321 Wood Street
West Monroe, Louisiana



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Establishment #E2901

Elizabeth Lee, LMT
Owner & Massage Therapist
LA 2801

I have been a practicing, licensed massage therapist since 2003. The path which led me to study massage therapy started years ago, while I tended to my mother's needs following an accident that left her temporarily incapacitated.

While washing her back one afternoon, I could see the pleasure on her face and felt the relief and comfort she was experiencing. My mother had been a widow for 30 years and I realized in that moment, 'Oh, my God, this woman hasn't been touched in all these years. How can that be?'

Years later, shortly before she died from complications from Alzheimer's disease, I was able to give her a massage by candlelight in my sister's home on the lake, with the window sheers billowing back and forth from the breeze off the water. My gift to her...and a precious one for me.

I began my practice with a chiropractor, which was the best thing I could have done. It afforded me the opportunity to work on people with specific conditions and injuries that I may not have come across otherwise. It gave me a "medical" foundation and I focused on massage as a treatment.

After learning the basics, I was able to expand and became interested in complementary applications, such as hot stones, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, Shiatsu and "Bowen" therapy.

Bowen therapy is an alternative to massage therapy and focuses on the acupuncture points. It is noninvasive and can actually be done through light clothing. For more information, click here.

My interest in the "Spa Experience" came after working with aestheticians. I realized the need and desire of my clientele to receive a massage and skin treatment at the same time...and Spa Bella was born.

Amanda McKee, LMT
Massage Therapist
LA 7047

I have been interested in natural and holistic approaches to health for a number of years. It began when my sister was diagnosed with cancer and had to undergo surgery and treatments. About a year later, she found a doctor who, by using natural treatments--such as drastically changing her diet, adding many herbs, supplements and stress reduction techniques--helped her cancer go into remission.

I began reading books on herbs, vitamins, stress reduction and natural remedies; I even considered studying massage therapy at the time, but allowed others to talk me out of it. It seemed I was only interested in reading about it all. It wasn't until just a few years ago that I began to take the information personally...and apply it to myself and my life.

After 21 years of marriage, my husband and I separated and I became a single mother. Due to internalizing stress for many years, I began experiencing signs of adrenal failure and very painful symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (which runs in my family). I reached a point where I couldn't lift a gallon of water, open a jar, or do many other daily tasks without experiencing extreme pain. I had no idea how I was going to support myself—things got decidedly worse for a while!

Then, one day, while very near the end of my rope, I read an article on how to be happy in life by making your passion your career. At first I thought, “Yeah, right!” Then I wondered what my passion was, and actually had to stop and think about it. I looked over at my bookshelf of my many books on natural health, and realized that the interest was there, but I hadn't really “lived” it or allowed it to be my passion.

So I got all of my books down and began researching. I took notes, cross-referenced, re-read and took more notes. But most importantly, I began applying what I'd read to myself and my situation. I changed my diet, my habits and my life! I began paying attention to food labels and what I was eating, I started taking more vitamins and I frequently went on walks. Before too long, I was able to return to school, this time following my dream to study massage therapy. It has been one of the best things I have ever done for myself!

Jennifer Malambri
Massage Therapist
LA 7626
I have been a licensed massage therapist for 10 years. I'm originally from Fort Walton Beach, Florida, but I have lived in the area for three years. I don't remember exactly what age I was when I first became interested in alternative medicine, but for as long as I can remember it has fascinated me. My mother shared this interest with me and always supported my decision to pursue it, by acquiring books about Chinese medicine and home remedies.

I made the decision to become a massage therapist when I was eighteen years old and started school as soon as I graduated from high school. I am grateful that I am able to help people with their pain in a natural way, and I hope to continue with my career in massage therapy for a very long time. 

Candi Brooks
Massage Therapist
Candi is a highly skilled therapist, who views massage as an art. Her passion for massage is fueled through her love for therapeutic modalities & techniques. She's skilled at trigger point techniques, deep tissue/sports massage, hot stones, reflexology, relaxation, Swedish & CranioSacral Therapy.

Most of her training has been locally & with The Upledger Institute of Palm Beach, Florida. Her massage career has spanned over the past 10 years and she was voted Best Massage Therapist - "Best of The Delta" in DeltaStyle Magazine in 2012, 2013 & 2014. 

Dawn Miller
Massage Therapist
I attended Indiana University, where I obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in education, and went on to teach Life Science at the junior high level. After many years of teaching, I was afforded the opportunity to stay home with my younger children.  Once sports and chiropractic visits rolled into our lives, I became intrigued with the importance of maintaining proper body mechanics. I have always been fascinated with the human body and its workings, and this led to my return to school to study massage therapy. 

I’ve been a licensed massage therapist since September of 2018. I thoroughly enjoy helping others on their journey to wellness, and I'm happy to practice here in West Monroe, where I have lived most of my life.

Mitzi Waterman
Licensed Nail Technician

I have been interested in nails since I was a young girl.  I was always doing my own nails as well as those of family and friends, whenever I had the chance.  Full disclosure, I even did my dog’s nails on occasion.  Even then I dreamt of someday being in the beauty industry.

However, immediately after high school graduation, I had an opportunity for full-time employment in the construction and engineering field.  This position ultimately led to an amazing job at NASA (Johnson Space Center, in Houston, Texas).  You might be thinking, “that's about as far from the beauty industry as one could get”?  True, indeed, but it afforded me the opportunity to begin taking cosmetology courses off and on in the evenings.

Another dream I  had from an early age was to be a mother someday.  God fulfilled this dream and blessed me with not one but two sons.  They are both my pride and joy.  My priorities shifted and I ended up staying with NASA until my sons were older.  I ultimately hit the "pause button" on a career in beauty.

Several years ago, I not only left NASA, but I also left Texas and began making a new home with my current husband right here in the Monroe area.  It was then that I decided to make my dream of being in the beauty industry a reality, and to become a nail technician.  I released the "pause button" and hit "go." 
Now my dreams are coming true here at Spa Bella, my vision is realized.  I am able to provide quality nail services in a private setting with a safe & tranquil environment, where you are sure to feel comfortable and relaxed. Trust in me for the wellness of your nails, TIPS to TOES!

Bailey Rose
Assistant Extraordinaire

I graduated from West Monroe High School in 2016. After graduating, I worked at a small loan company for a year, and realized very early on that it was’t the job for me. I wanted a job where I could work, while also being hands on and creative. Luckily, a friend of mine told me about Little Bella. I met up with Liz and immediately fell in love with her and the job itself.

I love learning and making new things every day. I’ve even discovered skills I didn’t know I had, such as sewing. I also love to tie dye in my spare time and have recently started a small business, Dyer Maker. I‘m fortunate enough to be able to sell some of my art in Little Bella!

A huge hippie at heart, I love all things 60's and 70's...the music, the clothes, the era. I was “born in the wrong generation,” as they say. I also play guitar and sing (in the shower) when no ones watching or listening, but I hope to break out of my comfort zone someday. As Liz has told me before, “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone,” and that is very true.

Working at Little Bella has taught me so many things about myself, owning a small business, and doing what you love. It’s taught me things that I will carry on with me for a lifetime.

Cameron McDowell
Assistant Extraordinaire

I graduated from cosmetology school and I am currently working to pass my State Board exam to receive my license. Once licensed, I plan to do all things skin, including makeup. I have a very laid back personality, so the skin field suits my personality a little better than hair or nails.

My mother is an artist, so creativity is embedded into my soul. I love this job because I am encouraged to think freely and be myself. I’m also a people-person so that helps, too. This place has become like a second home. I feel like I am hanging out with family when I’m at work. This has been very healing. It really is a special place, filled will tons of love and laughter, and I am grateful to be included in this incredible team of women.