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Meet Carrie Kopp of Massage By Carrie

Today we’d like to introduce you to Carrie Kopp.

Carrie’s journey back to holistic health began in New York City. After taking a break from massage for a few years, she became a commercial photographer and an avid yogi. In 2013, she fell mysteriously ill. It was the beginning of a life-altering transformation. She ultimately answered the call to become a healer and vowed to help others heal themselves through the integration of allopathic and holistic medicine.

In 2015, Carrie opened up a private practice on Camp Pendleton serving both active duty military and their spouses. She worked extensively with the Wounded Warriors to reshape the narrative around wellness to include a nutritional and spiritual component. She continues to expand her own concept of wellness by working at Four Moons Spa, infuse energy clearing, herbalism and astrology in her work.

Dr. Kristy Swanson of the Nurture Blog encouraged her to become mobile and serve the greater Encinitas area. This aspect of Massage By Carrie is geared towards a more female demographic who wanted to bring both holistic healing and the spa experience to their residence.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
“Job-wise, it was pretty smooth. After leaving New York, I knew I wasn’t going to be able to do a lot of the photography I used to. I did a small stint at a wedding post-processing start-up, and that further influenced my understanding of business while giving me confidence as an entrepreneur.

Moving out here from New York City to a whole different coast, town, living situation as a newly-wed was definitely more of a challenge!”

Massage By Carrie – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Massage By Carrie has a wide clientele. I work with everyone from pro-athletes (marathon runners, cyclists, triathletes) to expecting mothers and military (service members and DOD staff). In these groups, you’ll find all different age ranges and ranges of wellness. I see many clients pre and post-surgery, post-injury, as well as those who wish to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

What sets me apart is the extensive knowledge I have acquired from crafting a treatment plan for such diverse needs. Through this, I have learned it is often the combination of therapies that produce the best results. My sessions integrate therapeutic and Asian style bodywork, cupping and energy clearing. Depending on the client, I can incorporate crystals, hot stones or essential oils into my work. This is all available to the client for one flat rate!

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
I am most proud of the progress my clients are making. It is so fulfilling to see someone feeling better and feeling empowered about taking charge of their health. I really encourage my clients to get to know their whole being, not just their body, because I believe a lot of dis-ease is caused by what makes us stressed, and it often starts in the mind. Massage is a wonderfully centering tool to begin with. In the future, I hope to add acupuncture to the list of treatments I offer.


  • 60min massage $100
  • 90min massage $150

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Image Credit:
Photographer: Leah Maureen Photography
Model: Dr. Kristy Swanson, The Nurture Blog

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