Wellness Provocateur Vlog no. 11: ASMR Relaxation for Chronic Pain
I was first introduced to ASMR by my fabulous friend Annie Makoff. I will let her introduce it here:
What is ASMR?
ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. It’s a tingle or a chill you experience at the back of your neck, down your spine, or anywhere in your body when you hear a certain sound (mainly a voice) that truly relaxes you.
Have you ever spoken to someone on the phone who has the most relaxing voice ever it’s given you a tingle? Not in a sexual way… just because it was just so relaxing.
Millions and billions of people experience ASMR on a daily basis but have no idea what it is.
And it’s not just voices – it sounds. It might be tapping, hearing someone turn the pages of a magazine, crinkling some paper, anything.
Predominantly, triggering ASMR is great for sleep and relaxation. They are characterised by people ‘speaking softly’ or whispering.
What ASMR isn’t
Sexual. Some of the videos may appear initially a bit strange, even weird at first, but they’re all designed to trigger an ASMR response – there is absolutely no sexual element to them.
What ASMR is for
ASMR can really support us when we are working with chronic pain. It can help with insomnia, fear, stress and anxiety.
I’ve made a Wellness Provocateur Vlog of an ASMR relaxation to help when you have difficult pain or a bad day.
Try it here and let me know what you think! If you liked the video, don’t forget to share it.
What’s your favourite way to relax? Do you have an ASMR video you love?