ASMR stands for "Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response." It's a fancy way of saying that some people get a special tingly, relaxing feeling when they hear certain gentle sounds, like whispering, tapping, or paper crinkling. These sounds trigger a kind of "feel-good" response in their bodies, often starting at the head and going down the back. Many folks find ASMR really soothing and use it to relax and de-stress. It's like a little internal massage for the brain!


ASMR Healing, or Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response Healing, is a unique and increasingly popular approach to wellness that harnesses the soothing and calming effects of ASMR, a phenomenon characterized by tingling sensations, often experienced on the scalp and down the spine, triggered by specific auditory or visual stimuli. In ASMR Healing, these gentle, ASMR-inducing stimuli, such as soft whispers, tapping, or crinkling sounds, are intentionally incorporated into sessions to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and enhance emotional well-being. This emerging practice has gained a dedicated following, offering a novel way to address mental and emotional concerns through the power of sensory triggers.

At Centre for Personal Wellbeing, we created bespoke ASMR combined with meditation therapy.

How does ASMR work?

ASMR, or Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, works by triggering a calming and pleasurable sensation in some people when they hear or see specific gentle and repetitive sounds or actions. These triggers can include whispering, tapping, brushing, or even watching someone complete a meticulous task. It's thought that ASMR works by activating the brain's reward and pleasure centers, releasing feel-good chemicals like endorphins, which result in a relaxed and tingly sensation, often starting at the scalp and moving down the spine. Essentially, ASMR provides a sensory experience that can promote relaxation, reduce stress, and help some individuals sleep better. However, it's important to note that not everyone experiences ASMR, and its effects can vary widely from person to person.

Is ASMR safe?

Yes, ASMR is generally considered safe. It's a natural response that some people experience when exposed to specific gentle sounds or actions. ASMR is typically used as a relaxation and stress-reduction technique, and it doesn't pose any known health risks. People often find it soothing and enjoyable. However, it's essential to use ASMR in a safe and comfortable environment, and if any sound or trigger makes someone uncomfortable or anxious, they should stop using it. It's important to note that ASMR is not a medical treatment or a substitute for professional healthcare, so it should not be relied upon to address serious medical or psychological issues.

What happens during an ASMR session?

During an ASMR session, individuals are exposed to specific gentle auditory or visual triggers, such as whispering, tapping, or personal attention roleplays, which may induce a tingling sensation often starting at the scalp and moving down the neck and spine. This sensation is frequently described as calming and pleasurable, promoting relaxation and potentially enhancing focus. ASMR sessions can also be used to improve sleep, as many people find them conducive to unwinding before bedtime. ASMR is a highly individual experience, and the effectiveness of triggers varies from person to person, making it important for individuals to explore various ASMR content to find what suits them best.

How many sessions do I need to experience results?

The number of sessions needed can vary depending on individual goals and responses. Some people experience noticeable shifts after just one session, while others might prefer a series of sessions to achieve more profound and lasting effects.

Can ASMR session be done online or over a distance?

Yes, ASMR sessions can be conducted online or over a distance. Many individuals and content creators share ASMR videos or audio recordings on the internet, making it accessible to people worldwide. These online ASMR sessions allow individuals to experience the soothing and relaxing effects of ASMR triggers from the comfort of their own space. Whether it's through live streams, pre-recorded videos, or audio recordings, online ASMR sessions have become a popular way for people to enjoy the benefits of ASMR remotely.

Will I feel anything during the session?

Whether you will feel something during an ASMR session depends on your individual sensitivity to ASMR triggers. Not everyone experiences ASMR, and the sensations can vary widely among those who do. Common experiences include a gentle tingling sensation, often starting on the scalp and moving down the neck and spine, a deep sense of relaxation, and an enhanced state of focus or awareness. However, some individuals may not feel anything significant, while others might find ASMR sessions uncomfortable or not particularly enjoyable. ASMR is a highly subjective experience, and the effects can differ from person to person. It's important to keep an open mind and explore different ASMR content to see if it works for you.

Is ASMR suitable for children?

ASMR content is generally considered suitable for children, but it should be used with caution and under parental supervision, especially for younger children.

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