What is yoni steaming?
Yoni steaming or vaginal steaming is an ancient holistic practice dating back centuries in places such as India, Greece, eastern Europe, Africa, Korea, the Philippines, Japan and among indigenous people of the Americas like the Mayans. This practice includes sitting over a sauna box in which herbal infused steam is allowed to permeate the vaginal tissue releasing their healing properties. The herbal formulations used during yoni steaming are meant help maintain the health of the vagina, and to aide in the healing of multitude of womb and vaginal ailments. Aside from the healing properties of yoni steaming, it is also practiced as a self care ritual in order to promote a mind-body connection to the womb and to encourage self love and relaxation.
Benefits of Yoni Steaming
Regulation of the menstrual cycle, ease PMS symptoms, and assists with removing old blood after period.
May increase fertility
Possible reduction in fibroids, PCOS, and endometriosis
Labor preparation and support
Aids in postpartum recovery and miscarriage by soothing the perineum area, and possibly reducing scar tissue from c-section
Prevention of Infections such as BV and UTI's
Assists in transition into menopause and reduces hot flashes
May increase libido and ability to orgasm as well as, reduce pain during sex
Readings on Yoni Steaming
Garza, Kelly. “OB/GYN Shoots Down Top 8 Arguments Against Vaginal Steaming.” Www.Steamychick.com , 27 Apr. 2020, https://www.steamychick.com/Blog-obgyn-shoots-down-top-8-arguments-against-vaginal-steaming/.
Garza, Kelly. “Is There Evidence Yoni Steaming Works .” Steamy Chick , https://www.steamychick.com/faqs/?section=Research.