Raised by a musical family, music inevitably accompanied her on her path to healing. Studying at the Australian Institute of Music, Mardi started to explore the concepts and practises of healing through sound. As she refined and developed her voice and song writing, she found herself connecting deeply with unexpressed feelings. Music became her therapy.
Having spent 20 years in spas by day and performing and writing music by night, Mardi began to feel the call to integrate wholistic beauty techniques, bodywork and sound healing to create a space where both her passions could integrate to become a healing destination. ‘I dreamed of combining healing touch with vibrational sound/song so that others could experience what had healed and restored me. Chakana has enabled me to live that dream.’
Mardi has wholistically curated each spa journey to create a modern-day temple. A community for women to take a moment, to re-connect, feel empowered, cared for and nurtured. A place of deep retreat, beauty and soul.
Mardi’s touch is both wise and intuitive. Her treatments are an intricate energetic body reading, a healing. A deeply forgiving experience of returning to self. ‘The body is an instrument. I tune in and feel; find the rhythm. I listen to the vibration of the body as the voice of the soul. I harmonise with it, creating a medicinal space for healing and self-awareness.”
In a world that constantly moves us away from ourselves, Mardi’s passion lies in facilitating her clients’ gentle movement inward and reacquaintance with the extraordinary, essential beauty that lies within them. ‘Chakana is a space grounded by careful, loving intention. You can feel safe and vulnerable here. That’s where healing and beauty are revealed.’