Injury Prevention / Conditioning

Post-Surgical Rehabilitation





Phone: (804) 815-1291



David Bartholomew


Orthopedic Massage Specialist






            Gloucester, Virginia            

Est. 1994


Working with you to find solutions to your health concerns

… not chasing symptoms.







Sign up today:  Couples Massage Workshop(s)





Gift Certificates 


FEES & Services



Directions  & Hours




Clinic Intro


Therapist’s Bio


Local History






         & Deals


Money Saver Packages


Bundle Packages




Research Studies


A, B, C, D & E’s

     of Skin Cancer


Glossary & FAQs


Website Links





Therapeutic Massage

& Bodywork











Virginia Certified

Massage Therapist







Since 1993

American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)





Gloucester County

Small Business License

Since 1994 (#190)



When you give yourself permission to receive therapeutic massage, it’s a win-win situation for both mind & body.  But, what if you’re looking for more than a “cookie cutter” session?  You know, where every massage therapist says they “love what they do” and then you’re charged excessively for that wonderfully relaxing & rejuvenating session (a session that almost any massage student or graduate can provide with just a little bit of experience).  Well, look no further.  Your search is over.  You’ve found me!  



Welcome to my website & business!


     My name is David Bartholomew, Owner of Massage & Movement Therapy.  I’m a BOARD CERTIFED Massage Therapist, and Orthopedic Massage Specialist.


Unlike most massage businesses and individual practitioners today, I choose not to follow the “fast food” style business model… where spa & beauty treatments, “ambiance”, new age services and retail sales (anything to increase the gross profit margin) take priority over detailed, proficient hands-on therapeutic massage services. 


Simply put, what separates my business / my work from the vast majority is my ability to provide highly skilled and realistically priced HANDS-ON therapeutic massage & bodywork services.  Where others talk of nurturing, I actively focus on supporting your proactive health goals. 




My choice. 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.


For the past 22+ years, my office has been located within the Virginia County Real Estate professional office complex, Gloucester County.  Our location offers ample parking, and is handicap accessible.  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.





3765 George Washington Memorial Highway, Hayes, Virginia 20372





And for those who prefer to receive their therapeutic session (table or chair) at your location (office/residence)… NO PROBLEM!  I offer outcall services!  I can easily travel to: Deltaville, White Stone, Kilmarnock, Tappahannock, King & Queen, Mathews, Williamsburg & York County.



Fees:  My fees are based upon the level of skill necessary to meet your therapeutic goal(s), and the length of your session.  That’s it! 



Services: I offer massage as a Personal Care Service (known world-wide, simple to provide, rejuvenating!) to honestly / truthfully supporting your preventative to rehabilitative goals with competent hands-on Healthcare Massage Services (my specialty). 


Yes, you can always pay more and receive less in return, but… do you really want to?






I believe in being the best I can be for both client and physician referred patients alike; therefore, I continue on with my professional education because I want to… not because I have to. 


I’ve listed my experience, and advanced certifications and qualifications on this website.  They have ben earned, what I presently possess, and are traceable. 


I am confident in my abilities, yet I also acknowledge my limitations.





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 a professional Oncology Intensive courses.


I understand only too well of the pain associated with occupational, sports and other 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!






David Bartholomew

Orthopedic Massage Specialist



Massage Therapist




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.


Sadly, most professional massage therapists have forgotten (or forget) the basics of massage within a year (if that) after leaving basic massage school.   They no longer know the origin, insertion & actions of the soft tissues, or how to get the correct therapeutic response to support the client/patients goals (other than relaxation).  


When your attending professional therapist no longer possesses a daily hands-on working knowledge of human anatomy (specifically, the basics, knowing the origin and insertion points of the muscle, tendon & ligaments, and their respective actions) … the consumer’s 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



Since 1993, alleviating unnecessary pain


stress related to:



Post-Surgical Concerns:


Cervical Fusion

Heart By-Pass

Hip Replacement


Rotator Cuff Repair

SLAP tear / lesion

Knee Replacement

Arthroscopic Surgery


Breast Augmentation

Face Lift




Common Injuries:




Wry neck / Stiff Neck Torticollis

Rotator Cuff Injuries

Tennis  & Golfer’s Elbow

Patella Tendon Injuries

Sprained Ankle

Achilles Tendon Injuries

Plantar Fasciitis

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome






Acute or Chronic Pain related to:




Chronic Fatigue



Sciatica  (various forms)

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome






Multiple Sclerosis


Muscular Dystrophy

Cerebral Palsy

Bell’s Palsy



Parkinson’s Disease