25+ Years Experience  |  Best Boutique Spa on Vancouver Island

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The last year for me was about getting clear on my business direction and finding the courage to step up in a new way in how I express my work. It has been a 30-year journey in an industry I love, where I have offered self-care to others, as well as had the opportunity to look within myself to create balance and evolve. This process has led me to my passions of the healing arts, holistic health, and personal and spiritual growth. I have weaved all of this into my spa services over the years, which is what has kept me passionate about my work.

As I enter my 20th year of service as Bella Donna Esthetics, I am excited to give Bella Donna a facelift through a change of name to represent her own blossoming and growth. I have always felt like I have been on the leading edge of spas in Nanaimo. I was the first spa in Nanaimo to offer holistic care through Reiki, infra-red sauna treatments, Lomi Lomi massage, Indian Head Massage and much more. My desire to offer health and wellness on a body, mind and spirit level started over 20 years ago and has kept evolving ever since. Today, I am excited to step up and become a spa that offers Body-Mind-Spirit Rejuvenation in a new way as Bodacious Living by Lisa.

I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all of those who have trusted me as your spa therapist over the years. Without clients, I would have no business so I want to acknowledge how integral you have been to not only my business, but my personal journey. My heart overflows with appreciation for the past 20 years of being in service to all who have stepped foot into Bella Donna Esthetics. We have grown together over the years – whether I see you every 2 weeks, every month, every season change, yearly, or before a special event – it doesn’t matter how often I see you, the connection has remained. I have watched you grow and your families grow as I have grown myself and I feel honored to be able to be a part of everyone’s lives.

Thank you for supporting Bella Donna Esthetics and I look forward to connecting with you through Bodacious Living by Lisa.

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The gift of self-care

I highly recommend trying the Indian Head Massage after a stressful day or week. I arrived after a stressful day my mind was full of busyness and I felt exhausted, after my Indian Head massage treatment I felt relaxed and revitalized, my mind also felt calm, clear and peaceful, it was like my stress just melted away, I will definitely be back for this treatment.

Cheryl Turner

After many treatments and time with Lisa over the past 25 years, I have come to appreciate her spirit, her warmth, and to trust her and her spa as a safe and inspiring center. Recently Lisa helped me see that a facial was nourishment for the skin and also a relaxing massage treatment for healthy radiant glowing skin.

Margaret Litch

I have been a client of Lisa’s since I was 12 years old. I feel very comfortable at her spa and trust her with my skincare spa services. Being a University student and on a budget I tend to use drug store products on my skin. I decided to invest in Goddess Bliss skincare; it’s been 3 months now. I have noticed many changes and benefits such as my skin feels more balanced, healthy, my dryness has diminished, my skin’s tone is more even I wear less make-up because my skin feels radiant. I now see the value of investing in quality skin care; I am committed to my new regime and love it.  Thank you Lisa for your expertise and creating such an awesome skincare line!

Katie Davidson

Coming to Lisa for the past 8 years is an important part of my self-care, I look forward to seeing Lisa monthly as her waxing is the most gentle I have experienced. This is more than getting a service it’s become a friendship, someone I trust to share on a personal level.  Her passion for personal growth has also inspired me to be part of her Sacred Circles for women.  I’ve enjoyed this aspect of self-discovery and taking it to a deeper level in a safe setting with other likeminded women. I love taking time to awaken and acknowledge my inner Goddess strengths.

Hannah Ruller

Being in my 50’s I noticed my skin starting to sag so it was now or never to get on this. I contacted Lisa ready to take better care of my skin and also make time for just me to receive some nurturing. Within a week after having my facial treatment and using Goddess Bliss skincare, I noticed big changes. It has been almost a year now, my skin lines have softened my tonicity has improved, my skin feels radiant and alive. Regular monthly massage and facial treatments are a big part of my self-care now, I feel fantastic, I am worth it!  Thank you Lisa!

Shari Molchan

I love Lisa's monthly circle so much that it has become an essential part of my life - it is a ritual of sensual experience that encompasses aroma, words, song, meditation, movement, and self-expression. Lisa creates an atmosphere of magical beauty and peace that permeates her home; walking into her space is like stepping into a different dimension that we long for in our everyday lives. The sharing and connectedness amongst the group grows deeper with each circle and I leave feeling renewed and refreshed with a sense of joy and peace that filters into all aspects of my being. It grounds me back to my self and the core of goddess magic that resides within all of us but is forgotten in the daily stresses of living. I'm so grateful that I have this unique and beautiful experience to look forward to every month!

Louise Whyte