Vaginal steaming is an ancient women’s medicine that has been used to support the reproductive health system. A tea is made with various herbs depending on the health needs of the woman. The pot of tea is placed under a steam stool with an opening so that the steam can rise into the vaginal canal and into the uterus.
This is a very pleasant and relaxing experience that has helped me with regulating my menstrual cycles and alleviating those monthly pains. I found that steaming, in combination with diet changes and acupuncture, extended my short cycles and I no longer get regular yeast infections.
The benefits include:
- Helps to recover after giving birth
- Reduces menstrual cramps by cleansing the uterus of old residue
- Helps with infections, fibroids, and cysts
- Supports hormonal balance
- Increased libido by supporting health blood circulation
- Activates the vagus nerve to promote deep relaxation
- Emotional release around sexual trauma
It is important to know that there are times when a woman should not steam. Never steam when you are menstruating, pregnant, or have multiple periods per month. Working with a vaginal steam facilitator is highly recommended so that you have the proper preparation, set-up, and follow-up care.
In addition to supporting the physical body, it does wonders for the mental and emotional body. Steaming is also a practice of connecting to the womb and creating a meditative experience around the breath and our life force energy which sits in our lower belly.
Here in Los Angeles, I am experiencing many women waking up and understanding more about femininity and what it means to step into our power as women. Steaming is a practice of softening, listening, and being receptive to our body, emotions, and our womb (the carrier of life).
Have you experienced vaginal steaming? If so, what results have you had? Would love to hear from you!