Good's wonderful wellness columnist Rachel Grunwell has a lot on her plate. A mother of three, Grunwell is also a yoga and meditation teacher, keynote speaker, healthy recipe creator and runs the Inspired Health website and social media channels with a combined fan base of around 20,000 Kiwis.
And she's just added Polynesian Spa ambassador to her portfolio too.
Polynesian Spa chief executive Gert Taljaard says they selected Grunwell to be their ambassador because of her influential health and wellbeing background, but also because Rotorua is very close to her heart. She was born and raised in Rotorua and even once worked within the complex as a massage therapist.
“It’s great to have an ambassador who has had a lifetime relationship with Polynesian Spa having spent her childhood years growing up enjoying our pools and her early career working as part of our team. Having authentic ambassadors on board is very important to us” says Taljaard.
As brand ambassador, Rachel will be inspiring people to lead a naturally healthier lifestyle by integrating the benefits of mineral bathing, spa treatments and mindful moments into their wellness regime.
“I’m excited to be part of the Polynesian Spa family. I can’t wait to share real-life and science-backed wellness wisdom to help people to be healthier and happier. I come back regularly to visit family and it’s great to be collaborating in an industry which I am passionate about” says Grunwell.
Ironically one of the two exclusive alkaline and acidic springs that feeds into the 28 pools that Polynesian Spa boasts onsite is named the Rachel Spring and the new ambassador has been excited to rediscover the history of the therapeutic and rejuvenating waters.
“What makes Polynesian Spa so unique is the access it has to these two wonderful springs. The alkaline spas from the Rachel Spring are hot and relaxing and leave your skin with a silky feeling while the Priest Spring relieves and rejuvenates tired muscles, aches and pains. It is very uplifting for the soul,” she says.
As part of her role, she will assist with developing a wider range of healthier choices for the new 88Ra Café menu and will host the highly successful Mindful Moments Retreats during the year.
These retreats will be held over the following dates:
Saturday 9th June - Sunday 10th June
Saturday 11th August - Sunday 12th August
Saturday 10th November - Sunday 11th November
For more visit polynesianspa.co.nz