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Michelle A

Trained Cuddlist

Session Rate: $90/hr for cuddle sessions (M-Th, $110/hr F-Su), ask about overnight sessions or overnight accommodations, monthly membership discounts available, $50 deposit required (see my website www.cuddlinghaven.com for more information).

Palmyra (near Charlottesville), VA

About Michelle A

COVID Protocol: Vaccination status is not required to be disclosed. Sessions are not conducted when I am exhibiting symptoms, and full disclosure after a session if I develop any symptoms or are notified of a known COVID exposure. Client is required to disclose of any symptoms prior to the session (cancellation fee will be waived) and is required to notify me of any symptoms arising following a session or if you are notified of a known COVID exposure. I take my temperature every morning and can also wear a mask if requested. Let me know if you have any specific concerns or requests.

Please visit my website for more information about me and my business at www.cuddlinghaven.com

I have a deep belief that everyone deserves to feel understood and accepted. For my whole life, people seeking that safe and accepting space have been drawn to me. I love being that person for people. We all have a different story to tell, and we each have reasons behind us being who we are. My being a highly sensitive person (HSP) provides me that special perspective and ability to empathize with the people who feel no one understands them. I have an innate ability to be understanding towards people who most of society judges and I have a habit of being kind to the people most seem to just shove aside.

Beyond feeling understood and accepted, humans as a species need platonic consensual touch. In today’s society, it has become normal to be touch deprived. Touch is only to occur in monogamous relationships. This leaves people who are single with little places to turn, and even puts a strain on people in relationships when their touch needs differ from each other. It’s amazing how much it affects our health just to have routine touch in our lives, and on the flip side, how much we are emotionally affected in a negative way when we lack this regular touch our bodies need.

After working at a desk job in the corporate world for over a decade, I’m thrilled to have found work which speaks to my inner purpose and gives me daily fulfillment in having a positive impact on other people’s days and lives. I can’t wait to help you in your journey towards happiness, relaxation, rejuvenation, connection, and confidence in the value of you!

Session information from Michelle A

Cuddle retreats available here in central Virginia in addition to regular cuddle sessions. Cuddling since early 2018 (Here’s my reverb so you can hear my voice https://record.reverb.chat/s/P9SMhXQ5evkCHE0hMoMu ). I am available to host sessions in my home in Palmyra, VA (overnight accommodations are available, even if you’re not having an overnight session, and remote working space and WiFi available for before or after if needed). I live in central Virginia, rural enough for peace and quiet, but connected enough for grocery and restaurants nearby. This will be the perfect environment to either get a single cuddle session or to expand to a full self-care retreat for multiple to many nights

My focus during the session is your platonic needs (I abide strictly to the code of conduct, offering a purely platonic experience) – conversing (especially on the listening end) or allowing you quiet relaxation, being empathetic, cuddling, and platonic touch as you prefer and enjoy. The common theme and goal throughout the session is comfort, relaxation, and feeling safe and accepted as your true self. You’ll find that a session with me walks that perfect balance in being both authentic (not clinical!) and professional. This work is my passion and purpose and I love hearing people’s story, so the authenticity is there, but in addition to being Cuddlist trained, I am also Cuddle Sanctuary certified, so the knowledge and professionalism are there as well.

Please be ready for the session by dressing in comfortable clean clothes, and be freshly showered. You can expect me to be clean and showered, and ready to be fully present and engaged in your needs for the entirety of the session. Feel free to bring anything else that will make the session more relaxing for you – your special pillow or blanket you love, movie or TV show, music you find relaxing, etc.

Payments to be made with a credit card through Square or in cash no later than the start of the session. Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours in advance to avoid the 50% cancellation fee.

Skills & Specialties

Personal Coaching Highly Sensitive Person


I am available seven days a week, Noon-10pm.

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