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Gloucester, Virginia            Established 1994



Providing unrushed, superior service at a fair cost.





General Relaxation - Injury Prevention - Conditioning - Post-Surgical Rehabilitation - Quality of Life












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 Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

Pregnancy & Postpartum Massage

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Welcome to my website!  My name is David Bartholomew, Owner / Therapist. 


     Upon opening the doors of Massage & Movement Therapy, we became the first therapeutic massage small business to obtain a Gloucester County business license and openly provide therapeutic massage & bodywork services to the public. 



My business goal.  To offer my professional services in the same manner as did the old county physician: putting the client / patient needs first before the business gross profit margin.

My business choice. To promote, and offer only the level of service I can honestly provide, and to render each service at a realistic – not excessive - cost.

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



Since 1994, my practice has occupied a professional office setting that is quiet, comfortable and safe… with ample parking.   We’re located within the Virginia Country Real Estate Complex, centrally located within Gloucester County.

     I offer both table and chair sessions, and either can be provided at my office, or I can travel to a location of your choice. 



Fees:  My fees are based solely upon the level of skill required to provide the service requested, and session length.  That’s it!    How others justify their fees is… well, it’s simply a mystery to me.




Older. Wiser. Experienced. 


I am a dedicated, skilled, full time Massage Therapist (with a pretty good sense of humor) who provides professional hands-on therapeutic services.

     For your review, I have provided a roster of my qualifications… here on this website. 



Simply put, I work smarter, and leave the needlessly painful & mind-numbing digging ways of “therapy” to the lesser skilled.

     I continue my training because I want to, not because I have to.  My peer tested clinical skills are supported by 21+ years of hands-on experience. 


     Yes, I am confident in my abilities, but I also acknowledge my limitations.     



So, after your long drive or stressful day at work, or simply because you deserve it… I’m here and ready to provide you with that that well known relaxing spa level massage (and yes, hold the “therapy””); however, you’ll find my fees realistic, not inflated.   

     And, for those times where you need/expect/demand a qualified practitioner / therapist who can honestly assist you with injury prevention, or with your acute or chronic painful orthopedic concerns… I stand ready and prepared to do my part in supporting your health goals.



To make your appointment, or to order a gift certificate…

call: 804-815-1291.

Or, just send me an email:







David Bartholomew

BOARD CERTIFIED Massage Therapist


Orthopedic Massage Specialist




Nationally & Virginia State Certified Massage Therapist


Professional Member, American Massage Therapy Association, since 1993


A licensed Gloucester County business, since 1994




U.S. Navy, Retired






By way of knowledge, skill & experience… honestly supporting those seeking relief from:






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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