What is ASMR?

Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) is a term used for a deeply relaxing, sometimes sleepy feeling that’s characterized by a static-like or tingling sensation. It usually starts from the scalp and travels down the back of the neck, spine, and throughout the limbs and has been described as a “low-grade euphoria” comprised of positive feelings, both mentally and physically. ASMR most commonly occurs in response to specific acoustic or visual stimuli and personal attention, but there are many varying triggers that work for all individuals.


ASMR Triggers Can Include:

  • A softly spoken or whispering voice

  • Quiet, slow, and repetitive sounds – e.g. tapping and scratching

  • Watching somebody attentively and carefully execute a task such as hair brushing, drawing, cutting soap

  • Receiving altruistic, tender, personal attention

  • ... and so much more!


As ASMR continues to be a booming subculture mainly experienced via online audio and video content, tinglesbar® provides a physical space that offers LIVE, in-person stimuli to induces ASMR on clients in real time. Currently based in Toronto, Canada, our unique services are developed and curated from traditional ASMR triggers with a goal to relieve stress and anxiety and encourage a state of relaxation and calm – whether you're an avid fan of the ASMR phenomenon, an active member of the community, or a first-time Tingler – we welcome you with open hands!


At tinglesbar® our mission is to offer a welcoming space to experience and encourage pure delight through LIVE ASMR. We are an open community free of judgement and negative energy, with a drive to overcome any inhibitions by providing and sustaining ease, enjoyment, and comfort. We hope to build new connections everyday for continued belongingness amongst our “tinglers” tribe made up of ASMR-enthusiasts and artists alike. 


We believe in access to a consistent state of well-being and mindfulness, and we hope you will join us in our exploration of this ongoing endeavour – it feels nice to be here.