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Rachael

Certified Cuddlist
In-CallsOut-Calls

Session Rate: $150/hr + travel fee for outcalls (hotel only)

Brooklyn, Manhattan, and VIRTUAL

About Rachael

WELCOME BACK! I’M HOSTING IN-PERSON SESSIONS AGAIN, ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS!!

While COVID-19 needs to be taken seriously and precautionary measures are vital, it is my belief that it’s extremely important to maintain whatever normalcy we can for our mental health. Physical distancing, while critical, will also serve to isolate us and drive up depression, which is why many people seek this service in the first place. Now more than ever, a sense of connection is necessary to combat the loneliness and depression that is increasing exponentially with this crisis. I’m committed to still supporting people through their struggles. While I strongly encourage you to try a VIRTUAL session, I am hosting in-person sessions again. I believe we’re in a time of great awakening to the reality of how interconnected we all are, and staying connected and kind is how we will get through it. Stay safe, friends. Love and light to all. <3

Remember when Joey and Ross on FRIENDS had the “best nap ever” when they fell asleep cuddling?? That’s because the benefits of cuddling go well beyond romantic intimacy! Think of a time when you might have felt stressed after a long day. You come home at the end of the day exhausted (and if you’re like me, a bit grumpy!) and your parent/sibling/roommate/significant other gave you a giant bear hug that allowed you to melt into their embrace. How did you feel during and after that hug? It’s very likely that you felt supported, loved, nurtured, confident, relaxed, and more connected to that person; that whatever you were going through, it wasn’t alone.

Human connection is a basic need, and is surprisingly not that easy to find in a city of 8 million people. Combine a city that never slows down with this age of rapid technological advancement, our current political climate, and a global pandemic, and you’ll agree that we are rapidly losing that connection with others. We text in shorthand and send emojis to relay our most intimate thoughts. We’re plugged in to our devices on the street, in the subway, at the gym and even at the grocery store. Where does one find human connection in the 21st Century?? Welcome to Cuddlist! We MUST regain human connection, and the simplest way to do that is through platonic touch.

There is so much power in something as basic as a hug (and I’ve often been told that my hugs are medicinal!). In addition to feeling that sense of connection with another, I have felt since early childhood that the fastest way to calm and relax me is through touch sensation. Having benefited so extensively from the power of platonic touch in my life, I am excited to pass on those benefits to you! Nannying and dog sitting have reinforced for me that I am a natural nurturer, destined to spread warmth and compassion to others. Whether you’re here for that warmth and connection or to discover and learn how to communicate your intimacy boundaries, I am excited to go on this journey with you!

I’ve been a certified Cuddlist since November 2017 and have cuddled over 250 hours. Over the past three years working with clients and conducting outside research, I have found that married men with children are most in need of this form of connection. I have honed and crafted my skill set to specialize in working with men who desire fulfilling relationships. As a result, I have launched a coaching business to offer practical support and strategies for men who are ready for a relationship transformation. If this is of interest to you, I invite you to learn more at http://www.marriagemvp.com. Though I have great success with individuals who identify as married men, please do not let your gender or relationship status deter you! My practice is inclusive: I welcome men, women and GNC individuals from all ethnic backgrounds, religions, political parties, and members of the LGBTQIAPK community. If you have mobility issues, I am happy to discuss your needs and accommodate them as best as I can. Feel free to reach out; I cannot wait to meet you!! <3

Hear what my clients are saying!

“I am feeling wonderful; I woke up feeling relaxed and energized for my seminar. Yesterday, I would only answer questions that I felt obliged to answer and was uninterested in speaking with the other attendees outside of ‘yes’ or ‘no’ responses. However TODAY, I’ve been engaging with other people at the seminar and actually INITIATING conversations with a light-heartedness that was not there before our session.”

“Thanks for renewing my belief in humanity.”

“That did not feel like a first session. I’m still in shock about how fast time flew and how good that felt. Thank you for a life-affirming experience. You made me feel very at home and for that I appreciate you. Still happily surprised to feel so organically connected with you.”

“I feel like I landed in an ocean of pure love, compassion and heart.”

***Follow me on Instagram for Love vibes and connection related content!***

Session information from Rachael

After requesting a session and reading through the Code of Conduct, we will exchange emails to ensure we’re a good match. I want us both to have the most comfortable and pleasant experience, therefore I require meeting in person before agreeing to a session. This is a complimentary consultation so that any hesitations or questions can be addressed beforehand. We will also disclose our exposure to COVID and go over necessary precautions. Due to this requirement, same-day or next-day requests are NOT available for new clients.

*Please be very mindful of your health leading up to the session, and I will do the same.* It’s important that you receive the support you need, and it’s critical that I provide that support responsibly.

I live very close to several subway lines. I recommend that you allow enough time for potential travel delays. The session begins at your designated appointment time, though you may arrive up to 5 minutes early to change into a fresh change of cuddle clothes and freshen up if necessary. I do provide baby wipes, but please arrive recently showered as I will be for you. I play music of your choice, or a mix of instrumental meditation music. The space is lit with candles and incense. *Please let me know if you have sensitivity to scents.* We will begin the session by creating a consensual agreement together and going through a couple of brief exercises to promote our ongoing, open communication. Learning how to hone your communication skills when it comes to what you desire (or don’t) is one of the most exciting aspects of Platonic Touch Therapy for me, and I want to make sure you get the most out of your time!

*A note about outcalls: Outcalls are limited to hotel premises only (i.e. business travelers) and subject to identification verification protocols.

**24 HOUR CANCELATION POLICY**

Payment is due at the time of booking, through Venmo, PayPal or Square. If you have to cancel, please give me 24 hours notice for a full refund. If you cancel within 24 hours or simply do not show up, you are ineligible for a refund. Thank you for understanding!

Skills & Specialties

connection coaching certified Reiki practitioner active listening empathy non-judgement love energy transference meditation/manifestation HUGS!

Availability

Request a session for availability. Longer sessions offered for return clients upon request. *I am not available for same-day or next-day requests without prior meeting.*

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