Body Work Testimonials
Stevie, Project Coordinator
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.
I have received a series of bodywork & Counselling 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. 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.
I have just completed a CP 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.
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, Hospitality Manager
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.
Natasha, Director | Producer
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.