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.














Welcome to my website!


My name is David Bartholomew, and I am a BOARD CERTIFED 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. 



As 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.


Mission. To 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!  


Our 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 session.





     What are you actually paying for?      


Not 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 now.






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.







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 old(er). 


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 too!

     I 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 in Prenatal, 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!






David Bartholomew




Massage Therapist (# 427)



Virginia CMT(#14)


Small Business Licensed: Gloucester, Virginia




Certified Orthopedic Massage Specialist (2005)



Certified in Prenatal, Labor & Postpartum Massage (2001)



Active Professional Member

American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA, since 1993)




WTCS (SW/DV)            U.S. Navy, Retired


Active Member, Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad (MVRS)