BY: QUENTIN STUCKEY
You come home from a long day of work, feeling physically sluggish and emotionally worn out. You start to think about doing it all over again tomorrow. Of course, you do your best to ignore this sinking realization and focus only on finding a way to de-stress.
You take out your phone and type into Google (your fingers still trembling): “effective ways to reduce stress.” A multitude of articles filled with specific tips appear before you on your screen. These tips include listening to soothing music, meditation, laughing, socializing and even writing, which are all indeed efficient methods to reduce the stress in one’s daily life. But at the heart of every stress-filled moment from our hectic twenty-first century schedules is something we don’t always want to acknowledge.
We are all filled with a certain amount of rage. We are angry because maybe we’re not working at our ideal job, we’re in financial debt, we just got out of a relationship with someone we loved or maybe we feel that we have no proper outlet to truly let our negative emotions out. There’s something so psychologically satisfying about physically breaking objects like glasses, plates, tables, chairs and even automobiles. Though if we were to come home from work every day and smash a plate for every person that annoyed us, we wouldn’t have anything to eat off of.
Luckily, there is a room that allows you the opportunity to let out this anger by smashing objects of your choosing in a safe, controlled environment. You are now entering The Rage Room.
Several Rage Room locations have been popping up all over North America but the recent location in downtown Toronto is all the rage. Created by Battle Sports, the Rage Room is a specialized room where you are equipped with a full body protective suit including gloves and a helmet; you have all kinds of weapons to choose from such as baseball bats, hammers and crow bars and several every day, fragile items; the only thing you have to do is smash and destroy these items.
The purpose of the room is allowing everyday people to safely unleash their anger and rage on household objects, without hurting their homes, themselves or anyone else. Battle Sports even allows you to bring along a friend or date to share in the experience. Although this kind of therapy may not be the best option for everyone suffering from stress or anger, it is nonetheless an intriguing way to de-stress and not to mention get an interesting story out of it.
Visit BattleSports.ca for pricing and to book your Rage Room session. The Toronto Rage Room is located at 579 Yonge Street.