What is it?
Services & Fees
- Massage… for pure relaxation (… “and hold the therapy!”)
- Injury Prevention / Conditioning
Tissue Injury Care (muscle, tendon, ligament & fascia)
- Pre & Post-Surgical
Rehabilitative Massage & Bodywork
- PREGNANCY Massage
- Adaptive Massage for the Compromised
– Hospice, Geriatric Care and patients undergoing treatment)
- Chair Massage
Our office / Your office, or
Partners Massage Classes
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to my website! My name is David Bartholomew, Owner /
opening the doors of Massage & Movement Therapy (June 1994), we
became the first therapeutic massage small business to
obtain a Gloucester County business license and openly
provide therapeutic massage & bodywork services to the public.
Goal. To offer our professional services as did the
old county physician to his community: with skill, compassion and by
always remembering to put the client’s / patient’s health needs before
the business gross profit margin.
business choice. To promote, and offer only the
level of service I can honestly provide, and to render each service at a
Mission. To treat you (or yours) as I can only hope to be
treated when I receive my massage/bodywork session.
are not a salon, spa, or like the many other trendy businesses of today that
offer a plethora of “health & beauty treatments”… including massage. Simply put, we DO NOT see the massage
profession, or use the person providing your session, as just “another
way” to increase the corporate gross profit margin.
At Massage & Movement Therapy, our focus
is on providing unrushed, skilled hands-on massage & bodywork
sessions. We offer & provide therapeutic sessions that range from the
simple (but wonderful) relaxing massage…
to my specialty: Orthopedic
Massage (detailed injury prevention thru post-surgical
rehabilitative bodywork care).
attending therapist is not just school
or weekend trained, but as earned specialty certifications in both Orthopedic
Massage and in Prenatal, Labor & Post-Partum
Massage. After all - for health
& safety reasons - would you accept or expect any less from a
professional Massage Therapist… male, or female?
My fees are based solely upon the level of
skill required to provide the requested service, and the session
length. That’s it!
Massage & Movement Therapy, we don’t have a mandatory gratuity
charge, or an unspoken charge for our professional office setting, and
I have been providing therapeutic services for over 21 years, we don’t
add an “up charge” to your session fee… in order for a “senior or
experienced therapist” to work with you.
Furthermore, since 1993, I’ve offered my services on a full time
basis, not part time for extra cash / as a second job.
many today, we don’t advertise high prices and then continuously promote “discounts”
(all done with the intent of making your think you’re getting a great
· Lastly, we don’t have annual membership
fee to ensure you continue to get “great deals”.
a person selects their massage practitioner and even how that person feels
- each time - their therapeutic session is over… will always be
subjective in nature. Now, add to
that equation, the simple fact that there are thousands of individuals
offering massage services today with varying levels proficiency and
professional obligation. And to
top that thought off, you should be aware that there are many individuals
(knowingly employed within spas, “centers”, nationwide
franchises and even physician’s offices) - that DO NOT meet
the current minimum Virginia state certification
requirements to provide therapeutic massage, or massage therapy…
standards that were put in place (since July 1997!)
to protect the public!
So yes, you can always pay more and
receive less, but… would you?
Massage & Movement Therapy, you’ll find that I’m not only state
certified (#00014), but nationally and BOARD CERTIFIED
(#00327) to practice therapeutic massage & bodywork.
I am a well-educated, accomplished
and experienced practitioner who is dedicated to the raising the
professional standard, and who’s committed to supporting your health
goals. I’m older (or should I say, “an
experienced senior”), and hopefully… a bit wiser. And yes, I still believe laughter is
I continue my training because I
want to, not because I have to. For
your review, a roster of my
qualifications is posted, here, on this website. My peer tested clinical skills
are supported by 21+ years of hands-on experience.
I choose to work smarter, and leave the needlessly
painful & mind-numbing “digging” - that will leave most in pain for
days after - to the lesser skilled.
Yes, I am
confident in my abilities, yet… I also acknowledge my limitations.
after your long drive or stressful day at work, or simply because you
deserve it… I’m here and ready to provide you with that relaxing massage
service (and yes, hold the
“therapy”” on the massage therapy)… but at a realistic, not
at inflated cost.
And, when you need/expect/demand a
qualified practitioner / therapist who can honestly assist you with injury
prevention, or with your acute or chronic painful orthopedic concerns…
I stand ready and prepared to do my part in supporting your health goals.
To make your appointment, or to order a gift certificate… call:
Or, just send me an email:
BOARD CERTIFIED Massage Therapist
Orthopedic Massage Specialist
WTCS (SW/DV) U.S. Navy, Retired
& Virginia State Certified Massage Therapist
Member, American Massage Therapy Association, since 1993
Gloucester County business, since 1994
EMS Volunteer Member,
the past 21+ years, our practice has been located within the Virginia Country Real
Estate Complex. Centrally
located in Gloucester County, Virginia, we offer you (and yours) a clean,
comfortable, quiet and safe professional office setting… with ample
By way of knowledge, skill &
experience… honestly supporting those seeking relief from:
Neck Pain… due to:
neck / Stiff Neck Torticollis
Common Injuries, such as:
Low Back Pain
Post-Surgical Pain, due to:
tear / lesion
Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
of Life/Adaptive Massage