From Japan To Andheri: Mumbai, Smash Stress At A Brand New Rage Room

Rage rooms are playgrounds for pent-up frustration.
Rage rooms are playgrounds for pent-up frustration. Rage Room India

Remember that time you really wanted to throw your phone out the window? Or when receiving an email made you want to hurl your keyboard across the room? Maybe the never-ending commute left you wanting to throw your shoes at a rickshaw. Well, fret no more, dear stress-ridden citizens, as Mumbai now has a gloriously unorthodox solution; a Rage Room! 

Rage rooms are like playgrounds for pent-up frustration, where you can unleash your inner hulk and smash things to smithereens. Think beer bottles, ceramic mugs, glass bowls, tube lights, TV – anything but living beings, of course.

The concept of rage rooms first gained traction in Japan's high-pressure work environment, where individuals sought beneficial ways to ease recession blues during the 2008 financial crisis. It further became popular in Serbia, the U.K. and the U.S. These rooms are noted to be based on the Catharsis Theory, which states that rather than venting feelings inappropriately, it is healthier for an individual to release them through physical activity or any relieving activity which won't have any negative repercussions.

Contrary to this theory, rage rooms seem like a good way to release anger but don't offer a proper solution. "You can smash and scream all you like, but it won't necessarily address the underlying issues," states a psychotherapist, Dr. Sheri Jacobson, while speaking about rage rooms. Smashing things means expressing anger outwardly and not dealing with the root cause of the built-up anger. It's like clearing rubble after an earthquake - the damage remains. So, while rage rooms are a fun way to temporarily unwind, acknowledging our emotions and finding a permanent solution is also necessary.

Interestingly, according to statistics, the majority of the customers of rage rooms worldwide are women. Rage rooms could be a great way to channel female rage and express the desire to break things in a space that's specifically designed for it.

Available in Bangalore, Chennai, and now open in Mumbai, Rage Room India provides various stress relief packages, trial package starting from ₹9 per person. It's like retail therapy but with more flying debris and way less buyer's remorse. Rage Room India is perfect for friend groups looking for a unique bonding experience, a smashing date, or for anyone who just needs to scream and smash something without consequences and judgement.

Rage Room India

Timings: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Location: Andheri (East), Near Sakinaka Metro Station

For more information, check out their website here.

Disclaimer: Rage rooms are not a substitute for professional mental health help. If you're struggling with serious anger issues, please seek professional guidance. But for everyone else, go forth and smash your frustrations with joy!

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