Rebekka Mikkola 

Co-Founder and CEO

Rebekka is an industry leading entrepreneur and the visionary Co-Founder of Nordic Cuddle, one of the fastest growing cuddle therapy companies based in London, providing restorative cuddle sessions within the wellness sector.


A pioneer in the field of wellness, Rebekka takes a more holistic approach towards wellbeing. She is a trained cuddle therapist and massage therapist and is seen as a thought leader in the industry with over 1,300 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 and the first ever Health Optimisation Summit at the London Olympia, alongside keynote speakers such as John Gray and Dave Asprey. She has been interviewed as a panel guest at EWD’s inaugural Big Vision Conference. These follow on the backs of earlier talks about entrepreneurship and lean leadership.


Rebekka has been interviewed for major media outlets including GQ MagazineThe GuardianSky NewsBBC Radio 4Business InsiderUK Health RadioReader’s DigestHeart FMMadame FigaroBalance MagazineElite DailyHolistic Health MagazineAge UK 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.