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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Soulauras Gives Back Through Massage Events

In August 2011, Soulauras opened in Briarcliff Manor, NY, with a simple mission: to blend the healing art of massage therapy with generosity of time, heart and spirit. Soulauras is owned by Laura Giacovas, a licensed massage therapist (LMT) and 4th Dan master instructor in TaeKwonDo with a master’s degree in special education. Soulauras hosts regular events that epitomize her philosophy of “making our contribution greater than our reward.”        

The first Sunday of the month is Senior Sunday, when Soulauras offers 60-minute sessions for $60 (or $1/minute) for those 60 years or older and provides complimentary chair massages to the residents of Atria Senior Living in Briarcliff Manor. Soulauras  also hosts Walk-In Wednesdays, donating $10 of every session to the charity of the month. It has supported the SPCA of Westchester and The Support Connection, and February donations will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in honor of an 8-year-old leukemia patient and student of United Martial Arts Center in Briarcliff. Wednesday hours are 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (for walk-ins) and 8:15 p.m. (by appointment).       

A graduate of the Finger Lakes School of Massage (FLSM), Giacovas specializes in deep tissue, shiatsu, Reiki and chakra balancing. She is joined by senior practitioner and FLSM instructor Andrea Vladimir, LMT, who offers Swedish massage, craniosacral therapy, manual lymphatic drainage, and “Musical Spine” vibration/sound therapy for chakra balancing. 

Soulauras is located at 520 North State Rd., Briarcliff, NY, and 722 Danbury Rd., Ridgefield, CT. For more information, call 914.941.2400 or 914.424.5795, or visit