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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Where I Work

CO # MT.0005549


Cortiva Institute: Chicago School of Massage Therapy

Therapeutic Massage Certification


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 Audra on Oct 17
Carrie is the best!
by Joyce on Jul 07
She is very compassionate listens well gives reasons to follow her advice for my health
by Pam on May 26
I have been working with Carrie for many years. She is highly skilled and always working to learn as much as she can. She listens carefully and always addresses my concerns, and she is also very intuitive and finds deeper issues that I was not conscious of. You could have no better partner for your total health.
by Ty on Feb 10
SOUL MATRIX Through Carries outer body presence she brings me a heightened sense of my inner body, which improves my performance in all areas of life. These experiences with Carrie, continue to develop with each appointment. With over two years of appointments on a three-week cycle together, through Carries expert use of different modalities I have been able to advance through the pain threshold of a severe motorcycle accident that happened nearly three years ago. And after two big time surgeries, each visit brings me closer to reaching full recovery. Together, because rehabilitation is a combined effort, we discover new areas of my body that were traumatized during the crash. Her specialized focus continues to open and release these blockages that used to prevent full muscle use and brain function. Very grateful to have been guided to Soul Matrix and have recommended this professional facility to family and friends, and they have told me of their development towards enhanced overall health. For me, with this increased awareness I am able to assist the elementary students that I teach - work through their emotional challenges which they face in these challenging times. Ty Piz
by Anonymous on Jan 22
Carrie created a peaceful atmosphere, she was professional, and the massage was amazing.
by Chris on Jan 05
I went in to see Carrie about a tight and sore IT band. I left with much relief and soreness gone. She very skilled and its obvious her experience and knowledge base if very good. Definitely going back within the next two weeks to continue the progress we made just after one session. Thanks Carrie.
by Anonymous on Oct 21
Always listens to needs and desire to get out of session.
by Anonymous on Feb 16
Carrie always works on whatever I identify as needing it AND she finds the areas I didn't realize needed attention!
by Ty on Oct 27
Yesterday was another frantic Friday until Carrie greeted me into her office with her happy smile and warm, “Come on in” … We entered her treatment room, complete with relaxing nature sounds and soothing aromas, we talked about my aches, then we moved onto work and the stress related to that area of life which is causing me not only mis-alignment of spine and tenderness in joints, but also how that stress is putting extra pressure on my emotional stability. We talked through some sluggish energy I am experiencing, she recommended a mix of herbs to enhance my adrenals. Carrie even shared some details about her life that could use additional attention. She proceeded to work on releasing the tight spots in neck and low back to realign my spine, and opening the areas blocking flow of energy down my legs in the IT Band. All in all, we shared two and a half hours together, I then made another appointment for three weeks. With the completion of this visit I am now better equipped physically mentally emotionally and spiritually to help others in my life and in my work a day world as well. Great things happen to restore vitality and the peaceful self within, through another sensational visit with Carrie at SOUL MATRIX. Ty
by Al on Sep 01
i appreciated the explanations for what you were doing. too often the massage person did not say anything. I have never had anyone mention working on the underside of arms. That sounds interesting. The room was set in a most relaxing atmosphere. Felt very good after the hour session and looking forward to the next meeting. Thanks!

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
  • Other
  • Myofascial Release
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Certified in Myofascial Release