Aroha Love® was born in 2010 as an offering of the Mind Body Institute.

Established in 2008 the Mind Body Institute offered New Zealanders a unique and diverse combination of healing techniques to infuse a greater understanding of the emotional, physical and spiritual self, facilitated by founder and principle therapist Rosanna Marks.

Utilising a variety of traditional eastern, western and Pacific inspired techniques to heal (physical, emotional, spiritual), improve personal relationships, and restore health and happiness the Mind Body Institute was founded on the premise of bringing back a world nourished by the truth that our existence is sacred and our survival is dependent on the education and embracing of who we truly are as spiritual beings.

The Aroha Signature Massage was introduced by the Mind Body Institute to offer indigenous healing therapies to engage and enhance the body’s natural energy flow. Traditional Maori healing arts, Miri miri, Hawaiian Ka Huna massage, dance and movement, Chakra Balancing, Reiki Energy Healing and bodywork encompass the unique mould of services offered at the Institute.

Such was the popularity of the Aroha brand, a decision was made in 2012 to realign the business with its strongest offering and operate under the umbrella of Aroha going forward.

Today Aroha works to empower and inspire people through unique, fresh and energetic bodywork, holistic bespoke facial therapy, yoga and dance classes, sacred feminine retreats and a beautiful range of hand crafted candles, potions, sacred scents and gorgeous products.

Those who visit us for the first time are always amazed and enlightened from the experience.

Just as the therapists of the Mind Body Institute were committed to their giving of deep healing, de-stressing and energising, dynamic bodywork, our Aroha Love team have been handpicked for their unique abilities and commitment to work only from the heart with the intention of love, regardless of the therapy in use. You can read more about each of our valued therapists here on our website.


Aroha - To Love Life and Giving of Unconditional Love

Aroha is massage, energetic healing bodywork, beautiful hand crafted products and pure Aroha (Love).

Incorporating traditional Maori healing arts, Hawaiian Ka Huna philosophies, Chakra balancing and Arvigo Maya abdominal therapies® for fertility, energy, healing and digestive health and wellbeing for men and women. We infuse Reiki energy healing into all that we do.

The Aroha brand is dedicated to providing unique healing sessions that promote oranga-a-roto (healthy inside) and oranga a waho (healthy outside). We support a healthy mind and body connection by working on the emotional, physical and spiritual aspects for development of oneself.

Ko te mea nui, ko te aroha - The greatest thing is love

Aroha Candles® are chemistry, art, imagination and magic rolled into one and each candle has its own unique story. Aroha Love candles are so special, there is nothing quite like them anywhere.

Rosanna Marks and Benton Day are the directors of the Aroha brand; Aroha Candles and Aroha Eco-weddings.

Rosanna holds an international fragrance diploma from her former position as training and promotions executive for CHANEL New Zealand and her vast experience as education manager for Estee Lauder and Aramis designer fragrance brands. Rosanna crafts all Aroha Candles fragrance blends.

Today Rosanna and her partner Benton's passion is to create unique, natural, hand crafted, Maori inspired, energetically healing Eco-luxury candles. Rosanna and Benton have blended beautifully exotic scents, many enhanced and infused with fallen leaves from New Zealand native trees and flowers or sacred Pounamu (NZ greenstone) and crystals for their range of Aroha Candles.

Rosanna and Benton celebrate the Aroha Love® brand with a collection that can be described as a reflection of their unique personalities and heritage. The Aroha Candle collection achieves a perfect alliance between conscious elegance and uncompromising natural Eco-luxury.

The Aroha brand's logo was created to inspire Aroha (Love) in all people, and to reflect Rosanna's diverse heritage. Each Aroha Candle is blessed with Karakia (Maori blessing), Reiki energy healing and much Aroha. Pop into Aroha's store located at 3 Maidstone Street, Grey Lynn or to one of their stockists to view the collection or order directly from our online store.

Rosanna and Benton also have their own highly acclaimed holistic healing business, Aroha Love and their new business venture Aroha Eco-weddings are based in Grey Lynn, Auckland, Aotearoa (New Zealand). Those who visit Aroha Healing for the first time are always amazed and enlightened from the experience and now the team have their fabulous candle collection available to the local and international market.

Please take time to read our testimonials to hear what our valued clients have to say about Aroha Love.