Welcome! Specializing in acupuncture and massage for athletes. Pre-event massage, Post-event massage, training massage, energy work, rehabilitative massage, restorative massage.
Matt Stampe LAc, LMT in DC/MD/VA.
Book a Tui-Na, Acupressure, Massage session 30 minutes $40
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).
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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 under the Virginia Board of Nursing. I returned to my roots in Polarity Therapy. I also chose CEU’s in Sports Massage, Chinese Acupressure, and the required ethics courses. Current member of 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).
Start 1990: Started learning Tai Chi, diet therapy and herbs, massage, meditation, Qigong, and Chinese medicine. Massage was primarily Polarity, Acupressure, and Medical Qigong based.
Today 2020: I have a license to practice Acupuncture in Virginia, D.C., and 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.
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 capitolhilltaichi.com
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
Tui Na- meaning “push and grasp” therapeutic massage used to treat a variety of internal and external treatment.
It is unique in that it incorporates principles of TCM and meridian knowledge and theory. It relieves stagnation, tonify and disperse qi and blood.
The original terms used were “An Mo” which means “press and rub”. Goes as far back as Shang dynasty (16th to 11th century B.C.) and is mentioned in Yellow Emperor classic of Internal medicine….
Point Localization: Between the eyebrows.
TCM Actions: Calms the Mind (Shen). Focuses thoughts. Extinguish the Wind. Benefits the nose.
Indications: Mental confusion. Lack of determination. Epilepsy. Vertigo. Seizures. Anxiety. Insomnia. Fear. Congestion. Nasal secretion. Sneeze.
Some very common acupuncture points:
Using a light fist you can tap/patting these points to help stimulate the meridian and associated organs:
Zhongfu: Lung 1: Front Mu point of Lung. (Where Stress first invades body).
Zhongfu– Central palace LU1 Lung Mu point Location: Laterosuperior to the sternum, 1 cun below LU2, at the level of the first intercoastal space, 6 cun lateral to the anterior midline.
Action: Disseminates and descends lung qi, alleviates cough and wheezing, transforms phlegm, clears heat and regulates water passages, descends stomach qi.
Indication: Cough asthma, chest pain, shoulder and back, fullness of chest.
Zusanli (Stomach 36): Energizer point for Qi.
Zusanli- Three miles of the foot ST36 He Sea point, Sea of food point earth. Location: 3 cun below ST35 and 1 finger breath from the anterior border of tibia.
Action: Harmonizes ST, forties SP and resolves damp, supports true Qi and yuan qi, tonifies qi and nourishes blood and yin,
clears fire and calms spirit, activates the channel and alleviates pain, revives they yang and restores consciousness.
Indication: Gastric pain, vomiting, hiccup, abdominal distention, borborygumus, diarrhea, dysentery, constipation, mastitis, enteritis, aching of knee joint, beriberi, edema, cough, asthma
indigestion, apoplexy,hemiphlegia, dizziness, insomnia, mania.
Mingmen: Gate of Life, energizer.
Mingmen- Gate of Life GV4 Location: Below the spinous process of the 2nd lumbar vertebrae.
Action: Clear heat, regulates the GV, tonifies the KD, benefits the lumbar spine.
Indication: Stiffness of back, lumbago, impotence, nocturnal emission, irregular menstruation, diarrhea, indigestion, leukorrhea.
Sanyinjiao- Spleen 6, cross of kidney, liver, and spleen channels. AVOID IF PREGNANT!
Sanyinjiao- Three Yin Intersection SP6 meeting of spleen, liver and kidney channels. Location: 3 cun directly above the tip of the medial malleoulus, posterior to the medial border of tibia.
Action: Tonifies and harmonizes SP/ST. Resolves damp, harmonizes Liv, tonifies KD, regulate menstruation, harmonizes lower jiao,
regulates urination, benefits genitals, calms spirit, invigorates blood, activates channel, alleviates pain.
Indication: Abdominal pain, borborygmus, abdominal distention, diarrhea, dysmenorhea, irregular menstration, uterine bleeding, leukorrhea, prolapsed uterus, infertility, delayed labour
impotence, enuresis, dysuria, edema, hernia, pain in ex. Genitalia, muscle atropy, headache, dizziness, veritgo, insominia.
Qichong- Stomach 30: digestive health.
Qichong- Penetrating Qi ST30 chong mai point, sea of food point. Location: 5 cun below the umbilicus, 2 cun lateral to CV2.
Action: Regulates qi in lower jiao, regulates pentrating vessel, subdues running piglet Qi (panic attacks).
Indication: Abdominal pain, hernia, swelling, pain of external genitalia, impotence, irregular menstruration.
Massage/press these points: press and circle massage 36x both directions
Hegu-enclosed valley LI4 Yuan Location: On the dorsum of the hand, between the 1st and 2nd metacarpal bones, approximately in the middle of the 2nd metacarpal boneon the radial side.
Action: Regulate weiqi and adjust sweating, expel wind and release exterior, regulate face, eyes, nose, mouth, and ears.
Activate channel and alleviates pain, induces labour, restores yang.
Indication: Headache, Neck pain, redness, swelling/pain of eye, epistaxis, nasal obstruction, rhinorrhea, toothache, deafness, swelling face, sore throat, parotitis, trismus, facial paralysis.
febrile disease, hidrosis, abdominal pain, dysentery, constipation, amenorrhea, delayed labor, infant convulsion, pain, weakness, impairment of upper limbs.
Neiguan- Inner Pass PC6 Luo connecting, Confluent point of Yin Linking Vessel. Location: 2 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist, between the tendons of m.palmaris longus and m.flexor radialis.
Action: Unbinds the chest and regulates qi, regulates heart and calms spirit, harmonizes stomach and alleviates nausea and vomiting,
clears heat, opens yin linking vessel.
Indication: Cardiac pain, palpitations, stuffy chest, stomachache, nausea, vomiting, hiccup, mental disorder, epilepsy,insomnia, febrile disease, irritability, malaria, pain of elbow and arm.
Yongquan- Bubbling well
KD1 jing well wood Location: On the sole, in the depression when the foot is in plantar flexation, approx. at junction of anterior 1/3 and posterior 2/3.
Action: Descends excess from the head, calms the spirit, revives consciousness and rescues yang.
Indication: Headache, blurred vision, dizziness, sore throat, dryness of tongue, loss of voice, dysuria, infantile convulsions, sweaty feet, loss of consciousness.
Fengchi- Wind Pool GB20
Meeting point of GB, TW, Yang Heel, and Yang Linking. Location: in the depression between the upper portion of m.SCM, and m. trapezius, on the same level with GV16.
Actions: Eliminates wind, benefits the head and eyes, clears the sense organs, activates the channel and alleviates pain.
Indication: Headache, vertigo, insomnia, pain and stiff neck, blurred vision, glaucoma, red and painful eyes, tinnitus, convulsion, epilepsy, infantile convulsions, febrile diseases, common cold, nasal obstruction.
Taichong- Great Rushing LV3
Yuan source, Shu- stream, Heavenly star earth Location: On the dorsum of the foot, in the depression distal to the junction of the first and second metatarsal bones.
Action: Spreads liver qi, subdues liver yang and extinguishes wind, nourishes liver blood and liver wind, clears head and eyes,
regulates menstruation, regulates lower jiao.
Indiciation: Headache dizziness, vertigo, insomnia, congestion, swelling and pain of eye, depression, infantile convulsion, deviation of the mouth, pain in the hypochondriac region, uterine bleeding, hernia, enuresis,retention of urine, epilepsy, pain in the anterior aspect of medial malleolus.
Quchi- Pool on Bend LI11 He sea earth Location: When the elbow is flexed, the point is in the depression at the lateral end of the transverse cubital crease, midway between LU5 and lateral epicondyl of the humerus.
Action: Clears heat, cools blood, eliminates wind, drains damp, alleviates itching, regulates qi and blood, activates channel and alleviates pain.
Indication: Sore throat, toothache, red/pain eyes, scrofula, urtucaria, hives, motor impairment of upper extremities, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, febrile diseases.