Professional Cuddlers Offer Online Sessions Amid Pandemic


For some, there's nothing like the feeling of a warm embrace.  But in this new world of social distancing, those hugs are going virtual.

For some, there's nothing like the feeling of a warm embrace. But in this new world of social distancing, those hugs are going virtual.

LOS ANGELES, CA -- For some, there's nothing like the feeling of a warm embrace. But in this new world of social distancing, those hugs are going virtual.

Professional cuddlers have found a way to hold sessions through video chatting. Basically, they're teaching clients to cuddle themselves.

One business owner in Los Angeles says there's no substitution for human touch but this helps bridge the gap. Another cuddle therapist points out increased eye contact can create a better connection.

Tammi Ginsberg, Clinician and also the Board President for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Maryland Chapter talks with 104.7 WONK FM’s Jen Richer about the affect the pandemic is having on our mental health.

Listen to the full interview here:

Tammi Ginsberg