Touchy-Feely Haptic Design, based out of Berlin, has created Heated Wall Surface Elements for Self Massage, and have designed Trigger Point Moldings, which are "rounded fibrous plaster forms that can be integrated into a wall surface. As suggestive protrusions, the mouldings encourage heightened, physical interactions between bodies and architectural surfaces, and suggest that buildings can perform, or intimate towards the necessary work of massage therapists. Heating elements inserted into the backs of the plaster protrusions warm the forms to body temperature and assist in muscle tension relief. As warmed wall areas, the protrusions create a gentle threshold between body and building.
Massage therapists commonly work to access and manipulate multiple trigger points in the body found in the shoulders, neck, knees, etc.. TOUCHY-FEELY worked in consultation with massage therapists to develop forms of an appropriate depth and shape to facilitate self-trigger point massage. The mouldings can be installed easily into any new or existing drywall or plastered wall surface at any desired height or in any density/pattern."