Thousands Sign Up in First Week with Vancouver Company Proving Demand for the Cuddleup.com Concept

VANCOUVER, March 3, 2015 /CNW/ - With the cuddle industry growing in popularity right across North America, a Vancouver company just launched its cuddle services for users concentrated in the Pacific Northwest.

"I'm not surprised that the industry is growing rapidly; it just seems like the world needs a big hug right now," says Francis Santos, co-founder of CuddleUp.com. "Studies show that cuddling offers many health benefits."

Recent studies from around the world show that the power of touch releases a hormone called oxytocin, also known as the 'cuddle chemical.' It's a hormone associated to love and bonding. One study says it also helps people overcome fear, as well as reducing stress and lowering the risk of heart disease.

Launched two weeks ago, CuddleUp.com allows its 3500 users to offer kind, compassionate companionship, while earning extra income. They set up their profiles on CuddleUp.com, determine their own rates for purely platonic cuddling, and receive payment directly from users.

Currently the site is free to use for all users. 

SOURCE CuddleUp.com

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For further information: Co-Founder, Francis Santos, is available for media interviews. Media Contact: Chella M. Levesque, Managing Director, CHELLA LEVESQUE INC., 604-961-9185, chella@chellalevesqueinc.com

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