Kōrero - Story

Established in 2008 Aroha Love offers New Zealanders + our clients from all over the world, a unique and diverse combination of healing bodywork, facial therapy, cacao and sound healing ceremony, and movement to infuse a greater understanding of the emotional, physical, and spiritual self, facilitated by founder and principal therapist Rosanna Marks. We are inspired by Māori culture and this is reflected in the beauty of the products we create.

Today the Aroha Love whānau (family) work to empower and inspire people through unique and energetic Aroha bodywork, Maya abdominal therapies, bespoke facial therapies, yoga + Aroha dance classes, sacred feminine retreats, international retreats, cacao + sound healing and a beautiful range of hand crafted Aroha candles and unique, gorgeous Aroha products.

The Aroha team are qualified designers, stylists and planners for Aroha eco-weddings and sacred ceremonies.

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

Aroha Love is a whānau (family) business who are committed to travelling and learning to enhance, evolve and develop their unique abilities.

Here you can read more about Aroha Love therapists 


Our Tohu & Heart Logo symbolism 

Aroha is a word that belongs to the Māori people of Aotearoa (New Zealand).

Aroha means Love. A profound message of connection, breath, creative force, focus and energy. 

Our wordmark is our essence and a symbol of our intent as a small business. The core of the brand Rosanna and Benton created always came back to culture, love, and nurturing people back to wellbeing. 

The team use the word ‘Aroha’ as the core of their values, purpose, and essence, operating as a small business in Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland). Everything we offer encompasses Aroha. 

Rosanna is proud of her Māori heritage and she has deep connection to her ancestors (tupuna) healing + wellbeing (hauora), our earth, air, water and life which is interdependent and integrated (te taiao), nurturing (manaakitanga), healthy earth (whenua ora) and spirituality (wairua), all sacred to the Māori culture. 

The essence of the brand Aroha flows into our beautiful Aroha heart tohu (logo), created for us in 2010 by Māori designer Tukara Matthews. Tukara's creative mahi (work) is stunning and our Aroha heart is a powerful representation of our mahi at Aroha, ancestry, and creativity. 

Our tohu (logo) and kupu (word) 'Aroha' are registered trademarks in 5 classes (skincare preparations + candles) and (Hygienic and beauty care services; spa and beauty services; spa treatments; spa and body therapy; massage services; traditional Māori massage services, romiromi, mirimiri; massage and reiki therapy; holistic healing and health services) in New Zealand and (candles + weddings) in Australia, the use of this word in these specific classes is primarily for our business branding in these areas, reflecting the essence and authenticity of our brand.

Our word mark ‘Aroha’ ensures the integrity of the word is maintained to the highest standards and ethics within our business, but also to ensure the integrity and sacredness of our boutique, Māori inspired creations; our products, our services, and the deep healing work practised here at Aroha Love.



Aroha Love 

The Aroha brand provides unique traditional, ancient healing bodywork, facial therapies, sound healing, and products that promote oranga-a-roto (healthy inside) and oranga a waho (healthy outside). We support a healthy mind and body connection by working holistically with the emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects for development of oneself. 

Aroha Eco-Weddings

Papatūānuku (our earth mother) is sacred to us and we are committed to continually learning to sustain and care for her. Our team creates earth conscious, creative alternatives for gorgeous eco-weddings and sacred gatherings.

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