Vaginal steaming is an age-old remedy still practiced in many cultures around the world. After a few celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow discovered it it’s been in the news in the US. Everyday more and more women are hearing about this practice and this are a few reasons why:
- Significantly reduces discomfort, bloating and exhaustion associated with monthly cycles.
- Decrease menstrual flow as well as reduce dark purple or brown blood at the onset or end of menses.
- Regulate irregular or absent menstrual cycles.
- Increase fertility.
- Speed healing and tone the reproductive system after birth.
- Treat uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, uterine weakness and uterine prolapse.
- Assist with the healing of hemorrhoids.
- Treat chronic vaginal/yeast infections, and maintain healthy odor.
- Relieve symptoms of menopause.
Vaginal Steaming is very easy for any woman to do at home. For years I did it without the use of a chair, until one day I discovered it was a great idea to build my own chair and offer it to women, that is how Gina V Steam TM came about in November 2017.
In June of 2018 I got a certification for Persiteam practitioner with Steamy Chick, who is recognized nationwide for working with this technique with more than 700 women obtaining healing results. Is important to know what herbs to use for each individual case and having someone who has experience with the practice is 100% recommended.
Another well known practitioner and teacher is Dr. Rosita Arvigo, who has been learning with medicine man and women in Belize for more than 30 years.
According to Dr. Arvigo, the tissues of the vagina are exceptionally porous and absorbent, and the warmth of the steam works to soften and open them. When the herbs are placed in the hot water, their medicinal properties, including volatile oils, are released and carried to the surface of your skin, and to the inside of the vagina, where they are absorbed into the bloodstream and, ultimately, into to the uterus.
The medicinal herbal steam increases circulation, thins mucus, and cleanses the entire reproductive system, allowing it to shed unnecessary membranes and buildup. In doing so, we support the uterus to function at its best, thus reducing the amount of work it has to do, and therefore your discomfort.
There are an untold number of herbs that are non toxic that can be used, but following is a list of the most common used. We are happy to offer you organic herbs and blends. We source them only from the best organic, sustainable farms.
OREGANO (more used in Central America)
DAMIANA, MOTHERWORT, YARROW, NETTLE, PLANTAIN LEAVES, CORN SILK….
Vaginal steam should be used within 9 days of birth. Please note that it should be practiced by women who are healthy and had a normal delivery.
Traditional aztec people carried the woman immediately to the temazcal (sweat lodge) and sometimes even delivered babies in the steam room.
Some Mayan midwives will recommend 3 vaginal steams over the 9 day period
A few contraindications for Vaginal Steam are:
Women who experience very heavy menstrual cycles should not do vaginal steam, she should first investigate why her cycles are severe.
- Pregnant women
- Women after ovulation if trying to conceive.
- Women experiencing fever
- Women with an infection in her body.
“I love my weekly self-care ritual. I feel balanced, peaceful, clean and whole afterwards.
“I did a yoni steam, womb blessing and healing with Maria. It was a beautiful and powerful experience. Helped me release and heal, I believe yoni steam is so important for all women and would like to see Maria continuing to share this journey with all women.”
LMT & Yoga Teacher
“I experienced yoni steaming for the first time with Maria and It was one of the most beautiful and delicious self-care rituals I have ever done. I am so grateful for this new understanding of taking care of my yoni and my soul.“
“The steam chair Gina and I share a deep friendship.
My pain in the lower back improved considerably.
Releases tension, fear and stress.
Improves sleep quality.
Reduces the frequency of going to the bathroom during the night.“
“I felt so alive, cleaned, refreshed, It is truly a holistic session. It soothes and heal the body but also the soul. I will do it again!.“
Patricia de Prins
Coach de moda y salud holística
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