Massage & Movement Therapy, we don’t dazzle you with gadgets and
gimmicks in order to conceal a kindhearted practitioner’s lack of hands-on
skills and/or loss of rudimentary
professional knowledge. We choose not to sell products or
promote “more services than even a spa”.
We provided unrushed quality massage
& bodywork sessions… not assembly line, impressively named (and excessively
priced) sessions highlighted by ambiance.
Speaking for myself, I’m not a medical
doctor, a psychotherapist or a chiropractor. But, if you’re searching for a FULL
TIME massage therapist that can readily provide you not only with a therapeutic session to relax & rejuvenate
the mind-body (a.k.a. – world class massage as a Personal Care
Service), but also a
skilled professional who specializes in augmenting your health related
goals with detailed / practiced hands-on massage & bodywork sessions (a.k.a. –
massage as a HealthCare
Service)… please, read on!
to my website!
name is David Bartholomew, and I am a BOARD
Massage Therapist, and an Orthopedic Massage Specialist. I’ve had the honor of providing massage
& bodywork services – full time - since 1993.
train because I want to and not because I have to.
your review, I’ve attached a roster / timetable of my academic and
clinical training, earned advanced certifications and work experience… here... on this website. Please, feel free to compare this
information to any other business or practitioner you may be thinking of
My 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 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: Fees for all services 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! Can your present
Massage Therapist validate their fees?
- And yes, it’s
true; my everyday fees are very often many others (of less experience and
skill) “introductory” or “discounted specials”.
- And unlike
most today, we don’t use ambiguous (and abused) terms and titles [like “deep tissue”] to subtly “upcharge” the consumer.
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 also offer “Out of State” services as needed.
I am a Massage Therapist who also a consumer
of massage & bodywork services.
So yes, I know only too well what it’s like to be on a massage
table (as a client/patient) where the attending practitioner simply
doesn’t know the
basics of their own profession, yet s/he proudly calls their work “deep tissue therapy” (or whatever word/term will gain any consumer’s attention and
open your wallet).
And 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 feels to be diagnosed with
cancer & to be a cancer survivor.
And yes, I’ve worked with many others as they go thru other life
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 with not doubt, I understand only too
well the pain associated with occupational and recreational
activities. Being retired military (Special 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 also 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, the gender
of your attending therapist’s doesn’t
trump professional education and skill.
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)