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Orthopedic Massage Therapy in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY

Gentle hands-on treatment that focuses on the muscles and soft tissues surrounding joints. The aim is to relieve pain while restoring balance to the tissues and creating a fuller range of motion.

Orthopedic & Neurological Physical Therapy

Massage Techniques

First, an assessment of the injury or issues will be made and the massage therapist will look at the range of motion, flexibility, and rotation of the tissues to identify the muscle groups and tendons. 

By utilizing soft-tissue techniques to loosen muscles and tendons, many patients find relief from chronic pain. These techniques include:

  • Trigger point therapy:  intervals of pressure on trigger areas to promote circulation.
  • Myofascial release: Gentle pressure applied to the body to stretch fascia tissues.

Orthopedic Massage Therapy

A therapeutic approach to relieve localized pain caused by dysfunctional joints or injuries. Orthopedic massages focus on the soft tissue surrounding the joints that create movement which often have limited range of motion. It is more specific than other massage therapies as it involves advanced and more effective techniques.

Inspira Physical Therapy also offers massages for:

  • Deep Tissue
  • Prenatal
  • Sports
  • TMJ 
  • Swedish Massage
  • Craniosacral

About Massage Therapist: Isabel Umali, LMT

Massage Therapist

Isabel knows first-hand how important the process of nervous system regulation is to the outcome of body therapy and aims to help people become more embodied and empowered in their own healing. Isabel works comfortably across mediums to utilize her orthopedic, deep tissue skills along with her trauma-informed verbal skills and craniosacral practice. Isabel encourages new proprioception and kinesthesia so that clients are more in tune with the regular function of their physical bodies and helps broaden interoception so that clients are conscious of their own nervous system regulation.

Isabel graduated from Stillpoint in 2019 as a certified Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist and from Pacific College of Health and Science as a licensed massage therapist in 2022. Isabel has since completed prenatal continuing education and has worked at Psoas Massage and Body Work, an orthopedic sports massage clinic. Isabel continues to bring her curiosity and education of the physical, moving body into her work.

As a professional dancer for over a decade, and dancer her whole life, Isabel brings a unique skill set, knowledge of the physical moving body, and sensitivity to her body therapy. Her rigorous life makes her no stranger to injuries, injury prevention, and the demands of a high-performance career. Isabel sustained two concussions in her dance work which brought her as a client to biodynamic craniosacral therapy (BCST), and subsequently completed craniosacral and massage education. Isabel has interned at Womankind, an organization providing support for survivors of gender-based violence, where she utilized the trauma-informed verbal skills and practices learned in BCST. She also interned with the Joffrey Ballet School where she used an orthopedic approach for ballet dancers, teachers, and office-workers of all ages.