Complementary Therapy Testimonials
Michael, Handyman, Northern NSW
I received a remedial massage from Marika and right from the start her attention to detail allowed me to respond in a way that can only be described as 'I was totally open to relaxing /surrendering' which is not an easy thing for a 53 yr male with a history of chronic back pain since a car accident in the mid eighties, as I move with this tension in my lower back every day. Marika's quality is one that I have never felt before...my lower back just fully let go of all the tension & pain it had been hanging onto for the last 30 years. I did not know that it was possible that I could feel clear of all that discomfort. Thank you Marika and the quality that you bring.
Carola, Food Services Manager, Goonellabah
I recently had the pleasure of experiencing the work of Marika's gentle hands on my body during a massage. From the moment I entered the room I was met with a warmth and felt cared for even before I was on the table. I felt instantly at ease. During the massage, Marika checked in with me to see if I was feeling comfortable, which allowed me the opportunity to let go of any tension that I was feeling and settle into a deep sense of stillness that I could feel within me. At all times I felt held and supported to surrender to exploring deeper connection to myself. All in all, my massage session was a very nurturing resulting in my body feeling relaxed yet invigorated, and healing as I was able to come to understand why I was feeling tension in my body to begin with.
Rachel, Dentist, Sydney
I have received a series of esoteric healing sessions from Marika. I found them to be profoundly beneficial. During each session I experienced deep connection with my breath, and my heart. I felt a growing awareness of my own “centre” and an understanding of what it could be like to live from this rather than from the dictates of the “outer” world. After each session I experienced a shift in energy, resulting in a freer body and a peaceful mind. Our discussion sessions enabled me to become aware of emotional and mental blocks, thus examine and question them. Marika’s approach was gentle, so I did not feel vulnerable or imposed upon in any way, however she was firm in the face of my resistance, so I could not get away with being “clever”, thus avoiding valuable insights.
The benefits have been ongoing. I have access to breath-work techniques that allow me to release emotional tension. I do not remain caught up in draining emotional and mental patterns. Marika is a committed practitioner She lives by the principles that guide her practice. I would recommend Marika to anyone who is truly committed to healing his or her life.
Alison, Self Employed, Byron Bay
Marika's extensive years of experience as a body work therapist are a gift to any client who receives a massage from her and also evident in the quality of the service she provides. I had a sore lower back that was profoundly improved after the massage I received and I also found the massage deeply relaxing and healing.
Jacalyn, Naturopath, Melbourne
I just received the most beautiful massage from Marika. I can honestly say that it was the best massage I have ever had. The quality and delivery of her massage was amazing. Marika’s gentle hands used the perfect amount of pressure needed for me to relax and let go of the tension I was holding in my body especially my back and shoulders. I felt very nurtured and my body still and expanded.
Loretta, Midwife, Melbourne
I loved receiving a massage session with Marika - her touch was smooth, flowing and firm where needed. Her fingers instinctively found all the knots and body parts that held tension. I came into the session with very tight shoulders, constriction around the chest area, very heady and feeling anxious. It was easy to let my body surrender to the session and at the end my shoulders and neck felt so much lighter and more free. There was an inner strength and confidence that I clearly felt within. Thank you Marika- your loving touch feels heaven sent.
Natasha, Director | Producer, Melbourne
I have had the absolute pleasure of having a massage with Marika recently and it is like nothing I have ever had before. I was amazed at just how effective the massage was without much pressure and the most amazing part was that I could feel that she was doing the massage intuitively. She knew exactly where to move her hands and how long to stay there to help relieve tension. Absolutely amazing work and will be back for sure.
Karoline, Social Services, Lismore Heights
It was a massage like no other. Why? Because I felt very respected and the quality of the massage was so beautiful. The pressure of Marika’s hands were perfect for what my body needed, so I could completely relax and just trust that she knew what she was doing, because she was clearly attuned to my body. Marika read what my body needed and how much. I deeply relaxed and my body let go. After the massage I felt like I was walking in heaven, my body felt very tender and how i moved in my body was flowing.
Judy, Counsellor, Melbourne
I have just completed a Chakra-puncture detox with Marika and would recommend it to anyone who wishes to accelerate their healing and development. With Marika holding the space for me with deep care, I was able to get present to and release many impediments to living more fully and with greater awareness and compassion, connecting more to my Self.
Stevie, Project Coordinator, Northern NSW
Marika is a master of bodies; a reflection of the ease, light and strength with which she carries her own body. Marika’s touch is both gentle and firm; a perfect combination for massage which my body was very appreciative to receive. My body felt deeply held and supported and safe to surrender to the power of its own healing throughout the session. And it was delivered with the utmost professionalism, integrity, respect and care for me as the client and for my wellbeing.
Jane, Sales Consultant, Sydney
I first met Marika at a yoga workshop and it was a most enriching experience for me in both my yoga practice and personal development. From this experience, I continued to work with Marika and we have done several sessions together to work on changes I wanted to make in my life. I have always appreciated that Marika’s intention is to empower people to make positive changes for themselves and to give them a set of tools to help them achieve this. Understanding this naturally means I have a lot of trust in Marika, her integrity and ability. From this I was keen to explore Esoteric Healing with her.
Esoteric Healing has been an interesting journey and in the beginning quite unsettling as some confusing emotional stuff came up; but Marika was and is extremely supportive and patient with the process and me. The important thing for me has been about feeling safe whilst doing this work, and not only do I feel extremely safe, but also very fortunate to be working with such an intuitive practitioner. I look forward to continuing the journey.
Linda, Massage Therapist, Melbourne
The wellbeing and gentleness I feel after a massage from Marika is quite extraordinary. In my normal way of being I am always thinking and moving too fast. After a massage, I completely slow down and this beautiful feeling of gentleness and peace permeates me and stays with me for hours afterwards, sometimes days. And when I start to speed up again, sometimes, I remember and slow down again to that beautiful state of gentleness, warmth and peace.
Hannah, Nanny | Writer, Melbourne
Possibly the best remedial massage I've ever had. It was deep, nurturing and my body felt a whole new level of stillness after the session was complete. Marika's steady technique was effective in alleviating some calf muscle and lower back pain I had. I was then able to have a very restful night's sleep, but the most enjoyable part afterwards was hearing the resonance of my voice as I had become much more connected to my body. Thank-you Marika.
Mary-Lou, Self-employed, Melbourne
From the moment I walked in the room I felt that Marika was really holding me - like this session was really for me and she was right there and very present with me and where I was at. I was able to really drop deeply into my body during the treatment, as I found Marika's massage techniques were very smooth and flowing from one movement to the next, and a firm touch without any hardness. Because of this I could so easily surrender and was in and out of sleep, completely relaxed. She brings such a loving and caring quality of stillness to her sessions which then supports true healing as i was able to really let go of any held tension and feel a gorgeousness in my body again. A very nurturing treatment.