There is an unexplainable thrill in popping bubble wrap. How do you pop them: individually or with a mass squeeze? Even children first introduced to popping bubble wrap show as much joy as seasoned veterans. Popping the bubbles releases muscle tension, which in-turn contributes to relaxation. If you are feeling a little stressed or on-edge, popping bubble-wrap may help you self-soothe. But if don’t have a stash of bubble wrap available, engaging in repetitive behaviors, such as crocheting or doodling, can also help pop-out some of your stress.