Carrie Coy

Listening to and navigating the body's inner landscapes

Since 2002, I have enjoyed helping people relieve pain, prevent injury, build mind-body awareness and generally support their overall wellbeing. It is truly rewarding to see others grow and live life more fully because of the work we do together. Using massage and energy work techniques, we can unlock the body’s wisdom and voice for enhanced integration and wholeness. My heartfelt goal for our time together is to co-create self-sovereignty and greater connection to self & all life. Whether we...

Since 2002, I have enjoyed helping people relieve pain, prevent injury, build mind-body awareness and generally support their overall wellbeing. It is truly rewarding to see others grow and live life more fully because of the work we do together. Using massage and energy work techniques, we can unlock the body’s wisdom and voice for enhanced integration and wholeness. My heartfelt goal for our time together is to co-create self-sovereignty and greater connection to self & all life. Whether we work physically with massage or energetically, it all adds to your journey of growth and coherency. This time is truly for you and your nourishment.
I have training in and utilize a variety of modalities to customize your session to create results that last and continue to evolve beyond the session. They include Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue & Trigger Point therapy, as well as more soft-touch and vibrational techniques such as CranioSacral Therapy, Acutonics (tuning forks) and Ortho-Bionomy. I am also certified in Pre & Perinatal Massage for our new mothers out there! My energy techniques include Reiki and a self-developed modality called “Body Hologram” where we release or bring into awareness what is not working for your body and transmit supportive elements for you to powerfully carry forward beyond the session.
The key –
The difference between my work and many other bodyworkers out there is patience. In my 14 years of doing bodywork, I have found that tissue and energies do not release in a lasting way without waiting and making friends with “what is so.” Most of the guarding around pain and holding patterns in our bodies requires this kind of patience and trust. I provide this facilitated witness and expertise so your body can heal itself. We also look at practices, habits and products that further support your progress between sessions.
I received my massage certification through Chicago School of Massage Therapy (now Cortiva Institute) in 2002. I received my advanced Myofascial Massage Therapy certification the following year and pursued further training in the other modalities mentioned above within the first 5 years after graduating.
My energy work has developed since 2005 in response to what I was seeing and feeling during my sessions with clients, especially during Cranio Sacral sessions. My work is subtle, but powerful, with far reaching results that include finer body awareness and integration, perspective shifts, greater alignment with your life path, and release of old scripts and patterns that hold us back. Most of this can be integrated into a session passively, other times I am guided to share what is revealed or ask more questions to help a client navigate their own choices. Sovereignty and voice are given to those areas of our body that hold wisdom for our journey to wholeness.
Me –
I am blessed with 2 children, one with autism and the other with massive creativity: they have taught me I have a keen eye and ear for activism, sovereignty, and long term success. I have brought that into my work and look for ways to bring voice to the voiceless when the timing is right.
I love and practice many forms of self-care, a constant balance with two children in tow.  I love taking hikes and being in nature, finding nutritional and energetic ways of healing my own body and calming my mind, and practice ways to develop my own voice through creative play and acting on behalf of the autism community. It is truly a joy to be part of both the holistic and disability communities and hope to integrate them in some way in the future.
I look forward to our work and play together. My intention is to bring greater depth and understanding to your journey and enjoy your embodied ride here on planet Earth. <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 10]> <style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} </style>

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Licenses
Massage

CO # MT.0005549

Education
2002

Cortiva Institute: Chicago School of Massage Therapy

Therapeutic Massage Certification

Experience
Bodywork

Certified in Myofascial Release

90 hours of advanced myofascial release techniques, many of them similar to structural integration or rolfing techniques. Great for postural alignment pain & dysfunction, sport performance and overuse patterns or injuries.

Craniosacral Therapy

Over 70 hours of advanced Craniosacral Therapy training through Sacred Journey Institute near Chicago. Great for calming mind & body while also integrating, releasing trauma large to small and restoring function in the body's subtle movements. I blend this modality often with my energy work listed below.

Energy Work - Body Hologram

System of energy work developed to remove the variety of energetic obstacles or scripts an individual takes on over time, while connecting to stability, personal empowerment, centeredness and clarity to sustain changes. Priorities are created by listening to the body's wisdom, higher self and Body Hologram teams. This work is subtle yet powerfully aligns you with your purpose and path.

Sound Healing - Acutonics

Beautiful yet Powerful sound healing modality that uses tuning fork frequencies to promote harmony in the body through acupuncture points & beyond. Frequencies are attuned to the music of the spheres and can be used to relieve pain, relax & calm, or a customized session for your given intention. A wonderful adjunct or add on to energy work or massage that helps change happen more smoothly and completely.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Greg on Dec 08
I've been going to Carrie for a while to help with a pretty severe cervical spinal injury I had. She does a great job. Listens carefully to your problems and comes up with an appropriate treatment plan. I can highly recommend her.
by Anonymous on Sep 29
The time and care given was extraordinary.
by Rev. Vera on Sep 20
The massage was wonderful. I talk too much...and I ask too many questions. Might be more relaxing for me if I talked less. But overall, Carrie is the best.
by Anette on Aug 17
Carrie listens well and always addresses my specific needs! She's the best.
by Derek on Aug 17
Most relaxed I've been probably ever!!! Carrie is amazing!!
by debbie on Aug 04
Could have been quiter talking in other rooms was distracting
by Ty on Jul 31
Carrie is very professional in her appearance and demeanor. She took time to get to know me and what the root causes of my ailments are, prior to any healing modalities. Her message area is filled with tranquil music and relaxing ornaments. Her skills are great and showed a true care for my well-being. She introduced soft tissue work to loosen tight areas, then proceeded with deeper manipulation that brought great relief to these beat-up joints from years of racing motorcycles. The sustained, light touch energy work she applied enhanced the overall experience for me and i left elevated, relaxed and walking on air : ) Thank you Carrie!
by Sandra on May 11
Amazing knowledge of the muscle and skeletal system. I highly recommend Kerri
by Joann on Apr 29
Carrie focused on my needs; it was a very relaxing atmosphere
by Jared on Feb 16
Carrie was great! Knowledgeable, kind, and professional. I’ll definitely be back!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Sound Healing - Acutonics
  • Raindrop Treatment - Essential Oils
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • TMJ Treatment
  • Relaxation
  • Deep Tissue
  • Energy Work - Body Hologram
  • Swedish Massage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Other
  • Certified in Myofascial Release