[Ed. – Milk is extra.]
Believe it or not, people are now shelling out $300 for two people to spend 90 minutes cuddling, brushing and playing with cows. The wellness trend is simply called cow cuddling, and it’s the most recent addition to animal-centric holistic health offers, like goat yoga.
If you’re still reeling from sticker shock it might be because you’re from the Midwest and used to petting cows on nearby farms as they hang their heads over the fence — for free. But though the dough you’ll need to drop might seem high, the health treatment is in fact rooted in at least some science. Here’s why people are dropping serious cash on cow cuddling.
First of all, cow cuddling is just what it sounds like, though not all you’ll do is cuddle the cows. A cow cuddling experience, as previously mentioned, also includes other activities like petting the cows and playing with them, and no, they won’t put you to work milking them while you’re there. Sessions tend to be monitored and facilitated by a licensed counselor (more on that in a minute) and an equine specialist.