Portable Zen

A desire for efficient relief prompts an influx of handsfree relaxation devices

Implications - With the average American adult facing numerous responsibilities in the workplace and at home, managing stress and anxiety amid such demanding circumstances can be overwhelming. As a means to alleviate restlessness in a more efficient manner, consumers are turning to sources of relief they can partake in on-the-go. Though ironic, the desire to relieve stress without pause from a busy schedule demonstrates a true dedication to hard work in today's consumer.
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