FEES & Services
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Massage as Health Care
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
hold the therapy!”)
Quality of Life / Adaptive Massage
ACTIVE ISOLATED STRETCHING
Original Mattes Method)
PREGNANCY Massage & Bodywork
Bodywork for the Childbearing Years:
BLACK FRIDAY DEAL!
Massage Research Studies
B, C, D & E’s
of Skin Cancer
Glossary & FAQs
do you see and/or use therapeutic massage & bodywork? As a decadent treat? To be used only when you’re in real
pain, or after surgery (or pregnant)?
Would you use massage therapy more often if it didn’t cost so much! A required staple, in order support
relaxation, preventative injury and other health goals.
Welcome to my
My name is David Bartholomew, a
BOARD CERTIFED Massage Therapist, and Owner of Massage &
Movement Therapy. I’ve been
providing therapeutic massage & bodywork services (full time) since
you’ll find the majority of massage related businesses (massage
therapists too!) happily providing spa & beauty treatments (the quick and easy relaxing massage sessions, hot stones, body
wraps, detox bathes and whatever else can marketed as “therapy” or
“relaxation”). Either that or
trying to sell you on the latest health, or new age trend.
pushing retail products / sales has become more important than supporting
the consumer with proficient hands-on clinical skills. Increasing the business gross profit
margin… the only real goal to be achieved.
I’m not a salesman, nor do I want to be a retailer. I am a professionally committed
practitioner (to the profession and to the consumer),
with an advanced continuing education, great hands, proven progressive
clinical skills, a good heart, a pretty good sense of humor, and old
I take great pride delivering
unrushed, skilled, hands-on service(s)… the same level of service I hope to
be provided when I receive my massage and/or bodywork session.
provided by a skilled practitioner, advanced bodywork can be so much more
than an unnecessarily painful “Deep Tissue”
an excessively priced, time clocked, fast-food styled /
generic “wonderfully relaxing” spa massage appointment.
then there is me!
Like the majority of massage
practitioners today, I too provide massage services at a Personal Care Service level; however, I have
not forgotten my professional core knowledge / the basics… a working
understanding of human anatomy / soft tissue. (Most folks honestly forget
this essential information within a year (if that) after leaving massage
Knowing the origin & insertion
points of muscle, tendon & ligaments AND their actions is crucial to
any practitioner promoting his/her self as providing therapeutic massage
& bodywork at a Health Care level. It truly is a road map to the body and
simply cannot be forgotten or dismissed.
Without it… the attending therapist cannot effectively and
efficiently alleviate unnecessary pain and discomfort. Without it, therapist’s /
practitioner’s work is reduced to just a wonderfully relaxing “backrub”,
or a mindless - unnecessarily painful - pummeling that can leave you sore
choice. To promote, offer and provide only the level of
service I can truthfully provide.
treat you (and yours) as I can only hope to be treated when I receive my massage
/ bodywork session.
offer my services as did the old county
physician to their community: with skill, compassion and always in an
an Orthopedic Massage Specialist,
I can provide you not only with that “easy to provide and wonderful to
receive relaxing massage” (at a realistic cost),
but with skilled preventative maintenance, repetitive stress injury
corrective care to post-surgical rehabilitative bodywork (again… at a
(Certification in Orthopedic Massage
consisted of 100 classroom educational hours / CEUs, then countless hours
of hands-on practice with a multitude of “volunteers”, and then 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
I have also earned my advanced
certification in Prenatal, Labor and Post-partum massage. Why?
For the safety of mom and baby!
(The attending practitioner’s level of knowledge should mean
more… than the therapist’s gender.)
FEES are based upon only two points: the level of skill required to meet
your session goal(s), and the length of your therapeutic
session. That’s it!
your consideration, I have provided my qualifications,
advanced certifications, and years of experience, here… on this
website… for your review, or comparison with other perspective
So, in closing,
I’d like to thank you for taking the time to read this page.
I’ll admit, I’m not as pretty or as young as I use to be, but that’s not
a bad thing because it allows me to fully appreciate the everyday aches
& pains of getting old(er).
know only too well of the pain associated with multiple surgeries from:
sports, military, occupational, and cancer related injuries. All of that helps me to understand what
you may be going thru.
know what it’s like to live with cancer, to be a cancer survivor, and to
work with long time clients as they go thru cancer treatments, while
others pass due to complications.
yes, I am a proud parent, but that didn’t stop me from seeking out and
earning my advanced certification in Prenatal, Labor &
Postpartum Massage, or attending Oncology
Intensive Classes (both requiring academic and clinical
testing before being allowed to “graduate”).
all, male or female, one should never assume they “just know”. Do you agree?
So, again, if
you’re presently searching for an educated, skilled, committed and
professional massage therapist who cares more about you and your health
goals than the company gross profit margin… look no further…. you’ve
found me! To make your appointment, or to purchase a gift certificate… please call:
WTCS (SW/DV) USN,
in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
& State Certified Massage
Active Professional Member
American Massage Therapy Association
Current Business License, Gloucester County (#190,
Active Member, Mathews
Volunteer Rescue Squad (#410)
up today for our Couples Massage Workshop(s)
Rotator Cuff Repair
SLAP tear / lesion
Wry neck / Stiff
Tennis & Golfer’s Elbow
or Chronic Pain from:
Sciatica (various forms)