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Session Rate: $80/hour. If you live more than 50 miles from Minneapolis or in states neighboring Minnesota, contact me to discuss possibilities.

Minneapolis, MN

About James

Hello and Welcome! I’m glad that you found me! I’m James and I’m a professional Cuddlist, Reiki practitioner, intimacy coach, and yoga teacher. I believe that connection, platonic human touch, and deep relaxation are even more vital and necessary today than ever before.


Many people are overwhelmed and heavily burdened by the constant stress and pressure of daily living in our modern technological culture. Many are feeling disconnected or alone; that they lack voice, choice or agency in knowing and communicating what they want or need; or feel deprived of human touch in their day to day lives. Some are suffering from anxiety or depression. Cuddling is therapeutic touch that empowers, calms and relaxes.


All of this has increased even more during the past few years. There is so much that is causing continual stress in lives today. Many have been socially isolated and touch deprived for the past few years. Many are feeling anxiety, worry, fear and depression to a greater degree and more frequently than they normally would due to the events and conditions today. At a time when you are being told to stay away from others, you need personal human contact and especially touch more than ever.


If you have concerns or questions around how this all works, contact me and let’s talk.


Ask me about sliding scale rates and multiple session packages. All are welcome!










James created a feeling of comfort and safety in our work together that allowed me the freedom to explore my own need for connection in relationships. His ability to hold sacred space, without trespassing on my process, was profoundly healing for me. Having not had much experience with safe relationships with men, James managed to both guide me and allow my own discovery of deeper parts of myself. I will be forever grateful. AK


I had a really good night’s rest and I slept for over 7 hours for the first time in awhile. I felt really at ease in your arms last night, and it made me realize how much I missed having another person around me. KL


Each session from the very first was everything I had hoped for. James was kind, patient, a great listener, and above all a generous cuddler. I was amazed at my depth of emotion when I was held without judgement, and without my feeling like I was impinging on someone’s time to be comforted. And I was comforted. I felt safe and valued. Each session has allowed me to open up more. I am able now to ask for what I want, and to relax into it and enjoy it. My life has improved in between sessions as well, since I have had to give thought to what I want, what my goals are, and possibly why I’m not reaching them. I feel I was able to have these thoughts because James helped me to feel valuable and worthy. And that is all on top of the wonderful human contact and warmth of being held. AH

Session information from James

I am home based in Maple Grove, Minnesota.  I am NOT able to host at my residence currently due to other family  members that are still working from home.  This condition may continue through 2024.  I am available for outcall just about any time, any day.  I am open to meet at your place or find a mutually agreeable alternative, whichever you prefer.  It is important to me that you feel safe and comfortable.

I will occasionally add travel locations that I will be visiting. Likewise, travelers and visitors to the Minneapolis area are welcome.  I may be available on short notice, so feel free to ask.

Wherever we meet, we will create a safe container for the session through boundary setting and clear, open communication.

I will consider same-day and short notice appointments on a case-by-case basis. Generally, at least two days’ notice is preferred to ensure availability.

I ask that you give at least 6 hours notice for cancellations and I request a $15 “courtesy” fee for cancellations with less than 6 hours notice.

I prefer payment in advance via PayPal ( https://www.paypal.me/jamestkeck ) or venmo ( www.venmo.com/jamestkeck ).


Please make sure you read and agree to the Cuddlist Code of Conduct before booking a session. If you have any questions, just ask.

I look forward to meeting you soon!

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Skills & Specialties

Trauma Informed Reiki practitioner intimacy coach yoga teacher


I am willing to travel for intensive work or longer sessions. I welcome the opportunity to work with therapists within the triadic model.

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