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Gloucester, Virginia            Established 1994



Providing unrushed, superior service…

at a realistic cost.





        Relaxation - Injury Prevention - Rehabilitation









Clinic Intro

Therapist’s Bio

Local History



Services & Fees

ü   Massage just to Relax / Unwind

ü   Adaptive Massage for the compromised body (i.e. - Geriatric Care, Cancer, Hospice)

ü   Injury Prevention / Sports Massage

ü   Minor (Non-Surgical) Injury Care

ü    Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

ü   Pregnancy & Postpartum Massage

ü   Office / On-Site Chair Massage


ü   Our office / Your office, or residence



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My name is David Bartholomew, and I have had the honor of providing massage & bodywork services - full time - since 1993.  I am also the Owner of Massage & Movement Therapy! 

     When we opened our doors for commerce in June of 1994, we 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.

     Since our inception, we’ve been in only one location… within the professional offices of the Virginia County Real Estate Complex. 


     I am BOARD CERTIFED, Nationally Certified and a Virginia State Certified Massage Therapist, and like most practitioners I love providing a massage for the simple purpose of relaxation.  However, my education, skill & experience afford me the ability to seriously provide minor (non-surgical) soft tissue corrective care for muscle, tendon, ligament & fascial complaints, and Pre & Post-Surgical rehabilitation.  I received my Orthopedic Massage specialty certification in 2005. 

     Not settling for just being “weekend trained”, I’ve also earned certification in Prenatal, Labor & Post-Partum Massage (2001).  Why?  Because if doesn’t matter what your gender is or what your basic professional training might have included… one should never assume they “just know”.

     Driven by friends with cancer, died from complications due to cancer, and myself being a cancer survivor… my skills and understanding also include Oncology Massage. 


Making an appointment for massage, or ordering a gift certificate is simple!  Just give us a call at: 804-815-1291.

     And yes, I accept referrals from physicians, health care professionals, and local law professionals (cases under litigation).   And when needed, I find no problem working with individuals on a sliding scale, or with their insurance co-payments.


 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 attention.  

     To me, the safety of each client/patient is the main priority… not my ego.  Furthermore, I don’t see your patronage as just another way to sell products (to increase the business gross profit margin); therefore, I choose not to sell retail products.  However, if you want to purchase a product… I can recommend location(s) where you may find it at a realistic cost.


When you are ready for your next massage, ask yourself, “What do you expect from your session?”  

     Those new to massage or folks who just want to relax/unwind may choose a session with flowing lite to deep pressure.  Soon to be “moms”… prenatal, or post-partum massage sessions!  Those with compromised body systems (cancer, surgical, etcetera) should choose adaptive massage.  And, of course, those who are goal oriented (who want to take an active part in reducing aches/kinks/pain from an injury) usually choose “deep tissue” bodywork; however, unlike the majority of practitioners who provide massage today… I feel the term “deep tissue” does not give any therapist permission to “pummel your body” and then try to pass off their inexperience / training as “therapy”.  (After all, do that same work at home, and it might be called abuse.   Do that on the street, and it may be called assault!)

     At Massage & Movement Therapy, we work smarter.  Our goal is to raise the professional standard.  


Like many things today (especially as it applies to massage services), paying a higher price is not indicative of the quality of service you’ll receive.  Conversely, when it comes cheap “to good to be true” coupon saving specials, well…

     Either way, high or low fees… for your safety, just make sure the attending practitioner meets the minimum professional standard (state certification).


At Massage & Movement Therapy, our fees are based upon the session length and the skill required for the requested service.  That’s it!   How others justify their fees, well… that’s up to them. 


Today, more and more businesses are advertising a multitude of massage services, but little (if anything) is said about actual practitioner who will be providing YOU the service.  And, many businesses list an additional charge for an “experienced therapist”, but they never define “experienced therapist”.   Personally, I’ve always found that… odd! 

     I believe that the consumer has a right to know who is working with them.  Within this website, my professional qualifications, a roster of my continuing educational training & work history are readily available for your review and verification. 


In closing, it is my hope that you take the time to compare not only our professional office “ambiance”, but our fee schedule and my professional qualifications side by side… with anyone!  I think you’ll find I offer you a much higher level of skill & service… for less!

     Rest assured, I will treat you as I can only hope to be treated when I receive my massage / bodywork session. 


Please feel free to contact me: 804-815-1291.  



David Bartholomew

Board Certified Massage Therapist


WTCS (SW/DV)      U.S. Navy, Retired




What will be the reason for your next session?


Reducing Stress



/ Chronic Fatigue


Neck Pain… due to:


Wry neck / Stiff Neck Torticollis



Common Injuries, such as:

Tennis Elbow

Golfer’s Elbow

Subscapular Injurie

Patella Tendon Injuries

Sprained Ankle

Achilles Tendon Injuries

Plantar Fasciitis

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome





Multiple Sclerosis

Muscular Dystrophy


Cerebral Palsy


Bell’s Palsy


Low Back Pain





Post-Surgical Pain, due to:

Cervical Fusion

Heart By-Pass

Hip Replacement

Rotator Cuff Repairs

SLAP tear / lesion

Knee Replacement

Arthroscopic Surgery


Breast Augmentation

Face Lift


Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)




Parkinson’s Disease






Hospice Support


Quality of Life/Adaptive Massage



Supporting: Mathews, Grafton, Newport News, Middlesex, Essex, King and Queen County, West Point, Williamsburg, Yorktown (York County) & White Stone (Lancaster County)


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