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Tova Yaron Day Spa & Salon

1600 Saratoga Ave
San Jose, CA 95129
(408) 866-8682
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Tova Yaron is the ONLY day spa I visit in the Silicon Valley. From relaxing massages to skin-clearing facials, Tova Yaron exceeds my expectations every time. As a long time cust...


My skin was breaking out and i usually go to a different place for extractions. that place was not opened on the day i needed to go so i went here...seriously the biggest mistake ...


My skin was breaking out and i usually go to a different place for extractions. that place was not opened on the day i needed to go so i went here...seriously the biggest mistake i made. after the appointment my skin felt so stiff and hard, this then started the worst breakout i have ever had in my life. i am now taking antibiotics to try and reverse this damage. its been two weeks and my skin is still so weird, its texture is so bizarre and hard for some reason. im sure they have great body massages the place is very beautiful, but if you are someone prone to acne, i strongly suggest you dont go here. Pros: they cut my hair well once Cons: they ruined my skin more

Perfectly relaxing 11/26/2008

Tova Yaron is the ONLY day spa I visit in the Silicon Valley. From relaxing massages to skin-clearing facials, Tova Yaron exceeds my expectations every time. As a long time customer (over 2 years) to both the Westgate and Fairmont locations, I highly recommend these spas. The experienced therapists are professional, attentive, and offer the best pampering in the area. Pros: CLEAN! Gorgeous setting in the Fairmont-- amazing sheets on the massage tables; experienced therapists; microdermabrasion services; hot poultice massages Cons: Parking at the Fairmont can be tricky, but they're working on getting validated parking. more

Best place for massage 11/9/2008

My sister and I went to Tova for a massage and facial. It was amazing! The staff was very professional and the spa itself is very elegant . I was a little late but the massage therapist still gave me the entire length of my massage. I heard Tova opened another spa at the Fairmont hotel and read in the paper that some celebrities have already been there--but I suspect it's more pricey than the Westgate location. Pros: lots of parking, professional staff, beautiful spa, evening appointments more

Terrible Business Skills - No PR Cababilities 8/14/2008

I agree it was my fault to wait so long to inform Tova I won't be able to make it but Tova handled the situation very badly. Pros: Didn't even get a chance to experience any Cons: No sense of how to attract new customers more

Worst experience of my life. 8/13/2008

I received a gift certificate for services at this salon, and despite the fact that I read horrible reviews I decided to be optimistic. Never again. To start off, the receptionist was obviously not a people person. She made no effort to make me feel welcome. I was told to wait in a room and someone would be with me. The room was small and uninviting. There were three magazines to read, and a bowl of old apples. I waited for about 10 minutes and than my therapist came in. She did not introduce herself and it was difficult to understand what she was saying because English was not her primary language. I was led to a room where I would be receiving a detox wrap. I had to leave my clothing and purse on the floor in the corner because there was no where to put it. The treatment itself was horrible. It was a seaweed/mint wrap of some sort. There was very little body prep except for the application of a slimming gel. The wrap was extremely uncomfortable as the entire time I was freezing. The mint in the wrap causes a cold sensation when air hits the body. My therapist did not wrap me well, so the entire 20 minutes I was supposed to be relaxing I was frigid cold. When she unwrapped me I was left in thebuff in a freezing cold room for about 2 minutes so that she could ready the shower. When that was done, I was left to towel dry and she than returned to apply some sort of cheap lotion. This was the absolute worst experience I have ever had. I left feeling worse than when I entered. I will NEVER EVER return again, and strongly urge anyone thinking to visit this salon NOT TO!!! Pros: NONE. Cons: EVERYTHING. more

Not Impressed 6/30/2008

After reading all the reviews, my girlfriend and I wanted to try it for ourselves so we booked a facial and a massage. Both she and I were disappointed with both experiences. The facial felt amateurish in the way she handled my face. After massaging my ear lobes for what felt like half an hour, she left ""white stuff"" in my ear. She did not massage my temples or shoulders. Granted she probably knew I was getting a massage thereafter, but if the description says ""shoulder and neck massage"", she should have obliged. Pros: Plenty of parking Cons: Inexperience facialist more

terrible service 2/3/2008

Not worth the effort of going there. Owners are fake and from what I saw they not only are this way with their customers but also with their employees. Do yourself a favor and go somewhere else. more

Good waxing experience! 10/24/2006

To all girls looking for a good waxing, read below: more

Raya at Tova Yaron is a healing goddess of massage 8/21/2006

I went to Tova Yaron after a touch and go experience with another spa in the bay area. Tova intrigued me by its name and I decided to take a chance on them. I called on saturday afternoon at 2:45 and waas invited for a 3:30 appt. I was on time, as were they. I met Raya and knew I was in the right place. She is the BEST I have ever experienced. Usually after a half an hour I begin to look forward to the end of the massage and getting out and doing life again. I almost cried this time when my 60 minutes were up. Her hands were amazing and found my problem areas without any poking or prodding...somehow she just KNEW. Contrary to some other people's experiences here, no one attempted to upsell me at all...I met Tova (I assume it was her) and she didnt run to me and tell me all the things I need done...I love this place...I cannot speak for any other staff members but the front desk woman, tova, and Raya were all remarkable. I will be going back as soon as I can. A+++ Pros: Bliss. Serenity. Feeling like a happy puddle. :) Cons: Tiny bit more pricey than what i paid at last spa...but worth EVERY PENNY more

Yeah Right! 5/17/2006

Choas, from the ordeal of making this appointment down to the actual event. Shuffle, Shuffle, Shuffle. My self went with a few girl friends for a pre-bachelorette to do, and at first they stated their facility could accomodate us then as we got their and complete shuffle and twisting. I don't understand, if you can't handle a few people at once tell us and save spare us of our good time and headaches! Top it off the facial was NOT UP TO PAR! Location was nice but even on of the staff was complaining to my gals about her job, CAN YOU B BELIEVE? Pros: location Cons: unorganized, pushy, upsales more

Totally worth it! 2/13/2006

My husband treated me to a customized spa package there for my 30th birthday. Spent the entire afternoon there, and it was great! The salt glow with the showers made my skin feel great. My face thanked me for the excellent aromatherapy facial - it was very relaxing - you hv to try it! Then the aromatherapy body massage was wonderful - pure bliss :) And then the hydrotone tub with jets - very calming. They were running a little late that day, and instead of having me wait, they gave me a complimentary hair conditioning treatment! Very friendly and caring staff too. Became so sleepy, and slept right throught the night at home. I will always remember this day. Pros: Excellent services, Friendly staff, Clean Cons: Somewhat expensive more

Just Adverage overall 12/31/2005

I heard great things about this spa and I was satisfied but it was not over the top or something to brag about. Unfortunately because it's a nice location. Pros: location Cons: hurried, loud more

FABULOUS!!! 8/21/2005

WOW!! What a fabulous atmosphere, I was greeted by friendly staff, soothing music and wonderful green tea... I was changed into a robe and told to relax before my treatments began.. I had the best massage I have ever had which left me feeling relaxed and very sleepy.. I then had the most fantastic facial ever which made me feel like I was in heaven... Overall my day was most relaxing well worth every single penny!!!!! I reccomend to all who need a day of bliss to try this out... Pros: staff, treatments, music more

SALES PRESSURE!!! 4/4/2005

Went with friends for a package to relax. Massages were great but the facials done by this woman, who kept asking questions and tried to upsell every chance she got!! Will never recommend this place to anybody. Pros: lots of parking Cons: up selling more

simply the best 2/4/2005

I have been going to Tova's to see Linda for my eyebrows going on two years now. The girl is awsome, she is very meticulous and always leaves my eyes beaming! i went somewhere else once, what a mistake! trust me go see her! more

Great experience 5/8/2004

Took my mother, sister and niece for massages and nail treatments. I was hesitant given the poor feedback seen on city search, but was very pleased with the visit. We all agreed the experience was great. Tova was extremely accomodating and personable. She and her staff made the visit very pleasant. Pros: Accomodating staff more

its just hyped up! 8/12/2003

I recently had a facial there. The esthetician did a okay job, but did not listen to me! I was interested in a normal facial, instead I got an advanced one which costed more, off course! I was presured to buy their product. The ambiance is not that nice. Bottom line, for the price that they are charging, its not worthed. You could easily go to a better place. I would not recomment this place. more

Terrible Experience on my Wedding Day 8/8/2003

My experience here was awful. I brought 5 bridesmaids, my Mom & new Mother-in-Law for hair styling & make up on the day of my wedding. Although the prices were agreed upon beforehand, they tried to charge me much more when the time came to pay the bill. They were very rude & unprofessional in dealing with this. They also had no concern for the time of my wedding & the fact that we were on a schedule to get there on time. I would never go back. Cons: Unprofessional Staff, Last-minute price cha more

If I could only be there every day... 9/7/2002

I received a gift certificate from my boyfriend for the Mermaid's Delight package, and what a delight it was! The staff is so nice and welcoming. The massage I received from Guang Yue was the best massage I ever had in my life, and I had quite a few. Highly, highly reccomend this awesome place! Pros: inexpensive, good parking & locati, great atmosphere more

Heaven on Earth 8/27/2002

One of the biggest spa's I have ever been to with all of the treatments you are looking for. I got my mother a gift certificate here and she loved it!! more
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