Welcome to the
MASSAGE & MOVEMENT THERAPY (MMT) website!
My name is
David Bartholomew, owner of MMT.
Since 1993, I have been providing professional therapeutic massage
& bodywork services to both client and physician referred patients
I am a BOARD CERTIFIED Massage
Therapist specializing in Orthopedic Massage. I’ve also earned certification in
Prenatal, Labor and Post-partum massage.
Massage? Because it demands critical (clinical)
thinking in order to be proficient (a skill which is rarely taught in a continuing education course).
And, simply put, my on-going education, advanced skill and
experience allow me to meet that challenge.
So, where others run after symptoms, I search out the cause / assess
the situation via standardized reproducible functional assessment tests (the
results of which you can take back to your physician). Once a potential
problem(s) are identified, we will then work together to address the
concerns.” In short, I work smarter
Furthermore, I pursued Pregnancy Massage certification because it
doesn’t matter if you’re a female or male massage therapist / practitioner…
a parent, or not… one never knows enough (and weekend training isn’t
Each session I
provide is tailored to the individual.
Some clients just want a basic massage to soothe the body & keep
stress at bay. Many look forward to a
relaxing massage, but with emphasis on a “good hurt” to combat and ease
those everyday aches and pains we all get experience. However, the majority of my time is spent
supporting individuals whose health has been compromised by a non-surgical
/ minor soft tissue injury (meaning: muscle, tendon, ligament, or
fascia related injuries), or other
medical concerns (post-surgical
knee replacement, neck & low back surgeries, stroke, heart attacks,
I run my clinic
in the same manner as did the old time country physician… unrushed, with a
sense of humor & common sense, and professional expertise. I am confident in my abilities; however,
I am also able to acknowledge my professional limitations.
My fees are based upon: (1) the skill
required to provide a selected service, and (2) session length. Nothing more.
I don’t see the
need to boast about offering the best massage in Gloucester (or Virginia)
or being the best massage therapist.
The stark reality is that the results of any massage session will
always be subjective by nature.
What I will say is that I am grateful
to the patrons of Massage & Movement Therapy for allowing me to be in
business… full time… supporting their goals for almost 21 year now.
majority of businesses that employ or subcontract massage “therapists, specialists,
or practitioners”, I feel it’s only right for the consumer to know who will
be attending them and how each business defines their practitioners “experience”;
therefore, I’ve posted my professional
qualifications, and background
here, on this website.
Certificates? Yes, we offer Gift
Certificates and Money
Saver Packages too!
please feel free to roam around my website. If you have questions, or you’re simply ready
to make your appointment… please
Massage Therapist, #427
Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
Virginia – Professional Board of Nursing, Certified Massage Therapist, #14
County Business License: #190
& Post-Partum Massage