Suzanne Zelley


At the age of 27 Suzanne was working as a nanny, although she loved her job she didn’t have a sense of fulfillment.  It was time to make a change.  That Christmas, in 2002, Suzanne received a generous gift from the family for whom she was working.  It was a day at a spa.  Suzanne often finds it difficult to   sit back and receive, but she was able to relax and have a wonderful spa experience.  At that moment she realized how great it would be to help others with their skin problems; to nurture them, make them look and feel better, and relax in a luxurious atmosphere.

In 2003 Suzanne enrolled in the Jean Madeline School for Esthetics.  After months of intensive training she landed a job as an esthetician at a high end spa in Philadelphia.  There she honed her techniques in facialsbody services, and waxing.  She built lasting relationships with her clientele, who return time and again. Suzanne strongly believes in a “less is more” approach to skincare and is willing to go the extra mile when necessary.  She’s extremely passionate about skincare and keeps an open mind. She continues to learn through further educational courses, asking as many questions as she can, and learning from others.

“Your face is the first thing that the world sees, you wear it all day long, and you will have it for the rest of your life.  It’s important to take care of it.”  Suzanne feels very lucky to have a career that makes her feel at home.  “You don’t work a day in your life if you love your job.”

When she isn’t at Rescue Spa, Suzanne lives a very active life with her husband and son. As a family they love the great outdoors.  If they’re not hiking through the woods or floating down the river, you can find them relaxing at the beach.  True balance is the key to a happy life, inside and out.



“Phenomenal!  I have been going to Suzanne for years and she is by far the best skincare specialist – her facials are the best!  The quality of the products and attention and personalized care she provides to her clients’ skin at Rescue is out of this world.  I left my facial glowing and looking younger than I could have imagined.   Thank you Suzanne and Rescue!  I will be back to see you soon.”  – Carey G.

“Yesterday was my first visit to Rescue, using a gift card. It was a great experience. I had a prenatal message with Venus, who did rescue me from a coughing fit mid-massage with cough drops. We otherwise would have had to abort! Very gentle, will probably request a bit more pressure next time. She was great. Next I had a classic facial with Suzanne and my skin felt fabulous after. I have very dry skin, especially in the winter, and the facial was a treat. My skin usually sucks up anything I put on it but this facial with P50 left my face feeling soft and supple. Finally I had a manicure. Generally I go for a gel manicure just because I know my nails will be dry before I leave the salon. Otherwise, I always smudge them. However, I had a regular manicure at Rescue, finished with drying drops, and I actually made it home sans smudges. Very nice nail shaping and a great selection of polish colors. Will continue to go there for manicures as well. Scheduled a facial for next month on my way out! Highly recommend if you’re looking for some pampering!” -MK T.

“A tranquil sanctuary when nothing else in your life seems to be going right. I think I’ve discovered my go-to for when the stress is just all-consuming. No retail therapy for me anymore; I’m gonna be saving up for FACIALS (and food). The minute you step into the space, you just feel at peace. The ambience is great as it sets the tone for the rest of your appointment, but I’m just going to jump to the facial. I got the mini, which I regret because I didn’t want the 30 minutes to end. I can’t speak to everything that my wonderful esthetician did (her name is Suzanne I believe, and I’d definitely recommend her). Her hands were magic – perfect amount of pressure and the kind of pain that feels good. I felt cleansed instantly. The products she used were magic as well, one of which was something called p50. I swear by it! Every time I washed my face after the facial, it was like touching silk (note: I’m not talking about my skin, it truly was the after-effects of the product that Suzanne applied to my face). I’m returning for sure, and will definitely get the hour-long treatment. This was without a doubt one of my best, albeit short, spa experiences. Rescue spa, thank you for (… Wait for it…) rescuing me!” Rebecca H.

“As a MAJOR health and beauty freak, I’d like to take a second and say Rescue Spa is one of the greatest secrets in Philadelphia!!
I have gotten monthly facials for years now in many different locations in NY/NJ/PHL, and rescue is by far the best i’ve received.
Suzy is AMAZING. I look forward to her facials, as i leave looking refreshed, brightened, all immediate results! She has made a dramatic difference to my skin, and is the absolute best. She listens and is invested in what is best for your skin. She is clearly passionate about her job, and the results show! I highly recommend getting a facial with Suzy!!!” Gab C.