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Minimum 12 hugs a day

Touch is an important way to communicate and establish a bond between us. It’s showed scientifically that stroking and hugging on the regular, lower our blood pressure. It is all linked to oxytocin, also called the ‘love hormone’ and produced when there is a physical interaction between people. Beyond scientific reasons, Keeley Shoup who is a cuddle therapist in Chicago, and Kristiina Link, cuddle therapist based in London, explained why their profession is important and how they aim to help and impact people’s lives through cuddle.

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