Why do people need this service? If someone is in a relationship, has family and friends, then of course they have someone to hug. But there are large group of people who have no one or who are with a person who does not like to hug and simply does not have the closeness satisfied.
So here comes the professional cuddler who creates a place not only for lonely people, but also for those who want to experience something new, experiment, do something crazy or something special. Just as we go to the spa to relax and feel better. In the professional hugging, cuddlers will take care of you, and after all you will see the world more optimistically.
And hugs are also not for all people. They have to undergo a 4-stage recruitment process: sending a CV and a video of themselves, introductory phone conversation, and then in person, then there is a training completed with a test. After which you will be called for the service.
To visit professional hugs you have to be prepared and read their regulations carefully. Before the visit, the professional will choose the person with whom they want to hug. There will be men and women of different ages and interests.
There will also be a special card with drawings of various cuddly positions. Although one of the most popular hugs is “kitty”.
Here is an experience of a girl from a professional cuddler.
I arranged for my first therapy in my life with sensitive touch. If you want to spend the most embarrassing 30 minutes of your life, after which you will come out laughing and happy then go and cuddle for money.
Signing up for a half hour cuddling session is a bit more complicated than making an appointment with a dentist. Customers who want to experience professional closeness must undergo a multi-step verification that will eliminate those who are not fit for cuddling. So I got an email saying that I should come clean and have comfortable things to change with me that would cover my ankles and arms. I was also informed that by going to the office on the third floor, I could use the elevator or enter the stairs.
Finally the day of the session came. I went to the third floor and see the open door to a tidy apartment, fragrant with renovation and cut furniture. I am warmly welcomed by two nice women that is a professional with whom I will cuddle today and a business co-owner.
The room is neat and well lit. There is a laptop on the table, that contain all the relaxing properties depending on the wishes of customers they switch it on.
In the hug room, the couch with soft blankets definitely plays the most important role. A sheet of paper hangs above the bed containing a list of hugging methods, which will then be implemented on this piece of furniture. You can choose between innocent positions such as “dreamers”
As my professional tells me that most of the time hugs here “for spontaneous” touch and warmth counts in the session.
I talk to my therapist for a while before the therapy. The charming woman tells me about her interests in spiritual coaching, being a medium in transferring energy from God, the cosmos, the universe or any other absolute that she can convey to me with her tender touch.
I felt my hands tingle and my shivers go through my legs. To change the subject, I asked about her favorite position. She replied that she works here briefly, but she knows that the best configurations are those in which she can give me as much positive energy as possible due to closeness.
Then my professional asks me if he can hug me, I agreed. At this moment there was a change in my therapist. When she says that when you hug, you can “stroke softly and touch tenderly”, her voice became lower and more sensual, and her fingers actually stroked my back as if trying to tune some radio.
While I was lying in the arms of the professional,I kept asking random questions about her work. She reserved that she was just starting to work here and gave herself a month to check if this profession was for her. When she heard about this job for the first time, she was saddened that there are people in the world who have no one to hug and who have to pay for it, but she also added that she is very happy with the opportunity to give warmth to others, telling me, for example, that yesterday she had a client who had extended the meeting with her for an hour, was very pleased and declared frequent returns.
I thought that a lonely person would definitely feel a substitute for their last successful relationship. Well done, but I’m starting to feel more comfortable
Minutes went by and I began to get more and more irrationally happy and relaxed. During the “kitten” position, I felt endorphins explode my skull and raise the corners of the mouth to the limit.
A completely strange strokes on my thick Palmolive shampooed hair, and I lie with my head on her knees and I try hard to maintain the seriousness and professionalism of a journalist. Although taking part in such a session when you are in a healthy relationship does not count much, there is certainly a large group of people who may find this therapy extremely helpful. There are also people who do not receive enough warmth in their relationship.
I sincerely hope that this fast-growing branch of the therapeutic industry will be researched academically and provide the greatest comfort and safety to both clients and therapists.
And me personally? Well. Coming out of the staircase, for a moment I felt like someone who came out of the bathroom at a Coco Channel party with a nose full of cocaine. I felt like I was floating in the air.