The Spa Studio

★★★★☆
  • 1528 S El Camino Real, Suite 305

    San Mateo, CA 94402

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  • 650-685-4772

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Sun 10am-4pm, Tue-Wed 12pm-7:30pm, Thu-Fri 10:30am-7:30pm, Sat 10am-6pm

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The technicians were all very nice, but I went in to get the permanent hair removal done and basically got ripped off big time. Supposedly you should notice results within 5 visits, I went in over 15 times and never saw a difference in my hair growth. I DO NOT recommend getting this treatment! IT DOES NOT WORK.

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The technicians were all very nice, but I went in to get the permanent hair removal done and basically got ripped off big time. Supposedly you should notice results within 5 visits, I went in over 15 times and never saw a difference in my hair growth. I DO NOT recommend getting this treatment! IT DOES NOT WORK.

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We always appreciate feedback - we aren't perfect but we do try hard to be! The manufacturer does recommend 10-18 or more treatments and hormones, genetics, hair growth, etc, may affect results.Results vary by person, and we have seen it work on many clients. Unfortunately as with ANY hair removal treatment - there are no guarantees - laser or non-laser - I wish that was not the case. You may consider laser hair-removal although those results are not guaranteed either. We all look forward to that product that does it for every person, every time. We thank you very much for your feedback.
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I recently had a facial and massage there and really enjoyed everything. I've needed a good place to go (I'm new to the San Mateo area) and I must say that they were as good, if not better, than many of the spas I've frequented in San Francisco! Highly recommend and definately going back.

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★★★★★

I recently had a facial and massage there and really enjoyed everything. I've needed a good place to go (I'm new to the San Mateo area) and I must say that they were as good, if not better, than many of the spas I've frequented in San Francisco! Highly recommend and definately going back.

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The Spa Studio has a very relaxing ambiance and I have been a regular client for over 5 years. The staff is very knowledgeable about the natural skincare products they use and sell; and have made great recommendations about products for my sensitive skin.
One of my favorite packages is called "Make-Me-Over". It includes a massage, facial and a salt glow treatment; the salt glow treatment is given in a beautiful, blue tiled room with candles and soothing music. Once my eyes are shut, my worries disappear and I feel like I am relaxing on a tropical beach.
Another treatment that I just discovered is called Siddha Body Detox. With the steam canopy and the detox treatment, I am able to detox, burn up to 600 calories in 1/2 and have soft, glowing skin after the treatment.
The Spa Studio cares about the health and welfare of all their customers by using premium products and offering knowledgeable advise.
Wendy, the owner of the spa, helps fight cancer by donating a portion of selected services to the Women's Breast Cancer Foundation and Leukemia and Lymphoma Cancer Society.
The Spa Studio is conveniently located in downtown San Mateo, and stays open until 8:30 during the
weekdays. If you are looking to relax, unwind and get pampered.... The Spa Studio is the place to be at!

Adrienne
Redwood City, CA

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★★★★★

The Spa Studio has a very relaxing ambiance and I have been a regular client for over 5 years. The staff is very knowledgeable about the natural skincare products they use and sell; and have made great recommendations about products for my sensitive skin.
One of my favorite packages is called "Make-Me-Over". It includes a massage, facial and a salt glow treatment; the salt glow treatment is given in a beautiful, blue tiled room with candles and soothing music. Once my eyes are shut, my worries disappear and I feel like I am relaxing on a tropical beach.
Another treatment that I just discovered is called Siddha Body Detox. With the steam canopy and the detox treatment, I am able to detox, burn up to 600 calories in 1/2 and have soft, glowing skin after the treatment.
The Spa Studio cares about the health and welfare of all their customers by using premium products and offering knowledgeable advise.
Wendy, the owner of the spa, helps fight cancer by donating a portion of selected services to the Women's Breast Cancer Foundation and Leukemia and Lymphoma Cancer Society.
The Spa Studio is conveniently located in downtown San Mateo, and stays open until 8:30 during the
weekdays. If you are looking to relax, unwind and get pampered.... The Spa Studio is the place to be at!

Adrienne
Redwood City, CA

Pros: Ambience, Relaxing, Friendly Professional Staff

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I just received a wax service, massage and scalp massage at Spa Studio. The waiting area is a big part of a day spa experience for me and their area sort of fell short. The ambiance was nice and they had a good assortment of refreshment choices, but it is only separated from the front reception area by a veil, so it is not very secluded and quiet. The chairs are not really relaxing either, but it's pretty.

The changing room is a small room with a few lockers. Not very inviting. The shower, restroom and amenities are in another room. Again, it's just a personal preference of mine that there be a nice changing area that includes all the amenities.

The services also left much to be desired. I've had waxing done several times and the technician has only had to "wax and pull" one time. It took three painful times. The massage felt rushed and aggresive. When I say aggresive I don't mean that it was deep. I mean that the simple action of turning my head to the side should be smooth and gentle, which it wasn't.

I'll probably give the spa another chance for a quick massage, simply because it's close to home and there might be better technicians available, but I would not use it for an indulgent little get-away.

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★★★☆☆

I just received a wax service, massage and scalp massage at Spa Studio. The waiting area is a big part of a day spa experience for me and their area sort of fell short. The ambiance was nice and they had a good assortment of refreshment choices, but it is only separated from the front reception area by a veil, so it is not very secluded and quiet. The chairs are not really relaxing either, but it's pretty.

The changing room is a small room with a few lockers. Not very inviting. The shower, restroom and amenities are in another room. Again, it's just a personal preference of mine that there be a nice changing area that includes all the amenities.

The services also left much to be desired. I've had waxing done several times and the technician has only had to "wax and pull" one time. It took three painful times. The massage felt rushed and aggresive. When I say aggresive I don't mean that it was deep. I mean that the simple action of turning my head to the side should be smooth and gentle, which it wasn't.

I'll probably give the spa another chance for a quick massage, simply because it's close to home and there might be better technicians available, but I would not use it for an indulgent little get-away.

Pros: Good location

Cons: Not very tranquil, poor services

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I've been to a few day spas, but I loved this facial because they customized it to my skin - not yours, just mine! I've never had that before. My face is still glowing and I love my new skin care products!

2
★★★★★

I've been to a few day spas, but I loved this facial because they customized it to my skin - not yours, just mine! I've never had that before. My face is still glowing and I love my new skin care products!

Pros: Service.

Cons: None.

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OMG, I had such a wonder massage I can't help but want to let the world know! I'm coming off of a really stressful week at work and wanted to do something to take care of myself. Well, they took care of me. I really enjoyed relaxing and sipping of a cup of tea before my massage in my soft robe - I can't believe the difference a massage made. I highly recommend ;)

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★★★★★

OMG, I had such a wonder massage I can't help but want to let the world know! I'm coming off of a really stressful week at work and wanted to do something to take care of myself. Well, they took care of me. I really enjoyed relaxing and sipping of a cup of tea before my massage in my soft robe - I can't believe the difference a massage made. I highly recommend ;)

Pros: relax b4 or after my massage

Cons: can't think of any?

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I've been to alot of places for waxing - but this one is it! My ancestry is european and I have alot of hair so waxing services are important to me. I received a brazilian wax, a 1/2 leg and underarm wax - it was almost pain free - if there is such a thing with waxing. They use this purple wax - the best! I'm now a regular there and I highly recommend it! I always enjoy a cup of tea before my service too - it's very relaxing!! You might want to give yourself a little time to find parking after work though ;)

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★★★★★

I've been to alot of places for waxing - but this one is it! My ancestry is european and I have alot of hair so waxing services are important to me. I received a brazilian wax, a 1/2 leg and underarm wax - it was almost pain free - if there is such a thing with waxing. They use this purple wax - the best! I'm now a regular there and I highly recommend it! I always enjoy a cup of tea before my service too - it's very relaxing!! You might want to give yourself a little time to find parking after work though ;)

Pros: Ambiance, service, value, clean, nice staff

Cons: arrive early for parking - they have a garage around there but it was full

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I went to this spa to get my legs waxed. The technician did not know what she was doing and was asking me advice on how to wax. She took much longer than normal and left me bruised and bleeding. To make things worse, the owner kept interrupting to hurry up the technician because she was taking too long and her next apt. had arrived. I would never go back to this place, it is overpriced and has extremely poor customer service.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to this spa to get my legs waxed. The technician did not know what she was doing and was asking me advice on how to wax. She took much longer than normal and left me bruised and bleeding. To make things worse, the owner kept interrupting to hurry up the technician because she was taking too long and her next apt. had arrived. I would never go back to this place, it is overpriced and has extremely poor customer service.

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That's very very strange. We train each individual technician and they must pass a hands-on test before we allow them to perform services on clients. This is a very old review and we saw it on a different website - so I'm wondering???? hmmm.
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I went to this spa to get my legs waxed. The technician did not know what she was doing and was asking me advice on how to wax. She took much longer than normal and left me bruised and bleeding. To make things worse, the owner kept interrupting to hurry up the technician because she was taking too long and her next apt. had arrived. I would never go back to this place, it is overpriced and has extremely poor customer service.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to this spa to get my legs waxed. The technician did not know what she was doing and was asking me advice on how to wax. She took much longer than normal and left me bruised and bleeding. To make things worse, the owner kept interrupting to hurry up the technician because she was taking too long and her next apt. had arrived. I would never go back to this place, it is overpriced and has extremely poor customer service.

Pros: nice ambient

Cons: overpriced

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My massage at the Spa Studio was just heavenly. My therapist was very skilled in her profession, actively listened to me as I listed my areas of focus, and continued to deliver a superb service. I found her to be both friendly and professional. The Spa Studio is also very clean and esthetically pleasing.

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★★★★★

My massage at the Spa Studio was just heavenly. My therapist was very skilled in her profession, actively listened to me as I listed my areas of focus, and continued to deliver a superb service. I found her to be both friendly and professional. The Spa Studio is also very clean and esthetically pleasing.

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I received a gift card to the Spa Studio. As a man who never went to a spa before I enjoyed everything about it. The friendlyness, the atmosphere, I never felt so comfortable and at home. The treatment I received (a facial and message) was terrific. So for all you women out there that don't know what to buy your husband, boyfriend, or father I highly recommend a gift card and why not go with them and do a couple's treatment. Enjoy.

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★★★★★

I received a gift card to the Spa Studio. As a man who never went to a spa before I enjoyed everything about it. The friendlyness, the atmosphere, I never felt so comfortable and at home. The treatment I received (a facial and message) was terrific. So for all you women out there that don't know what to buy your husband, boyfriend, or father I highly recommend a gift card and why not go with them and do a couple's treatment. Enjoy.

Pros: For men too, great message, friendly

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The Spa Studio is among the best spa experiences I have ever had (I have been to many spas, including Canyon Ranch, Grand Wailea, Four Seasons, The Claremont, etc) The treatment rooms and relaxation area were beautifully appointed and very clean. The staff (I had 3 treatments) was warm, friendly, professional and accomodating. From the moment I walked in I felt welcome, relaxed and pampered. The pedicure was the best I have ever had! I made an appointment for a facial before I left. What a gem--and a good value, especially versus pricey San Francisco spas. A great find!

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★★★★★

The Spa Studio is among the best spa experiences I have ever had (I have been to many spas, including Canyon Ranch, Grand Wailea, Four Seasons, The Claremont, etc) The treatment rooms and relaxation area were beautifully appointed and very clean. The staff (I had 3 treatments) was warm, friendly, professional and accomodating. From the moment I walked in I felt welcome, relaxed and pampered. The pedicure was the best I have ever had! I made an appointment for a facial before I left. What a gem--and a good value, especially versus pricey San Francisco spas. A great find!

Pros: good value, great service, relaxing experience

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After trying many spas over the past couple of years and finding myself disappointed each time, I was about ready to give up on trying to "pamper" myself. However, on my last try, I discovered this wonderful spa!!! The atmosphere is so calming that you will want to fall asleep at the door. Plus, the receptionists and other staff were so hospital, offering everything from snacks, and drinks to extra pillows. No other spa has even came close to this one and it has restored my faith in the spa experience.

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★★★★★

After trying many spas over the past couple of years and finding myself disappointed each time, I was about ready to give up on trying to "pamper" myself. However, on my last try, I discovered this wonderful spa!!! The atmosphere is so calming that you will want to fall asleep at the door. Plus, the receptionists and other staff were so hospital, offering everything from snacks, and drinks to extra pillows. No other spa has even came close to this one and it has restored my faith in the spa experience.

Pros: friendliest staff, snacks and drinks, relaxing vibe

Cons: none!

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I knew we were in good hands when I booked treatments for five of us for a pre-wedding splurge with the bride-to-be. We all checked in at the same time and were relaxing in the intimate waiting room in our cushy terry robes and slippers. Then all the staff came in, lined up, called our name, and took us to the treatment rooms for the best deep tissue massages and facials. Every detail was taken care of, down to the herbal tea and snacks provided. We came floating out of the doors.

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★★★★★

I knew we were in good hands when I booked treatments for five of us for a pre-wedding splurge with the bride-to-be. We all checked in at the same time and were relaxing in the intimate waiting room in our cushy terry robes and slippers. Then all the staff came in, lined up, called our name, and took us to the treatment rooms for the best deep tissue massages and facials. Every detail was taken care of, down to the herbal tea and snacks provided. We came floating out of the doors.

Pros: intimate atmosphere, professional, friendly staff

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Wow, I'm not one to write reviews, but my experience at the Spa Studio was outstanding! From the moment I walked in the door, I felt my stress-filled day leave. The overall environment of the Spa Studio, from the retail area, lounge (so relaxing), technicians, aroma, and service, provides one with an a mini "get-away." Plus, the size of the spa is very intitimate. You don't feel like lost like in the larger spa concepts-rather very special. This is a rare Bay Area find indeed!

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★★★★★

Wow, I'm not one to write reviews, but my experience at the Spa Studio was outstanding! From the moment I walked in the door, I felt my stress-filled day leave. The overall environment of the Spa Studio, from the retail area, lounge (so relaxing), technicians, aroma, and service, provides one with an a mini "get-away." Plus, the size of the spa is very intitimate. You don't feel like lost like in the larger spa concepts-rather very special. This is a rare Bay Area find indeed!

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I've been to several spas and this one pleasantly surprised me. Talk about a tranquil environment with an ambiance that made me want to spend my entire day there. I had a facial where they customized it for me - I haven't had that before. My sister said her massage was so relaxing that she feel asleep towards the end. It was nice just to hand out in their lounge before getting dressed. We will definately go back to enjoy more spa services (so many to choose from)....can't wait!

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★★★★★

I've been to several spas and this one pleasantly surprised me. Talk about a tranquil environment with an ambiance that made me want to spend my entire day there. I had a facial where they customized it for me - I haven't had that before. My sister said her massage was so relaxing that she feel asleep towards the end. It was nice just to hand out in their lounge before getting dressed. We will definately go back to enjoy more spa services (so many to choose from)....can't wait!

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Spa Studio in San Mateo is the only spa in this area that I have visited this year. It is really luxurious - and you get the best skin care treatment there is! I like to go there with my mom - we both enjoy it tramendiously and will gladly go back to Spa Studio again and again because of their services! Highly recomend this

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★★★★★

Spa Studio in San Mateo is the only spa in this area that I have visited this year. It is really luxurious - and you get the best skin care treatment there is! I like to go there with my mom - we both enjoy it tramendiously and will gladly go back to Spa Studio again and again because of their services! Highly recomend this

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I have gone to this spa a few times and have always liked the service. People working there are very hospitable and truly provide the best service. I've always left very sattisfied.

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★★★★★

I have gone to this spa a few times and have always liked the service. People working there are very hospitable and truly provide the best service. I've always left very sattisfied.

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I felt pressured into giving a much larger tip than was necesary. I feel that waiters and those making below minimum wage really deserve a good tip. In this case however, I paid for a $28 wax job with two twenties, and the lady didn't just give me my change back. She more or less guilted me into leaving a $12 tip. I have not been back. I am not cheap, but since the spa owner did my wax and it took only 15 minutes, I sort of felt exploited by the entire episode. Moral of the story is. . .bring small bills with you

PROS: great spa services
CONS: not for the faint hearted

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★★★☆☆

I felt pressured into giving a much larger tip than was necesary. I feel that waiters and those making below minimum wage really deserve a good tip. In this case however, I paid for a $28 wax job with two twenties, and the lady didn't just give me my change back. She more or less guilted me into leaving a $12 tip. I have not been back. I am not cheap, but since the spa owner did my wax and it took only 15 minutes, I sort of felt exploited by the entire episode. Moral of the story is. . .bring small bills with you

PROS: great spa services
CONS: not for the faint hearted

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Business Response:

Thank you for your feedback - we appreciate it very much. We do not force or pressure our clients into leaving large tips or any tip for that matter. Unlike other spas, we do not add gratuity to services automatically, but rather we leave it entirely up to the client. Maybe the Spa Coordinator was new and not following procedures and for the we apologize and feel terrible that you feel this way. We hope that you give us another try because that is not our policy and we do appreciate your business. Thanks again for your feedback.
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I'm an avid spa goer and was enchanted by the Spa Studio, its atmposphere and its staff. From the minute I walked in there, I immediately felt my stress release. The aroma of the place and then the lounge area set the tone for a great massage. I can't wait to try their "Aqua" room!"

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★★★★★

I'm an avid spa goer and was enchanted by the Spa Studio, its atmposphere and its staff. From the minute I walked in there, I immediately felt my stress release. The aroma of the place and then the lounge area set the tone for a great massage. I can't wait to try their "Aqua" room!"

Pros: Atmosphere, Friendly Staff, Excellent Service

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