Aroha bodywork was born in 2008 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 bodywork and facial therapy to infuse a greater understanding of the emotional, physical and spiritual self, facilitated by founder and principal therapist Rosanna Marks.

Utilising a variety of traditional eastern, western, central American 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.

Aroha bodywork was introduced by the Mind Body Institute to offer indigenous healing therapies to engage and enhance the body’s natural energy flow with a fusion of traditional Maori healing arts, Hawaiian Ka Huna massage, Chakra balancing and Reiki energy healing. 

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 Love going forward.

Today the Aroha Love whanau work to empower and inspire people through unique and energetic Aroha bodywork, Arvigo Maya abdominal therapies®, bespoke facial therapy, yoga and dance classes, sacred feminine retreats, a beautiful range of hand crafted candles and gorgeous products and the team are designers, stylists and planners for Aroha eco-weddings and sacred ceremonies.

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

Aroha Love truly is a 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 


Aroha - To Love Life and Giving of Unconditional Love

The Aroha Love brand is dedicated to providing unique healing bodywork, facial therapy 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 on the emotional, physical and spiritual aspects for development of oneself and providing earth conscious alternatives for gorgeous weddings and sacred gatherings.

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