Injury Prevention





(804) 815-1291



David Bartholomew


Orthopedic Massage Specialist






Gloucester, Virginia            



Providing unrushed therapeutic massage & bodywork services…

at realistic prices.








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FEES & Services


Business Location,

Directions & Hours




Clinic Intro


Therapist’s Bio


Local History



Massage as Health Care


-          Preventative Injury

-          Minor (Non-Surgical) 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



Mind-Body Relaxation

    (“and hold the therapy!”)



Quality of Life / Adaptive Massage


-          Compassionate Care

-          Geriatric Massage

-          Oncology Massage




(The Original Mattes Method)



Prenatal & Postpartum Massage & Bodywork


Bodywork for the Childbearing Years:


-          Prenatal

-          Postpartum




CHAIR Massage


-         Our office

-         Your location




         & Deals


Money Saver Packages


Bundle Packages


Research Studies


A, B, C, D & E’s

     of Skin Cancer


Glossary & FAQs


Website Links







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 experience.)


     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).

(examples:  deep 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 certification).






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 accessible parking. 

     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 Williamsburg.      







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 practice.  


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 page. 


     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







David Bartholomew,


WTCS (SW/DV)            USN, Retired

Orthopedic Massage Specialist





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Active Member, Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad (#410)






Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

Since 2013


Nationally Certified

 Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

Since 1994, #000427-00





Virginia Certified Massage Therapist

Since 1997, (#00000-14)






Since 1993

American Massage Therapy Association




Gloucester County Small Business

License, Since 1994 (#190)






Since 1993, alleviating unnecessary pain

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:




Sciatica  (various forms)

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome




Chronic Fatigue




Multiple Sclerosis

Muscular Dystrophy

Cerebral Palsy

Bell’s Palsy


Parkinson’s Disease










Supporting: Hayes, Gloucester Point, Mathews, Middlesex, Essex, King Queen County, West Point, Williamsburg, Yorktown (York) & White Stone (Lancaster County); Deltaville, Urbanna, White Stone, Kilmarnock, Virginia


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