Printed stress balls make outstanding promotional gifts that encourage stress reduction while putting your advertising message in the palm of your future customers’ hands.
Build your image with our custom stress balls in a wide selection of fun shapes to match your advertising theme, including health, safety and transportation. Most of the promotional stress balls that you'll find are made out of Polyurethane, a firm yet giving foam that's fun and easy to squeeze, and perfect for relieving stress!
People have been dealing with stress since the beginning of time, so there should be no surprise that the invention of stress balls also dates back thousands of years ago. Most often, the concept of stress balls is traced back to China, where members of the Han Dynasty worked to improve focus and manual dexterity by rotating and maneuvering walnuts (yes, walnuts!) around in their hands.
Eventually, during the Sung Dynasty (960-1279 AD), people moved on to hand exercises using balls made of stone and metal, and then eventually in 1368 during the Ming Dynasty, the items we know of today, and the real influencer of modern day stress balls, Baoding balls, started being mass produced.
Used to improve hand strength and coordination, Baoding balls became the new walnuts, so to speak, and were also credited for relieving stress as they put weight on certain pressure points of the hand, resulting in better blood circulation and nerve stimulation. Though Baoding balls are still sold and used worldwide today, as time progressed, new, more affordable items became available on the market as new materials started to emerge.
Although some research suggests that stress balls won't directly decrease your heart rate or blood pressure, many healthcare professionals state that stress balls are useful for "progressive muscular tension," which is the idea that by tensing your muscles before relaxing them, you enable yourself to relax more thoroughly after you release, letting go of built-up, physical tension more effectively. As a fidget toy, stress balls are also thought to be good for mental health, as they allow users to focus energy and emotion on something other than what's causing stress.
Not only are custom stress balls are a great item to hand out to new students, patients or employees, but they're a really creative way for businesses of all kinds to put their message right into people's hands. From healthcare providers to wellness programs, to trade show giveaways, promotional stress balls are truly a healthy way to advertise!
When it comes to customization options for printed stress balls, our selection is vast! From baseballs and beach balls to cows and alligators, hardhats, and bricks to brains and eyeball stress balls, we have an option for every industry!