A.S.M.R. is short for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. It refers to a pleasant and relaxing involuntary response that occurs in many people as a result of exposure to certain stimuli or “triggers”. The sensation can be different from person to person but it is generally characterized by a tingling feeling in the head, neck, back or limbs. The triggers are also unique to the individual, but some common ones include:
Soft speaking and/or close up whispering
Hypnotic hand motions
The sound of tapping on objects or crinkling objects
Massage, spa treatments, makeup application, hair cuts or hair play
Because it is such a relaxing, meditative and pleasurable sensation, many people who experience ASMR also enjoy trying to recreate or induce it in themselves. This is why ASMR videos created by “ASMR-tists” have become increasingly popular on social video platforms like Youtube.
ASMR has many wellness benefits and can be employed as:
a sleep aid
a form of self care or “me time”
a relief from feelings of stress, anxiety or depression
a meditative practice or way to be present
a therapeutic feeling of closeness or intimacy
relaxation and entertainment
All of the gift items here in our shop have been specially selected for their relaxing qualities and their ability to create soothing environments and experiences. Our gifts are commonly featured in ASMR videos, thanks to their relaxing qualities and the sounds they make.
Be sure to check out the Cellar Door ASMR Co. Youtube Channel as well where we make relaxing soft spoken videos about the gift items in our collections.