Session Rate: $100/hour In-calls + Travel Fees for Out-calls (Hospitals/Hospices)
New York, NY
About Shanna Marie
Everyone needs touch, attention, affection and appreciation… we yearn for it especially when we experience stress, challenging transitions, loss and grief, unmet expectations or when we desire to share platonic, consensual and non-sexual intimacy.
Touch is a powerful way to feel the sensations of being alive and cuddling is a deeply nourishing way to feel good. When we feel good, our bodies are relaxed, our breath is fuller, our thoughts and heart rate slow down, our minds are calmer and clearer. We experience a deep connection to our bodies and the sheer pleasure of being present. When we show up for ourselves in this way, life tends to show up a little differently… maybe a little lighter and easier to navigate.
I like touching others on different levels– our bodies, minds, emotions and souls all have special needs and cuddling creates that sacred space between us to satiate these aspirations. My nurturing presence is comforting, my sensitivity is reassuring, and my sense of wonder will guide us in discovering how you want to be met and held.
How will it look and feel like to hold space for you? Perhaps sitting. Standing. Lying beside. Leaning. Hugging. Hand on heart. Head on abdomen. Back to back. Eye gazing. Skin tracing. Hair and forehead stroking. Arms linking. Hands squeezing. Laughing. Listening. Breathing. Flowing. Akin to contact improvisation, or better yet, a partnered mindfulness meditation, we will tune-in to your body and learn where it needs the most TLC. We will begin with a guided exercise to practice asking, offering, and saying yes and no, we will continue with a guided meditation then flow into our cuddle session.
Learn more about my story at www.TheLovingEarth.com and Follow @theLovingEarth on Instagram.
Session information from Shanna Marie
Thank you for your interest, I will be in touch with you by email or text messaging within 24-48 hours after I receive your request.
We will discuss my screening process, schedule a phone conversation so I may learn more about you and what you want to get out of our session, then I will send you a PayPal invoice (payable to theLovingEarthWellness@gmail.com) to confirm and finalize our appointment.
Please be in alignment with Cuddlist’s Code of Conduct, be hygienically savvy and bring freshly laundered clothes that meet our requirements. I recommend a cotton t-shirt, pajama pants, and an extra pair of socks. Do not wear any cologne, perfume or scented products. I request that you arrive 15 minutes before your appointment so you have time to change before our session begins. Expect that I will welcome you with a handshake and most likely send you off with a hug.
We will begin by establishing an open communication agreement between us so we can honor each other’s boundaries while exploring our personal preferences. Consent and respect are key to creating a space of safety, security and trust so we are to promise each other that we will both speak up if anything feels uncomfortable at any time.
Should your body get excited or aroused, please respond by personally thanking your body that you are able to feel this way, then allow yourself the space to breathe and just be with the feeling. On my part, I will not enhance, encourage or interact with your tumescence and you will never be judged or shamed for how your body reacts.
I do not accept same-day requests for new clients and I am available for outcalls only to hospitals (during chemotherapy, dialysis, post-surgery recovery and childbirth), hospices, assisted living facilities, retirement homes, and corporate settings.
I facilitate private sessions at the Holistic Loft Manhattan in the Upper East Side. There are parking facilities nearby, street parking is sometimes available, and the best way to get there is on the 6 train to 68th Street Hunter College or the Q train to 72nd Street.
Please be advised that I integrate all my healing practices and there will be essential oils, crystals and possibly two hypoallergenic small dogs present onsite.