to my website!
name is David Bartholomew, and I am a BOARD
Massage Therapist. I’ve been
providing massage & bodywork services on a full time basis (not
part-time) for the past 23 years.
For your review, I’ve attached a roster
of my academic and clinical training, earned advanced certifications and
work experience… here... on this website.
a CERTIFED Orthopedic Massage Specialist, I specialize in providing detailed
/ practiced massage therapy sessions as a HealthCare Service (preventative
health & conditioning, minor / repetitive stress injury corrective
care to post-surgical rehabilitation).
Conversely, I also offer and enjoy
providing world-class therapeutic
massage simply as
a Personal Care Service (known world-wide to help you r-e-l-a-x… unwind both mind & body & rejuvenate using lite to deep pressure.
My choice. Integrity
for self. Respect for the
consumer. To 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 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. Furthermore, to provide each service
at a fair cost / equivalent to service provided.
Fees: At Massage & Movement Therapy, fees
are based upon (1) the length of your session and (2) the level of skill
necessary to meet your therapeutic objective(s). That’s it!
everyday fees are very often better than others “specials”.
- We don’t
raise our rates just to reduce them and offer you "a better deal” or “customer
discount” at a later date.
- And rest assured, we don’t
have bloat charges to cover the cost of our office & its physical
location, for studio ambiance, or to have a “senior therapist” provide
your session. NOR do we don’t use
ambiguous (and abused) terms and titles [like “deep tissue or “medical massage”] to subtly upcharge your
are you actually paying for?
exactly sure what the difference is between a Personal Care session and
HealthCare service session?
CLICK HERE… to have a greater
understanding as to what you’re probably receiving / paying for right
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.
I am a professional Massage Therapist who not
only provides massage, but I also receive massage & bodywork services
(often). So yes, I know only too
well what it’s like to be on a massage table where the attending
individual has forgotten the basics of their own profession, and just “digs” or “pushes harder” (or should I just use the term
“pummeling”), and then proudly call that/their work “deep tissue therapy”.
No, I’m not as young, slim / trim 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
I know how it (personally) feels to be
diagnosed with cancer, to be a cancer survivor, and to work with others
as they go thru a multitude of life altering illness and treatments. That being said, I’ve shored up my personal
path with professional academic classes & clinical hands-on clinical
seminars, such as: TMJ-D (dysfunction), Geriatric Health, Oncology Intensive training, Mastectomy & Healthy Breast Massage.
And yes, I understand only too well of the
pain associated with occupational and recreational
activities. Being retired military (Weapons Tech / Diver), and
now a certified Orthopedic
Massage Specialist, I use everything I am (personal
experience, professional education, tested & proven clinical skills,
and years of professional massage experience) to support your
rehabilitative health goals.
Safety first, for the mom-to-be & baby
am a proud parent, and yes… I was there at my daughter’s birth, but that
never stopped me from seeking out and earning professional certification (not just
basic school, or weekend training) specifically
Labor & Postpartum Massage. After all, your attending
therapist’s gender doesn’t trump professional education.
In closing, if you
feel we can work together… well, let’s get started! Call: 804-815-1291!
Massage Therapist (# 427)
Small Business Licensed: Gloucester, Virginia
Certified Orthopedic Massage Specialist (2005)
Prenatal, Labor & Postpartum Massage (2001)
Active Professional Member
American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA, since 1993)
Active Member, Mathews Volunteer
Rescue Squad (MVRS)