The Science of Stress Balls
Stress is caused by taking information from two channels – both through primary senses like sight and touch as well as through our intellectual channel: the brain. When the wires get crossed, we get overwhelmed and feel ready to tear our hair out. Squeezing a stress ball makes us feel like we've got our primary channel under control, leaving our brain free to focus on the task at hand.
Aside from increasing focus, stress balls also give our bodies the chance to release physical tension. We clench up when dealing with frustrations and squeezing a stress ball activates our arm muscles to contract and release. This improves blood circulation and gives us much-needed relief.