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Bubble wrap = stress relief?

Ariel Ariel
TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

You get something shipped to your house. You open it. Are you more excited to pop the bubble wrap than see your new product? Some people are.

Well, people like popping that stuff so much they've have a day set aside for it. January thirty-first is National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day.

We went out, armed with this information, and the fact that a new study is out claiming bubble wrap popping can be as soothing as a massage.

With all the hustling and bustling..just what is bustling..anyway..there's a lot of stress out there. Just driving down the road can cause it.

There are many ways to relieve your stress, and now, according to Kelton Research, there's one more. Bubble wrap. They're study claims a minute of bubble popping equals a half hour massage.

"Wow. I need to invest in a roll of bubble wrap," said Sheryl.

"Get after it," said Kay.

"Is it really? I believe that," said Katie.

"It's probably true," Said Cindy.

"Here you go, I said throwing her a roll of bubble wrap.

"Oh, sure. I feel like I've got something to..Ooo, yeah!" Cindy was getting out some frustration.

"Are you feeling better already?" Gretchen asked Kay.

"Oh, yeah," Kay replied.

"Sounds like fireworks. A little party," commented Sheryl.

"Are you feeling better?" I asked Mathew and Katie.

"Oh, definitely. A lot!" Mathew remarked.

Little Ariel is three. She's never popped the wrap.

"I like it," she said.

Everyone likes it, Ariel.

"It's a good stress reliever..unless of course you have a bunch of people doing it at once. Then it makes stress," Sheryl observed.

Well, we should ask an expert if a minute of popping this is as good as a half hour massage.  Abby who owns Stone's School of Massage.

"I tried it. It's not. Although this is really fun, it's not as good as a massage," stated Abby Stone."We could have one minute of popping this stuff, and one minute on the massage table and let the customer decide. I guarantee we'll win out."

So, the jury's still out on this one. Ariel just can't stop popping and is about to turn four.

"So, what do you want for your birthday?"  I asked.

"Uh, this," she said holding up the bubble wrap.

Yeah. She's relieving some major three year old stress.

The survey by Kelton Research also stated that people who popped bubble wrap in the last seven days are less worried about their health.

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