Apropos of nothing, here are 9 places in Milwaukee (and the surrounding Milwaukee area) where you can relax or break stuff! (This list is far from exhaustive, so let us know YOUR favorite place to relax or break stuff!)

211 W. Freshwater Way
“Research shows that the effects of a float session can be equivalent to eight hours of deep sleep, making it one of the most efficient relaxation therapies available. A float tank is an enclosed structure (or open pool) which eliminates external stimuli, and resets your senses. Each tank holds approximately 200 gallons of water with 900 lbs. of dissolved Epsom salts, enabling a person to float effortlessly. The water is heated to an average skin temperature, all but eliminating the sensation. Floaters describe the experience like ‘drifting in empty space.'”
(Read our articles on Float Milwaukee HERE and HERE.)

3174 S. Howell Ave.
“We are a team of holistic health practitioners who use integrative medicine to heal individuals suffering from the symptoms of: depression, anxiety, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, post-traumatic stress, insomnia, stress, chronic illness, digestive issues, auto-immune disease, medication side effects, migraines, allergies, womens’ health issues, and chronic and acute pain. Our passion is to help individuals take control of their health by finding the root cause of the symptoms and assisting them in making the necessary changes in the body to support mental wellness, physical comfort and emotional harmony.”
(Read our article on MKE MindBody Wellness HERE.)

10111 W. Capitol Dr., Suite 10, Wauwatosa
“Smash Zone is a safe, fun environment where you can let out any emotions, stress, anger, passion, frustration, anything you’re feeling, we’re here to help. In addition to releasing excess tension, you’ll experience something completely new and truly life changing. Bring your friends, grab one of the provided bats, crowbars or sledgehammers and a box of items just waiting to be smashed to bits, crank up your favorite music and get to smashing! We provide everything you’ll need in order to express yourself, including the tools, breakables, protective gear and a room literally made for destruction.”

435 E. Lincoln Ave., 2nd floor
“Milwaukee Community Acupuncture provides affordable, quality, and individualized acupuncture treatments to people of all means and backgrounds. We offer acupuncture treatments on a sliding scale of $20-50 per visit, with an additional $10 new patient consultation fee for the first visit. You decide what you can pay at each visit. This allows you to come as often and as long as you need to get better and stay better. When you visit us, you will be treated in recliners alongside other patients in a discrete and comfortable treatment room that is similar to a living room. We use points easily accessed on the arms, legs and head, so it isn’t necessary to undress.”
(Read our article on Milwaukee Community Acupuncture HERE.)

various locations in Milwaukee, Mequon, and Glendale
“Neroli Salon & Spa was founded in 1993 in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward. We are a team committed to our passion of caring for our guests by providing impeccable salon and spa services. Our team comes from a diverse background with a variety of specialties that enable us to take a customized approach to meet the needs of every guest we have the honor of serving.”

2344 N. Oakland Ave.
“The Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee provides opportunities to learn how to meditate and live more mindfully. We also offer classes and programs for those who want to deepen their practice and study on the Shambhala Buddhist path. Finally, we’re here as a gathering place for all who aspire to a good human society; so that together we can make the vision of a sane and kind world…Enlightened Society, a reality in Milwaukee and beyond.”

2825 N. Stowell Ave.
“Walking the path of liberation, we express our intimate connection with all beings. Welcoming diversity, here at Milwaukee Zen Center the practice of zazen is available to people of every race, nationality, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, and physical ability. May all beings realize their true nature.”

various locations in Milwaukee, Mequon, and Waukesha
“The Mindfulness Community of Milwaukee has been practicing together since September 1993, and has had a freestanding practice center since November 1998. We are an open community and are open to having anyone, no matter what their background or experience is, practice with us. During this rather difficult time, all of our meetings are being virtually. However if you are new to the practice, or would like more information please don’t hesitate to contact us.”

2018 S. 1st Street, inside Lincoln Warehouse
“Bust-N-Stuff is a place where you can have fun, let loose and bust stuff. Come experience Wisconsin’s longest running Rage Room.”

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Matt Wild weighs between 140 and 145 pounds. He lives on Milwaukee's east side.