What is a cuddle session?

A cuddle session is about touch, relaxation and sincere attention. Think of spooning, holding each other, have a good conversation, watching a movie together or being read to by cuddle therapist Carollyne Tjong Ayong.


Who likes to close the day together with someone, may want to use the special tuck in service. We’ll make an evening appointment for a cuddle session and/or massage and talk about your day. After that you can go to bed calm and relaxed. Carollyne will tuck you in and gently closes the door shut when she leaves. Timing will be discussed.


Who likes to go to the movies together may want to use the cinema service. Pathé Tuschinsky Amsterdam has special double seats to sit and to enjoy the movie. The price includes the movie ticket, a snack and a non-alcoholic drink.


Carollyne is a qualified masseur and can give you a relaxing or pain reducing massage before the cuddle session. For more information take a look at my Educational Background.

  • Traditional Thai bodywork with which you stay dressed. You lie on the massage mat and with pleasant contact your body will be compressed, pulled, rocked and stretched.
  • Pulsing with which you stay dressed. You lie on the massage table and with a gentle touch you will be rhythmically rocked.
  • Massage with oil on bare skin. You wear your underwear and you will be covered with a towel. Only the treated body parts will be uncovered.

Carollyne also provides regular Thai Yoga Massage & Bodywork classes, click here for information and registration.

Carollyne Tjong Ayong knuffeltherapeut

Cuddle Sessions & Massage: touch, relaxation and sincere attention   –   Picture by © pictureman


You can visit the pleasant practice, where you can be cuddled or have a massage on a special Terapy cushion. The grains of this cushion form as a soft cocoon around your body so you can completely relax. Should it be more comfortable for you to have a cuddle session or massage in the privacy of your own home, Carollyne can come to you for a home visit.


Whether you want to be cuddled or massaged, you pay 40 euro for half an hour. Longer sessions are also possible; you pay 30 euro for every additional half hour. For appointments at your home (in Amsterdam) there will be no home visit costs.

Questions and Answers

Question    : Who are cuddle sessions for?

Answer       : For anyone who has a need for touch, relaxation and sincere attention. Everyone is welcome and will have the opportunity to find a break. From twentysomethings to seniors and children, people who temporarily have no relationship or whose spouse has deceased, people with partners, single parents and pregnant women, people with a disability, illness or who suffer from depression, and business people with crowded agendas. But also if you’re not in this list you are welcome.
(For people with physical disabilities: unfortunately my practice is nog equipped with lifting elevators and similar equipment. However, I am familiar with these systems, and a home visit might be an appropriate option.)

Question    : Are cuddle sessions only individual or also in a group?

Answer       : Cuddle sessions are like the massages individually. In addition, I also provide workshops, which are taught in groups. Since May 2016 I bundle my forces with Relaxation Expert Martijn Mulder for special workshops  Relaxation & Cuddling. Here you learn how to relax, make contact and set boundaries. We do this through relaxation exercises, exercises in pairs or with the whole group. And there will of course be cuddling involved.

Question    : What are the benefits of cuddling?

Answer       : Contact with other people is of great importance. During touch your body reduces the production of stress hormones (e.g. cortisol, adrenaline and noradrenaline) and increases the production of hormones causing you to feel comfortable (e.g. oxytocin, endorphins and serotonin). During a cuddle session all kinds of processes take place in your body that help you to relax physically and mentally.

Question    : Is it possible to have sex during a cuddle session?

Answer       : No, under no circumstances. Lepeltje Lepeltje only offers friendly based cuddle sessions. There are no sexual or erotic services. While making the appointment and at the beginning of the cuddle session this will be clearly illustrated to avoid misunderstandings. When inappropriate behavior or improper requests occur, the session will be terminated immediately.

Question    : What happens if I get aroused during a cuddle session?

Answer       : It can happen, but it will be not addressed. If necessary we can take a short break.

Question    : Can I talk during the cuddle session?

Answer       : You may certainly talk. A cuddle session is your time to relax, talk, listen to music, watch a movie, enjoy the silence or take a nap.

Question    : What do I do when I feel uncomfortable of become emotional?

Answer       : It may happen that during the cuddle session your emotions suddenly appear. This is all normal and allowed. You can put it to words but it may also wordless be what it is. A pause, a sip of water or a different cuddle position is always possible. A comfortable and friendly solution will always be found.

Question    : What kind of clothes should I wear?

Answer       : You can wear your own clothes or bring comfortable clothing. A jogging suit or sweatpants are fine. You can also wear a clothing set provided by Lepeltje Lepeltje. During cuddle sessions everyone always at least wears underwear, trousers and a T-shirt with short sleeves. There is a possibility for you to change clothing before the session starts.

Question    : How can I make an appointment for a cuddle session?

Answer       : Just call or e-mail and if you get the answering machine, leave your name and number and I’ll call you back as soon as possible.

Question    : Is it possible to schedule an evening appointment?

Answer       : Yes, you can schedule your cuddle session during the day, evening or on weekends. Call or e-mail to schedule an appointment.

Question    : Can I smoke during a cuddle session?

Answer       : No smoking during the session, and preferably also not right before the session begins.

Question    : Must I wear clothing provided by Lepeltje Lepeltje during a cuddle session?

Answer       : During the cuddle session you can wear the clothing provided by Lepeltje Lepeltje, but you can also wear your own comfortable clothes. There is a possibility for you to change clothing before the session starts.

Question    : Are home visits possible if I live outside Amsterdam?

Answer       : Appointments outside Amsterdam are possible on request. For home visits in Amsterdam there will be no home visit costs, outside of Amsterdam home visit costs will be charged.

Question    : Can I just walk into the practice to make an appointment?

Answer       : Call or e-mail before coming to the practice. Due to home visits I am not always in the practice. It would be unfortunate for you if the door is closed and no one is present to answer.

Question    : Do you have a movie list from which I can choose if I want to watch a movie together?

Answer       : On request we can choose a movie together within appropriate film genres. There is a wide range of music, but you can also bring your own music or favorite book. If you want to enjoy watching a movie together in the cinema, you can use the cinema service.

Question    : Can I get more than one hour of cuddling in one session and be with you?

Answer       : Yes, of course you can. We can also arrange two or three hours or an entire morning, afternoon or evening. When making the appointment, you can specify how much time you want to schedule. Prolongation of time during the session is an option if it fits into my schedule.

Question    : How can I cancel or reschedule my appointment?

Answer       : Up to 24 hours before the scheduled time of your appointment, you can call or email to cancel or reschedule your appointment free of charge. Missed appointments will be charged unless it is notified at least 24 hours in advance.

Question    : How can I pay?

Answer       : It is common that my clients pay prior to the appointment date. You get the invoice by mail so you can make the financial transfer stating the invoice number and your name. This way all financial matters are already settled before the meeting.

Registration for group activities

In the agenda below you can book your participation. Click on an available activity, create your account and confirm your booking. Are you unable to attend after booking, please call/e-mail me quickly as possible. That way someone else can participate in your place or be shifted from the waiting list.

In the agenda you also find the periods I’m absent for work training. No appointments can be scheduled at these times.

This calender is subject to change.

Call or e-mail for an individual appointment