Ingrid Thornton, Founder of Bella Soul Spa 1995, Massage Therapist 1994

My vision for Bella Soul Spa is to educate others about natural health, wellness and beauty with a holistic approach to mind and body.  I am blessed to have an amazing staff of educated and like minded professionals who share the same approach.  As a massage therapist and former pilates and exercise specialist I enjoy working with others to achieve their optimal level of health both physically and mentally.  I have suffered my own challenging journeys through debilitating low back and neck injuries and specialize in those areas of treatment.  My goal for you as our guest is to completely enjoy your experience at Bella Soul Spa as well as to take away tools to use on your own journey in achieving optimal health and wellness.  As our mission statement since 1995: “To nurture, support, heal and encourage one another on our own personal journeys to achieve optimal health, balance and joy.”

Jill Pickering, Assistant Manager since 2018

Bio coming soon!

Sierra Peterson, Guest Services & LMP since 2016

I graduated from Denton Massage School in Arlington in 2016, after attending WWU for a year, I decided to switch gears and try something new! I stumbled upon massage therapy & fell in love with it. Although I am new to the field I enjoy learning about different modalities and experiencing new clientele. I am grateful to work in such a light-hearted and loving atmosphere with my wonderful coworkers!

Lisa Marie Hall, Massage Therapist since 2001

I graduated from Spectrum School of Massage in 2001.  A desire to learn more about treating chronic pain and injury led me to becoming a Certified Neuromuscular Therapist.  My passion for health, fitness, people, the human body, and receiving massage treatments for injuries sustained from a car accident at a young age inspired me to become a massage therapist.My goal is to facilitate and promote healing, health and well being for each of our clients from both a body and mind perspective.  I love to be a part of the healing process and helping people achieve their goals.  I feel that with good communication, team work, giving a treatment plan, and self care your goals can be reached.  I use several modalitities including: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy/Trigger Point Therapy, Posture and Gait Analysis, Range of Motion and Stretching.  I am also trained in Stott Pilates and encourage core strength excercises as an essential part of self care.

Tate Klein, Esthetician since 2006 & Massage Therapist since 2018

I have been an Esthetician since 2006. I attended the Academy of Nail, Skin, and hair in Billings Montana and then went to The Skin Science Institute Of Lasers and Esthetics in Salt Lake City Utah. Although I am very passionate about skincare I have always felt a calling to do Massage Therapy. I recently went back to school and just finished the Massage program at Whatcom Community College.  I  believe in providing our clients with treatments that use holistic high quality products.  Naturopathica is my favorite! All of their products are all natural and provide amazing results! It’s a lifestyle brand that I can stand behind.  I love providing our clients with excellent treatments and also enjoy hiking, exploring new places with my daughter, thrift shopping, making jewelry, traveling, going to live music events and crocheting.

Trevor Knight, Massage Therapist since 2011

 I started my massage career in 2011, graduating out of Bremerton I quickly found my passion in the natural healing process. Since then I have moved around the northwest assisting many clients in different areas and have recently settled here in the valley. I have focused my education primarily around therapeutic treatment but have experience in multiple modalities to fit everyone’s individual specific needs. On my spare time I love being active and outdoors exploring new places.

Assunta Napoleone, Esthetician since 2007

I am originally from Italy where I was born and grew up on the beautiful island of Ischia. It is there, at a very young age, that I started to appreciate the health and beauty world. The island with her many natural springs and therapeutic spas ingrained in me the need to take care of myself inside and out, and it became clear what my calling was. I became an esthetician in 2007, worked in a few Spas and owned my own for a short time.                 In 2011 I went to live in Italy where I worked in esthetics for two years. I am a Reiki master, study Ayurvedic medicine, belly dancer and Kundalini Yoga instructor, Aura and Chakra healer and makeup artist.  I have utilized my makeup artistry on runway models, brides and photo shoots. When it comes to Esthetics I do not have a favorite specialty, I enjoy it all from relaxing and rejuvenating facials to body waxing to make up application. Bella Soul Spa is where my love and beliefs come together. I look forward to meeting all you beautiful people.

MaryRose Denton, Massage Therapist since 1992

I am very honored to work with you.  My journey in bodywork began in 1992, after spending many years as a dancer and studying dance. As a massage therapist, I focus mostly on deep tissue and structural therapies, combining these with various healing arts. I am intrigued with how the body moves and hope to facilitate better movement capabilities for each client as well as support their health and well-being. I owned my own massage school from 2002-2018 and am thrilled to leave a positive legacy for future therapists.  I am a freelance writer and traveler. I love words, to explore, connect with new people, and of course, I still love to dance.  I am the mother of two amazing children, who have grown up into two beautiful and amazing adults. They are my inspiration, and my heart.  I look forward to working with you.

Kerry Shasserre, Massage Therapist since 2004

I became a massage therapist because as a young athlete I struggled with chronic pain, which was an anchor that held me back. Playing sports and being active is a part of who I am and while it doesn’t define me, it certainly is my way of life. Chronic pain can drown out passion and as I entered adulthood, I sought a way to be in control and live without sacrificing what I love. I found my solutions through bodywork, yoga and nutrition. I am still on that journey today, as an aspiring runner and soon to be physical therapy student, always seeking optimal health and the joy and strength that accompanies it. I have trained in modalities such as sports massage, Thai yoga massage, shiatsu and trigger point therapy. I seek to support my clients’ wellness program, providing the relaxation and pain management that strengthens the individual and empowers the spirit. I am so excited to be part of this team because Bella Soul represents what I love in life–self-care, natural living and good bodywork!

Lily James, Massage Therapist since 2017

“My passion for naturally promoting wellness has guided me to study various healing modalities, including herbal medicine, yoga instruction, Ayurveda, nutrition, polarity therapy, and massage. I earned my license in Massage Therapy through the Arizona School of Integrative Studies in 2017 and I am honored to be practicing holistic bodywork and promoting wellness at the Bella Soul Spa. In my practice, I acknowledge that energy precedes form, and for lasting change to occur, we must address the way energy is flowing throughout one’s system to invite balance and health. In my free time, I enjoy exploring new hikes, cooking healthful meals, taking dance classes, and developing my wellness retreat business. I look forward to supporting you along your wellness journey.”