Therapeutic Cuddling

Have you heard of professional cuddling?

Touch is the first sense we develop in utero and it’s the last sense to go in old age. We know how important skin-to-skin contact is for infants to thrive. Touch is just as important at every age.

“Studies show that touching patients with Alzheimer’s disease can have huge effects on getting them to relax, make emotional connections with others, and reduce their symptoms of depression.” Berkeley – The Science of Touch

Cuddling triggers dopamine, the pleasure hormone, and reduces cortisol, the stress hormone. It increases oxytocin and serotonin, which can reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep, lower inflammation, and reduce blood pressure and heart disease risk. Cuddling can ease pain, help regulate weight by curbing emotional and binge eating, reduce depression, and strengthen immunity.

WebMD – Health Benefits of Cuddling

8 Reasons to Cuddle

Cuddling can benefit people who have been through abuse and trauma, and help them rebuild trust and learn to build intimate connections. Cuddling can help someone who has lost a spouse or close family member through the grieving process. Cuddling and human contact in general can help those who are isolated and lonely. A person going through any of these things may become comfortable enough to open up and talk through their feelings, which can in turn help them heal.

I am here to serve a variety of clients with therapeutic cuddling, touch, and companionship. Whether you need company for dinner or someone to watch a movie with, a companion for a walk in the park, or overnight assistance with a sleep disorder, I am here for you. I serve clients who just want to hold someone’s hand and those who need someone to cuddle with them, clients who need someone to lend an ear and those who prefer silence or comforting music. A client may ask for a back rub or ask permission to give one.

Whatever service is requested, overall well-being is the goal, and your comfort is priority. Communication is key, consent is always required, and all services are platonic and clothed. Please click here for all services and rates and here to request an appointment.