Use Soap Cutting as a Natural Drug for Chronic Pain, Depression, and Disability
April 28, 2018
Soap cutting is an Internet trend. But I totally get how this is a thing. I mean, unless you can’t get over how wasteful it seems to be, in which I can’t blame you. However, many have reported they reuse the soap.
But it’s worth a gander as it seems to be a form of visual meditation for those who find it hard to meditate without getting visual or auditory cues or who find meditating flares their anxiety instead of helping it. It is also a natural drug of sorts. It’s said to temporarily alleviate symptoms of chronic pain and depression.
The reason I’m sharing this trend is that it can be helpful for those of us who need to relax and engage in things that keep our brains connected, but not overstimulated. We have so much we are dealing with physically and mentally while dealing with temporary or chronic disability, that we need a toolbox of self-soothers and other mental helpers. A calm mind can help calm the body.
Like someone brushing your hair or whispering, soap cutting is connected to the autonomous sensory meridian response. ASMR is, “a term used for an experience characterized 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. [It gives us a low-grade euphoria] characterized by a combination of positive feelings…”