Injury Prevention

Pre & Post-Surgical Rehabilitation





Phone: (804) 815-1291






David Bartholomew


Orthopedic Massage Specialist


WTCS (SW/DV)   U.S. Navy, Retired










            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’ve had the honor of providing massage therapy services – full time – since 1993.   Without a doubt, I’m passionate about the profession and committed to supporting the health goals of those I work with… with unrushed skilled hands-on massage therapy services.  


As a Certified Orthopedic Massage Specialist (certified” … not someone who is “trained in”, or “taken a few courses in”), I integrate my 23+ years of FULL-TIME experience, my advanced education, and proven clinical & reasoning skills to work smarter – not just push harder / dig deeper.    My professional intent is to work towards clinical results that can last for the client, or physician referred patient. 


Being direct and to the point, I’m a professional who hasn’t dismissed (or simply forgotten) the basics of my own profession.  And, I continue to advance my professional education because I genuinely want to… not simply to meet the minimum state licensing requirements.






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


Choice. Integrity.  To promote, offer and provide only the level of service I can truthfully provide.  For me, that means – like most - providing massage as a Personal Care Service, but also as a Healthcare Service.


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.






Fees:  Fees are based upon the length of your session and the level of skill necessary to meet your therapeutic objective(s).  That’s it!  



Services:  Spas, “health” centers and even chiropractic offices are but a few of the many businesses that will try to excite you with impressively titled massage sessions, or intentionally / unintentionally mislead you with boastful words of useful skills they feel their attending practitioners should / might have.  If you wish, please feel free to check our Glossary Page for vague / exploited words & terms like: “deep tissue”, “medical massage”, “experienced therapist”, and even “therapeutic”. 


As for me, I’ll skip all the excessive fanfare (that will just cost you more money), and simply say… I offer professional massage:

     (1) as a Personal Care Service (basic, provided world-wide, a general massage with no purpose other than providing calm-relaxation / compassionate care), and / or

     (2) as a HealthCare Service (advanced clinical skills - not “boastful talk” - are required of the therapist… to support the proactive consumer’s health goals).



Outcall services.  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 am also willing to travel “Out of State” (but, not out of the USA) as needed.




I know how it feels to be diagnosed with cancer & to be a cancer survivor.  And yes, I’ve worked with many others (friends, clients and physician referred patients) as they go thru cancer and other life altering illnesses & injuries. 


No, I’m not as young, slim / trim (as I use to be), but…I still have a good sense of humor, and my age allows me fully appreciate the everyday aches-n-pains of simply getting old(er). 


And with no doubt, I understand only too well the pain associated with occupational and recreational activities.  Being retired military (Special Weapons / Diver), and now a certified Orthopedic Massage Specialist, I use everything I am (personal experience, professional education, tested & proven clinical skills, and 23+ 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 specifically in Prenatal, Labor & Postpartum Massage. 







In closing, if you feel we can work together… well, let’s get started!  Call:  804-815-1291!






David Bartholomew



Massage Therapist

(# 000427)


U.S. Navy, Retired



Licensed Massage Therapist (#0014)




Orthopedic Massage Specialist






Pregnancy & Postpartum Massage




Active Professional Member

American Massage Therapy Association

(Since 1993)




Active Member,

Middlesex County Volunteer Rescue Squad (MCVRS)