Isometric massage – It is taken advantage of when a notable muscle strength loss is identified (e.g. after an injury, in the case of muscular dystrophy, prolonged lack of physical activity, or peripheral nerve palsy). Its aim is to quickly increase muscle power and stimulate muscle regeneration.
The massage is performed when a given muscle is tensed in an isometric manner, meaning that it achieves 80-95 % of its maximal tension. Isometric massage is a classical healing treatment variation which is executed as a part of rehabilitation program and is especially recommended to patients with atony and dystrophy. It may also be resorted to for aesthetic reasons, for example in the course of slimming and anti-cellulite therapies.