At Massage & Movement Therapy, we
don’t try to be everything to everyone.
We provide unrushed, skilled hands-on massage therapy services to
meet your health goal(s)… and leave the new age & spa related
services, and the subtle sales of company retail products to those that
(more often than not) view your patronage as just another way to increase
their business gross profit margin.
I also believe there is also a time
simply to relax, unwind and “renew” mind & body. And, I also believe in working smarter…
not simply digging deeper or pushing harder and trying to pass that
effort off as “deep tissue”.
treat you (and yours) as I can only hope to be treated when I receive
my massage and/or bodywork session.
Choice. Integrity. To promote, offer and provide only
the level of service I can truthfully provide.
Goal. To offer
all my services as did the old county physician to their
community: with skill, compassion and in an unrushed manner. Furthermore, to provide each service
at a fair cost.
name is David Bartholomew, Owner of Massage & Movement Therapy. I am an Orthopedic
Massage Specialist and I’m also certified in Prenatal,
Labor & Postpartum Massage.
(Why bother earning advanced
certification in Pregnancy Massage, or anything? Because being basic school, or weekend “trained”
does not take the place of an advanced education, skill & professional
commitment. To me, the consumer’s
safety does matter. Do you agree?)
Services: At Massage
& Movement Therapy, we offer massage therapy sessions as a Personal
or as a HealthCare Service.
Fees: At Massage & Movement Therapy, our fees
are based upon the length of your session and the level of skill
necessary to meet your therapeutic objective(s). That’s it!
No extra charge is added for a safe,
comfortable professional location, top shelf equipment, or for a
kindhearted and experienced professional to provide your session.
services. I can
easily travel (with a massage table, or on-site chair) to Deltaville,
White Stone, Kilmarnock, Tappahannock, King & Queen, Mathews,
Williamsburg & York County.
I also offer “Out of State” services as needed.
continually advanced my personal and professional education because I
want to and not because I have to.
I am a professional who hasn’t forgotten the basics of the massage therapy
For your review, I’ve attached a
roster / timetable of my academic and clinical training, earned advanced
certifications and work experience… here... on this website. Please, feel free to compare this
information to any other business or practitioner you may be thinking of
I’m a Massage Therapist who is also is a
consumer of therapeutic massage services.
I know only too well what it’s like to receive a preventative
injury to post-surgical bodywork session… from an attending practitioner
simply doesn’t know the basics of their own profession; however, s/he proudly
calls their work “deep tissue” (or whatever
word/term will gain any consumer’s attention and open a wallet).
No, I’m not as young, slim / trim (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
I know how it feels to be diagnosed with
cancer & to be a cancer survivor.
And yes, I’ve worked with many others as they go thru other life
being said, I’ve shored up my personal path with professional academic classes
& clinical hands-on clinical seminars, such as: TMJ-D (dysfunction),
Geriatric Health, Oncology Intensive training, Mastectomy & Healthy Breast Massage.
And with no doubt, I understand only too well
the pain associated with occupational and recreational
activities. Being retired military (Special Weapons Tech /
Diver), and now a certified Orthopedic Massage
Specialist, I use everything I am (personal experience, professional
education, tested & proven clinical skills, and years of professional
massage experience) to support your rehabilitative health goals.
Safety first, for the mom-to-be & baby
am also a proud parent, and yes… I was there at my daughter’s birth, but
that never stopped me from seeking out and earning professional
certification (not just basic school, or weekend training) specifically in Prenatal, Labor & Postpartum Massage. After all, the gender
of your attending therapist’s doesn’t
trump professional education and skill.
In closing, if you
feel we can work together… well, let’s get started! Call: 804-815-1291!
Massage Therapist (# 000427)
Licensed Massage Therapist (#0014)
The first Small Business
licensed to provided Massage Therapy in Gloucester County, Virginia
Certified - Orthopedic Massage Specialist (2005)
Certified - Prenatal,
Labor & Postpartum Massage (2001)
Active Professional Member
American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA, since 1993)
Active Member, Middlesex County Volunteer
Rescue Squad (MCVRS)