Director of Training and Certification & Develop
Charlotte Lindsay decided to start Snuggle Buddiez after being single for an extended period.
“I went through a very messy, hectic breakup,” Lindsay, 36, says. “I just spent the last three years focusing on raising my daughter and working.”
Because of severe lower back pain, Lindsay had to take disability leave from her job this summer. A back specialist asked her about possible emotional trauma as a cause. The Snuggle Buddiez idea began to bloom.
“I had been missing the feeling of touch,” she says, “and I knew it was affecting me on many different levels.”
Let’s cozy up to the Snuggle Buddiez app. Any Boise woman craving platonic intimacy will be able to grab her phone, scroll through cuddlist photos, check out their bios and ratings, and make an appointment. Bam! A cuddle buddy will come knocking.
The certified snuggler will go over rules. Both parties will establish boundaries. Clients will be presented with a menu of various activities and positions.
“So they can choose to just start off maybe on the couch holding hands and talking, and kind of having the cuddlist get a feel for what they’re going through in life right now,” Lindsay says. “From there, they might snuggle on the couch. Or they might decide to move to a bed and snuggle. Or they could even go out and do other platonic activities like go for a walk or go to a movie, things like that.”
“We’re also going to offer services like massage. Simple things like petting hair. Things that are comforting to people, in kind of a nurturing way.”
The cost of a standard session? $80 an hour.
Wouldn’t it be easier to just have your cat sleep on your face or something?
I guess not. And the more I hear Lindsay explain pro snuggling, the less bizarre it starts to seem. (This frightens me. I need that hug.)
“Honestly, just think about it,” she says. “Women pay a lot of money for massages and counseling sessions and things like that. So I think it kind of embodies all of that.”
The Idaho Statesman
BY MICHAEL DEEDS
SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 09:06 AM
"As Head of our Training Department, Kimberly has an illustrious background that includes training people from all over the world and from a wide variety of industries. Kimberly began to hone her instructor skills while performing across the U.S. and teaching people of all ages some of the performance skills she had mastered. Kimberly continued expanding her training wheelhouse while instructing other law enforcement personnel during her nearly ten years as a law enforcement officer. Today, Kimberly continues to educate and train individuals in the animal welfare industry in addition to her role at Alternative Touch Therapy. Kimberly is extremely passionate about preparing all incoming Alt Touch Specialists to be able to provide the very best professional alternative touch therapy service in the industry."