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Certified Cuddlist

Session Rate: $100/hour + Travel Fee for Outcalls

Brooklyn, Manhattan

About Rachael

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 and our current political climate, 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! 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

I’ve been a certified Cuddlist since November 2017 and have cuddled over 250 hours. 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 energy related content!***

***Looking for a super-charged healing session? I am also a certified Reiki practitioner! Reiki is a form of energy healing that can bring relief to physical as well as emotional symptoms through the principle of resonance. (Everything is energy, baby!) If you are interested in adding Reiki to your session, please inquire for more info and rates.***

Session information from Rachael

After requesting a session and reading through the Code of Conduct, we will exchange emails and set up a meet-and-greet. I like to meet before the session (new clients only), therefore same day or next day appointments are unlikely. This allows us to ensure a good match as well as reduce any initial unease you may have about starting your cuddle journey!

For our session I use scented (typically lavender) candles and relaxing music, all of which can travel with me and are subject to your preferences. Please allow yourself time before the start of the session to clear your mind of stressful thoughts (ie MTA!). After initial greetings, you may use my bathroom to change into cuddle clothes, as I will do the same if traveling to you, to ensure a fresh, pleasant experience! 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 professional cuddling for me, and I want to make sure you get the most out of your time! Parking can sometimes be a challenge, but I live close to several subway lines in Downtown Brooklyn. *It’s worth noting that I have a short-haired cat, but he is very shy and will stay out of sight for the duration of your session.

I am available for extended sessions upon request. Please note in the contact form what you’re looking for, and I will try to accommodate you.


If you have to cancel, please give me 24 hours notice. If you cancel within 24 hours or simply do not show up, I will still charge for the session. Thank you for understanding!

Skills & Specialties

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


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