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 symptoms.












Welcome to my website!



My name is David Bartholomew, and I am a Board Certified professional 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 (full time, not part-time) since 1993. 


I am a certified Orthopedic Massage Specialist.  My primary focus is supporting / augmenting your injury prevention & rehabilitative efforts (massage & bodywork services as HealthCare).   But, like almost every massage therapist / practitioner world-wide (those qualified and those who are not), I too provide “world-class” massage for those who simply want to relax (massage as a Personal Care Service… but, at a fair – not excessive - cost).


In a nut shell, what separates my business / my work from the vast majority providing massage & bodywork sessions today is my ability to provide highly skilled and realistically priced services.  My focus is on the unrushed quality of each session I provide, and not how many sessions I can provide (per day) simply to increase the gross profit margin. 



Unlike the majority of professional massage therapists “practicing” today, I have not forgotten the basics of my profession.  And, I continue to advance my professional education & clinical skills because I want to… not because I have to. 


For your review, I’ve listed my experience, advanced certifications and qualifications on this website.  Yes, I am confident in my abilities; however, I also acknowledge my limitations, and when to refer out. 






My choice. Integrity.  To promote, offer and provide only the level of service I can truthfully provide.


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




Fees.  My fees are based upon (1) the level of skill necessary to meet your objectives, and (2) the length of your session.  That’s it!   



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.





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. 





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). 


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: Geriatric Health, Mastectomy & Healthy Breast, and Oncology Intensive courses.


I understand only too well of the pain associated with occupational, sports and recreational activities.  Being retired military, and now a certified Orthopedic Massage Specialist, I use everything I am (professional education, tested 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’m qualified to 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)