“Cow Cuddling” Could Be The Newest Wellness Trend
A new mental health therapy and wellness trend, called cow cuddling, has participators interacting with cows by petting, brushing, or simply cuddling with them.
By kncipat on October 27, 2018
For those looking for new therapy strategies for mental health and wellness, some are trying a new technique called “cow cuddling”.
According to Blindfold, this latest trend has customers petting and snuggling up to the 1,000 pound farm animals. Some studies have shown that interacting with animals helps humans relax and decrease their stress levels. Much like other health and animal trends, like cat and goat yoga, cow cuddling allows people to interact with the large farm animals in a relaxing environment.
Mountain Horse Farm in upstate New York is one of the facilities that offers this activity. One of their programs is the “Horse and Cow Experience”, which allows customers to interact with the large animals. This can include petting, brushing, playing or simply just cuddling with them. On their website, Mountain Horse Farm explains the process, saying: “Cows have a body temperature that is slightly higher than humans and their heart rate is lower than ours. Cuddling up with a cow, feeling that lower heart rate and higher body temperature, is very relaxing,”
Additionally, the special farm mentions other benefits that spending time with the cows brings. They explain the sensitivity and intuition cows have, saying: “They will pick up on what’s going on inside and sense if you are happy, sad, feel lost, anxious or are excited, they will respond to that without judgment, ego or agenda.”
For pricing, customers have a choice of options for this premium service. For the full “Horse and Cow Experience”, customers can expect to pay $300 for a two-person session of 90 minutes. For just cow cuddling, it costs $75 for one hour.
Would you try out this latest therapy trend?
To read more about the process of cow cuddling, click here.