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Melody Joyce

Trained Cuddlist

Session Rate: $90/hour. virtual sessions by donation.

New York, NY

About Melody Joyce

Welcome! And congratulations on taking a big step in self-care. I’m honored that you are considering sharing the extraordinary gift of healing presence and touch with clear boundaries, mutual consent, and full heart. I AM OFFERING VIRTUAL SESSIONS NOW by donation. I am responding to the current world situation by expanding our ways to connect. The therapeutic value of a session is not simply about the touch, it is about the intimacy that is created with healthy boundaries and a willingness to open up to one another. To see and be seen by another. To experience the warmth of acceptance,  relaxation and joy.  I have a tool kit full of fun ways to do that and we can create our own confidential haven of time together, however is best for both of us. Request a session today letting me know you want something virtual and we will begin!

I want you to experience the healing from shame and judgment, the warmth of acceptance, and relaxation and joy that cuddling provides. To breathe, notice what you want and communicate it with clarity and confidence while knowing that I will take care of myself and care for you.

I LOVE this nourishing, transformative work, and the amazing people I get to work with. It’s my healing, my learning, my calling. I have experienced struggles with shame, judgment, and criticism around sexuality, my body, and touch. Experiences of being held and sinking deeply into embodied presence with a loving, caring person are healing me from shame and judgment, freeing me from loneliness, and actually opening me up to the possibility that life can be more gentle and nourishing than I had believed. I want to share this with you, and I love providing a safe, accepting, celebratory space for you to just BE, and the profound healing and joy that can provide. Pleasure is so healing. The consent and mutual agreement to take responsibility for our own pleasure and comfort that happens in the Cuddlist session create the safety needed to relax and feel pleasure. Each session is an inspiration and model of healthy relationship. If it feels right to you, I would love the opportunity to share space with you and just be.

Session information from Melody Joyce

Safety is a prerequisite for feeling pleasure. Please tell me what you need to feel safe and comfortable, and I’ll strive to provide that.  I have a Zoom Pro account for virtual sessions.  Below are what helps me show up feeling safe and open-hearted, especially for in-person sessions right now, so I can really be present for you:

As soon as it is safe to do so, I will offer in-person sessions, and in the beginning, we’ll need to have a conversation about whether you have been maintaining social distancing rigorously, haven’t been exposed to anybody with the coronavirus, and are symptom free.   I have reduced immunity, so need to be really careful.   To discuss this possibility, let’s have a get-to-know-you-meeting meeting first, over Zoom — a complimentary Zoom call where we can speak and get to know each other. It’s a chance for us to establish our agreement – desires, boundaries, what I am and am not offering, etc. — and gives us a sense of each other, and whether it feels right to meet in person.

Scents: I’m sensitive to perfume, chemicals and cigarette smoke, so if you smoke, please wear freshly laundered clothes. I’ll have hand sanitizer, mouthwash here, and sugar-free mints if you prefer, and you are welcome to take a shower before we start, especially if our session is at the end of a long day.

My Cuddle Oasis: As soon as it is safe to do so, I will offer sessions on the Upper West Side, in a beautiful, serene studio apartment, close to the Hudson River behind Lincoln Center (zip code 10069, elevator building.) I’m about a 10-minute walk from the 1, 2, or 3 trains at 72nd, or the 1 train at 66th. There is a parking garage in my building (entrance on 68th), and street parking is ‘catch as catch can.’ There are two cats who share my apartment. They keep to themselves when there’s company, and I vacuum to minimize cat hair. Once I know you, I’m open to talking about cuddling in other places. Payment and Cancellation I appreciate the exchange of $90/hour for my time and services, and because I tend to forget about it, I prefer that happen at the beginning of a session.


Skills & Specialties

somatic educator reiki healing touch


I'm available for virtual sessions. I have a flexible schedule, and daytimes are usually better for me! Request a session for availability.

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