I frequently recommend women to do vaginal steaming to help with their reproductive health, whether they are experiencing painful, crampy periods, vaginal dryness or have a diagnosed condition like PCOS, endometriosis, fibroids, cold uterus then steaming will benefit them.
What is vaginal steaming
Vaginal Steaming also known as Yoni Steam’s, Bajos, V-Steams are a traditional way of supporting and healing the reproductive system. Herbs have been used by women for thousands of years to cleanse and rejuvenate the reproductive organs.
Commonly used after the birth of a child, wedding preparation, vaginal steaming herbs cleanse the body and are a gentle and effective way to treat a range of female reproductive health issues.
In some cities, vaginal steaming is a popular spa treatment!
So what is it?
Steaming the vaginal area, just as you would steam your face, it’s pretty simple too!
A selection of herbs are brewed in boiling water, the woman then squats over this allowing the steam to go to her private area.
Some cultures use heated charcoal/wood/fire to release the properties of herbs, , I do not recommend smoke anywhere near your privates, smoke is toxic, and steaming is a cleansing process.
What does it do
The tissues in the vaginal and anal region can both benefit from steaming. The steam from the herbal water opens up the pores allowing the therapeutic benefits of the selected herbs to seep into the skin, circulating into the bloodstream and helping to soothe, repair, enhance the function of the reproductive organs.
Along with being great for vaginal health, steaming can also help shrink hemorrhoids (piles), and also soothe and support healing with stitches and sore perineal area.
Vaginal steaming is known to help with these following conditions:
- Blocked fallopian tubes
- Uterus cleansing
- UTI relief
- Water retention
- Vaginal tightening
- Freshen vagina
- Bacterial infections
What herbs to use
You can use various herbs and they have different benefits, including soothing, relaxing, detoxing, antibacterial, antispasmodic (cramping) including herbs from the Sunnah! Dried or fresh herbs, you could literally go to your kitchen grab some herbs and get started.
It is important not to use essential oils in the steam as these are quite potent and this is too strong for the delicate region.
How often should you do it?
Well, that all depends on you. If you are feeling like you need some pampering and your periods are a nightmare; then what are you waiting for?
If you are postpartum then as soon as you can steam: the effects of vaginal steaming in your postnatal period will aid your recovery to pre-pregnancy state – you will be amazed.
Feel free to contact me to discuss your individual V Steam needs
As great as vaginal steaming is; there is no substitute for eating well and taking good care of yourself. Use vaginal steaming as part of your self-care routine, you owe yourself some all about you time.