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Massage therapist Peoria, MarshallMarshall Collier

Certified Massage Therapist
Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Active Release Technique (A.R.T.) Practitioner

“Growing up with asthma made it extremely difficult to breathe and usually left me feeling sore in my upper thoracic chest. Receiving massage therapy as well as chiropractic care helped to relieve my symptoms as well as bestow knowledge to help build strength and stability in those areas.”

Education and Professional Development

Marshall’s positive experience with massage led him to attend the Cortiva Institute for massage therapy, graduating in 2005. He is a Licensed Massage Therapist in Illinois and is full body certified in Active Release Technique® (ART®).

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So Marshall can provide his patients with the latest in massage, he regularly takes professional development courses. To date he has taken the following:

  • Active Release Technique
  • Cranial sacral therapy
  • Deep tissue
  • Ethics
  • Lymphatic draining
  • Reflexology

Collaborating With Other Healthcare Professionals

For Marshall, the most fulfilling part of his job as a massage therapist is being able to help people. As part of an office of integrated health care, he also enjoys working with other healthcare professionals collectively and conveniently to help relieve patients’ pain or discomfort.

Staying Active in Peoria

When he’s not at the practice, Marshall enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. They like hiking on trails, visiting with family and taking trips to see his in-laws in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Massage therapist Peoria, KarlKarl Houck

Certified Massage Therapist
Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Active Isolated Stretch (A.I.S) Practitioner

After overcoming his own health crisis years ago, Karl became fascinated with health and decided to enter massage school, where he fell in love with the healing potential of the human body. Karl is Board Certified in Massage Therapy, graduating in 2001 from the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage 1,000-hour program.

In order to provide the best possible service for his patients, he continues to take professional development courses. Recently, he’s participated in courses including functional movement systems, Russian Hardstyle Kettlebell and Barefoot Training for foot health.

As Karl puts it, the best part about his job is being able to collaborate with patients to find solutions that are tailored to their unique needs, ultimately improving their overall health and wellbeing.

Outside of the practice, Karl enjoys playing racquetball and spending time with his family. Karl is also a trained opera singer-don’t be surprised if a little song makes it into your time together!

Get to know more about Karl when you book your next visit with our practice.

Peoria Office Manager, Samantha

Sam Fisher

Office Manger/Billing

Peoria Assistant Office Manager, Jamie

Jamie Cunnie

Patient Care Coordinator

PT Aide, Emily

Krista Bezak

Physical Therapy Aide

Get Started Today

If you’d like to get out of pain and on the path to better health, we want to help. Contact Joseph Health Group today to book an appointment!

Joseph Health Group Team • (309) 693-2225