SourceFed reports on The Snuggery, a New York[1. The state, not the city -- it's in Penfield, about 350 miles northwest of NYC.] based service that offers snuggling at a rate of $60/hr. The service is explicitly not prostitution -- Jacqueline, the snuggler, describes the service as:
a place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of life and focus on the simple restorative pleasure of touch.
She points out the many health benefits of snuggling, including increased production of oxytocin and serotonin, and reducing stress in a way that lasts substantially beyond the end of the session -- according to the Snuggery website, it lasts up to five days.
This sounds to me like an awesome service. Some people might be fine with minimum human contact, but speaking only for myself, long periods without any sort of intimate contact with other humans severely exacerbates my depression. If you can afford it, this sounds great.