Libby Copeland lives in Westchester, NY, USA and has a BA degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA.
She has been a staff reporter, editor, and/or writer for The Washington Post, Slate, New York Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and Glamour, as well as, made appearances on MSNBC, CNN, and NPR.
Libby also has a strong interest in ASMR.
She recently traveled to Brooklyn, NY to experience one of the first live, in-person, professional ASMR services called Whisperlodge, and then wrote about it for New York Magazine.
I’ve reported previously about spas in Canada and Ireland offering or considering ASMR-type services.
Brooklyn, NY, USA now joins the list with the announcement of Whisperlodge, a concept which is self-described as,
“An immersive spa for the senses, coaxing you to tune in to yourself with live ASMR.”
The description at one of the Whisperlodge websites continues with additional details,
ASMR is a relaxing sensation experienced in the real world and often through one-on-one interactions.
One of the greatest curiosities is that ASMR can also be strongly stimulated by watching videos of ASMR triggering behaviors and sounds recorded by talented ASMR artists.
One of those talented artists includes Emma Smith, the popular online ASMR artist known as WhispersRed.
And now Emma has brought the ASMR experience full circle by transitioning ASMR from a real world, individual-based experience to an online, global-based experience and then back to the real world as a live, audience-based experience.
I have previously written an article about an in-person ASMR spa in Canada.
Well, the lucky citizens of Ireland may also be getting a new ASMR spa for their real world tingles and relaxation.
Amanda Rose Doherty is a product manager at a pharmaceutical company in Dublin, Ireland and received her Business Studies Degree in Marketing at Dublin City University.
Amanda is also interested in opening up an ASMR spa in Dublin.
Her keen marketing education and wisdom is guiding her to make informed decisions about her spa vision. To help her do this, she has created a survey to gather input from those within the ASMR community.
In my interview with Amanda she shares her inspiration for an ASMR spa, her goals for the survey about the spa, her perceived challenges of bringing her idea to reality, her wonderful vision of an ASMR-enriched future and more.