Injury Prevention

Pre & Post-Surgical Rehabilitation





Phone: (804) 815-1291






David Bartholomew


Orthopedic Massage Specialist











            Gloucester, Virginia            


Est. 1994



Working with you to alleviate unnecessary pain due to stress or injury…

not just chasing the symptoms.












Welcome to my website!


My name is Dave Bartholomew, and I am a full time Board Certified Massage Therapist!  Although I opened the doors to Massage & Movement Therapy in 1994, I’ve had the honor of providing massage therapy services – to both client and physician referred patients alike - since 1993. 


Like every massage practitioner and provider world-wide, I offer massage in its simplest form… as a Personal Care Service. 

     These “world-class” integrative sessions are great for mind-body r-e-l-a-x-a-t-i-o-n… to supporting those with compromised body systems (i.e. – fibromyalgia, DVT, cancer, geriatric, and hospice).  


     However, what separates me and my work from the vast majority of massage therapists “practicing” today is my ability to truthfully, efficiently and effectively provide HANDS-ON therapeutic massage & bodywork as a HealthCare Service (preventative injury thru post-surgical rehabilitation).

     Unlike the vast majority today of practitioners today, I don’t blindly / mindlessly “push harder” or “dig deeper”.  Nor will I call your session by an ambiguous name (such as “some form ofdeep tissue” work, or “medical massage”… or whatever term others use to catch your interest, and open your wallet). 



I am a CERTIFED Orthopedic Massage Specialist,, a thinking therapist; a professional who understands the science / the foundation of advanced clinical massage services.  Yes, I am confident in my abilities, but I also willingly acknowledge my limitations.


     I don’t see and use your patronage as just another way to increase the business gross profit margin. My focus is on augmenting your health goals (from general mind-body relaxation, to preventative health, to minor / repetitive stress injury corrective care… to post-surgical rehabilitation). 


As for me, I continue to advance my professional education and clinical training because I want to… not because I have to.  For your review, I’ve listed my professional experience and education and specialized certifications on this website.  Please, feel free to review and compare!




Fees.   At Massage & Movement Therapy, our fees are based upon only two points:  (1) the level of skill necessary to meet your objectives, and (2) the length of your session.  That’s it!   


     Yes, you can always pay more & receive less (in skilled service) somewhere else, but… that’s your choice. 





My choice. Integrity.  To promote, offer and provide only the level of service I can truthfully provide… and for me, that’s from mind-body relaxation to post-surgical rehabilitation sessions.


Mission. To treat you (and yours) as I can only hope to be treated when I receive my massage and/or bodywork session.


Goal.  To offer all my services as did the old county physician to their community: with skill, compassion and in an unrushed manner.









Gloucester Office Physical Location:


3765 George Washington Memorial Highway

Hayes, Virginia 20372



For almost 23 years now, my office has been located within the Virginia County Real Estate professional office complex, centrally located within Gloucester County. 


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. 



Outcall services.   With my office located in Gloucester and my residence in Middlesex County, I can easily travel (with a massage table, or on-site chair) to Deltaville, White Stone, Kilmarnock, Tappahannock, King & Queen, Mathews, Williamsburg & York County.



·         I also offer “Out of State” services as needed.






Nope, 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). 


I 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.  That being said, I’ve shored up my professional experience(s) with academic & clinical classes in: TMJD (dysfunction), Geriatric Health, Oncology Intensive training, Mastectomy & Healthy Breast Massage.


And yes, I understand only too well of the pain associated with occupational, sports and recreational activities.  Being retired military (Weapons Tech / Diver), and now a certified Orthopedic Massage Specialist, I use everything I am (professional education, tested & proven clinical skills and 22+ years of professional massage experience, personal experience and compassion) to support your rehabilitative health goals.


I 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 can support you and your health goals… well, let’s get started!  Call:  804-815-1291!





David Bartholomew

Orthopedic Massage Specialist



Massage Therapist (# 427)




Active Professional Member

American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA, since 1993)


WTCS (SW/DV)            U.S. Navy, Retired


Active Member, Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad (MVRS)