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Michael S.

Trained Cuddlist

Session Rate: $70/hour + $30 travel fee for out-calls more than 30 minutes outside Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

About Michael S.

**Fully vaccinated and boosted**

Hello! Thank you for being here. My name is Michael and I am a professional touch therapist, which means that I provide consensual, platonic touch to and for my clients. What that looks like may vary upon your particular needs and comfort, but usually falls into things like holding hands, hugging, stroking hair or skin, massage, spooning, and most any other way that feels good, safe and healthy to you. That’s what I think is wonderful about this work, I get to help people become better in touch with both the world around them and themselves.

I grew up in a big, affectionate family and didn’t realize until I was older just how special and unique that was. In our culture platonic touch is not often considered an acceptable form of affection, leaving many of us deprived of this essential and healthy form of communication. Touching and being touched by another human releases oxitocin, a neurochemical known to relax and put us at ease, making us feel safe and protected. Much of society sees platonic touch as non essential or only acceptable between romantic partners, and that’s far from the truth. I want everyone to know that touch can be a healthy and beneficial part of all of our lives, and that it is possible to connect with other humans while also feeling safe, seen and cared for. That is my hope for you as a client. I look forward to meeting you.

Session information from Michael S.

I like to start new clients with a 20 minute video consultation to give us an opportunity to meet, answer any questions you have and schedule a first session. Depending on your situation and comfort, I am available to travel to you or host our session in my smoke and pet-free home where I have a comfortable and private space for session work. Please let me know if you have any specials needs or questions. At this time my space is not currently wheelchair accessible.

Skills & Specialties

Body work vipassana meditation good listener artist musician filmmaker recovering stand-up comedian


In-Call Hours:
Mon 9am-5pm
Tues 3-5pm
Wed 9am-5pm
Thurs 9am-1pm
Fri 9am-5pm
Sat please inquire
Sun please inquire

Out-Call Hours:
Mon 10am-10pm
Tues 4-10pm
Wed 10am-10pm
Thurs 9am-1pm
Fri 10am-10pm
Sat please inquire
Sun please inquire

Please contact me to inquire about scheduling. I look forward to hearing from you.

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