Personalized stress balls are widely used by stressed out users to get relief from built-up stress and tension. These squishy balls are rolled and squeezed repeatedly in the palms of the hands and are known by different names like stress relievers, stress relief balls, stress toys. Some variations of stress balls include the musical balls, Chinese balls, and steel balls.
The original stress balls were made using polyurethane foam rubber that contained the bubbles formed when the foam was produced, giving the balls the “squidgy” feel to it. However, different versions of the ball are increasingly being made these days. The newer versions of these balls are made using gel or flour-like substance kept within a rubber, cloth or skin in the form of a skin. The proper use of stress balls lies with the texture and robustness. Also, the common shape of this popular gift item remains spherical, but one can also find these balls in almost every possible shape, and in different sizes and color. And due to the presence or balls that vary widely, it makes sense to select the one that meets your specific needs.
Hence, for the driver of a cab, the best option would be to select an elongated stress ball for using it in the small back of his body to stop stiffness from setting in that results from long sitting. In contrast, an aged person having arthritis in their hands would do well to select a softer ball that has nodules on the surface that would help in giving massage to the reflex points existing in the hands when used. Most people would find smaller balls like the musical or Chinese balls easy to use, though petite people could find other types of balls much easier.
Stress balls should not be considered as toys, in spite of their bright colors, and they should not be used by children. Nowadays, stress balls are increasingly being used as a tool to get relief from stress. Of course, the most common reason for this is the increasing number of people suffering from stress due to modern lifestyle. In fact, stress remains as one of the leading health problems in the United States and also in the western European countries due to increased stress levels and consequent illnesses. The reason for this situation is the increased level of mental or psychological pressure that people feel which they find it quite hard to get rid of, especially when the working hours are longer, with less time to get relief from stress.
Personalized stress balls are small and portable and they come at a price that is affordable and in lots of bright colors. While some stress balls are available with integral sparkle glitter, there are some that also vibrate when used. Mere squeezing of a stress ball repetitively can relieve the tension and stress that builds up during tight working. Stress balls are also used to prevent injuries arising from the repetitive strain that is often found among computer users.