Ishka   :  Cuddle Therapist 
Ishka has lived in Asheville NC since 2011 and has been offering healing touch professionally for fifteen years.  She has training/certifications/continuing education in massage therapy, therapeutic touch, the ethics of touch, listening, psychology, anthropology, death and dying, facilitation, conflict resolution, authentic relating, and co-counseling. Ishka is compassionate and empathetic. 

Ishka is a firm believer that touch is a vital part of the human experience – one that can catalyze growth, healing, and transformation. She is passionate about creating a safe space for genuine connection and her goals in life are to help other people experience happiness, connection, and acceptance. People who are held by Ishka often experience grounded relaxing calmness. 

Ishka has volunteered with Our Voice (Asheville’s rape prevention nonprofit), been a counselor for “at risk youth”, volunteered to offer hugs and foot rubs in an assisted living facility, mentored pre-teen girls, and worked with young people with ASD.

come lay beside me  –  Listen to Ishka & friends sing about snuggling.  This the chorus of a song written by Timothy Isaiah Mosteller.  

Additional cuddlers sometimes available for referrals.