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A Smashing Good Time: Customer Testimonials.

Here at Simply Smashing, A Rage Release Room we provide a lot of things to a lot of people. Whether it be a fun night with friends, an exciting first date, family bonding, or something more serious, all of us here at Simply Smashing love being able to provide an experience our customers will enjoy and talk about for weeks to come. With this blog, I would like to take some time to spotlight a very moving customer testimonial we recently received. Our customer’s experiences are incredibly important to us, and this recent visit touched our hearts.

A woman brought her friend who is suffering with Stage 4 cancer to Simply Smashing.
They were screaming and laughing with delight during their session. Upon exiting the room she shared:

“I’ve been receiving chemotherapy for 3 and a half years, and this 20 minutes was the most fun I’ve had in that 3 and a half years”.

– Susan
11/19/19

This is truly most humbling and gratifying. These kinds of moments mean the world to us, and remind us why we do what we do. Thank you so much to Susan and her friend for the visit to Simply Smashing, we will not soon forget your kind words.

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How You can Smash away Anger and Frustrations in a Rage Room

What happens after someone smashes away anger and frustrations in a Rage Room?
Releasing anger and frustrations in a rage room

“That’s Amazing!”

“That was Awesome!”

These are the exclamations expressed by over 95% of the people who exit the rage room after a 25 minute session of breaking stuff.

At Simply Smashing, “a Rage Release Room” we offer recreational and therapeutic destruction of inanimate objects. Two-thirds come in just to have a great time doing what they’ve always wanted to do without consequence. The rest come in to alleviate all levels of stress from a bad day at work to a tragedy in their life. Therapists and life coaches often come in to let go of depression, anxieties, anger and frustrations. Over 60% of our patrons are women.

I had no idea how profound an experience this would be for so many people.

I’d like to share 2 stories that made a huge impression on  me…

A woman came in with her 8 year old son twice. Just 6 weeks after his father was diagnosed with cancer, he passed away. The boy was so angry and confused — pivoting between depression and acting out. Mom was dealing with her own grief and wanted to do anything she could to help her son. 

Because Simply Smashing is “a safe place to lose control”, they yelled, screamed and even cried together. They finished and came out with a huge satisfied smile on their faces.

Facing Cancer Anger and Frustrations

A woman of 28, wife, mother of two young children, found out she had untreatable, terminal cancer. She made an appointment for her and her best friend from back east, who she just picked up at the airport. Immediately afterwards, they were planning to drive up the west coast to spend what was most likely their last time together. She was handling things with so much courage and acceptance. She said the silver lining was that now she could spend the little time she had left with the people she loved, doing things she always wanted to do but had put off.

I had the honor to see what they wrote on the blackboard to cast off the remaining anger that was not welcome on their quest. It is very touching and inspiring.

Simply Smashing Rage Room Blackboard of anger

Rage Room participants write about their anger and frustrations on the blackboard.

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