to the Massage & Movement Therapy website!
are three undeniable facts in the massage therapy profession: (#1) the
profession is filled with kindhearted, compassionate therapists /
practitioners; (#2) paying a high(er) cost for a therapeutic massage session
will never be indicative as to the attending practitioner’s actual
level of hands-on skill, and (#3) most massage therapy practitioners
“practicing” today are only capable of providing massage therapy services
at a basic level / a Personal Care
& Movement Therapy is committed to our patron’s health goal needs. In
short, we’re passionate about providing unrushed, skilled HANDS-ON massage
therapy services… at a realistic cost. Yes, you can always pay more for
ambiance or boastful words and terms, and receive less in proficient
care, but… do you really want 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.
Goal. To offer
all my services as did the old county physician to their
community: with skill, compassion and in an unrushed manner… and at a
& Movement Therapy doesn’t follow the business model used by spas,
chiropractic offices, nationwide massage storefronts and “health”
centers. Being blunt, we don’t view you and/or your session as just
“another way” to increase the business gross profit margin.
And, unlike the clear majority offering
massage services today, we don’t use misleading (or intentionally skewed)
(such as: “deep tissue”,
“experienced”, or “medical massage”) with the sole intent of gaining your
attention, and opening your wallet.
You’ll find my fees realistic and
based primarily on skill, not excessive and based primarily on ambiance.
Fees: My fees are
based upon only two points: (1) the length of your session, and (2) the
level of skill necessary to meet your session objective(s). That’s it!
Services: You’ll find I’m a skillful practitioner
who hasn’t dismissed (or simply forgotten) the
basics of the profession.
continue my education because I genuinely want to… not just to meet the
minimum standards required by Virginia’s Board of Nursing.
offer and provide – daily - professional massage therapy services on two
very different levels:
As a Personal
Care Service: Known and
provided world-wide. A rudimentary
/ general massage session …. where the client can just rest, relax,
unwind… renew! Per the client’s
wishes, light to moderate to deep pressure is used to bring calm /
relaxation to body-mind… compassionate care.
As a HealthCare
(advanced clinical skills… are required of the thinking therapist (not
“boastful talk”) to support the pro-active
consumer’s health goals). We work
on the problem… we don’t chase symptoms.
Outcalls. 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
And with no doubt, I understand only too well
the pain associated with occupational and recreational
activities. Being retired military (Special Weapons / Diver),
and 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!
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 “training”) specifically in Prenatal, Labor & Postpartum Massage.
talk! Let’s get started! Call for an appointment: 804-815-1291!
U.S. Navy, Retired
Commonwealth of Virginia Massage Therapist
Orthopedic Massage Specialist
Pregnancy & Postpartum Massage
Active Professional Member
American Massage Therapy Association
Middlesex County Volunteer Rescue