Vaginal Steaming (also called yoni or perineum steam) is a natural, highly-valued, centuries-old, method used by women the world over to care for our feminine parts by allowing the warmth of an herbal steam bath to permeate the vagina. Respected by healers around the globe, Yoni Steaming is an opportunity to reconnect with your body and utilize the wisdom of plant medicine to heal your cycle and reproductive organs. Beneficial for women with hemorrhoids, fibroids, cyst, tumors, or a desire to increase fertility, correct absent or infrequent menstrual cycles, relieve vaginal dryness and other symptoms of menopause, or simply maintain a healthy vagina and uterus.
Done before and/or after the moon cycle as well as post-birth, the steam therapy includes herbal blends to support detoxification, strengthening, toning and rejuvenation of the tissue of the organs (vagina, cervix, uterus, bladder, and fallopian tubes) specifically, and pelvis region in general. The combination of steam and herbs also encourages emotional release and grounding, frees tension and stagnant energies. Women who steam regularly report:
- menstrual cramp relief
- shorter bleeding time
- elimination of dark or stagnant blood
- reduced UTIs and infections
- relief from vaginal dryness
- sweeter smelling vaginal fluid
- toning and strengthening
- shrinkage of fibroids and cysts
- improved postpartum healing
- emotional balance
- feminine awareness and confidence
- and much more ...
What to expect
Traditionally, women squatted bare-bottomed over pots, bowls or pits filled with healing herbs and steaming water, allowing the vapors to penetrate the vaginal canal. Today we use comfortable stools in a private setting. Temperatures are controlled and monitored to avoid excess heat. Herbs can be tailored to your specific needs. The use of affirmations, visualizations and breathing enhance your sacral experience. Afterwards, you will be guided to a sacral chakra wrap on the massage table to complete the healing process. Reiki can be added.
PREPARING FOR YOUR STEAM
*Be sure to schedule no less than 3 days before or after your menstrual cycle.
*Do not douche before your steam and do not wear IUDs or yoni eggs to your steam.
*Take a shower the day of and, if possible, follow the session prep tips link here.
*Be prepared to remove clothing from the waist down and turn OFF your cell phone.