Health and wellness expert Rachel Grunwell, who grew up in Rotorua, has been announced as the new brand ambassador for New Zealand’s leading hot spring and luxury spa experience, Polynesian Spa.
A mother of 3, Rachel is a yoga and meditation teacher, wellness magazine columnist, keynote speaker, healthy recipe creator and runs Inspired Health website and social media channels with a combined fan base of around 20,000 Kiwis.
Polynesian Spa chief executive Gert Taljaard says they approached Rachel 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 has even worked as a massage therapist at Polynesian Spa.
“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 later on playing a role in the health and wellness aspects of our products. Having authentic ambassadors on board is very important to us” he says.
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 also can’t wait to be back in a city often again which I am heart-connected with” 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.
“This alkaline spas are hot and relaxing and leave your body with a silky feeling. It uplifts the soul,” says Rachel.
Rachel will also host Polynesian Spa’s Mindful Moment Retreats in Rotorua during the year.