Feeling Stressed? Maybe This Odd New Trend Will Help You Relax
I know I should never be surprised at the latest internet trends but I always am. The latest trend? Soap. More specifically – people are carving and cutting up soap. To relax.
People are finding interesting and creative ways to cut, carve and crunch soap. According to experts, watching or trying this activity can have some surprisingly therapeutic effects. It’s reportedly a coping mechanism giving people a break from overstimulation on social media.
They are doing it for the ASMR effects. Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) is a term used for an experience characterised by a static-like or tingling sensation on the skin that typically begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine.
So, if you’re feeling stressed out – watch.