HEALING MASSAGE

Aroha was founded to help you create the life you love. Experience the sensuality, healing, beautiful product range and therapeutic art of Aroha through our bespoke facial and bodywork therapies and products. Each time you visit, you will leave with a feeling of being deeply healed, re-energised and relaxed.

Our unique sessions are designed to enlighten, rejuvenate, enhance energy levels, alleviate anxieties and depression, heal past emotional wounds, deepen your connection to your body and affect the world positively. Your experience at Aroha will amaze you.

Please take a few minutes to read in more depth about the programs and services we offer below.

 



 

AROHA SIGNATURE MASSAGE

Drawing on the ancient wisdom and philosophies of New Zealand Maori, Polynesian, Mayan and Hawaiian bodywork, together with the renowned healing properties of Eastern cultural therapies, Aroha brings you a fresh, new and effective way to heal and beautify your body, mind and soul.

Our Aroha Signature Massage encompasses traditional Maori healing arts, Hawaiian Ka Huna Massage, Reiki Energy Healing, Chakra Balancing and energy flow. Aroha bodywork is a beautiful massage experience that will leave you feeling grounded, nurtured and nourished from the inside out. The Aroha Signature Massage is a unique fusion that allows the recipient to get completely out of the head space and into their body, weaving the physical, emotional and spiritual being into unison and harmony.

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1 hour : $130
75 minutes : $145
90 minutes : $165
2 hours : $220
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AROHA HAWAIIAN KA HUNA MASSAGE

To try and define Hawaiian Ka Huna Massage at Aroha is like trying to describe what a flower looks smells and feels like to some who have never seen that flower before. You only ever really ‘know’ by the experience of holding a flower in your hands and breathing in its lush fragrance and being in awe of its magical beauty.

Like the essence of a flower, Hawaiian Ka Huna Massage is beyond words and in that moment of giving and receiving it is best to describe the experience as pure love. Ka Huna Massage is a celebration of our humanity; it is the massage of life. The massage techniques consist of the view that Hawaiian people have; that all aspects of the body are one, believing that the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual are all part of the ‘whole self’.

What makes Ka Huna such a very special style is the combination of movement, dance, rhythm, breath, energy and massage. 

Rosanna is a Ka Huna massage specialist and is in constant movement around the massage table, following specific patterns of foot placement and body posture. Her arms sweep over the body in long, flowing movements to the pulse of music, creating a very fluid and rhythmical massage.

The unstructured nature of the massage strokes switches the rational mind off and allows for deep body focused relaxation. More massage oil is applied than in other types of massage to assist with the flow of the strokes.

The results of Aroha Ka Huna Massage are direct and very powerful, requiring little time for integration. Recipients feel immediate changes in the needed areas, be they physical, emotional, spiritual or mental.

1 hour : $130
75 minutes : $145
90 minutes : $165
2 hours : $220
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AROHA HOT STONE MASSAGE

Aroha Hot Stone Massage is designed to melt away some of the body’s holding patterns; tight tense muscles or muscular strain and on an energetic level this massage offers grounding.

This treatment is deeply relaxing to the extreme!

Aroha Hot Stone combined with Aroha Signature Massage flow and incorporating long smooth flowing strokes, the muscles are gently nurtured and softened for the heated stones to work their magic on your back.

Massaged on points of tension on the back, the heat emanating from the stones will sink gently into the tissues to leave you with a feeling of calm, more balanced and deeply relaxed.

This special treatment session is closed with a gentle Chakra Balancing.

1 hour : $130
75 minutes : $145
90 minutes : $165
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AROHA ARVIGO ABDOMINAL MASSAGE

Energy - Fertility - Digestion - Healing

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® are inspired by the ancient Central American healing traditions of the Maya.  Developed by Dr. Rosita Arvigo, this modality grew out of her apprenticeship with acclaimed Maya Shaman - Don Elijio Panti. 

These techniques address the physical health and position of pelvic and abdominal organs and any emotional holding patterns found therein. Soft and gentle manipulations are used to reposition misaligned organs, thereby stimulating circulation of blood, nerve, lymph and chi to support the body’s innate capacity to self heal.

Dr. Rosita Arvigo learned the original Maya techniques over a 10 year apprenticeship with Don Elijio Panti, the great Maya Shaman of Belize. She was also exposed to other central American ancient traditions that represent an unbroken chain of knowledge handed down from generation to generation of shamans, midwives and healers. Unifying this all with over thirty years of training and experience in the natural sciences of massage, naprapathy, herbology, and spiritual healing; Dr. Arvigo developed the techniques which now bear her name.

The techniques include abdominal and sacral massage, castor oil applications, pelvic steaming, herbal preparations, and intention. A strong emphasis is placed on optimal reproductive anatomy and the uterus is repositioned via gentle external manipulation. 

The Arvigo Technique of Maya Abdominal Therapy® is a non-invasive external massage technique which creates homeostasis-balance within and hemodynamic-good blood circulation in the body. The Arvigo Technique® improves the circulatory, lymphatic, nervous systems and the flow of energy throughout the body. This technique allows the uterus and digestive organs to return to their proper position, releasing physical and emotional congestion, improving health greatly. 

Common ailments that Maya abdominal massage may be beneficial for are:

For women:

Tilted/misaligned uterus • Prolapsed uterus and/or bladder • Fertility challenges • Difficult pregnancy and delivery • Chronic miscarriages • Painful and/or irregular menstrual cycles and ovulation • Blood clots during menstruation and excessive bleeding • Dark thick blood at beginning and end of menses • PMS/Depression • Uterine and/or bladder infections • Ovarian cysts • Uterine fibroids and polyps • Painful intercourse • Difficult menopause • Pelvic congestion/heaviness and pain • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) • Chronic Constipation • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD) • Liver and stomach congestion • Superficial and deep scar tissue • Hysterectomy

For men:

Early stages of prostate swelling • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) • Prostatitis (mild) • Painful ejaculation • Impotence, Erectile Dysfunction

For everyone:

Chronic indigestion or heartburn • Liver and stomach congestion • Gastritis • Crohn’s Disease • Lower backaches, sacrum, coccyx or pelvic pain • Headaches or migraines • Frequent, difficult, and/or incomplete urination • Constipation • Poor circulation

What to expect during a session:

  • The first appointment is generally 2 hours in duration with follow up appointments being 1.5 hours in duration
  • Comprehensive review of your past and present healthcare needs focusing on reproductive and digestive health
  • For women (v-steam) to begin session, and for all upper and lower Maya abdominal massage to help improve circulation to abdominal organs
  • Massage to back, sacrum and hips to further stimulate circulation to the organs of the abdomen
  • Evaluation of body posture
  • Instruction in Self Care massage so you can continue with daily at home and helps to enhance your professional session.
  • Recommendations of complimentary modalities to support your health and wellness that may include:
  • The wearing of a Faja – a traditional lower abdomen supportive wrap
  • Bajos – a traditional herbal pelvic steam bath of the Maya
  • The application of castor oil packs and lifestyle education.

Vaginal steams (Bajos, in Spanish) have a long history of use by traditional healers in various parts of the world, especially in Central America. Their popularity has been steadily growing in the West, and for good reason – vaginal steams are very beneficial for a wide variety of conditions, from painful menstrual cramps to infertility to nourishment of the area. They can help the uterus empty itself more completely, dislodging old tissue and blood that may have been there for months or even years.

‘Rosanna from Aroha is a miracle worker. I've had a number of Arvigo and Steam treatments from her leading up to fertility treatment which resulted in a pregnancy. I have no doubt that the work I did with Rosanna prepared my womb for the implantation of the embryo. I also found the treatment incredibly relaxing and it relieved stress in a way that I had not experienced before. In the past my stomach had always felt quite tight and I had lots of digestion issues. The self-care Rosanna taught me transformed my stomach into a soft stress free zone in a very short amount of time. I felt connected to my whole body and felt more alive. Once I have my baby I will be going straight back to Rosanna for after birth care. I believe that every woman would benefit from this treatment no matter what your circumstances are. I could not recommend this treatment with Rosanna more highly.' ~ Angela Maurice

* This treatment is not recommended during menses, immediately following pelvic surgery, during the 1st trimester of pregnancy or where an active infection or cancer is present in the pelvic region.

How do I get started?

Typically, 2 or 3 professional sessions are required to address most conditions. Some conditions will require further attention over a longer period of time.

All clients are taught self-care massage, as well as any other techniques appropriate to their needs. For more information on this beautiful and important work please click here

2 hours :
(First visit for new clients, includes vaginal steam for women)
$200
90 minutes :
(Follow up appointments)
$150
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AROHA CHAKRA BALANCING MASSAGE

This session is all about the chakra system and will allow you to realise the incredible flow these energy centres can give us.  If you are feeling flat, in need of nurturing, peace and tranquility in your life than try a Chakra Balancing session at Aroha.

Beginning with our magical Aroha signature fusion of Miri Miri, Hawaiian Ka Huna and Reiki Energy Healing bodywork to energise and awaken your chakra system, increasing your internal power and energy sources with meditation and intention.

Various movements over the body will help increase circulation and promote a healthy, glowing state of wellbeing. 

Chakra Balance sessions include a flowing, energy healing massage with chakra activation.

You can add on a Chakra Counselling session prior to the massage for an additional $50 or indulge in our organic Coconut Back Scrub for $30.

Soothe your mind and activate your chakra for energy, vitality and radiance!

1 hour : $130
75 minutes : $145
90 minutes : $165
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AROHA REIKI ENERGY HEALING

Believed to have begun in Tibet thousands of years ago. Reiki practitioners channel energy in a particular pattern to heal and harmonise. Unlike other healing therapies based on the premise of a human energy field, Reiki seeks to restore order to the body where vital energy has become unbalanced.

Reiki energy has several basic effects; it brings about deep relaxation and peace, disperses negative energy blockages, detoxifies and purifies the system, provides vitality and increases the vibrational frequency of the body.

A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person; including body, emotions, mind and spirit, creating many beneficial effects that include feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of energy healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and always creates a positive, beneficial effect.

Reiki also works in conjunction with and supports all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote healing recovery.

Your Reiki session consists of you being fully clothed on the massage table. The practitioner begins with the laying on of hands directly to your face, head and body, concentrating on traditional Reiki hand positions to assist the flow of energy through the body. You will feel an intense warmth from the practitioner's hands resulting in deep healing and relaxation.

Together we are focused on intention, mantra and well-being and as Reiki energy flows, you will discover and feel the incredible feeling of warm circulating energy with our Aroha Reiki sessions.

Rosanna and Benton are both Reiki master teachers and have over 10 years of experience with Reiki. Reiki is a huge part of their lives and is infused within everything they do. Their hot healing hands are a must to be experienced.

1 hour : $130
75 minutes : $145
90 minutes :
(Four-handed Reiki)
$165
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AROHA REIKI HANDS-ON MASSAGE

Reiki massage is a powerful blend of Reiki energy fused with Aroha oils allowing you to discover or re-discover a healing sensuality that you may have never experienced before.

Full body massage with Rosanna's amazingly hot healing hands. This massage will slow you down to the natural rhythms of the earth and re-ignite the energy centres (chakras) in an unobtrusive way. A gentle, yet powerful way to introduce yourself to the wonders of Aroha touch.

We developed our Aroha Reiki Massage session to provide the recipient with a unique and empowering healing experience; flowing, sensual and nurturing spiritual energy extended through extraordinarily hot healing hands. We promise this will take you to another world of healing bliss. 

You can add on an organic Coconut Back Scrub prior to the massage for an additional $30 and a Focused Card Reading after either of our Reiki sessions for $50.

1 hour : $130
75 minutes : $145
90 minutes :
$165
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AROHA COUPLES SESSIONS

Aroha clients often ask us if we can teach them basic massage techniques to have the ability to give their partner a loving, flowing massage that feels great at home.

In our 'learn to massage' sessions, we will teach you a combination of beautiful Aroha signature and Hawaiian massage strokes, energy healing and how to give a deeply healing massage that is powerfully felt by your partner, yet simple in its delivery.

Depending on how much you wish to learn, we can teach you until you are totally massage competent in many different indigenous forms of massage, healing techniques and loving connection for a healthy relationship.

We will teach you how to give from your heart and that this form of massage is just as wonderful to give as it is to receive - the perfect gift for in-between your visits to Aroha.

For more intensive instruction, please enquire about an Aroha massage weekend retreat.

1 hour :
(Learn to massage your partner 2.5 hours recommended)
$250 per hour
1 hour :
(Couples side-by-side massage)
$260
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CALL OUTS

Call outs to hospitals and homes.

Hospital and Home visits : $150 - $500
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