FEES & Services
Directions & Hours
Massage as Health
Injury Corrective Care, for: muscle, tendon, ligament & fascial
concerns… including repetitive stress injuries (RSI).
Pre & Post-Surgical Rehab / Injury Rehabilitation
Massage as a Personal Care Service
Quality of Life / Adaptive Massage
Original Mattes Method)
Prenatal & Postpartum Massage & Bodywork
Bodywork for the Childbearing Years:
B, C, D & E’s
of Skin Cancer
Glossary & FAQs
My name is David Bartholomew,
and I am the Owner of Massage & Movement Therapy, a military
veteran (WTCS SW/DV…… U.S. Navy, Retired), and an active EMS volunteer member… Mathews County
Volunteer Rescue Squad.
I am BOARD CERTIFIED in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (BCMT, #427), and a Virginia State Certified
Massage Therapist (CMT, #14).
Since 1993, I’ve been providing massage therapy
services (full-time) to both client and physician referred patients. I offer and provide therapeutic services
that range from the simple to provide and wonderful to receive Personal Care massage service (known and provided worldwide) to advanced Health Care
bodywork. You’ll find my fees
realistic… not excessive.
FEES: You can always pay more, and receive
less… but, do you really want to?
My fees are
fairly based upon two points: (1) the level of skill necessary to meet
your session goal(s), and (2) the length of your
session. That’s it! (There’s
no extra charge(s) for my good looks, a pretty good sense of humor,
office & studio “ambiance”, or my 22+ years of full time
Because there are so many businesses and individuals
(therapists & practitioners… licensed
and unlicensed) offering their take
on massage today (many who PROULDLY OFFER a level of
skill - or skills - they simply don’t possess in order to attract your
attention & business)…
I’ve provided a roster of my qualifications, earned advanced certifications and
22+ years of experience for your consideration / review (here on this website).
tissue”, “medical massage")
I am an Orthopedic
Massage specialist. My skill,
education and experience afford me the ability to truthfully & honestly
support your health care goals - be it for every day preventative injury
/ health maintenance, to repetitive stress & minor (meaning non-surgical) injury corrective care to post-surgical rehabilitation.
(Orthopedic Massage certification
requires 100 classroom educational hours / CEUs, then countless hours of hands-on
practice with a multitude of “volunteers”, followed by an additional 12
CEUs for the required academic and hands-on clinical exams… which you
must pass [and not just with just pass/fail grade] before receiving
For the past 22 years, my office has been centrally located
within the Virginia County Real Estate Complex, Gloucester County,
Virginia. You’ll find it clean,
quiet, comfortable, safe, handicap accessible, and with plenty of easily
When requested, I provide residential (Outcall) table and chair massage
services. And since I reside in
Middlesex County, I can easily travel Deltaville, White Stone,
Kilmarnock, Tappahannock, Mathews, King Queen, Essex, York County, and
I run my business by putting the client/patient’s needs and health
goals before that of the business gross profit margin. Maybe it’s just considered “old school”
today, but I provide skilled hands-on therapeutic services. I don’t provide spa & beauty
treatments (hot rocks/stones, body scrubs & wraps and such), subtly
push retail products/sales, or try to persuade anyone to buy into new age
services (detox baths and such), or offer & provide medical services
that are outside of any professional massage therapist’s scope of
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 unhurried manner.
When the attending professional massage therapist /
practitioner no longer possesses a daily, working knowledge of
human anatomy (specifically,
knowing the origin and insertion
points of the muscle, tendon & ligaments, and their respective
actions) … your session automatically is reduced to either an
excessively priced relaxing “back-rub”, or a mindless “deep” pummeling /
beating that may leave you unnecessarily sore for days.
Yes, it’s true, I’m not as young (or pretty) as I use
to be. But, I’ve got a pretty good
sense of humor, and my age allows me to fully appreciate the everyday
aches & pains of getting old(er).
And yes, I know what it’s like to live with cancer, to
be a cancer survivor, and to work with long time clients (and friends) as
they go thru (various) life altering illness and treatments, while others
pass due to complications. As for
me, I’ve shored up my own personal and professional experience with an
on-going professional education, including Oncology Intensive courses.
I know only too well of the pain associated with
occupational, sports and other recreational activities. As an Orthopedic Massage Therapist, I
use this personal experience to my advantage, right alongside my
professional education, proven clinical skills, and 22+ years of
experience to support you – when you’re injured – and/or when you’re
actively working towards your rehabilitative health goals.
And yes, I am a proud parent (and I was there, at my
child’s birth) but that never stopped me from seeking out and earning
certification specifically in Prenatal,
Labor & Postpartum Massage.
After all, the attending therapist’s gender may make some
difference, but I vote for education being the right answer.
In closing, I’d like to thank you for taking the time to read this
If you’re presently
searching for an educated, skilled professional massage therapist who
cares more about you and your health goals than the gross profit margin…
well, look no further…. you’ve found me!
To make your appointment, or to purchase a gift certificate…
please call: (804) 815-1291
NCTMB, VA-CMT/ AMTA
up today for our Couples Massage Workshop(s)
Member, Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad (#410)
Massage & Bodywork
Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
Since 1994, #000427-00
Virginia Certified Massage
Since 1997, (#00000-14)
American Massage Therapy
Gloucester County Small Business
License, Since 1994 (#190)
1993, alleviating unnecessary pain
tear / lesion
neck / Stiff Neck Torticollis
Tennis & Golfer’s Elbow
or Chronic Pain related to:
Sciatica (various forms)