About Bella Fontana

bella-wreathVoted Herald Democrat’s Best of Texoma  *Best Day Spa every year since 2007 *Best Massage for four years 2008 – 2011

Bella Fontana Spa opened its doors in September of 2005, and changed ownership in October 2015, and has been recognized each year after the first full year of operation in 2006 by the Voters in the Herald Democrat’s Best of Texoma Award as the Best Day Spa every year since 2007, and for Best Massage for four consecutive years 2008-2011.  The Best of Texoma Award requires a signed ballot with an address and phone number, and the voters must vote in at least five categories for their vote to be tallied. Over 3,000 individual ballots are cast each year.  We appreciate and feel honored by this recognition from our community.

2010 Texoma Gold Seal of Recognition for Quality of Product and Service – Texoma Living! Magazine

Sherman Preservation League – Merit Award for Adaptive Reuse 2008

You can count on us to take care of you with exquisite style and service as we adapt our services to your skin type, wellness, relaxation or musculoskeletal needs.  We even have options if you prefer your massage fully clothed.  Take your time and enjoy our relaxing world class spa environment whether you are here for a medical spa procedures such as single layer and advanced chemical peels, therapeutic or relaxation massage, anti-aging skin care facial and aesthetic skin care services or simply to purchase a gift certificate, or our boutique gifts and jewelry.  Try our spa body and skin care treatments such as aromatherapy skin care or simply be a beauty with a new hair cut or hair color from our Salon.

To find out pricing for our services click here!

Read our Blog if you want to know more about our services use the menu or the list on the left (menu above on mobile) to find out more about Massage Therapy, Facials for Acne, Anti-Aging or other Facial Skin Care, Microdermabrasion, or our Bella Diva Salon for hair cut, color and style and other hair care services, Technically Nails for manicures and pedicures of all types, Body Wraps and Body Treatments and more. Enjoy world class day spa treatments within an environment comparable to those found only at destination spa resorts and major hotels. Our difference? We strive to provide the level of personal care and concern you can only find in your ‘home town’. Exquisitely comfortable, private and personal, Bella Fontana Wellness Center LLC creates a sense of welcome, respite and peace and it is all just for you! Right on the border of Texas and Oklahoma, and within fifteen minutes of Lake Texoma, this might just be the right weekend destination or hometown for you.

Bella Fontana Wellness Center offers both employee and client a wellness focused environment. At Bella Fontana Spa you have the opportunity to try different employee team members and create a new experience each time you visit. Each employee adapts our protocols and adds their expertise and talent to meet your specific needs. Our team works together to ensure you receive our undivided attention and courteous service. We make every effort to be consistent in delivering our services by training our employees with world class products including Aloxxi International Color, Brazilian Blowout, NuFree Finipil, Dermal K, Surface, Soothing Touch, B. Kamins Laboratories,  and more. We select products that are filled with botanicals and easy on the environment. Many are vegan and paraben-free.

We actively seek Spa Team Members as well as Complementary and Alternative Health Care Providers to partner with us to meet the needs of our customers and community.  See our Employment Page for more information.

Located in Historic Downtown Sherman, Texas, we are convenient to the Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) Metroplex, Plano, Richardson, Garland, Frisco, Denison, Van Alstyne, Bonham, Gainesville, Whitesboro, Whitewright, and other North Texas cities, as well as Lake Texoma and southern Oklahoma towns such as Ada, Ardmore, Durant, Madill, Colbert and Calera.

Whether you are in Texas or Oklahoma, or just heading for beautiful Lake Texoma we are in easy driving distance.

What makes Bella Fontana Wellness Center LLC unique is the ability to develop a service team that demonstrates special attention to the goal of total hospitality that results in an experience of renewal. We believe we deliver an unparalleled experience because of a strong client focus and customer care concept supported by world class products and technology. To find out pricing for our services click here!

Ruth Williamson, the founder of Bella Fontana Spa, now Bella Fontana Wellness Center LLC, has a diverse background with expertise in Operations, Finance, Business Process Development and Information Technology. Her Bachelor of Arts degree was earned from Austin College with a concentration in Political Science. Ruth went on the earn a Master of Arts in Political Economy from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Ruth Williamson

Ruth Williamson – Founder

Her career has encompassed various industries and organizations including a call center, police department, two City Budget Offices, consulting to State and Local Governments, then on to a series of roles for the U.S. Region of a publicly held distribution and logistics company. While Senior Director of the U.S. Region Operations Team, she spearheaded the development of a unique Reverse Logistics process that resulted in a major business initiative for the company and patent application. She has brought her process expertise and combined it with a creative sensibility to develop the Spa.

Throughout her career, Ruth has been involved in both formal and informal mentoring and leadership organizations and programs. As a Mentor for Vocation Vacations, three Vocationers from around the United States with entrepreneurial desire visited Sherman, TX and Bella Fontana Spa, now Bella Fontana Wellness Center LLC, to learn about becoming a Spa Owner.  Ruth is also a PivotPlanet Advisor. Find your dream job, and a mentor to help you try on a new hat as an adviser with  PivotPlanet.

Eleanor Wheaton, Texas Licensed Facialist/Esthetician

Eleanor Wheaton, Texas Licensed Esthetician

Eleanor Wheaton, Ruth’s youngest daughter, is a Texas Licensed Esthetician and specializes in facials, waxing and skin care services.


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