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What is ASMR and how do we at Therapyroom1 use it?

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In short ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, it’s a phenomenon which is difficult to explain but essentially patients experience through a relaxing tingling in the scalp, back of the neck and also their back a very calming sensation that washes over you.

Is ASMR actually real?

We use ASMR to relax a patient who is suffering from stress, insomnia or tense about having a massage and so much more.

ASMR is real – probably although there has been little scientific research conducted on the topic, the vast amount information of anecdotal evidence is convincing that there is a common underlying condition.

Can everyone experience ASMR?

No! ASMR is not good for everyone and we talk and examine all patients before even considering it. Some patient with heightened psychological responses will never experience this sensation however some adults experience it for the first time and can give it a label. If you haven’t experienced ASMR before, it might just be that you haven’t found your personal triggers yet.

Benefits of ASMR?

Aside from the pleasurable relaxation sensation there are a range of other benefits too. ASMR has been shown to reduce stress levels and aid concentration among many other things. In our patients it has been shown to lift moods and create muscle relaxation.

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