to my website!
name is Dave Bartholomew, and I am proud to say that I am a full time Board
Certified 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 alike - since 1993.
Fees. Fees for all services are based upon only two points: (1) the level of skill necessary to
meet your objectives, and (2) the length of your session. That’s it! Yes, you
can always pay more somewhere else, but that will have to be your choice.
choice. Integrity. 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 / 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.
every massage practitioner and provider world-wide, I offer massage in
its simplest form… as a “world-class”
Personal Care Service. However,
what separates me and my work from the vast majority of massage
therapists “practicing” today is my ability to truthfully, efficiently
and effectively provide HANDS-ON therapeutic massage &
bodywork as a HealthCare Service. Rest assured, unlike the majority today…
I don’t blindly / mindlessly “push harder” or “dig deeper”, and then pass
that weak effort off as “deep tissue
or their take on “medical
am a CERTIFED Orthopedic Massage Specialist,, a thinking therapist; a
professional who understands the science
/ the foundation of clinical massage. My focus is on your health goals (from
general mind-body relaxation to post-surgical rehabilitation).
Yes, I am confident in my abilities, but I
also willingly acknowledge my limitations.
choose to work smarter, not just press harder
to get results that can last…
good hurt is one thing,
causing unnecessary discomfort / pain
for me, I continue to advance my professional education and clinical
training because I want to… not because I have to. For your
review, I’ve listed my professional
experience and education and specialized
certifications on this
website. Please, feel free
to review and compare my information with any other practitioner you’re
thinking of using.
Office Physical Location:
George Washington Memorial Highway
For almost 23 years now, my office has been located within the Virginia County Real
Estate professional office complex, centrally located within Gloucester
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.
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
services as needed.
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. That being said,
I’ve shored up my professional experience(s) with academic & clinical
classes in: TMJD (dysfunction), Geriatric Health, Oncology Intensive training,
Mastectomy & Healthy Breast Massage.
yes, 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 & proven clinical skills and 22+
years of professional massage 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 can support you and
your health goals… well, let’s get started! Call: 804-815-1291!
Massage Therapy Association (AMTA, since 1993)
Active Member, Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad (MVRS)