Combat Sports Massage and Acupuncture

  Welcome! Specializing in acupuncture and massage for athletes. Pre-event massage, Post-event massage, training massage, energy work, rehabilitative massage, restorative massage.

Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, and Body work are all important parts of my self-maintenance and healing process. It balances the tough physical training from martial arts to the mental stresses of office life. I have had at least 29 years in learning about the body and how it works through workshops, seminars, local and touring masters of Taijiquan and Qigong. My highest achievements so far have been both graduating from Acupuncture school (Virginia University of Integrative Medicine) and Massage therapy school (Qi Elements school of Massage and Tai Chi).

As of March 1, 2019 I have a license to practice Acupuncture in Maryland and am insured through the American Acupuncture Council. I am also a member of National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) where they have my records on file like Accredited school, Clean needle technique certification, Board exams, other status for licensing.


Virginia University of Integrative Medicine in Fairfax Virginia. (2014-2018) . School is on the cutting edge of acupuncture in America with the incorporation of western medicine at the level of a Nurse. The course I have taken includes Basic Theory, Diagnostics, Internal Medicine, Acupuncture styles: Chinese Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Ear acupuncture, Scalp acupuncture, Saam 4 needle technique, Korean Constitutional acupuncture, Tung's acupuncture. Tui Na, Herbs and Formulas. Study of the Classics: Huang Di Neijing (Yellow Emperor Classic): Su Wen (Basic Questions) and Ling shu (Spiritual Pivot) , Shan Han Lun (Cold Diseases), Wen Bing (Warm diseases), Classic of Difficulties, Classics on Pulse and Tongue. Western Medicine: Anatomy, Pathology, Pathophysiology, Microbiology and Immunology, Internal Medicine, Biochemistry and Nutrition, Physical Examination, Neurological Examination, Pharmacology, Diagnostic tests.

Qi Elements school of Massage in Herndon Virginia. I graduated my 505 hour course in Massage Therapy July 2005 and passed the National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCETMB)in December 2005. Massage school includes 100 hours Pathology, Anatomy, 200 Massage techniques and Clinical Massages, 200 hours Tai Chi, Qigong, Massage Theory and Practice, Meridian massage, 5 hours Ethics and Business. Reiki Level I and II certification through Nancy Bloomfield.

Virginia Massage Therapist license in Virginia #0019006078 under the Virginia Board of Nursing from June 2006 until July 2010. (Continuing education). I returned to my roots in Polarity Therapy. I also chose CEU's in Sports Massage, Chinese Acupressure, and the required ethics courses. NCBMTB (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork). I have been active in my continuing my education in the holistic health field of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture at Virginia University of Oriental Medicine (VUOM).


2006 to 2012, I spent a significant amount of time a various MMA and boxing schools working on coaches and fighters in exchange for martial art training.

Dec. 2013 to Dec. 2018: I have been accepted into the Virginia University of Oriental Medicine and have been active in classes since Spring 2014. There I have been taking classes in Tui Na massage, Cupping, Moxa, TCM diagnostics including pulse taking, asking questions, observing the tongue. Also classes on meridian therapy, continued Anatomy and Physiology I, II, and III, and much more.

2019 Current: As of March 1, 2019 I have a license to practice Acupuncture in Maryland and am insured through the American Acupuncture Council. I am also a member of National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) where they have my records on file like Accredited school, Clean needle technique certification, Board exams, other status for licensing.

My areas of expertise:

come from practicing on family and friends for over 25 years the techniques learned from first being a student Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong teachers who taught Feldenkrais, Polarity, and acupressure massage techniques. I also had various exposure to teachers and schools of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), Reiki, Swedish massage, a Chinese modality called 'Tai Chi Massage', Thai Massage, Hatha Yoga, and Foot Reflexology. It sounds like a lot but they are all integrated into my massage session.

ACUPUNCTURE: several modalities, Chinese Medicine style, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) style, Ear acupuncture, Scalp acupuncture, Saam 4 needle technique, Korean Constitutional acupuncture, Tung's acupuncture.

Goals: to bring acupuncture, acupressure, qigong, tai chi, meditation, diet and herbs, and other healing modalities to patients and help them learn self care, manage any physical and mental pain, and relieve stress. Ideal locations to do "Acupuncture for a day" seminars are martial art schools, gyms, wellness centers, hospitals, etc.

Currently we are accepting clients in Maryland. Virginia will have to wait until completion of NCCAOM certifications, Acupuncture license is confirmed, and also reinstatement with Virginia Board of Nursing or NCBTMB- Pending.Come back and check on us soon Virginia!


Tyson DeWees- Full contact fighter, Personal trainer- " As a massage therapist myself I am highly critical of most massage. Matt Stampe was not only able to give me a good massage and help with a nagging IT Band issue, but his knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology is very strong. He can explain the strokes and why he is doing them(I know I asked). His hands are experienced and he knows what an athlete and fighter needs to stay healthy and at the top his game. I would recommend Matt Stampe to anyone looking for a good and thorough therapeutic massage." -Ty(Tyson) DeWees

Mark "Diamond Heart" DeLuca- Pro Muay thai fighter (20 pro fights). Testimonial: "I recently had a 90 minute Thai massage to help prepare my body before my last professional Muay Thai fight and was extremely happy with the result! The combination of stretching and pressure left me feeling relaxed, yet energized. The experience was outstanding and I hope to do it again soon!"-Mark Deluca.

above image: Mark Deluca, Matt Stampe, Ron King

Ron King III for Ron Jr. Matt is a highly professional and well versed in working on combat athletes. My son recently had a session with Matt before he left for the World Championships in Italy. Matt is extremely professional and well versed in the needs of combat athletes. We will definitely be utilizing Matt services before each one of Ron's fights.

Derek Sierra- professional Boxer, Crossfit coach (1-4-3)"Matt has worked wonders on me. After training, his massages have helped my recovery."-Derek Sierra.

Rob Zaremba- "I trust Matt and feel confident he knows what he's doing. He has an extensive knowledge of various healing modalities and with over 20 years experience as an internal Martial Artist and Therapist, Matt has developed the sensitivity and awareness to provide expert care to his clients." -Rob Zaremba, Chinese Martial Arts Teacher

Jeff Ruth-"Matt Stampe is a highly qualified and very professional massage therapists. He has treated me and the amateur and professional athletes I train. I highly recommend him for all your therapeutic needs." Jeff Ruth- owner and professional MMA fighter (9-0)

Dave Kaplan- professional MMA fighter (3-4)

Ryan Hall- owner 50/50, Black Belt in BJJ and professional MMA/BJJ fighter (2-1)

David Carter- owner and fighter of relentless Muay thai(6-0)

Mike Easton-professional MMA fighter (13-3)

Lloyd Irvin- BJJ Black BeltMMA school owner and fighter (3-0)

Todd "White Lightning" Wilson- Pro boxer (15-0)

Vivek Nakarmi- owner Pentagon MMA, champion IKF and WKA kickboxer


I've had the honor to have trained and met with some great teachers and friends- (links coming)

Dr. Tae Cheong Choo- Virginia University of Integrative Medicine (VUIM).
Dr. Marc Wasserman- VUIM, professor, Clinic in Maryland.
Dr. Bruce Park. Virginia University of Integrative Medicine.
Dr. Hon Lee. VUIM, Jow Ga, Acupuncture Herndon Va.
Dr. Hyung Sik Byeon - VUIM clinic director.
Dr. Andrew Pyo- VUIM. Constitution Acupuncture.
Dr. Hoyoon Chong- VUIM. Yedam Welling.
Dr. Shiung-Fei Kang- TCM- Richmond Va. now in New York
Dr. John Kang- Richmond Virginia Acupuncturist.
Dr. Alex Shipgel and Shifu Mike Patterson- San Diego Hsingi.
Dr. Zhiqiang (Charlie) Lu- TCM- Fairfax Va.
Dr. Sulan Su- TCM- Rockville MD
Dr. David Walls-Kaufman- Capitol Hill Chiropractic and
Dr. Thomas Tauer- DNFT Chiropractic - Richmond Va.
Dr. Scott Kozlowski- Family Chiropractic- Fairfax Va.
Dr. Ken Fish- Wellspring Clinic, Hsingyi- Gaithersburg MD.
Dr. Dale Dugas- martial artist, TCM practitioner, Iron palm liniments.
Dr. Brian Allen- PCOM grad in Delaware, martial artist, acupuncturist.
PCOM- Pacific College of Oriental medicine
VUOM- Virginia University of Oriental medicine.
Dr. Eugene Zhang- TCM doctor. Fairfax Va. clinic.
Dr. Newton Lee- TCM doctor and professor at VUOM.
Dr. Kuou- TCM doctor and professor from PCOM at VUOM
Dr. Aubrey Fisher- TCM doctor and professor from PCOM at VUOM
Dr. Dae Kim-TCM doctor and professor at VUOM
Amy Tseng Ballon- Taiwan trained and Tao family lineage of acupuncturists.
Madame Weiqi He- U.S. Yongnian Taijiquan Association, president. Richmond Wushu.
Sifu Damon Bramich- Better Health Naturally Australia.
Xu Jenheng- Goulin Qigong Massage- Richmond Va.
Madam Leanne Gehan- Taijiquan and Tui-Na. - Virginia Beach Va.
Justin Flinner- LAc and Virginia University of Integrative Medicine.
Nancy Bloomfield- Qi Elements School of Massage- Fairfax Va.
Sifu Wilson Pitts- Taijiquan, Qigong, and Polarity Massage- Richmond Va.
Eric Garletts- Massage Therapist- Richmond Va.
Henry Kagey- Rolfing- San Diego Ca.
Fuller School of Massage- Virginia Beach Va.
Berkeley Springs State Park- Massage / Mineral Baths- Berkeley springs WV

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