Informative articles by Viv’s in-Houz spa on massage therapy, facials, waxing, body scrubs, & other beauty treatments to inspire your wellness and self-care goals.

  • A pregnant woman laying on her side on a massage table ready for a massage treatment

    Massage therapy has been demonstrated to be beneficial during pregnancy but is not entirely risk free. Learn the benefits, precautions and contraindications of pregnancy massage therapy.

    Pregnancy Massage: Benefits & Precautions

  • A hairless pubic zone after first time Brazilian waxing

    Are you yet to grasp the beauty of Brazilian sugar waxing? It is a gentle, safe, natural and cost-effective way of keeping unwanted pubic hair at bay. In this post, you will learn what Brazilian sugar waxing is and it’s benefits.

    Brazilian Sugar Waxing – Keep Pubic Hair at Bay With Minimal Discomfort

  • Beautiful female groin after Brazilian waxing

    A proper after-waxing care keeps your skin free of irritation, inflammation and bumps. Learn how to manage and care for your skin after waxing hair removal.

    After-Waxing Care: The Dos & Don’ts After Brazilian & Other Waxing Procedures

  • A massage therapist in ongoing home massage treatment in Nairobi

    Learn what is included and what to expect in a full-body massage, and how to prepare for your first and subsequent massage treatment appointments.

    Preparing for a full-body massage; relax better

  • Lady holding a red flower next to her bikini area to depict vagacial

    Quite a number of my (potential) clients have (lots of) questions about vajacial. I am a trained and certified esthetician and I have been through a vajacial demo. Hopefully, what I share in this post will help you form your opinion about this recent and trending spa treatment.

    Vajacial, Vagacial, or Bikini Facial – What is it?

  • A female groin in black underwear sitting with legs crossed depicting readiness for Brazilian waxing

    In this post, you will learn what Brazilian waxing involves and how to prepare for your first and subsequent appointments for a more pleasant waxing experience.

    Preparing for Brazilian Waxing – Best Practices for a Pleasant Experience

  • A massage therapist in ongoing home massage treatment in Nairobi

    A massage optimizes your mental and physical wellbeing naturally without the use of drugs or stimulants. Learn about massage treatment, its therapeutic effectiveness, and its physiological and perceptual benefits.

    13 Benefits of Massage Therapy – Based on Evidence

  • A massage therapist gently stroking the quad muscles of a client during an aromatherapy massage treatment

    Essential oils enhance the purpose of massage therapy. In this post, you will learn what aromatherapy massage is and its purpose, what essential oils are, and the benefits and risks associated with the use of essential oils in a massage treatment.

    Aromatherapy Massage – An Overview

  • Two female teenagers looking at each other

    Here are some important points to consider to help your teenage daughter decide on the method for unwanted hair removal. Even for teenagers, waxing is a safe and effective way of removing unwanted hair with long-lasting results.

    Teenagers & waxing – Recommendations

  • A body scrub treatment by Viv's in-Houz spa; a mobile wellness, grooming and beauty spa in Nairobi and outskirts

    In this post, you will learn what a body scrub treatment is, its benefits, when and how often to get a body scrub, and the materials used during a body scrub treatment.

    Body Scrub Treatment – How to Get Smooth & Soft Skin

  • After reading this post, you will know why a massage would hurt, be able to tell the difference between nasty pain that might be a side-effect of massage therapy, and ugly pain that is just abusive, and what to do if you experience pain during a massage treatment.

    Pain During a Massage; What is Normal & Not

  • A deep-tissue massage is used to treat musculoskeletal issues. Learn what it involves, what to expect during your massage treatment, and the post-massage care.

    Deep-tissue Massage Therapy – An Overview

Last Updated on February 4, 2024