Spa on the Rocks

First opened in 1994, Spa on the Rocks has always been your local and professional destination for everything ‘well-being’.

All Registered Massage Therapists and Estheticians are certified and maintain current education in all products, treatments and protocols. Our services and brands are chosen for their efficacy, ethical standing and what we at Spa on the Rocks feel are outstanding in results.

Our goal is to provide you with thorough, customized and current treatments that take care of your skin and body in private and professional surroundings.

  • Susan Thoma
    Esthetician

    Susan Thoma brings extensive experience and training to the aesthetics of skin care and nutrition. Building on her foundation of learning as a graduate at the top of her class at Blanche Macdonald and a degree in holistic nutrition from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, she enhances her years of experience by consistently updating her skills through trainings in all modalities of her expertise. Her particular specialties include skin care treatments and procedures for acne and anti-aging. Her goal is to address health and beauty from a holistic perspective, both inside and out.

  • Pascale Couton
    Esthetician

    Pascale was born in France where she attended beauty school in Tours (La Loire Valley). She has been in the beauty industry for more than 30 years, and has worked with more than 20 different professional skincare lines. She has also worked in the movie business and for magazines in France and Vancouver. In France, she had the pleasure of servicing famous regular clients such as Sophia Lauren, Alain Delon, and Goldie Hawn. Her specialties include Facials, Waxing and Professional Make-up applications.

    She travelled to Asia to open one of the first destination spa in Thailand (Chiva som).

    Pascale has been living in Vancouver for the past 25 years, and has been an important member of the SOTR team since 2013.

  • Antonieta Rapaz
    Esthetician

    Antonieta has been in the industry for over 25 years and has experience working at destination resorts in Canada. In 1999 she decided to join the Spa on the Rocks team and has been relaxing clients with her massage techniques and talent ever since. Antonieta enjoys providing all Esthetic services to her many clients and also has a passion in Body work. At Spa on the Rocks she is able to implement her extensive training and knowledge in Swedish Massage, Aromatherapy. Reflexology, Reiki, Acupressure and Hot stone massage.

    If we feel well, then we look well.
  • Angelina Matthews
    Esthetician

    Angie has been an Esthetician since 1990 and has always been motivated, with her years of experience, to help her clients feel and look their best. Through time it has always been important that Angie maintain her own Esthetics education and remain current in the industry. This interest lead her to become an Educator at Blanche Macdonald (for 10 years) and now at Vancouver Community College (Spa Diploma Program). Her interests are deeply involved in education and sharing her passion with students, however Angie also maintains providing services to clients as this has always been her number one passion. Angie’s own education extends from Esthetics into Massage, Microneedling, Clinical Facials and Aromatherapy.

    Instead of looking for our flaws we should be seeing what it is that makes us who we are; beautiful.
  • Andrea Burchill
    Esthetician

    In 2000 Andrea did her esthetics training at Dominelli’s Private College in Vancouver, and started working immediately at Essenza Esthetics Boutique. She has been working at Spa on the Rocks for over 17 years now! She has found it inspiring to further her education with training in the clinical and medical world of beauty; including Microneedling, Microdermabrasion as well as being certified in 2016 with Cynosure IPL Photo Rejuvenation Laser.

    The variety of all the great treatments we are now offering at the spa as well as working with such amazing clients over the years has been truly rewarding in my career!
  • Amy Pankratz
    Esthetician

    Amy started her aesthetics journey quite by accident, training and then working as a makeup artist locally in Vancouver. Her clients often brought their skin care concerns to her as a makeup artist, and she felt that there had to be a better answer than simply covering up with makeup! Having struggled with acne most of her teenage and adult life, Amy was also eager to find answers to her own skin issues. She attended Blanche Macdonald’s Spa Technician/Aesthetics Diploma program, and has since worked locally with various skincare brands. Amy enjoys providing all range of services including facials, massage, and mani-pedis.

    The best part about coming to work each day is the wonderful clients I get to meet, and the great co-workers I am privileged to work with!