Trigger-Point Therapy Instrument for Massage Professionals

(PHOENIX) – Activator Methods International® (AMI), the industry-leading creator of the world’s most popular chiropractic adjusting instruments, announced today that its new Activator TPT® (Trigger Point Therapy) instrument is now available for sale in the United States. The instrument, designed exclusively for use by massage therapists, is the first of its kind on the market.

Activator TPT is lightweight, with an advanced design that offers the massage practitioner the ability to apply precisely the right pressure to loosen the tight, painful muscle spasms also known as ‘trigger points.’ The force is pre-set at the factory, so while it cannot move a bone (like a chiropractic instrument) it is perfectly tuned for the massage therapist. Peer reviewed literature shows the instrument provides pain relief seven times faster than the typical thumb pressure.

Activator Board Chair and co-founder, Dr. Arlan W. Fuhr said, “Until now, massage therapists had to use chiropractic instruments that were not designed for this purpose. Those instruments are more expensive and, since the force delivery is adjustable, make it harder for a massage professional to use. The Activator TPT is the very first instrument designed just for massage. It’s a safe, reliable way for therapists to help their clients reduce pain and recover mobility.”

Activator CEO Judith J. Fuhr added, “One of the most often-cited reasons that massage therapists leave the business is the wear-and-tear on their thumbs from constantly applying pressure to muscular knots and trigger points. This new instrument gives the therapist some relief and can extend their practice life.”

Like all Activator instruments, the Activator TPT is manufactured in the United States and meets the highest quality standards. At the manufacturer’s suggested retail price of
$159.99, massage therapists can now bring the science of Activator into their daily practice.
Activator Methods International® is home to the full line of Activator® instruments and the Activator Method® of chiropractic instrument adjusting. Founded on the principles of clinical research, Activator Methods International has been providing chiropractic care, resources and training since 1967. For more information please visit

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