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Vaginal Steaming - How it can benefit fertility and menstrual conditions.

Posted on 5 May, 2015 at 11:40

By Suzanna Burton

Vaginal Steaming or Yoni Steaming as it is also known as.

Yoni is Sanskrit for Vagina to mean "divine passage" or "sacred temple"

Why do a Yoni Steam and how can it help with fertility and menstrual conditions?

From a physical perspective, vaginal steams are a great way to cleanse the Womb. They bring heat to the womb which stimulates circulation to the pelvis to cleanse, tone, nourish and heal the tissues. The warmth from the steam opens the pores of the vaginal tissues and with the medicinal benefits of the herbs used, helps to remove unwanted waste and old lining from previous menstruations. It also helps to encourage the Womb into an open and more upright position. Our vaginal tissue is one of the most absorbant tissues on the female body. 

Vaginal steaming can help with conditions such as:-

* Painful, heavy and irregular periods

* Unexplained infertility

* Endometriosis

* Fibroids


* Postpartum and after miscarriage

* Uterine prolapse

* Episiotomy or vaginal tear

* Digestive complaints


From an emotional and spiritual perspective, the steam is literally entering through your Root Chakra to cleanse. So you may have upsetting experiences or unwanted memories of partners that have “been” and “attached” through your Root Chakra.


Alternatively, you may be looking to encourage Love or Fertility into your life, and if your Root Chakra is blocked, this could help to encourage the right energy your way. Vaginal Steaming is a beautiful ritual that opens and connects you to your Womb, allowing the space for the Womb to be at the centre of your thoughts, bringing healing and love to the centre of a woman’s being!


How to do a Vaginal Steam at home.

To do a vaginal steam treatment you need a large handful of dry herbs (these can purchased from my webshop) to boil in a large pot that holds about 8 or 9 litres of water.  (I use a large soup pan) Boil the herbs in the water for twenty minutes and remove from the heat. (You can use fresh herbs from your garden, although you would need double the amount)


Place the steaming pot of herbs on the floor and sit over the pot on a chair with holes or slats in the seat. (I use an old mesh garden chair that I cut a hole out of and place my steaming pan on a wooden chopping board) Your body should be at least one or two feet above the steaming herbs not so close that it may burn you. You should be naked from the waist down with a towel or sheet wrapped all around your legs and waist to hold in the heat. You should remain in the chair absorbing the herbal steam into your vagina for twenty minutes. If you feel like it is burning you, remove the pot of herbs and let them cool for five minutes and replace or just open the towel or sheet to create a vent and let some steam out for a few seconds. the procedure should feel pleasant and relaxing. 


Afterwards, you must be careful about exposure to cold drafts or sleeping in an air-conditioned room. You should keep warm after the steam bath. The ideal scenario would be to go directly to bed and wrap up warmly for an hour. This will serve to strengthen the treatment and allow your body to process the healing effects of the vaginal steam bath. This can be performed at any time during your cycle, except for the 3 days prior to and during menstruation and may be repeated every month until improvement is realised.


Do not use after ovulation if you are Trying to Conceive

Do not use if you are pregnant.

Do not use if you have broken skin or infection around the vaginal area.

Do not use if you have an IUD - Coil fitted.