WHAT A FEELING
MEN'S FOLIO Malaysia|October 2020
WHAT A FEELING
Kick back and relax with ASMR, a new stimulating audiovisual therapy that triggers deep relaxation.
Syazil Abd Rahim

For some weird reasons, I have always envied those who can easily slip into their goodnight slumber after a warm bath. In my case, unwinding and relaxing towards the end of the day tend to come with a list of preconditions, and sometimes even after ticking all the boxes, I still find it difficult of doss off. Then this one night, I was scrolling through YouTube in bed and I came across a video of a woman folding a piece of paper. Curiously, as I watched the video, I felt a tingling sensation at the back of my head, just like having my hair brushed back gently when I was child. Moments later, my limbs started to relax and sink into the soft mattress. I tapped on another recommended video from the same YouTuber and I found my eyes getting heavier before reaching the end, and like in Alice in Wonderland, I tumbled down the rabbit hole of the intriguing ASMR phenomenon.

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October 2020