Rosanna Marks is the principal therapist and founder of Aroha Bodywork at Aroha Love. She is a loving and gifted practitioner. Rosanna has a diverse cultural heritage; New Zealand Maori (Ngapuhi) and Welsh from her mother with Russian and Romanian bloodlines from her father.

Rosanna is an internationally trained and licensed holistic therapist, Beauty therapist, Reiki master teacher, Bellydance teacher and advanced educator of ancient philosophies. She is also an internationally certified fragrance specialist and creates all of the natural sacred scents for Aroha Candles and Aroha products.

Rosanna is a certified Arvigo Maya abdominal therapies® licensed practitioner and has studied Mayan spiritual healing under the Arvigo institute in Belize. She is an abdominal massage specialist and travels the world regularly to learn more to enhance her skill set for her clients.

Both Rosanna and her partner Benton are also eco-conscious planners, designers and stylists for their business Aroha eco-weddings, events and sacred ceremonies and you can view their work here



Benton is a Reiki Master Teacher, Head Chandler and front of house manager at Aroha Love.

Trained under the highest standards of Aroha Love and the Australian Reiki association, Benton brings a fresh, practical approach, balance and strength to his work here at Aroha. Benton looks after Aroha admin and is your point of contact when you phone us.

Benton supports Rosanna with Reiki workshops at Aroha Love and is available for Reiki energy healing sessions and 4 handed Reiki healing. Benton manages the incredible Aroha candle collection and can help with orders, corporate gifting and is our eco-conscious planning manager for Aroha eco-weddings, events and sacred ceremonies.

To read more about Reiki please click here and to view our current Aroha Candle collection please click here and to read more about Aroha eco-weddings, events and sacred ceremonies please click here.



Rosanna also teaches her art; Aroha Massage, Reiki and Sacred Feminine for women on weekend nature retreats held throughout the year. You can learn how to be a Reiki practitioner or Aroha Massage therapist from some of the best fully trained therapists and teachers in Aotearoa!

Aroha Practitioner Massage training is available by arrangement. We offer a variety of certification courses and training retreats.

The course fee structure for Aroha Massage training is $850 per day for an individual or $450 per day, per individual for groups of 2 or more. A knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the body would be advantageous for practitioners.

Aroha Massage training for practitioners is split into 2-3 levels and each level of training is held over 3-4 days depending on the size of the group. The course content consists of 1 day of theory relating to in-depth chakra knowledge, client contact and Aroha procedures, and then practical learning of the massage technique on the following days.

If you have any enquiries about our practitioner training please email us or to read more please click here