Vaginal steaming, also known as yoni steaming or perineal steaming, is a gynaecological therapy modality performed in many parts of the world that, due to its numerous benefits for women and their reproductive systems, has become popular in the last decade.
Various historical, social, political, racial, patriarchal and social factors have contributed to keeping this amazing alternative healing practice hidden for centuries, underestimating its power and efficacy.
The basic principle of vaginal steaming is to place the uncovered perineal area over a steaming pot of a tea made with selected herbs for a set period of time.
Steaming promotes and improves circulation in the pelvic area and thus contributes to the optimal functioning of the reproductive organs. It is a natural and easy method to apply at home as part of women’s health care.
What are the benefits of vaginal steaming?
Users have reported that the regular steaming has helped them:
- restore absent menses
- regulate heavy periods
- reduce menstrual cramps
- reduce abdominal bloating
- reduce PMS symptoms
- shortening the length of menstrual periods
- to reduce fibroids and cysts
- to increase libido
- increase lubrication
- prevent perineal tears during labour and delivery
- speed up childbirth thus reducing the need for medical interventions
- speed postpartum recovery
- to sleep better thanks to the state of relaxation it promotes
- to reduce swelling of the legs and feet
- to reduce waist circumference
- improved urine release
- reducing headaches
- to reduce breast tenderness and breast pain
- to increase energy
- reduce back pain
- improving skin appearance
- to promote healthy bowel movement and regularity
Depending on the individual needs of each user, a specific herbal formula will be chosen to help achieve a normal and healthy menstrual cycle without negative side effects.
Medicinal herbs such as nettle (Urtica), motherwort (Leonorus cardiaca), lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla), mugwort (Artemisia), yarrow (Achillea millefolium), lady’s mantle (Alchemilla vulgaris) and sage (Salvia officinalis) have therapeutic properties that combined with the qualities of steam can improve circulation in the pelvic area promoting optimal functioning of the sexual/reproductive organs and therefore helping to balance the menstrual cycle as required.
Steaming is a wonderful self-care tool that allows women to regain control of their own bodies and their gynaecological and reproductive health, especially after having unsuccessfully pursued conventional medical pathways.
It’s also an excellent way to be more in tune with our inner wisdom and as a means to listen to our bodies, very much in line with what yoga teaches us.
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