Massage just to Relax / Unwind
Adaptive Massage for the compromised
body (i.e. - Geriatric Care, Cancer, Hospice)
Injury Prevention / Sports Massage
Minor (Non-Surgical) Injury Care
Pregnancy & Postpartum Massage
Office / On-Site Chair Massage
Our office / Your office, or residence
& 10 Money Saver Packages
search & verify any Health Care professional credentials.
Massage Research Studies
A, B, C, D & E’s of Skin Cancer
Glossary & FAQs
My name is David Bartholomew, and I
have had the honor of providing massage & bodywork services - full
time - since 1993. I am BOARD
CERTIFED, Nationally Certified and a Virginia State Certified Massage
I am also the Owner of Massage & Movement Therapy!
We have only been in one location since
our inception… within the professional offices of the Virginia County Real Estate Complex.
When I opened the doors of M&MT for commerce in June of 1994,
I became the first therapeutic massage small business to receive a
Gloucester County business permit (license) and openly provide
therapeutic massage & bodywork services to the public. To learn more, please click here: Local History.
Like most practitioners, I love providing
a massage simply for relaxation; yet, my education, skill &
experience afford me the ability to seriously provide minor (non-surgical)
Soft Tissue complaints (muscle, tendon, ligament and fascia) and
Post-Surgical rehabilitation. I
received my specialty certification (Orthopedic Massage) in
Not settling for just being “weekend qualified”, I also earned my
certification in Prenatal, Labor and Post-Partum Massage (2001). Why?
Because if doesn’t matter what your basic training included or
what your gender is… one should never assume they “just know”.
Driven by friends with cancer, died from
cancer, and myself being a cancer survivor… my skills and understanding
also include Oncology Massage.
To me, the safety of each client/patient
is the main priority… not my ego.
I am confident in my abilities, yet I can also acknowledge my
limitations. I won’t boast of
qualifications I don’t have, or skills I don’t possess just to grab your
Like many things today, paying a higher
price is not indicative of the quality of service anyone will
receive. Conversely, when it comes
“to good to be true” low prices / coupons / specials, it most often is!
At Massage & Movement Therapy, my fees are based upon two
points: the session time frame and the skill required to provide a
specific service. That’s it! How others justify their fees… well,
that’s up to them.
Please feel free to compare my credentials and fees… with
anyone! I think you’ll find we
offer you a much higher level of skill & service… for less!
I accept referrals from physicians,
other health care professionals and litigators. Insurance coverage for massage
therapy is not easy to work with in Virginia; however, I do see
“Workman’s Comp” patients (via physician referral) and cases under
litigation (lawyer referrals).
Today, more and more businesses
advertise a multitude of massage services, but little (if anything) is
said about actual practitioner who will be providing the service. Also, corporate & franchised
massage storefronts, spas and other large businesses list an additional
charge when an “experienced therapist” provides your session, but they
never define what is meant by “experienced therapist”. Personally, I’ve always found that…
I believe that the consumer has a right to know who is working
with them. Within
this website, my professional qualifications, my advanced /
specialty credentials, along with my continuing educational training
& work history are readily available for your review and
In closing, if you are new to the area,
or just expect more from a professional massage therapist… please feel
free to contact me: 804-815-1291.
Rest assured, I will treat you (or yours) as I can only hope to be
treated when I receive my massage / bodywork session.
NCTMB, VA-CMT, AMTA
WTCS (SW/DV) U.S. Navy, Retired
What will be the reason for your
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