Mental Health Therapy

Smashing is fun. That’s for sure. But did you know that smashing provides several important mental health benefits?

Confidence and Empowerment

The first mental health benefit of smashing is an increased sense of self-confidence and self-empowerment. Most people feel this right after their first smash session. That’s because you just did something you been told your whole life you “cannot do”. You’ve been told not to break the glasses, don’t drop the dishes, and be very careful around with your computer.

The constant warnings of what not to do eventually bottle-up and are projected on other aspects of your life. You may feel like you “cannot” ask for a promotion, start a business, move to a new city, or anything else you want to do but feel you “cannot”.

When you smash the things you’ve been told not to break, you are also smashing any other preconceived notions of what you cannot do! The actual physical act releases endorphins which sends a very powerful message to your subconscious that says “YES, I CAN!”

That is why so many people emerge from their smash session exclaiming “I feel like I am on top of the world!”

Emotional Catharsis

The second mental health benefit of smashing stems from modern day societal expectations of behavior.

We’re told – especially women – to bottle up our emotions. We’re told to “settle down” when we express any strong emotions. We’re told, in essence, not to be human; not to experience the breadth of human emotions that are vital to our survival.

This is especially unhealthy in our modern world where stress is coming at us from every direction and is historically at an all-time high.

Smashing allows you to tap into that aspect of human emotions and release it in a safe and healthy way. Smashing allows you to release the very emotions you’ve been told to bottle up your whole life.

When you smash, you’ll understand the reason behind the old saying “You don’t feel the weight of something you’ve been carrying until you feel the weight of its release”.


Finally, smashing is a proven way to transmute traumatic life events.

While not a cure, smashing helps to move to the next level of the ladder of healing when dealing with especially difficult life events, including divorce, death, job loss, and illness.

When smashing to work through major life events, we suggest combining smashing with traditional forms of talk therapy.

Breakthrough Smash Room has partnered with The Healing Effect, a licensed mental health therapy company run by Stefanny Balestracci, Clinical Supervisor and Clinical Director.

To get in touch with Stefanny Balestracci from The Healing Effect and discuss mental health therapy options, please contact Stefanny at or visit her web site.

If you are in immediate need of help, please consider the following hotlines:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Hours: Available 24 hours. Languages: English, Spanish.

SAMHSA’s National Helpline

is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

What our Guest Say

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Hannah Carr

The experience is fun and really stress relieving, people are friendly and lots of options to smash. I didn’t realize how many items would come in one crate so it went by faster than I expected. Next time I’d bring a whole crate of my own items to make it longer!

Jason H

Sister and son were in town for holidays from small town and the boy was delighted to get a chance to smash. As I paid I was delighted with the value of the packages and the well run facility with friendly, knowledgeable staff. Will absolutely repeat with other relatives and may even give it a whack myself!


Great time! Much needed way to blow of steam!

Heather Locker

I had a my daughters birthday party here this year. The birthday package is so worth it 2 hours of smashing fun. The pizza was good. This will be a core memory for my daughter and her friends.

Randy Dick

Pretty cool place to blow off steam

Vicky Quach

I highly recommend trying this if you’re on the fence. It was a fun and unique experience! They provided a speaker that you can connect music with while you’re breaking stuff. A great stress-relieving activity to do with others. The staff on site was really friendly and made the experience a positive one.

Vee Vi

Had such an amazing time! The front desk woman was a sweetheart as well. My family & I had fun smashing things. Ofc to some ppl it may be silly to do this. Why not do it at home? Well 1. I don’t want to clean up glass 2. We don’t drink beers lol 3. It’s cheaper than therapy! Definitely recommend it. Like

JoAnna H

I love the stress relief but it seems like it’s over too quick for the price.

Jezel Oconnor

I had the best experience here. My friends and I have been dealing with a lot of terrible things in our life. We just felt so angry. I decided to book this experience. It was a first for all three of us. You can choose from so many things to smash. It was an easy check in process. They offer lockers to keep your stuff in. You can hook up your phone to their blue tooth speaker to play music. The staff is super friendly and super helpful! And they wrote inspirational stuff in the room that pertained to our situation. This was the most therapeutic thing I have ever experienced. 100% Recommend!

Lakeytta Paul

Awesome service. Had a lot of fun. This was so needed. The two girls and the guy who was there were very helpful, and they made sure we had an enjoyable time. They took care of me and my wife, my mother and our godson, and made sure we had a good time. Will recommend this for anyone to at least try it once and keep going back.