The Snuggle Service

Snuggling = Feelings of Love + Joy + Connection

We are introducing this new division of our business called the Snuggle Service in the Boulder / Denver area because we want to help people feel more love in themselves and in the world. What better way to do that than a conscious cuddle? A soulful answer to your needs for intimacy, affection, nurturing, loving kindness and sometimes healing. We are answering the call for more human affection and self love with this cuddling service as one of the ways we can do that. This is a completely different service from the other events, workshops and activties we offer. We want to make that clear so that customers know and feel safe that we hold a clear separation. We feel all of our offerings are equally important depending on the needs of the individual and their desire to heal, expand or manifest more connection to their body, spirit and relationships.

So what is a professional Snuggle?

It is similar to making a booking for a massage service or other healing modality except that you will be lying on a bed spooning, being held and touching each other in a conscious and nurturing way. The snuggle session is an interactive co-creation between the participants and may include snuggling, tickling, playful touch and exploratory fun! The first view minutes are for reviewing the agreements, sometimes a short meditation and breathing exercise will be offered to settle into the space and a discussion of any specific requests or concerns you may have. Then it's time to drift away into a sweet embrace.


The Fine Art of Cuddling- CBS News Story

A fun video we made while filming the Cuddle Movie- Learn to do the " Huggle" 

Funny how to Cuddle Video

How it all started ?

I started doing Snuggle parties on the request of a friend Cary who expressed a need for more touch in his life. I had heard of Cuddle Parties started by Reid Mikalo and Sacred Snuggles by Kamala Devi but had never been to one. After witnessing the impact this has had on some of the participants I am committed to offering this gift as part of the spectrum of my embodiment offerings. This then lead to another friend Jennifer telling me about the cuddling movement if you like, which was started and pioneered by Travis Sigley of Cuddle Therapy and then Jacqueline Samuels of The Snuggery. All of this has been very inspiring. I love to cuddle so why not, I say!

Read about their story and the value of this type of service in the US News Article here.
Just imagine for a moment , you have gone sometimes weeks, months or even years without touching another human being in any meaningful way? Unfortunately it is more common than you think. Studies have shown the impact of lack of touch can be devastating to our well being.

I personally have felt the lack of touch and how it affected my life. I realized I had a deep need for safe human affection, and touch in my own life and can see now how it is such a vital part of my emotional well being and health. It seems everyone needs more touch but most of us do not get enough of it. Society has been programmed that human contact has to be always sexualized and therefore taboo somehow. Somehow we also pick up messages that we have to do everything ourselves including being held and supported.
The power of human touch is amazing in its benefits of reducing stress, anxiety and depression as well as enhancing joy, fun and playfulness in life. Suffers of trauma and PTSD can also benefit from this type of therapeutic healing through touch that focuses on human contact and open hearted interaction. This is where cuddling, which creates a two way exchange of energy is different than traditional massage and offers an alternative for those that want to feel more fully connected to the experience without any goals or expectations.

Oxytocin - the natural love drug plays a crucial role in nurturing our relationships, strengthening friendships, building trust and enduring marriages. Oxytocin is released in response to hugs, kisses, caresses and sometimes a simple touch.

"A hug prompts the release of oxytocin, leading to feelings of closeness, sexual intimacy, and the release of more oxytocin. In fact, orgasm produces a spike in the hormone more than two times the normal level, accounting for the calming postcoital afterglow and greater bonding," as quoted by Project-aware.
Touch me... Please!

Reawakening that ability for loving touch can be one of the simplest and most beautiful gifts to ourselves and our loved ones. At its most basic, just showing up and being willing to touch someone with the intention of bringing healing or love can be a comforting experience for another. And sometimes it’s as easy as that. We may shy away from placing soothing hands on an aching back or stroking a tense head, thinking drugs or a doctor are more efficient, or not wanting to spend the time. Surprisingly, though, it can be all that’s needed to shift a mood, lighten discomfort, or unlock a deeper emotional layer that’s ready to be cleared. More importantly, touch connects people and increases that sense of trust and love in the world in a way that doctors and drugs struggle to do. Freya Watson- via elephant journal
An experience that celebrates that our body can be a pleasurable place to be and connects to the divine impulse that is love. So go ahead.....

Indulge yourself with snuggles.

Testimonials

Flying high ***** 7/10/2013

Chris Diaz. says: I had a snuggle session yesterday through "be the love you are" and words cannot describe the serenity, ecstasy, and beauty I experienced during my snuggle session. The staff person I had my session with was Ariana Papousek who was very open hearted and receptive. she had a welcoming energy about her. I felt safe enough to really open up to her and be vulnerable in the moment with her. I highly recommend this service. Snuggling is helping me to open myself up and be authentic and vulnerable and I find these things Very empowering. Thanks Chris Deccico for having and holding this wonderful service and vision and thanks to all of the cuddlers who make this service and vision happen!

Snuggle Service FAQ's + Policies

Q: Do you have a Confidentiality policy?
A: Yes, privacy and confidentiality are maintained in order to provide a safe space you can be yourself without fear of judgment. Client information is secured and protected.

Q: Will I get to meet my snuggle partner before snuggling?
A: Yes you will have a connecting meeting to review the guidelines, boundaries and agreements as well as discuss any intentions or specific individual requirements you may request before starting.

Q: Is actual snuggling required during the session?
A: No it is not. It is totally ok if you decide to be together without touching. Also if at any time you feel uncomfortable and want to stop or take a break it is welcomed if you communicate what you want or need. Part of the value of this type of connection for some people is having a direct experience for practice and growth in learning to state desires and communicate boundaries in order to build confidence in relating and creating intimacy in a way that can be healing and empowering. The snuggle session can also be as interactive and exploratory as you want to co-create so bring your imagination and playful side and see what develops !

Q: What should I wear?
A: Please wear clothes that are comfortable like yoga pants or loose fitting clothes like sweats or pajamas in order to maximize your comfort and enjoyment for the duration. You will also have a place to change if needed.

Q: Can I remove clothes during the session?
A: Sorry but the cuddle sessions are clothed at all times with no nudity.

Q: What happens if sexual energy is aroused?
A: It is perfectly normal and ok for arousal to happen. No one will be uncomfortable as long as all boundaries of no sexual activity are maintained and honored.

Q: Is talking permitted during the snuggle session ?
A:Talking is ok and seems to flow when cuddling is involved although it is not expected or required. Feeling comfortable to be yourself is the goal.

Q: Is snuggling considered therapy ?
A: Although not officially considered a therapy we aim to change that. When you feel the relaxing, restorative and soothing results of safe human touch and affection in your body you might just feel like life is just a little kinder and gentler. It is worth pointing out the obvious difference from the patient / client relationship in traditional therapy and one of the reasons we offer this alternative modality. We feel the value of intention to connect to each other in all realms from physical, spiritual and energetically in this holistic way has a powerful effect on the neurological patterns of the brain and patterns in the body in a positive way.

Q: What if I fall in love with my snuggle partner?
A: The feeling and the energy of LOVE can be the result of surrendering to receiving a gift fully in this way. The type of love that is not possessive or attached but a free and liberating feeling. The healing and or opening of your heart in also one of the goals and biggest benefits of the service. Love of self , love of other, love of all. As for your snuggle partner feel free to express your love in a way that is healthy and within the boundaries of the service.

Q: Is tipping required or accepted?
A:Tipping is not required but can be a great way to show your appreciation and gratitude for the experience.

ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY
The agreements that you will be required to agree on are very clear. There will be no touching of sexual parts. Permission must be asked for and consent in the form of a yes to any touching. These are the main foundational principles that will help create an environment of respect, saftey, and consciousness.

CONSENT The word yes is the only 100% unambiguous yes. The snuggler will have the right to stop the session at any time and you may be asked to leave without a refund.

HYGEINE POLICY
For our comfort and well being, please shower close to appointment time. Your mouth should be cleansed and perfumes/colognes should be avoided.

CANCELLATION
Please call 24 hours in advance to avoid any charges.

The Snuggle Spaces

The spaces are set up for loving humans to cuddle in a heart centered sweet embrace. We have a number of spaces we provide cuddling depending on the needs of the partners and scheduling. 95% of the snuggling happens at our location at 765 39th St. Boulder.

Rates and Options

The Sweet Embrace: 
60 minute session: $60 90 minute session: $90 
 
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your Snuggler Chris DeCicco

Chris has been called the Hugster , The Joyful Snuggler and Snugglious by those who know him. I am passionate about helping people feel love for themselves and in all things. He dreams about being part of a snugglution where love , snuggles, hugs, and conscious connection are valued, sacred and are commonly shared between all. I have the gifts of Joyful Enthusiasm and Abundance and would love to share this with you. I love variety so no two sessions will be the same. 

To Book Your Session: Please call 720-675-7193 for an appointment time. Paypal* is the preferred method of payment for all new Clients. After the Initial session you may pay cash  *When paying be sure to include your name and email in the message box within Paypal. You can use Paypal whether or not you have an account with them.

To Book your Snuggle call 720-675-7193 or Text

Be the Love You Are

SNUGGLE WISDOM

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“Touch is needed in the world because love has disappeared. Once the very touch of lovers was enough. A mother touched the child, played with his body, and it was love. The husband played with the body of his woman and it was beautiful; it was enough, more than enough. It was deep relaxation and part of love. But that has disappeared from the world. By and by we have forgotten where to touch, how to touch, how deep to touch. In fact touch is one of the most forgotten languages.” ~ Osho ’

Let us break the stigma and start the change.

Now is the time to practice a new level of kindness and love toward yourself.

The Standing Cuddle- When the hug goes past the 5 second mark it becomes the standing cuddle !

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How Sweet it is