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& Fees: Health Care
Active Isolated Stretching / Personal Care
Massage / Prenatal
& Postpartum Massage
/ Residential - Outcalls Services (Table / Chair)
Welcome to my website!
name is David Bartholomew, Owner of Massage & Movement Therapy, and I’ve
had the honor of providing massage therapy services, to both client and
physician referred patients - full time - since 1993. I am a Board Certified Massage
Therapist that personally uses and provides massage therapy services as a
necessity for health, NOT as a luxury.
a certified Orthopedic
Massage Specialist, a thinking therapist, my focus is
to augment / support your proactive health goals by alleviating
unnecessary pain due stress and/or soft tissue injury [muscle, tendon, ligament, or
put, what separates my business / my work from the vast majority of
massage businesses and providers today is my ability to provide highly
priced hands-on therapeutic massage & bodywork services. Yes, you can always pay in excess for “the
spa experience” and “ambiance” and receive much less in proficient massage
& bodywork services, but... that is, and always will be your choice.
choice. Integrity. 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.
Goal. To offer all my
did the old county physician to their community: with skill, compassion
and in an unrushed manner.
George Washington Memorial Highway
For the past 22+ years, my office has been located within the Virginia County Real
Estate professional office complex, centrally located within Gloucester
You’ll find the office and studio clean, spacious &
comfortable. In short, a safe
place for you or your loved one to receive therapeutic services.
Our location offers ample parking,
and is handicap accessible.
Services. I offer therapeutic
massage & bodywork as Healthcare,
as a Personal Care service, and for Palliative Care (for life altering conditions).
Fees. My fees are
based upon only two points: (1) the level of skill necessary to meet your
therapeutic goal(s), and (2) the length of your session. That’s
it! How others justify their fees,
My office is in Gloucester and my
residence is in Middlesex County, so I can easily travel (with Table or ON-SITE
Chair) to: Deltaville, White Stone, Kilmarnock, Tappahannock, King &
Queen, Mathews, Williamsburg & York County. I also offer out of state travel when
am a Board Certified Massage
Therapist; I continue my professional education because I want to… not
because I have to. Because gender
does not trump knowledge & skill, I sought out and became certified
in (not just “trained in”) Prenatal, Labor & Post-Partum Massage.
I am confident in my abilities, yet I also acknowledge my limitations,
and when need be – refer out. For your review, I’ve listed my experience, and advanced
on this website.
Yes, it’s true, I’m not as young, slim / trim or
as good looking 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 old(er).
know how it feels to be diagnosed with cancer, to be a cancer survivor,
and to work with others as they go thru (various) life altering illness
and treatments. As for me, I’ve
shored up my personal and professional experiences with Oncology
understand only too well of the pain associated with occupational, sports
and recreational activities. As a certified Orthopedic Massage Specialist, I use everything
I am (professional education, tested clinical skills and 22+ years of
experience. personal experience and compassion) to support your
rehabilitative health goals.
am a proud parent, and I was there at my daughter’s birth, but that never
stopped me from seeking out and earning professional certification
specifically in Prenatal, Labor & Postpartum Massage. (After all, your attending therapist’s
gender doesn’t trump any professional education. Safety
first, for the mom-to-be & baby too!)
In closing, if you feel I’m qualified to
support you and your health goals… let’s get started! Call: 804-815-1291!
Active EMS Member, Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad (MVRS)
MASSAGE is defined
as: the manipulation of the soft tissues (muscle, tendon, ligament
& fascia) for therapeutic purposes.
Provided by a highly trained, committed professional Massage
Therapy and your massage session can be so much more than an excessively
priced, relaxing backrub.
Sadly, most professional
massage therapists have forgotten (or forget) the basics of massage
profession within a year (if that) after leaving basic massage
school. Meaning? They no longer remember/know the
origin, insertion & actions of the soft tissue(s), or how to solicit
the correct therapeutic response to support the client/patients
goals. Thus, the consumer’s
session / your session is simply reduced to either an excessively priced
Personal Care Service (a relaxing massage), or a mindless deep pressure pummeling / beating
that often will leave you unnecessarily sore for days.
inevitable. Growth is optional.”
John Maxwell, Author