What are the Benefits of Yoni Steaming?
Yoni steaming is a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with your body and reignite your vibrancy or get your mojo! Douching is not recommended and can do more damage than good. We encourage most women to try a Yoni steam, otherwise known as, vaginal steam. You are likely to see great benefit to this ancient remedy if you suffer from infertility, uterine fibroids, perennial tears, vaginal or ovarian cysts, scarring from C-sections, hysterectomies and laparoscopies. Yoni steam therapy is effective when used for: menstrual cramps, unpredictable cycle, postpartum healing, vaginal dryness, painful sex, UTI’s and bladder and yeast infections, bladder leakage, hemorrhoids, bloating, constipation, releasing trauma, connecting to femininity. Yoni steaming is also recommended even if you are not experiencing any of the above, as it is a great way to soothe and pamper yourself and is known to relieve anxiety in women.
Can I Use Essential Oils Instead of Herbs?
No. Please do not use essential oils, as they are far too strong for the purpose of Yoni steaming, having the potential to cause damage. However, they are highly beneficial when diluted properly and added to carrier oils.
Can I Use a Yoni Steam While Pregnant?
Women who are pregnant, or think there is any possibility that they might be, should NOT do any type of Yoni steam. Doing so may endanger the pregnancy, as many of the herbs used can alter hormone levels and can cause contractions of the uterus. However, Yoni steaming is highly beneficial to women preparing for labor. This requires guidance and custom blends from trained practitioners like Jaceymoji. Women who have any type of internal infection (cervical, uterine or ovarian inflammation), or a fever, are encouraged not to steam until the symptoms have passed. Women also should not steam while menstruating or when open sores or blisters are present.
What Herbs are Typically Used to Steam and Why?
JaceyMoji uses a seven herb blend for each Yoni steam which have been carefully formulated by herself and another Master Herbalist for safety and potency. A detailed description of all herbs used in each steam can be found under each product listing. Here are some of them:
Rosemary: An aromatic and antimicrobial herb, rosemary treats bacterial infection, speeds wound healing, inhibits yeast growth, and stimulates menstruation.
Lavender: One of the most relaxing herbs we have. Lavender supports healing, and it also promotes menstrual flow.
Yarrow: Astringent, tonifying and cleansing, yarrow is great for regulating menstrual flow, treating ovarian cysts and supporting overall uterine health.
Motherwort: Astringent, tonifying and cleansing, motherwort strengthens and relaxes uterine muscles, eases uterine cramping, and may help treat uterine fibroids. Motherwort stimulates uterine tone and blood flow.
Calendula: Aids in healing of scar tissue, vaginal tears, or hemorrhoids.
Rose Petals: A relaxing, uplifting and astringent herb that is wonderful for pampering.
What Should I Expect after a Yoni Steam?
Your menstrual cycle can and usually does change after doing a Yoni steam. Often, there is a great deal of material that is "encrusted" to the inside of your womb, which is expelled after doing the Yoni steam. The herbs have a powerful effect on the uterus, dislodging much of what is stuck. Sometimes this means your flow will be very heavy, dark and thick for just a day or two. Other times it just extends the length of your period to get it all out. Ultimately, your next periods will be much lighter and more pleasant than ever before. Other benefits include feeling relaxed and pampered (and some women report having an orgasm), feeling clean and confident, better sleep quality, easier bowel movements, less anxiety, increased libido, and more sensitivity in the vagina during sex. Steams also soothe bruising and trauma to the perineal area. You may also expect to see a heavier vaginal discharge for a day or two as the steam dislodges mucus. For help with womb conditions, like all other wellness treatments, it is essential to keep up the routine to gain the most benefits.
How Often Should I Yoni Steam?
As part of an overall self-care regimen, we recommend that women steam two to three times per month, always during weeks in which you are not menstruating. Women who suffer from pain, bloating or exhaustion during menstruation should steam two to three times within the week before menstruation. Women who are experiencing fertility challenges should steam once per week, and maybe twice during pre-ovulation, to make sure that the tissue is moist and that the cervical fluids are clear and copious. They should expect to steam for three months before seeing results. For the postpartum, a Yoni steam may be done three times per week for four weeks to facilitate healing and toning of the uterus and vagina (please be sure there are no open wounds and that you are no longer bleeding). Women who are experiencing or who have passed menopause may steam four times per month to ease menopause symptoms, lubricate the vagina, and assist with overall wellbeing. If your challenges are chronic, you may want to steam up to three times per week to ensure the greatest results.
I Am Struggling With Infertility. Can Yoni Steaming Help?
Yes! In an interview called Vaginal Steams for Preconception and Postpartum with Dr. Rosita Arvigo, she shares how vaginal steaming is beneficial for women who are trying to conceive. According to Dr. Arvigo, there may be many reasons for infertility, but one of those reasons is induration of the uterine wall. When we combine vaginal steaming with abdominal massage therapy – the deep external massage on the uterus – we have a very dynamic approach with great results (if that happens to be that issue that is causing the infertility, which it may not be). Women who are trying to conceive should steam at least once per week, other than when menstruating, for three months before expecting to see results. After vaginal steaming and the abdominal massage treatments, a woman may fall pregnant within one to three cycles.
I Have a Uterine Fibroid. How Can Vaginal Steaming Help Me?
Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths of the uterus that develop from the smooth muscular tissue of the uterus. A vaginal steam may support this issue in that the medicinal properties of the herbs would help the uterus to shed the excess/non-essential tissue or cells, in this case the tumorous ones. JaceyMoji’s Halo Healing Yoni Steam contains Motherwort because this plant is thought to be especially useful for treating fibroids and polyps. The blend also contains calendula and rose petals, which serve to cleanse and nourish your healthy uterine tissue. You may try a vaginal steam to gently but effectively encourage the uterus to take care of itself.
How is Vaginal Steaming Beneficial for Women Pre- or Post-Menopause?
Women who have gone through menopause are encouraged to steam at least three times per year, especially in the year after ceasing menstruation. Doing so, women will still pass some dark colored dry fluid each time as the uterus cleanses any leftover materials. This is not to imply that the woman's body is not capable of cleansing itself. Yoni steaming is just another opportunity to support our bodies cycle of self-healing. The practice also helps eliminate pre- or post-menopausal symptoms such as vaginal dryness, discomfort, and pain with intercourse.
I've Had a Partial or Total Hysterectomy. Are There Any Benefits of Vaginal Steaming for Me?
Yoni steaming is great for all aspects of female health, so it can still be very beneficial for you! Although all or part of the physical uterus may have been removed, the energetic center remains and can benefit from the warmth and clearing. Steaming is also great for increasing circulation, eliminating odor and eliminating bacterial infections such as yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis, cervicitis and Trichomoniasis. Of course, it is also a wonderful way to relax and pamper yourself, which is always an awesome benefit.