Robin Marie loves is cuddling.

From a simple hug to full-on spooning, Marie of Kansas City, Missouri, makes about R587 000 a year offering professional cuddling services.

According South West News Service: SWNS the sessions last between one and four hours, at R1200 an hour.

“It’s very rewarding,” Marie said.

“It causes the body to release oxytocin, the ‘bonding hormone,’ which makes us feel happier and less stressed.”

All clients must always be clothed and the relationship is platonic.

“In the summer gym shorts is OK, as long as they come below the middle of the thighs,” she added. There are many reasons for seeking the services of a pro cuddler, according to Marie.

“I get single people, people who are happily married, unhappily married, widowed, separation, people in monogamous relationships and those with multiple partners,” she said.