Will the latest trend in relaxation work for you?
The Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response or ASMR for short, is becoming a huge trend because people claim they’ve felt it from ‘whispering women’ all over the Internet.
YouTube Star Maria has gained lots of followers claiming that she is capable of inducing ASMR ‘Brain Orgasms’.
ASMR is not a valid term. It is rather only a feeling that a part of the Earth’s population could feel. Some of them could feel some chills as the sounds trigger a relaxing sensation from the top of the head down to the spine.
However, there’s really nothing sexual about it.
The most popular non-female ASMR trigger could possibly be Bob Ross.
In his show painting trees and other areas, Ross’ voice and relaxing dialogue had led many to feel a snese of calm and cool.
Linda Craighead, PhD, a psychologist at Emory University, tells Yahoo Health that while there is “no scientific basis for this particular technique,” it’s possible that “what people are experiencing is akin to the phenomena associated with hypnosis and the relaxation response — so it may well help some people, particularly those who are more suggestible to hypnotic inductions.”
“There are lots of ways to trigger pleasurable feelings,” Art Markman, PhD, a psychologist at the University of Texas, tells Yahoo Health, “For example, the release of the hormone oxytocin is known to create feelings of trust and closeness with others. … Whatever the physiological basis of ASMR, it probably operates in the same way — that is, mechanisms that cause pleasant feelings are associated (for some people) with the soft sounds and soothing voices.”