Russian Stimulation is very similar to regular Electronic Stimulation (EMS), in that they both strengthen targeted muscles. Compared to regular stim, Russian Stimulation has a higher frequency of 2,500HZ. This higher frequency allows for a deeper, stronger, yet comfortable penetration to the muscle.
It was originally developed by the Russian Olympic team intended for building muscle mass on their athletes. Russian stimulation is now more often used to re-build atrophied muscle mass and reduce edema of injured soft tissue. Russian Stimulation is designed to stimulate motor nerves at a frequency of 2500Hz allowing for deeper muscle penetration and a more complete/stronger contraction of the muscle fibers. This form of stimulation relieves muscle spasms and is beneficial for elderly patients and those suffering from scoliosis.