Marcel Isler

Med. Masseur mit eidg. FA
Vorstadt 16 / 6300 Zug

To book an appointment
please call 079 406 88 38

Approved practitioner with
all major health funds
ZSR-Nr. Y203277



Medical Massages are a form of manual therapy, treating Muscles, Tissues, Skin and Organs. Depending on the symptoms following treatments are being used:






In addition and depending on the symptoms, following treatments will be used:

- etc

Medical massages can be applied to various medical conditions and symptoms, for instance:

- Back and Neck pain
- Acute or chronic muscle tension and restrictions of movement
- Stress, Restlessness
- Lymphedema (primary or secondary)
- Swelling, Edema after injury (trauma) or surgery
- Headaches, Migraine
- Malpositions
- Sleep disorders
- Relief from neurological illnesses
- Knee, shoulder pain or disorders
- Syndromes of the spine
- Tennis or Golfer elbow
- Whiplash injury
- And many more


Medical massage therapy is beneficial to people leading busy lifestyles suffering from what is now commonly encountered work related stress. Massage will not only aid with mental relaxation but will work on physical symptoms of back and neck pain that comes from sitting for an extended period of time at a desk or from physical labour. Medical massage is a proven treatment for many disorders and illnesses affecting the musculoskeletal system.

The major effects of Medical massage are:

- Relaxes muscles, loosens tension and improves the blood circulation
- Improves the cell metabolism and purification of tissue
- Loosens agglutinations of the connective tissue and scars
- Lowers stresshormones (Cortisol, Adrenalin, Noradrenalin)
- Improves backpain and headaches resulting from tight muscles
- Lowers pain due to malposition or overload

For more information about the history of Massage and its special manual techniques. [PDF]

MANUAL LYMPHDRAINAGE (according to Dr. E.Vodder)

The Lymphatic system is our front line of defence in fighting bodily infections, detoxifying the body and transporting metabolic wastes, excess water, bacteria and toxins out of the body. It is of vital importance.

The Lymph glands (at neck, armpits, groin, etc.) are connected by a broad network of vessels which transplant the fluid. Muscular movement is required to move it, as there is no «Heart» to pump it.

Manual Lymphdrainage is a gentle whole body treatment that relaxes the nervous system and aids the body's immune system.

Lymphedema should be treated as early as possible in order to prevent further damage.

Some examples of symptoms that are treated with Manual Lymphdrainage:

- Edema (primary and secondary)
- Sport injuries like traumatic swelling, haematoma, sprains
- Pain reduction after surgery
- Pre and post cosmetic surgery
- Post-mastectomy edema
- Post-surgical edema
- Post-surgical swelling
- Pre-surgery recovery
- Post-vein stripping
- Acne/eczema
- Burns/scars
- Muscle/ligament tears
- Fractures/dislocations
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Tendonitis
- Neck pain/whiplash
- Tensions headaches
- Migraines
- Stress reduction

The Lymphatic system:

For further information about the history of Manual Lymphdrainage [PDF]

CONNECTIVE TISSUE MASSAGE (according to Elisabeth Dicke)

Connective tissue massage is a type of reflexology massage. Connective tissue refers to tissues that surround, protect, and support all of the other structures in the body.

Disorders of organs or of the musculoskeletal system result in the dysfunction of the metabolism and create tension in the connective tissue in specific zones of the body. By stimulating these zones of the skin and connective tissue with a special manual technique, one can impact on the autonomic nervous system which regulates the affected organs. The purpose of the connective tissue massage is to regulate,harmonise and dissolve agglutination of the connective tissue which in turn improves the recovery process of the affected areas of disorder.

The Connective tissue massage is an effective treatment for a wide range of symptoms, some examples:

- Post-surgical conditions like contractures, scar problems
- Whip lash
- Tension headache, Migraine
- Acute or chronic menstrual problems
- Central or peripheral paresis
- Morbus Sudeck
- Circulatory disorders
- Bronchia or lung disorders

For more information about the history of the Connective tissue massage [PDF]

FOOT REFLEXOLOGY MASSAGE (according to Dr. W. Fitzgerald)

This ancient therapy is known to promote the body's own healing powers. It is suitable for any age group, from babies to seniors.

Based on the knowledge of the American Indians, Doctor William Fitzgerald (1872-1942) analysed and verified at the turn of the century these old findings. Reflexology is based on the principle that the foot, divided in reflex zones, is a mirror image of the body. Each reflex zone corresponds to a part of the body. Specific manipulation and pressure of these zones can reduce and eliminate blockages in corresponding glands, organs and other parts of the body.

Eunice D. Ingham, a Physical Therapist, further developed the foot reflex theory in the early 1930's. In Europe, Hanne Marquardt was a driving force in making the foot reflexology widely known and popular.

The Foot reflexology massage can treat many symptoms, for instance:

- Headaches
- Sleep disorders
- Stress, Nervousness
- Pain before and during menstruation

Foot reflexology can provoke:

- Stimulation of the metabolism
- Increase blood circulation
- Expulsion of harmful body substances and toxins
- General improvement of well-being
- Relaxation