We welcome feedback from our customers. If you use Pressure Positive Brand massage tool products and they have helped you manage your muscle complaints please Contact Us. Here are some unsolicited quotes from a few of our satisfied customers.
To the Dental Profession:
I keep hoping that the dental profession will continue to make progress in their understanding of the nature of, diagnosis of, and treatment of myofascial trigger points MTPs. The definition of myofascial pain that ignored palpable findings has done grievous harm to the profession because it skipped an essential finding for making the diagnosis.
Many other health care professionals also often overlook the important role played by latent MTPs (MTPs not causing clinical pain symptoms--especially among the masticatory muscles which interact strongly). When bite splints have quieted the TMD pain the job is NOT done yet. Remaining latent MTPs seriously disturb normal masticatory muscle coordination putting unnatural strain on the TMJ and related muscles.
Gail Falzon, RN is very experienced and has pioneering experience in this field and has much to teach all of us. She is promoting the MyoFree® tool because she has found how much relief and satisfaction patients have experienced using it and would like to spread that benefit to many more patients.
There are several things MyoFree® can do that are noteworthy. There are two muscles that have their central MTPs in difficult-to-reach locations. One of the most important masticatory muscles to commonly develop active MTPs is the lateral pterygoid. The closest one can come to palpating its taut band is indirectly at its attachment on the lateral pterygoid plate which is very difficult to reach with a finger and then one can only exert pressure indirectly on the attachment region to detect the tenderness of an attachment MTP. The MyoFree® tool permits accurate positioning of the pressure from a small source to help identify the precise location of the tenderness and estimate how tender it is. I know of no better way to determine the presence of lateral pterygoid MTPs. Best of all the patients can learn to do this examination effectively themselves. The pressure applied has a therapeutic component.
Some patients hesitate to stick their finger in the mouth to palpate for MTPs, and especially to poke it down their throat to palpate directly the internal pterygoid. The MyoFree® tool does that beautifully. The next best is to identify tenderness of the attachment of the internal pterygoid taut band on the inside of the mandible.
The most effective palpation is pincer palpation where the taut band can be rolled between two fingers. In the case of the masseter, the MyoFree® tool provides one very small effective finger for use inside the mouth while the other hand palpates the taut band outside the mouth. The small size of the ball at the end of the MyoFree® increases the accuracy with which the MTP can be located and its tenderness estimated.
Your practice and your patients’ masticatory health will greatly benefit from use of this device. Latent MTPs are trouble looking for a time and place to happen, and sooner or later they do. Ask Gail; she knows.
It is my hope that at least one of you will take this seriously and do a controlled blinded study to test the scientific credibility of these clinical observations.David G. Simons, MD
First Author of Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual by Simons, Travell & Simons, 1999 second edition of Vol. 1.
Just received my new Backnobber and wanted to write to tell you how impressed I am with your customer service as well as your product! My appreciation for the Backnobber is extensive. As a teacher, I brought it to school during a stressful time and encouraged every staff member to give it a try. Many new customers were sent your way that day! My recent customer service experience will only bolster my belief in your company. Too few businesses stand behind their products so commendably these days. Thank you!
I first got a Backnobber II in my late teens before I became a massage therapist and it has been wonderful to me! Now, I am a massage therapist working in a physical therapy clinic and all of my patients and the physical therapists are totally addicted to it! I am working through some overuse issues with my arm and hand and my physical therapist reccomended the Jacknobber II and Indexnobber II massage tools to save my CMC joint. I just bought several of the different tools to try using in my practice for deep trigger point and myofascial release work, and for my own self care.
Thanks for making great massage tools- your company is the only one I trust and recommend to my patients/colleagues.
"I had extreme TMJ pain symptoms before I learned the MyoFree® technique. I could not open my mouth much more than one finger wide, so for years, I had to cut up my food into tiny pieces to be able to eat.
After one session, I could open a little more than two fingers and felt the pain in my jaw just melt away. I continued to use the technique to release years of stubborn muscle spasms. I can now eat anything including steak!
If symptoms arise, I quickly get my MyoFree® tool and experience immediate relief. I now live pain free and have taught my two daughters how to get and remain pain free using the Inside-Outside™ techniques.
Thank you for teaching me this very simple method that has changed my life."
Dear Pressure Positive,
I received my Backnobber II self massage tool yesterday and am astonished as to how well it works. I am a traveling salesman and this tool has given me relief I have not felt before. I get massages every couple of weeks and they had a Backnobber II in the office. I tried it once and thought it was great. I tried to find a store with one but couldn't so I bought it on the Internet. When I got home I could not put it down, I used it for three hours. I could sell a million of these. I honestly believe it is one of the best inventions of the 20th century.
"I have had TMJ since the age of 15. My problems started with daily headaches that lasted 7-8 hours a day. I took every pain reliever I could get my hands on but they offered no relief.
My dentist suggested I get braces to align my bite. This only increased my pain and I had them removed. Now my jaw was constantly hurting as well. I had given up all hope of relief.
I tried the MyoFree® Solution and unbelievably, I experienced relief for the first time.
After 10 years of headaches and 7 years of jaw pain, I use this simple solution that has kept me pain free for over 5 years without any pain relievers.
It has truly changed my life and I can do it anywhere when symptoms arise."
Dear Pressure Positive,
My business takes me to California every three months and it was at my latest board meeting there that I ended up buying your massage tool product at a Relax The Back store. I was quite sore in my back and had planned to hike the Half Dome in Yosemite. Let’s just say that the Backnobber worked and I went up Half Dome, six hours going straight uphill and then three downhill."
By the way, the Backknobber II has become my best friend!!! I've been having a lot of back pain due to working out and standing all day at work with not the best shoes. Before I practice my drums I have a Backknobber II session to relax and release tension in my back! Awesome. Thanks!
"I occasionally have TMJ and sinus pressure symptoms but more often suffer stress related headaches due to my high pressure management career.
I often use the technique in my office for just a few minutes during my busy schedule to relieve my headaches and related symptoms.
The results are outstanding and my pain is almost always decreased significantly if not terminated all together without medication.
I would highly recommend it to anyone suffering from TMJ and/or headaches."
Hi Cindy and Pressure Positive Team,
I received my Backnobber yesterday and wanted to thank you for your fast friendly service. Mostly I wanted to thank you for inventing this great little massage tool. It is going to be life changing for me. I have already named it, "Little Buddy". Keep up the good work! Sincerely,
For your information, I managed to get a Backnobber II in the UK.
"I certainly recommend your product and your extremely helpful approach to ordering over the internet that saved me $80 on postage by directing me to a local site"
Please feel free to use me as a customer reference.
Just THANK GOD FOR YOUR BACKNOBBER II. Honestly, I thought my life was going to be relegated to constant pain. I do not like pain pills, not even NSAIDS. I had surgery after years of pain. Had not my spinal cord been compromised I may not have even qualified for the surgery.
They really don't care about arthritis pain in and of itself. Still, after words, a year and a half later and physical therapy it was pretty horrible. My brother had accidentally hit me swinging back with a baseball bat when I was 7 years old. This kid was going to be a major league player!. So I have known pain all my life, and it is not just my neck although my Neurologist said that he believes it to be the source of all my pain.
But while my body is catching up with my new neck (the Dr's expression...it was that bad!) I am just totally grateful for your product and that I was fortunate enough to find it! Thank you so much, guys.
I just received your Backnobber II massage tool from a friend...it is the best gift I have ever been given. So much of my back, neck and shoulder pain I have been living with for years is now gone with just correct placement and gentle flexing.
Do you have any plans to make a slightly larger one to accommodate us larger people so that I can more easily work on my lower back?
Thanks so much and I have already recommended this product to family!
I came across the Backnobber II by chance at a tradeshow where we were exhibiting a couple of booths down. I had no idea that I had just come across a very simple solution for treating problems I have had for years with my back, particularly around and under the shoulder blades. I pitched baseball growing up, but did the real damage while coaching baseball and throwing batting practice. I had an unsuccessful rotator cuff surgery and ended up going to a specialist for a second surgery, who used a "bone-block" to prevent my shoulder from coming out of socket. The result was a lot of scar tissue and deep tissue pain.
Over the years since then, I've never been able to "dig really deep" into those areas, and have never been successful at getting others to apply pressure in those exact spots with the intensity that I'm after. Those days are history! I now quickly and easily apply deep tissue therapy right where it hurts. ...with the Backnobber II massage tool you can apply as much pressure as you can possibly stand. A bonus is its simple design, which makes it easy for daily use and travel. I stand wholeheartedly behind this product and recommend it to anyone experiencing deep tissue pain in the shoulders or back areas. I only wish I had found one 20 years ago!
How can I become a distributor? I just received my Backnobber II today! It is wonderful, marvelous and I have nothing but good things to say about it. After showing it off a bit, everyone wants one. I wanted to know if there was a discount in ordering a certain number of these? I saw that in the home page that I could become a distributor as well. I am interested in becoming a distributor. I am in love with my Backnobber II massage tool. I won't be able to travel without it, anywhere! Please let me know what I need to do to become a distributor. I believe in this product and I can sell anything that I believe in!
Dear Pressure Positive,
Many years ago, one of my patients asked me an interesting question. They said, “Out of all of the products that you have recommended over the years for neck and back pain, if you had to pick just one, what would it be?” Without hesitation, my answer was “The Backnobber”. One of the things that I particularly like about this massage tool is that you can use it anywhere, anytime, without having to wait for an appointment.
Dear Pressure Positive,
As author of the book Self-Massage for Athletes, I try every self-massage and self-care tool I can get my hands on. The Backnobber II is an especially effective tool for active people. I've been using it regularly for the last six-weeks and am still finding new ways to benefit from its unique design.
As expected, it's very good for relieving tightness and trigger points in my back. What I didn't expect was that it would be as effective on my legs as it is. I've been running a lot lately and find this tool to be extremely helpful for relieving muscle pain and soreness in my legs.
I'm also finding it works very well in combination with yoga and Pilates. If I'd have known about this product, I'd have included it in my book. I highly recommend it or athletes of all kinds. The more active people you can get to try it, the better.
I love the Original Backnobber II! It is the most wonderful massage tool invention I have ever come across. I can't believe that it has been around so long and I haven't seen it. My doctor showed me hers a couple weeks ago and I went back to work and imediately ordered two. I also showed the people in my office a picture of it and my friend went home and ordered three!
Thank you so much for this device. It definately will make my life more comfortable and easier to get through the day. Very Sincerely,
My name is Xeno Muller. I am a two time Olympic medal winner in the Men's Single Skull. Gold in 1996 and Silver in 2000. My wife and I own an indoor rowing gym here in Costa Mesa, CA., The Iron Oarsman. This Christmas I bought my wife your Original Backnobber II. What a great massage tool! Good job!
The Iron Oarsman
Mens Single Skull Olympic Champion
Costa Mesa, CA
When the training intensifies, so do the associated pains and soreness. I’m never far from my Backnobber. It’s been in my training room for over fifteen years.
I wanted to let you know how valuable your product, the Backnobber, has been in my clinic. I am a physical therapist and have been using the Backnobber and issuing it to my patients for over 15 years. In our clinic, we use the Travell approach to trigger point release and have found the Backnobber to be a highly useful massage tool. It enables the patient to self manage their symptoms both between therapy sessions and after they have been discharged. Some of our clients even own two - they keep one at work and keep one at home! Thank you for making a product that is very effective, simple to use, easy to travel with, and reasonably priced. It has allowed our patients to become more involved in their recovery process and has improved the ability of our clients to self manage their symptoms after rehabilitation.
Dear Pressure Positive,
As a life long cyclist and expert category mountain bike racer, I spend hundreds of hours riding and training every year. All of this effort takes it's toll on my body so I am always looking for ways to speed recovery, and relieve pain and soreness by natural methods.
Your massage tools have become a valuable part of my daily routine. My favorites are the Backnobber II, the Palmassager, and the Orbit Massager. The Backnobber II and Palmassager are perfect for targeting any and all sore spots and the Orbit is especially good at flushing the soreness out of my tired leg muscles by improving circulation.
I take my Backnobber to work everyday now. I'm a true convert, a zealot! I now have my own personal massage therapist, anytime. And I am in control! As soft or hard as I want, even those hard to reach areas. Your company name says it all.
In fact, as I write this it is hanging from my shoulder. It has become such a part of me. I just turned 40 a month ago and I thought that these headaches and neckaches were just part of getting older, that they would never go away. But your product has proved me wrong. 4 weeks now without a headache. After 3 years! 4 weeks!
I cannot stress this enough and it comes from the bottom of my heart,...thank you for creating such a fine product.
One of my good friends has serious back pain and uses the The Original Backnobber® II massage tool to get relief. After a simple explanation on how to use the tool, I tried it on my back. Boy, does it work! I can reach these deep knots that I develop from swimming and surfing competitively. I can pull it apart and pack it in my sports bag too! I love how easy it is to eliminate the pain and be in top form again!
I must tell you about something that must be a world record. I used my Jacknobber II last night to stay on a Trigger Point under my scapula. It was twitching and in active spasm but I was able to hold steady on it with the Jacknobber for 14 minutes! I thought that I would have a massive bruise this morning but Ionly have a little red mark and no soreness. Isn't that amazing? Just had to share this with you. Without the Jack I doubt if anyone could've gotten under my scapula, let alone stay on it that long to get it to release. This is the beginning of my improvement. Have a good week.
Dear Pressure Positive,
I haven't needed to order anything personally for awhile but while I am at your website to show a patient the Backnobber II, I just wanted to let you know that I continue to recommend it to many people who are amazed that the discomfort they have dealt with for years is so easy to manage.
Dear Pressure Positive,
I just wanted to get back in touch with you and let you know how much the Jacknobbers, Indexknobbers and catalogs were appreciated. We distributed your materials to our students and have shared your catalog with our patients here at the Hospital.
Our workshop was a success. We had a full class with positive feedback from attending therapists.
In our clinic, the feedback from patients has all been very positive. Your massage tools and catalog are an easy and effective way to encourage patients to help manage muscle discomfort with self care techniques. I hope that the exposure your products received through our workshops helps to further your success.
LMP, Summit Therapy
Dear Pressure Positive:
I want to congratulate you on a fabulous product, the Backnobber II.
As a Psychologist, who specializes in Criminal Psychology, need I mention the stress involved in my job? At times, human lives hang in the balance, based on my ability to be able to extract critical information from less than stable perpetrators of crimes. In addition to that, I have severe arthritis in my neck and lower cervical area.
There is a pain cycle which involves several steps. This cycle can be triggered at any of these steps in the cycle. With me, it can start with stress. Stress causes muscle tension, tension causes spasm and muscle spasm causes pain, which causes more stress, and the cycle repeats and intensifies. If my arthritis is acting up the cycle may start with pain, which causes stress, then muscle tension, etc.
The key is to break this cycle. The Backnobber II seems to effectively accomplish breaking this cycle for me. The beauty of it is that the Backnobber II is portable and can be carried anywhere. I try to never be without mine due to back and neck pain that would normally be unreachable. This design also provides the ability to get excellent leverage so that you can properly and effectively apply acupressure to stop muscle spasms and break the pain cycle.
I have a number of tools at my disposal to try to alleviate pain. I have a tens unit. I have a clicker that produces an electrical pulse to contract the muscles. However, none of these items provides the ease of use of the Backnobber II. Not to mention, at times, I can't even reach the affected areas to use a tens unit or a muscle stimulator. I can use the Backnobber II anywhere, anytime. I can even use it while stopped in traffic during rush hour, another source of stress for me. In conclusion, I give the Backnobber II my most enthusiastic endorsement.
Anyone who suffers from neck, shoulder, or back pain simply must invest in this product. I'm sure your future customers will find, as I did, that this is a pain management tool that you will come to rely on, and will never be without. This is an investment that will pay for itself many times over in its ability to manage pain symptoms and alleviate spasms and stress.
Well done! Now all I need to do is invest in another so I can have one at work and at home, for those days when I forget to take my Backnobber II with me.
Las Vegas, NV
I recently purchased The Original Backnobber®. I cannot begin to tell you how it has helped me. Many nights, when suffering from excruciating pain, I have wished that there was some way that I could give myself deep tissue trigger point therapy but instead I suffered until I could get an appointment from my chiropractor and/or my massage therapist. I no longer have to suffer without being able to help myself.
A friend brings her Backnobber® II massage tool to work every day. It is getting so popular that we have to wait in line just to use it.
On behalf of the NAMTPT (National Association of Myofascial and Trigger Point Therapists) we would like to thank you for your continued support of this organization and your contributions to the clients we serve. Your massage tools are a great aid for people who suffer from Trigger Points and the practitioners who use them.
Best Regards,Elain M. Lennox R.N. CMTPT
Your Backnobber® II is great for those patients ..., as well as for all of us who need to de-stress after a hard days work . . . Add me to your list of loyal fans.
The Jacknobber® II you so kindly gave me to use on my husband, who is a paraplegic, has produced excellent results. He told me 7 or 8 (or9) times how much better his back felt after using the Jacknobber® II, and my hands weren't killing me! I can't tell you how appreciative I am. Thank you again for your help in a longstanding problem.
Without a doubt, The Backnobber II® is the best self massager I've ever used or experienced. It beats (by a very wide margin) the more expensive massage gadgets one can find at gadget stores like Sharper Image. WOW! I am so impressed by the simple, elegant design, and the results are phenomenal! I've just finished playing with it for the last 15 minutes and I feel like I've just had a professional accupressure massage. So, as someone who has chronic cervical spinal problems and who has become a massage-addict for several decades, I know when I have found something that works miracles. I've found it with The Backnobber II®. I'll gladly recommend it to anyone and everyone! Thanks for the brilliant engineering!
Dear Pressure Positive,
I am one of those people who have Fibromyalgia. In 1991 I purchased a Backnobber from a Myotherapist in Chicago. That Backnobber has been a wonderful tool in managing my muscle spasms. I refer many people to you and now I would like to buy another 2 or 3 of them. I am writing a book on Fibromyalgia and would like to have your permission to mention what a help your company has been.
I love my Backnobber. My husband uses it too and it sure gives relief. The User Guide is so easy to read and clear. What a help it has been, and I especially learned effective techniques from page 7.
I recently purchased the Orbit Massager and I can’t begin to tell you how pleased I am. What a great product! Being a software engineer, I am in front of my computer for hours at a time. After using the Orbit Massager on my neck and shoulders for a few minutes, the stiffness in my neck and shoulders is gone. I love my Orbit Massager!