What is a Yoni Steam?
Vaginal steaming, sometimes shortened to V-steaming, and also known as yoni steaming, is an alternative health treatment whereby a woman squats or sits over steaming water containing herbs such as mugwort, rosemary, wormwood, and basil. Sexual intercourse, mensuration, along with childbirth, can take a toll of the vagina and a Yoni Steam can assist with getting the vagina's PH balance and tissues aligned again.
Benefits of Yoni Steams:
Decrease menstrual flow as well as reduce dark purple or brown blood at the onset of menses
May promote fertility
Assist to reduce pain with intercourse
Heal from emotional or sexual trauma
Reduce uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts PCOS, uterine weakness and prolapse, & endometriosis.
Assist with the healing of hemorrhoids
Relieve chronic yeast infections and UTI's
Ease menopausal symptoms including dryness or pain during intercourse
Detoxify the womb and remove toxins from the body
Stronger & more frequent orgasms
Tap into our creative potential, art, projects, service and soul work
Increase libido & reignite sensual passion
For fertility: If you are actively trying to conceive, you can yoni steam during your pre-ovulation phase up until ovulation. Yoni steam helps moisten uterine membranes so they are more receptive and may improve the conditions for conception to occur. Women who are experiencing fertility challenges may steam once per week, and twice during pre-ovulation, to make sure that the tissue is moist and that the cervical fluids are clear and copious. Do not steam after possible conception or if you think you are pregnant.
After miscarriage: After experiencing a miscarriage, it is best to prepare your yoni steam once your bleeding has stopped. The healing process after a miscarriage is an important and emotionally charged journey.
Postpartum: Yoni steams after birth brings nourishing heat, supports the body to release fluids, and aids the womb in shrinking back to pre-pregnancy size. Postpartum herbal steams help all the fluids of birth have flowed out of the body. A healthy woman with a natural birth would have three steams within the first nine days postpartum.
When shouldn't you do a yoni steam?
Yoni steams are not always recommended! Please do NOT do a yoni steam if you are:
Don't steam during ovulation if you are trying to conceive
Pregnant or if you think you may be pregnant
If you have an Intrauterine Device (IUD)
Have an active internal infection (cervical, uterine or ovarian inflammation) with a fever
Have any open herpes sores or blisters present- Soak infected area AFTER the blisters have burst, until the infected area has healed