Spa professional Emmy Stoltz is the new Global Wellness Day (GWD) Ambassador for South Africa, taking over from Celeste Peters, who is now GWD Ambassador for The Netherlands.
Says Stoltz: “I am extremely honoured to be chosen as the GWD Ambassador and see it as a privilege and an opportunity for me to give back and share my knowledge to create opportunities and bring about wellness awareness.
“My duties will focus mainly on spreading the awareness about GWD far and wide and, of course, collating online events as well as physical events in South Africa for 12 June 2021, which is our official Global Wellness Day. The value of wellness for all, as well as showcasing our GWD Manifest, is something I intend to highlight as much as possible. By making use of my network to gain traction for this global initiative, I will continue encouraging as many complimentary activities as possible to promote wellness across South Africa.”
Stoltz notes that for the past three years, South Africa’s spa and salon environment have been the focus for GWD. She continues: “This year, I want to add the engagement of schools, businesses, online groups and any community that would like to get involved. With the evolution of self-care, I would like Global Wellness Day to become the resource to help take on new approaches, connect the dots and find the joy in new ways of taking care of yourself. Self-care has never been more important than now.”
For 2021, GWD is planning a full, 12-hour global online celebration. Stoltz encourages contributors within South Africa to upload and share their plans, whether it is via their online portals or a physical activity at their business. The main focus will be the GWD manifest and re-introducing its 7 Steps to Wellness:
Walk for an hour
Drink more water
Don’t use plastic bottles
Eat Healthy Food
Do a good deed
Have a family dinner with your loved ones
Sleep at 10pm
Stoltz studied somatology at Camelot International School. With a wealth of experience as a sought-after spa manager, lecturer and consultant, she has managed prestigious properties around South Africa. With 24 years’ experience of established and innovative practice, Stoltz has advised spa operators and product manufacturers to grow profit margins by improving systems and creating awareness through training and mentorship.