 

 

I 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.  As for me, I’ve shored up my personal and professional experiences with Oncology Intensive courses.

 

I understand only too well of the pain associated with occupational, sports and recreational activities.  As a certified Orthopedic Massage Specialist, I use everything I am (professional education, tested clinical skills and 22+ years of experience. personal experience and compassion) to support your rehabilitative health goals.

    

I 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… let’s get started!  Call:  804-815-1291!

 

 

Sincerely,

 

David Bartholomew

Orthopedic Massage Specialist

 

BOARD CERTIFED

Massage Therapist

 

VA-CMT/ AMTA

 

WTCS (SW/DV)            U.S. Navy, Retired

 

Active EMS Member, Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad (MVRS)

 

 

 

 

MASSAGE is defined as: the manipulation of the soft tissues (muscle, tendon, ligament & fascia) for therapeutic purposes. 

 

Provided by a highly trained, committed professional Massage Therapy and your massage session can be so much more than an excessively priced, relaxing backrub.

Sadly, most professional massage therapists have forgotten (or forget) the basics of massage profession within a year (if that) after leaving basic massage school.  Meaning?  They no longer remember/know the origin, insertion & actions of the soft tissue(s), or how to solicit the correct therapeutic response to support the client/patients goals.  Thus, the consumer’s session / your session is simply reduced to either an excessively priced Personal Care Service (a relaxing massage), or a mindless deep pressure pummeling / beating that often will leave you unnecessarily sore for days.

 

 

 

 

“Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.”

John Maxwell, Author