Rebekka Mikkola 

Co-Founder and CEO

Rebekka is an industry leading entrepreneur and the visionary Co-Founder of Nordic Cuddle, an award-winning cuddle therapy company based in London. A thought leader and pioneer in the field of wellness, she is also a trained cuddle therapist and massage therapist with over 2,000 hours of experience.


Rebekka is a sought after public speaker. Her first TEDx talk was about how ‘Cuddling Can Make Us Better Human Beings’. She has also spoken at Samsung KX, Snapchat HQ, Warwick University, Sunderland University in London and the first ever Health Optimisation Summit at the London Olympia, alongside keynote speakers such as John Gray and Dave Asprey. 


Rebekka has been interviewed for major media outlets including GQ MagazineThe GuardianSky NewsBBC Radio 4Business InsiderUK Health RadioReader’s DigestHeart FMMadame FigaroBalance MagazineElite DailyHolisticHealthMagazineAgeUK LondonWellness.comARTEBustleThrive Global and Brit + Co. She has also featured in videos shared by both UNILAD and Diply, two of the largest viral video sharing platforms in the world. A full feature on Rebekka’s background can be found on IdeaMensch.

Ryan Mizzen 

Co-Founder and COO

Ryan is the Co-Founder and COO of Nordic Cuddle. He is responsible for practitioner on-boarding, partnership liaison, PR and media requests, content creation and raising brand awareness. You can read his Huffington Post interview for Nordic Cuddle here.


Prior to joining Nordic Cuddle, he worked as a Frealance Journalist with articles published in several prominent outlets, including the Independent, Thomson Reuters Foundation and Africa Geographic. He also spent four years working as a Bid Writer, where he led and successfully won numerous multi-million pound frameworks and projects in the offshore wind and energy efficiency sectors.


In 2018, he was named as an Environmental Changemaker, following on from the United Nations Young Champions of the Earth Competition. He holds a First Class BSc in Climate Change from Coventry University and a Distinction in his MA in Creative Writing from Teesside University.


Nordic Cuddle has developed a medical and wellness advisory board comprised of some of the world’s leading touch researchers and medical experts. Our board members include published authors, prominent media figures, academics with extensive peer-reviewed journal articles, and some have studied and worked at Cambridge University and Oxford University. Our advisory board have helped shape our dual-accredited cuddle therapy training course, and may also carry out research in this emerging field in the future.

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