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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’m also a Board Certified Massage
Therapist that personally uses and provides massage therapy services as a
necessity for health.
you’ll find thousands of individuals providing massage services; however,
if you’re expectations of massage therapy, and of your attending massage
practitioner exceed that of the excessively priced “relaxing and rejuvenating
backrub”, look no further… you found me!
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 fascia).
And yes, your session can be simply for pure relaxation… all the
way to post-surgical rehabilitation; however, I provide each service at a
realistic cost… a cost that that any professional massage therapist would
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 more for “the
spa experience… that wonderfully relaxing / rejuvenating session at the
day spa, a “center” or medical office” (and receive much less in
proficient massage & bodywork services), but... do you really want
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 medical 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, well…….
My office is in Gloucester and I reside
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 needed.
am a Board Certified Massage
Therapist, which – since January 2013 - is the highest voluntary
professional qualification available.
As for me, I continue my professional education because I want to…
not because I have to. And, because
gender does not trump knowledge & skill, I sought out and became
certified in (not just “trained in”) Prenatal, Labor & Post-Partum
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.
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.