Is a touch therapy session something for you?
Most people experience positive touch as nice. There is multiple evidence that positive touch based on trust and mutual consent is good for body, soul, and spirit. In addition, the oxytocin level in your system is increased by touch and genuine attention. Touch therapy and cuddle sessions can help you with:
- Relaxation and stress reduction
- Reducing symptoms of depression
- Reduce loneliness
- Healing from trauma
- Healing from grieve
- Self-image & self-acceptance
- The reduction of anxiety
- Reduce chronic pain
- Learning to indicate and communicate needs and boundaries
- Learn to receive
- Learn to trust & share thoughts, emotions, and feelings
- I have noticed in my practice that people with a mild form of autism can benefit from this form of support/therapy.
What does a touch therapy session look like? View the following videos
In short, what you can expect during a touch therapy or cuddle session:
- A free and non-binding intake prior to the first session
- A warm welcome with a cup of tea
- A calm and safe start and ending of the session
- Enough time and space for your own input and ideas
- Aftercare is always available
A touch therapy or cuddle session can be implemented in so many different ways! It is really your time and space to feel what really makes you happy.
The session can turn out the way you want and see it. Learning to ask for touch in a way that feels pleasant and safe for you. Learn to relax and experience platonic touch, without expecting anything from you. Learn to limit when you need it and to enjoy the relaxation, peace, and healing that a session can bring you.
We can hold hands. Eye gaze. Cuddle. Spoon, or even dancing slowly to soft music.
Some clients want more contact, others may have suffered trauma in the area of contact and want to experience the safety of no is no. Or maybe you just enjoy sitting next to each other and sharing your story.
So much is possible in mutual consent!
Full attention and being heard and seen, form the basis of every session.
Everything is present in the practice room. You are of course welcome to bring your own favorite pillow or blanket with you. Maybe a book, for example, if you would like to be read aloud.
Also called the cuddle hormone. This hormone is also a neurotransmitter for stimulating and transporting other bodily happiness and relaxation hormones such as serotonin and dopamine. It also helps with lowering the cortisol levels in your system. Oxytocin is produced by pleasant physical contact such as, a massage, cuddling and other forms of loving touch and attention. Oxytocin is our natural painkiller, it helps us relax our system, feel connected, experience more self-love and self-esteem, understanding the emotions of other people better and feel more compassion for ourselves and others. It is a natural booster for daring to start a "social" connection with others and yourself.
Leonie about her cuddle session:
Have had a nice session. From the first contact on the phone there was a click. I felt very welcome. It helped me to stand up more for myself and stand up for what I need. Love and comfort. I understand that customers from Belgium and Limburg come to TenderTouch in Rotterdam. Professional and therapeutic cuddling. Highly recommended.