Inner Peace Massage Therapy Center, LLC

About the Practitioner

Tony Hernandez, BA,NCTM,LMT,CNMT 

I came to massage therapy late in life after full careers as Bike Trail Manager for a major forest preserve district in northern Illinois, wrestling coach and English teacher. My career path changed after my wife was in a serious auto accident.  Through her experience, and my attempts to alleviate her discomfort, I found my calling as a massage therapist.


In 2000 I Graduated from North Central College, Naperville, Illinois with BA in English Education where I was the recipient of the Outstanding Student in Literature award. At Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois I completed Masters courses in Rhetoric and Composition, served as a Graduate Assistant and tutored in The Writing Center.  Then in 2010, I completed training in integrated massage at the Body Therapy Center and School of Massage, Swansea, Illinois. I have also studied under massage therapy expert Jeffrey Wright, massage therapist for the St Louis Blues hockey team.  

Today I am NCBTMB & NMT certified, member ABMP, member of Perryville Chamber of Commerce, licensed in Illinois and Missouri, and operate Inner Peace Massage Therapy Center with my wife Priscilla, providing you with professional, skilled and experienced massage. With a strong record of proven results and a reputation for making sure every client leaves feeling relaxed, you will discover how I can help you get the results you are looking for.  Let your stress, pain and worry melt away.  Experience just how good a massage can really be at Inner Peace Massage Therapy.   

Our Office

Inner Peace Massage Therapy grew out of our desire to create a space of calm, stillness...a place to unwind the body and the mind...a time for finding a happy balance between your inner world and the present moment.

Inner Peace is housed in a two bedroom late 1940's home near Perryville's center square. We designed our office to facilitate relaxation through the senses: serene interior colors, bubbling fountain and beautiful tropical plants, fresh scents, soothing music and warm comfortable tables.   

My Goal

I am guided by the ever-growing body of continuing education in the field of  touch therapy. My goal is to provide you with the most up to date and proven complementary alternative health care and to approach your individual needs and goals with compassionate, safe care.

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