Herbs enhance the power of steaming. Steaming on it’s own is cleansing and tonifying for the uterus. Adding specific herbs to the mix will make your steaming session targeted towards healing the issues you’re suffering from. Using an herbal blend can be more effective than a single herb because the blend creates balance. Yoni is the Sankrit word for vagina as vagina refers to the sheath to a sword.
Pick your Blend based on needs and cycle.
—Before Yoni Steaming —
What is a Yoni Steam?
A Yoni steam session gently and effectively cleanses the uterus of any stagnation, build-up of old blood and corrects many issues dealing with with menstruation, fertility and menopause. The healing steam and oils from the medicinal plants will aid your body in clearing old uterine membranes and restoring homeostasis.
Yoni Steams are also known as “v-steams”, “vaginal steams”, or “pelvic steams”.
The moist heat of the steam bath is good medicine for the feminine body as it supports and softens the womb and the surrounding tissues, increases blood flow in the pelvic bowl and supports the uterus in releasing old stagnant blood. Steams can assist in healing a wide variety of gynecological issues. They are very effective at enhancing fertility and assisting in postpartum recovery.
These blends of organic and medicinal herbs are known to assist with menstrual discomfort and disorders, improve and increase fertility, treat uterine fibroids, cysts, prolapse, endometriosis, and hemorrhoids, speed healing postnatal, assist with chronic yeast infection, relieve menopause symptoms, rids body of toxins and relieves stress.
What does a Yoni Steam session entail?
Once you arrive at Grown Vegan Apothecary, your Practitioner will give you an intake form to verify that you don’t have any contraindications, and help you select a Yoni Steam Herbal Blend that will best suit your unique needs. We have selected a knowledgeable herbal master,Cinnamon R. Martin , who has been creating Yoni Herbal Steams for many years, and has perfected many unique blends that each serve a specific focus. From painful menstrual cycles, to menopause and overall uterine health.
Once an herbal blend is chosen, your Practitioner will guide you to one of our serene treatment room, and give you further instruction on how to best prepare. You will be left in privacy for 45 minutes with a timer and alarm bell in case you should need anything. We recommend that clients use this time to read a book, or practice meditation (we offer spoken meditation, or calming music during your session via our iPod selections, or if you’d prefer to utilize for a calming youtube meditation video, or meditation app).
Once your 45 minutes are up, a Honey Pot Steam Room Practitioner will gently knock on the door to let you know that you session has come to and end.
How does a Yoni Steam work?
The steams work by applying moist heat to the pelvic floor, which heals the exterior tissues of the vagina as well as throughout the entire body via the blood stream. Our herbal steams increases circulation, thin mucus and revitalizes the entire system, allowing it to shed old membrane and mucus build-up. Steaming supports the womb to return to her harmonic physical and emotional alignment. When herbs are heated in water, the healing oils that contain medicinal properties are then released.
What are the benefits from receiving a Yoni Steam?
Yoni steams significantly reduce menstrual pain, bloating and exhaustion, improve and increase fertility, treat uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, uterine weakness, uterine prolapse, endometriosis and hemorrhoids, speed healing and tone the reproductive system after birth, assist with the repair of a vaginal tear, episiotomy, or C-section scar, treat chronic vaginal/yeast infections, relieve symptoms of menopause including dryness or pain during intercourse, rid the womb and body of toxins and stress.
How often should I receive a Yoni Steam?
NORMAL CYCLES: For those who have normal, pain free cycles, I recommend a “maintenance” vaginal steam be done once every three months with the changing of the seasons just before menses. If you are so inclined, you may steam two to three times per month, always during weeks in which you are not menstruating as part of you self care routine.
MENSTRUAL DISORDERS: Women who suffer from pain, bloating or exhaustion during menstruation should steam every other day within the week or two before menstruation. To aid shedding of uterine lining, you may drink two cups of oregano tea for three days before cycle begins. After doing so, you will likely see a change in the fluid you pass when your period begins. You may also steam once after your cycle ends, to clear out any excess materials.
FERTILITY CHALLENGES: Women who are experiencing fertility challenges should 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. They should expect to steam for three months before seeing results. Some even recommend doing a steam every other day all cycle long for more serious conditions, for a more powerful cleanse & detox. This can be very beneficial for women struggling with long term fertility issues, but it is important to note that steaming all cycle long should only be done during a cycle where you are NOT trying to conceive.
POSTPARTUM: Midwives administer steams to postpartum mothers within the first 9 days after childbirth, this is the ideal. It will help with clots and help the uterus to return to its proper position. Healthy woman with a natural birth would have three steams within the first nine days postpartum. Postpartum uterine lavage helps to make sure all the fluids of birth have flowed out of the body. Maya midwives use the number 9 as a spiritual tradition. They usually do three vaginal steams during the first 9 days postpartum. For the postpartum, a yoni steam may be done three times per week for four weeks to facilitate healing and toning of the uterus and vagina (please be sure there are no open wounds and that you are no longer bleeding).
MENOPAUSE: For those going through menopause, a yoni steam is recommended a few times a year in the first couple years of menopause to ensure that the uterine membrane is very clean when it stops menstruating. (Menopausal women have reported passing clots and dark, thick blood even a year after menses has ceased. “Better out than in,” is the Arvigo motto) Women who are experiencing or who have passed menopause should steam at least three times per year for maintenance, but may steam more often if it feels right. If your challenges are chronic, you may want to steam up to three times per week to ensure the greatest results.
When is the best time to receive a Yoni Steam?
You can steam at any time of the month, as long as you are not menstruating. It is nice to do your steam later in the evening so that you can go to bed shortly after finishing the steam.
Is there a time when someone cannot get a Yoni Steam?
Yes! Please do NOT sign up for a Yoni Steam if you are:
- Pregnant or if you think you may be pregnant
- Have an active internal infection (cervical, uterine or ovarian inflammation), or a fever.
- Menstruating, or have any open sores or blisters present.
Caution: Vaginal steaming is not recommended if a woman is using an IUD, because the steam softens, warms, and opens the cervix. If there is pain and trouble with flow of menstruation, the steam invites better flow, however in the case of an IUD, that should not move.
Unable to visit our studio for a steam? Arrange to have V-Steam Herb Kits shipped to you!
DIY V-Steam kits are available. DIY kits include a V-steam herb blend for two home steams and instruction sheet. $16.00 plus USPS flat rate shipping
These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. Always consult a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products.