Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) is a physical sensation of pleasurable tingling in the head and scalp that often moves don the spine and through the limbs. It is usually caused by external “triggers.”

I am a huge fan of ASMR videos on YouTube. I watch them to help relieve stress, insomnia, and to relax before meditation. I started watching ASMR videos when I was pregnant to help me fall asleep. I was in so much pain from my sore back, hip, and belly muscles. Watching the ASMR videos worked as a muscle relaxant. After my first experience with MassageASMR, I was hooked.

I started figuring out my triggers, aka what makes my brain tingle. So far I have come up with the following:

  • Tapping
  • Accented whispering
  • Personal Attention (roleplaying videos)
  • Haircuts, head touches
  • Wooden blocks rubbing together
  • Watching/Listening to someone write or type
  • Clothes crinkling
  • Someone drawing on my body, massages
  • Someone reading to me

Not everyone will experience ASMR triggers or even ASMR period. There haven’t been many studies (if any) on why only certain people experience ASMR and why these triggers.

For some of my favorite ASMR artists and videos check out my ASMR spotlight. Our first ASMR spotlight video is from MassageASMR.

I prefer his tapping and Dr. Dmitri videos. Here’s my current favorite video:

My only critique about the video would be to request more inaudible whispering along with rubbing the wooden blocks together. Such a relaxing sound! I love hearing the blocks being rubbed together in one ear and then moved to the other. The transition gives my brain tingles. His videos are always so enthusiastic and he posts regularly. The video and audio of each video is just top notch. If you haven’t checked him out before, check him out now!!

Enjoy the brain tingles!!

You can also follow MassageASMR on Twitter @MassageASMR.

The Dragon


Hello! I am The Dragon, creator of The Dragon’s, Jedite’s wife, Co-Creator of Captain Little Dude, Geek, Gamer, Nerd, fangirl, bookworm, and Pagan. Pastry Chef turned Web Designer. Entrepreneur. Philanthropist. Human. Feminist.