Professional Cuddling has gone from a novelty to a respected form of physical therapy in just a few short years.

One of the reasons for this paradigm shift is the long-range vision of Cuddlist— a Professional Cuddling service founded by Adam Lippin and Madelon Guinazzo. Before Cuddlist, the Professional Cuddling industry was starving for a truly professional approach. Cuddlist pioneered a brilliant training program that qualified primarily wellness practitioners such as psychologists, energy healers, social workers and reiki practitioners to be able to work with people of all ages, genders, and orientations.

“We’re touch-deprived, and most of us don’t even know it”. Says co-founder Adam Lippin. “Our society is hungry to feel close to ourselves and others in healthy ways. It is without question that Cuddlist has seen an increase in clients in the past few months due to the anxiety over the holiday season as well as the 2016 presidential election. In these trying times people want to be held and reassured that there is still a nurturing side to life. Cuddling is a vehicle for this.”

As one Cuddlist customer put it, “Professional cuddling is something I never thought I would do — in fact, it was something I used to laugh at. After the election, I  started getting bad anxiety about the future. I then saw a video on pro cuddling online and it really seemed like something that could soothe me. So I tried it. Not only did it soothe me, it saved me.”

With that positive mindset, Guinazzo and Lippin teamed up to give the nation exactly what it needed – more intimate non-sexual touch. Cuddlist does this by bringing together the touch needy with Certified, professional cuddlers who are experienced, safe and well-versed in cuddling techniques and follow a code of conduct that ensures clients have a therapeutic session.

If any perspective clients have any apprehension in using the professional cuddling service provided by Cuddlist, let the many social media outlets that have covered Cuddlist ease your mind. Cuddlist has been featured in and on Vice, Cheddar, Elite Daily, The New York Times, The Washington Post and QZ News. Article after article and even video after video, perspective clients can see that Cuddlist is the real deal when it comes to therapeutic, non-sexual, cuddling. The Elite Daily video alone featuring Cuddlist has garnered over 20 million views and over 220k shares, which shows that people are excited for the services Cuddlist provides. Cuddlist is also nationwide and international with cuddlers in 17 states and territories and a pair internationally in Canada and The U.K. respectively.

It has been scientifically proven that humans need touch in our lives to better cope with life’s challenges. Many people have significant others to fill our cuddling needs, but for those who don’t, Cuddlist provides the therapeutic, intimate, non-sexual touch we need and deserve.