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, 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.

Utilising a variety of traditional New Zealand Māori, eastern, western, central American, Hawaiian, and Pacific inspired techniques to heal (physical, emotional, spiritual) and restore health and happiness. Aroha Love was founded on the premise of honouring traditional ancient healing, and enhancing the beauty and grace of all who visit us. 

Aroha bodywork combines ancient, cultural healing therapies to restore and enhance the body’s natural energy flow with a fusion of traditional Māori healing arts, Hawaiian Ka Huna massage, Chakra balancing, Maya abdominal + reproductive therapy, ceremony, and Reiki energy healing.

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 / Kōrero / The Story of our brand

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 business branding is a result of the essence we wanted to create. The core of the brand Rosanna wanted to create always came back to culture, love, and nurturing people back to wellness.

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 (work) at Aroha, ancestry, and creativity.

Our tohu (logo) and kupu (word) 'Aroha' are registered trademarks in 4 classes (skincare preparations + candles) 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.

We have chosen ‘Aroha’ for our business branding, not only to ensure 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.

Our tohu encompasses all the mahi (work) that we do at Aroha.




Aroha Love 

The Aroha brand provides unique traditional, ancient healing bodywork, facial therapies 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