A snuggle session ( also known as nurture therapy ) consists of first making sure you and your Snuggle Partner are on the same page about the rules outlined in the Client Integrity Agreement. After that, what happens is really up to you and your Snuggle Partner. You can ask for the kind of non-sexual touch and physical affection that you would enjoy - this may include snuggling, spooning, cradling, nuzzling, etc. Your Snuggle Partner can suggest different cuddle positions. Snuggle Partners are professionals and are familiar with the cuddle poses in The Cuddle Sutra. You can ask them to be your "Snuggle Guide" and show your their favorite snuggle poses. You can also ask for specific snuggle poses that you think you would enjoy.
The following should be understood, but just to be clear, the services that we provide at Snuggle Salon are done under the following guidelines:
1. A client may ask for any type of physical affection except sex, nudity or touching off limits parts of the body as outlined in the Client Integrity Agreement.
2. After the client makes a request, The Snuggle Partner is free to say yes or no to the request.
3. The services we provide at Snuggle Salon MUST be enjoyable to BOTH parties – both the client AND the Snuggle Partner.
The reason for these guidelines is simple: This is how real life works. Snuggle Salon is designed as a laboratory where human beings can practice asking for what they want and saying yes to only things they would actually enjoy.
- Paying the deposit
First, when you book an appointment you will be asked to pay a deposit to hold the appointment time. To pay for the deposit you may use either:
- a credit card /debit card or
- a PayPal account or
- other pre-paid debit card options ( see below )
- PayPal Debit Card
You can buy a temporary pre-paid PayPal Debit Card either on the Pay Pal website --- OR --- at various retail stores like Walgreens, CVS, SaveMart, Rite-Aid, Safeway, Office Depot. They are located along with other prepaid and gift cards. You would load money onto it at the time of purchase, but you must also go to the PayPal website to register the card within 120 days, or it will expire.
You can use this link to find retailers near you: Nearby retailers who sell pre-paid Pay Pal Debit Cards. Just enter your zip code.
- PayPal Cash Card
Alternatively, you can purchase a PayPal Cash Card. This is pre-paid, reloadable debit card that you can reload with your Pay Pal account. You can get one here: https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/paypal-debit-card
All appointments are booked online.
Paying your Snuggle Partner
Please see your Appointment Confirmation email for instructions on how to pay your Snuggle Partner. Most Snuggle Partners require payment in advance in order to confirm the appointment. Most Snuggle Partners use well-known payment processors such as: Venmo, CashApp, PayPal, Zelle, etc. A few Snuggle Partners prefer you bring cash to the appointment.
Again, please see your Appointment Confirmation email. This is the first email that you will receive from us after you book the appointment. It is the ONLY email that will contain this information. The subject line of the Appointment Confirmation email will read, for example: "New Appointment: Snuggle Session - 2.0 hours ( with Melanie in Campbell ) on Friday, October 22, 2021 7:00pm PDT"
The Cuddle Sutra is a book which has pictures of a wide variety of snuggle poses that we use at Snuggle Salon. Most locations will have a hard copy of the book on hand, so you and your Snuggle Partner can review it together and have fun trying out new positions! Click here to review The Cuddle Sutra on the Nurture Therapeutics website. Nurture Therapeutics is our training organization.
Snuggle Salon is taking the COVID-19 outbreak VERY seriously.
First, it is important to be informed:
- COVID-19 Cases in Santa Clara County ( latest data )
- Info on Coronavirus from Stanford Health Alerts
- Information is Beautiful Info Graphic on Coronavirus Worldwide ( takes a few seconds to load )
Snuggle Salon has implemented extensive office disinfection and health safety protocols.
- We are using surgical-grade hand-sanitizer
- Our Snuggle Partners are taking their body temperature.
- - You can request that your Snuggle Partner provide their body temperature for the previous 3 days.
- - Please feel free to inquire about your Snuggle Partner's general health and risk exposure.
- "We now know more about who is at risk. The average age of death for people from coronavirus is 80. The average age of people who need medical attention is age 60." Conservatively, this means that people under the age of approximately 50 are NOT AT SIGNIFICANT RISK. So, please try not to panic.
Other resources for health safety from the CDC and the EPA
- CDC Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations
- EPA’s Registered Antimicrobial Products for Use Against Novel Coronavirus
- CDC Coivid-19 Steps to Prevent Illness
- CDC Video: What can I do to protect myself from COVID-19?
Wear something that is soft and comfortable. Work-out clothes are a good choice. A t-shirt and sweatpants/ pajama pants also work well. A minimum of shorts and a t-shirt is required for you and your Snuggle Partner. Underwear or boxer shorts or very short shorts are NOT ALLOWED. You can change after you arrive, if necessary. Please change in the restroom and not in front of your Snuggle Partner. Please don't wear perfume or cologne.
For some credit cards, the business name will be 11 characters in length.
Credit Card Statement Name: NURTURETHER
For some credit cards, the business name will be 14 characters in length.
Extended Credit Card Statement Name: NURTURETHERAPY
However, all banks are different so we cannot guarantee that Snuggle Salon will not appear. If this is a big concern please see this page for ideas for other payment types such as a pre-paid debit card.
Absolutely! Give us a call at (408) 372-8830. We may be snuggling, though. So, please leave a message and we'll get right back to you! If you would like to speak to your chosen Snuggle Partner first, send us a message through our Contact Us page, and we will have her ( or him ) return your call.
Please see the How It Works page for a detailed description of how our service works -- including how to schedule an appointment online, payment methods, and how your Snuggle Partner will be contacting you.
The cost for an out-call session is $110/hour to compensate your Snuggle Partner for travel time.
If an "At your location" appointment, is beyond 10-15 minutes away from the Snuggle Partner's location, there will be additional travel costs at 75¢ per mile. Your Snuggle Partner will let you know if travel costs will be involved in your session costs and how much costs these will be. These expenses can be paid on the Travel Expenses page prior to the start of the session. Thank you for your understanding and willingness to compensate your Snuggle Partner's for her time and travel costs, while making your snuggle session more convenient for you!
Session Length for "at your location" appointments
Additionally, we require the session length for "at your location" sessions to be twice the length of the travel time required for your Snuggle Partner to travel to you. So, if it takes an hour of travel time, for your Snuggle Partner, then the session length should be at least 2 hours or longer.
Please do not ask your Snuggle Partner to wear special clothes unless you have an allergy to wool or something like that. Your Snuggle Partner will wear the clothes she/he feels most comfortable in. Naturally, it is very important that your Snuggle Partner feel comfortable. If you Snuggle Partner is relaxed -- the session will be more enjoyable for both of you.
- the office spaces listed on your Snuggle Partner's profile, or
- at an AirBNB rental ( in areas where our Snuggle Partner's do not have an office )
- the AirBNB rental costs are communicated at time of booking
- at your home or hotel
- We can also meet you at your place. The cost for an out-call session is $110/hour to compensate for drive time. If an "At your location" appointment, is beyond 10-15 minutes away from the Snuggle Partner's location, there will be additional travel costs at 75¢ per mile. These costs can be paid via Pay Pal at time of booking or paid in cash prior to the start of the session.
We keep all our client information protected, from both a technical perspective, as well as secured internally, inside our organization. We do not sell, rent, trade or exchange any personally-identifying information of our clients. Our Snuggle Partners delete all appointment related email and texts after a session.
Our scheduling software, Acuity Scheduling, Inc. complies with HIPAA standards, which is the federal standard for securing medical records in the US. It also complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce. We currently use Pay Pal and Stripe for accepting payments -- and of course -- both of these payment processors are fully PCI DSS compliant.
Almost. In terms of age, we welcome all ages over 18. We also welcome all races, heights, weights, genders, sexual orientations, etc. We do not discriminate based on looks -- we see everyone as a potentially lovable human being. We do ask that you be hygienically savvy, though. Make sure your clothes are clean, you smell good ( without perfumes/cologne ), your teeth are brushed, etc.
1. No nudity at all will happen during a session. If a clothes change needs to be made -- by either you or your Snuggle Partner -- it will happen behind a closed door – out of each other’s sight.
2. At minimum shorts and a t-shirt are mandatory clothing for both Snuggle Partners and our clients.
3. No touching underneath clothing.
4. No touching the following areas: the genitals, female breasts or the buttocks. Naturally, accidental touching might occur – but these areas should never be touched with an intent to arouse.
A snuggle session is a clothes-on, non-sexual, non-romantic opportunity to snuggle and have fun with your choice of Snuggle Partner. However, if you break the rules, your Snuggle Partner will give you two warnings. On the 3rd warning, the session will end without a refund.
Yes and it is very important that you read it and understand it. You must confirm that you have read it, understand it and agree to it -- before scheduling a session. You can find our Client Integrity Agreement here. Please don't hesitate to call us at +1 (408) 372-8830 or use our Contact Us form with questions or concerns about the Client Integrity Agreement.
Cancellation by a Snuggle Partner
In case a Snuggle Partner is ill or has an emergency and needs to cancel an appointment, they will offer another date and time to reschedule the appointment. If you reject the offered reschedule date and time, a refund will be offered minus the payment processor transaction fees.
Cancellation by a client
If you request cancellation of an appointment and your request is at least 24-hours before the appointment time you will be given a refund minus the payment processor transaction fees. Without at least 24-hour advance notice of a cancellation, we do not offer refunds.
Not happy after first appointment
If you are unsatisfied after your first appointment, we may offer you a one-time refund of your DEPOSIT minus any payment processor non-refundable service fees. The fee that was paid to your Snuggle Partner is non-refundable.
Please contact us at via our Contact Form to request a one-time refund if you are unsatisfied after your first session. In the Contact Us form notes field please provide the specific reason(s) that you were unsatisfied with the session. If the reason you were unsatisfied was a factor under our control and related to a resource we offer, we will likely offer a refund. However, we DO NOT offer refunds on Same-Day Appointments booked via this page: https://snugglesalon.com/same-day/.
And, after your first appointment, we do not offer refunds. Exception: After your first refund, if your Snuggle Partner recommends that a refund be offered, at our discretion, and in an extraordinary circumstance, we MAY provide a second refund.
Also, see our policy regarding refunds on cancellations.
With at least 24 hours notice, we will reschedule an appointment or provide a refund of your deposit - minus any payment processor non-refundable service fees. Without 24 hours notice, we do not offer a reschedule of an appointment *unless* the Snuggle Partner is willing to accept a reschedule. In this case, we will either reschedule the session at the time of notice of cancellation, or issue a coupon code for credit for a future session. However, without at least 24 hours notice of a cancellation, we do not offer refunds. If we do offer a reschedule, it will happen only once at the convenience of your Snuggle Partner.
If you need to reschedule your appointment, we will send you an email, which will provide a link to use, for rescheduling your appointment. You do not have to reschedule with the same Snuggle Partner. Without 24 hours notice, we only take cancellations combined with an appointment reschedule -- so please only request an appointment if you are certain that you DO want a snuggle session.
Yes! Our Snuggle Partners are great listeners and know how to put you at ease. If you feel like talking please do. We will be focusing on you and your needs and preferences around conversation or simply listening.
Many of our Snuggle Partners are certified masseuses or un-certified bodyworkers. Most of them have played a support role for me for many years at my Cuddle Party workshops. They are all certified as 100% snugglable. Seriously, these people are sweet, sincere, friendly, responsible, very trustworthy and positive adults. They communicate easily and gently. They LOVE to snuggle. You will likely enjoy meeting them.
Getting turned on, during a snuggle, sometimes happens and it is perfectly normal. If you feel uncomfortable, you can just take a break, get something to drink or stop and change positions or do some stretching. You can check in with your Snuggle Partner. Our agreements around this is to simply refrain from acting on any arousal that may occur.
Of course, tipping is always optional. However, our clients often ask what is an appropriate amount for a tip. Tips are usually 20% on average. If you enjoyed your session, I'm sure your Snuggle Partner would appreciate a tip.