Ever felt like tossing something across the room in a moment of stress? Megan Wood finds out whether throwing an axe will provide the catharsis she needs.

The promise:

Axe throwing doesn't make lots of lofty wellbeing promises. It doesn't have to. No one needs to be persuaded to try axe throwing - well, at least I didn't. I was intent on trying it before I got to the "ing" in throwing. Why did it hold such appeal for me? With two kids my life is in a constant state of mayhem. The idea of physically releasing some tension in

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