Yoni steaming might sound like an exotic spa treatment, and though it is indeed a remarkable concept, this technique has been used all around the world for ages. Yoni steaming is an ancient treatment encouraged by traditional healers. Yoni is the Sanskrit word for womb or vagina. The idea is that steam can be used to soothe and revitalize a female’s reproductive system while offering numerous health benefits to the physical and energetic self.
This steam treatment is simple and gentle and yields numerous benefits. Women who have tried yoni steaming report feelings of freshness, reduced stress or depression, and a general sense of rejuvenation. Practitioners claim that it may remedy any uterine pathology, including yeast infections. It is also ideal for easing discomforts associated with a woman’s natural cycle.
The steam may reduce pain and discomfort related to menstruation or bloating. It can help regulate cycles, and as women age, it may also ease the symptoms that mark the transition of menopause. Regular practice of yoni steaming is even associated with faster healing and the reduction of uncomfortable cysts or fibroids.
Many of these benefits are associated with the steam’s ability to detoxify the body and the womb both physically and energetically. Yoni steaming may encourage the release of stored emotions, unlocking an immense and powerful creative energy.
“Yoni energy is chi energy. This is your life force and this is your life. How you treat your yoni is a good reflection of how you treat your Self.” Abiola Abrams
Yoni steaming or vaginal steaming is becoming popular at spa centers, but it can also be done in the privacy of your own home. All you need is a pot of boiling water and a steam seat. The water is positioned beneath the seat, which has a hole to allow the steam through. Most women choose to infuse the water with healing herbs. A few recommended by Dalene Barton-Schuster (CH, Doula) include rosemary, lavender, chamomile, marigold, basil, rose petals or oregano.
Care should be taken regarding the means and equipment used. Some steam seats are shellacked with chemical VOC's (volatile organic compounds) which have the potential of gassing off into the vagina. It’s as unpleasant as it sounds. Reason states that over time, introducing these chemicals into your home and body might lead to serious health concerns, including but not limited to cancer. For this reason, be vigilant in inspecting and asking questions about the equipment you will use. Ideally it should be unstained, treated only in beeswax, or coated in a varnish that contains little to no VOC’s.
One vaginal steam sauna approved and highly recommended by Energy Matters, LLC. is Razi Wilson’s Maui V Steam, which is handcrafted right here in Massachusetts. It is free of chemicals and made from sustainable wood. To learn more or place an order, get in touch with Razi directly. You may email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or message her through Facebook or Instagram.
One caution is to be mindful that the sauna you use is clean and sanitary, particularly if using equipment at a health center or spa, rather than your own home. Though hot steam kills most germs and toxins, there is always a concern for contamination or transference of bodily fluids, so be sure that basic cleanliness standards are being met consistently. You’ll also want to ensure there is a safe distance between your body and the source of the steam, to avoid getting uncomfortably hot or even burned. Don’t do vaginal steaming during pregnancy or menstruation without checking with your doctor.
In closing, keep in mind that this type of steaming is about more than just physical health. It is about taking back your personal health. It is empowering yourself with ancient intuition, nourishing your soul-self, and trusting the wisdom and vibrations of the most basic elements: water and air (steam), fire (heat) and earth (herbs).
What To Remember:
This healing technique had been used by women throughout the ages.
Yoni steaming can encourage physical and energetic wellness through empowerment.
Some safety factors should be considered before engaging in yoni steaming.
For more on this topic, watch this video on Yoni Steaming: An Ancient Treatment Encouraged By Traditional Healers.
Brashear, Sierra. Vaginal Steaming: What You Need To Know. January 31, 2015. Retrieved from MindBodyGreen.com.
Barton-Schuster, Dalene. Traditional Vagina Steam For Healthy Fertility. December 2011. Retrieved from NaturalFertilityInfo.com.
Garza, Keli. The Do’s and Don’ts of Vaginal Steaming. August, 10, 2017. Retrieved from steamychick.com.
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