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American Massage Therapy
you give yourself permission to receive therapeutic massage, it’s a
win-win situation for both mind & body. But, what if you’re looking for more
than a “cookie cutter” session? You
know, where every massage therapist says they “love what they do” and
then you’re charged excessively for that wonderfully relaxing &
rejuvenating session (a session that almost any massage student or
graduate can provide with just a little bit of experience). Well, look no further. Your search is over. You’ve found me!
Welcome to my website & business!
My name is David Bartholomew, Owner
of Massage & Movement Therapy.
I’m a BOARD
Massage Therapist, and Orthopedic
most massage businesses and individual practitioners today, I choose not
to follow the “fast food” style business model… where spa & beauty
treatments, “ambiance”, new age services and retail sales (anything
to increase the gross profit margin) take priority over detailed,
proficient hands-on therapeutic massage services.
put, what separates my business / my work from the vast majority is my
ability to provide highly skilled and realistically priced HANDS-ON therapeutic massage & bodywork
services. Where others talk of
nurturing, I actively focus on supporting your proactive health
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.
For the past 22+ years, my office has been
located within the Virginia County Real Estate professional office
complex, Gloucester County. Our location offers ample parking, and is handicap
accessible. 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.
George Washington Memorial Highway, Hayes, Virginia 20372
for those who prefer to receive their therapeutic session (table or
chair) at your location (office/residence)… NO PROBLEM! I offer outcall services!
I can easily travel to: Deltaville, White Stone, Kilmarnock,
Tappahannock, King & Queen, Mathews, Williamsburg & York County.
Fees: My fees are based upon the level of
skill necessary to meet your therapeutic goal(s), and the length of your
session. That’s it!
I offer massage as a Personal Care
Service (known world-wide,
simple to provide, rejuvenating!) to honestly /
truthfully supporting your preventative to rehabilitative goals with
competent hands-on Healthcare
Massage Services (my specialty).
always pay more and receive less in return, but… do
you really want to?
believe in being the best I can be for both client and physician referred
patients alike; therefore, I continue on with my professional education
because I want to… not because I have to.
I’ve listed my
experience, and advanced
on this website. They have ben
earned, what I presently possess, and are traceable.
am confident in my abilities, yet I also acknowledge my limitations.
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 a professional Oncology
understand only too well of the pain associated with occupational, sports
and other 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!
WTCS (SW/DV) U.S.
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.
professional massage therapists have forgotten (or forget) the basics of
massage within a year (if that) after leaving basic massage school. They no longer know the origin,
insertion & actions of the soft tissues, or how to get the correct therapeutic
response to support the client/patients goals (other than relaxation).
When your attending professional therapist no longer
possesses a daily hands-on working knowledge of human anatomy
(specifically, the basics, knowing the origin and insertion
points of the muscle, tendon & ligaments, and their respective
actions) … the consumer’s 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.
“Change is inevitable. Growth is optional”:
John Maxwell, Author
alleviating unnecessary pain
Rotator Cuff Repair
SLAP tear / lesion
Wry neck / Stiff Neck
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Acute or Chronic Pain
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome