The Vaginal Steam (Yoni Steam) has been used for centuries as a traditional home remedy and generally for feminine health care. In each session an individual blend of herbs will be created to fit your personal needs. The dried herbs are selected for their medicinal properties.
This pleasant and relaxing bath can help manage PMS symptoms, uterine cramping, fertility, postnatal; peri and post-menopausal symptoms.
Known in Central and South America as 'bajos", and in Korea as "chai-yok', the vaginal steam is a centuries-old technique that been gaining popularity in holistic practices, physical therapy centers, and spas.
The V-Steams are ph balanced to help the body naturally tone the vaginal and uterine linings in a safe and gentle way. The warm herbal steam nourishes and tonifies the vaginal and uterine tissues. While improving circulation, the steams alleviate symptoms caused by, or related to, congestion in these tissues - boosting circulation to the pelvis increasing oxygenation, dilation of blood vessels, and a relaxing of the pelvic floor muscles that tend to cramp or spasm before or during menstruation.
A little louder for those in the back: the ancient practice of yoni steaming, or V-Steaming is being fervently revived by countless women today. But you might still be wondering why exactly so many ladies are squatting over a pot of hot water and herbs. So, let us explain. Here are just a few of the reasons why women are trying (and loving!) yoni steaming, and why you should too.
If for no other reason, you should steam your vagina because it feels great. The gentle warmth and moisture of a yoni steam increase circulation (blood flow) to the exterior of your vagina (aka. your vulva). As it turns out, this is the same thing that happens when you are aroused. The result? Steaming your vagina feels delightful….and there is truly nothing wrong with that. As women living in the modern world, we are invited to step into and embrace our sensuality, pleasure and enjoyment of our beautiful bodies.
Many women today confirm what has been known by our foremothers for centuries: that regular yoni steaming can reduce, if not eliminate, menstrual cramps, and everything that comes along with them (think bloating and fatigue…yuck!). The herbal medicine helps to clear the congestion and build-up in your uterus that cause these normal, yet unnecessary, side effects of menstruation, thus making your monthly cycle more pleasant than ever.
As a woman, your creative center is in your yoni — your vagina and womb — and it is a powerful force in the world. A symbol of the Hindu Divine Mother, the yoni is revered in ancient Indian cultures as undeniably sacred. Yet most of us are disconnected with this powerful place in our bodies. Yoni steaming reconnects you with the goddess within you, which enlivens your wellness, inspires your purpose and cultivates your capacity for success. It is, after all, the origin of life — the place from which we birth not only babies, but ideas, visions and businesses. Your yoni is central to your energetic, emotional, sexual and intellectual wellbeing, and yoni steaming is a beautiful way to honor and celebrate this sacred part of your body.
When you think “detoxification”, you might think about the steam room at your local spa. That’s because it’s a well-known fact that steam can help draw toxins and impurities out of your skin via your sweat. Yoni steams utilize hydration and healing botanicals to increase circulation, open pores, thin mucus, dislodge stuck tissues, and release of toxins in all their forms. The gentle heat of the steam causes physical toxinsto be released from cells into the lymphatic fluid, which is expelled from the body as sweat. When you expose your lady parts to gentle steam, you’re actually able to entice toxins out of your vagina, uterus and ovaries via the increased blood flow and opening of pores in the region.
Not only does yoni steaming invite your body to release physical toxins, it encourages your mind and body to release emotional toxins too. And as a woman, you store emotional toxins – like stress, sadness and trauma – in your womb. Painful memories, emotional scars and self-doubts persist in our bodies as emotional toxins. Being the miraculous vehicle for life that it is, the human body stores these emotional toxins in energetic centers that can be found within your physical body. There, they create blockages that stifle success, hinder our creativity, drive and intuition, and even contribute to disease. Yoni steaming comforts and relaxes the mind and body, reducing anxiety and inviting in an enhanced sense of wellbeing. It also releases any stored emotions and soothes your nervous system… leaving you relaxed, de-stressed and generally happier.
Many women experience an erratic cycle and an unpredictable flow, making their monthly moon time less than enjoyable. Fortunately, yoni steaming is a simple treatment that is known to help reduce pain, bloating and exhaustion associated with menstruation, regulate irregular or absent cycles, increase fertility and speed healing in the postpartum period. It is also known to treat aspects of abnormal uterine pathology such as uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, uterine weakness, uterine prolapse and endometriosis. Women who practice yoni steaming find that the practice can help get their cycles are back on track within a couple of months. Regulated periods are often shorter, and lighter. Thank goodness!
Yoni steaming is a tried and true remedy that has been passed down for generations among women. Why? Because it works, and women’s lived wisdom is as legitimate as any scientific study will ever be. Yoni steams have been used throughout history to support women’s reproductive health, and are still commonly used by women in Bhutanese, Indonesian, Indian and Mayan cultures, among others. Particularly in Mayan and Korean culture, the practice is still revered as an integral part of women’s health today. Dr. Rosita Arvigo, ND is a naprapathic doctor and teacher of Maya medicine who lived and studied with Mayan healers in Belize for nearly 30 years. During her time working with local healers, she gained an intimate understanding of the long history and amazing benefits of vaginal steaming, locally referred to as a “bajo.” She later incorporated vaginal steaming into her Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Therapy philosophy, and many credit Dr. Arvigo for bringing this ancient women’s health practice to the United States.
In 2015, everyone’s favorite crunchy celebrity, Gwyneth Paltrow touted the benefits of yoni steaming on her lifestyle blog called goop. She shared that the experience – which she calls v-steaming – was an “energetic release” and suggested that everyone try it! Since then, yoni steaming has been raved about by Khloe Kardashian, Chrissy Teigan, Cosmopolitan Magazine, and many more. So, do yourself a favor: Schedule your appointment & set aside some time to steam your vagina. Trust us, you won’t regret it. At the very least, you’ll have enjoyed a blissful self-indulgence, and you’ll have a story to share.
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