The Alchemy of Heat, Water, & Plant Medicine
Vaginal Steams or V Steams on the contrare are not merely just a new fad!
Vaginal steams are an ancient healing and cleansing modality that were used by many indigenous cultures from around the world, most notably found in Guatemala, Mexico, Haiti, Papua, New Guinea, Suriname, Ghana, Turkey, South Africa, Tanzania, Eritrea, Palau, Vietnam, Korea, Indonesia and India. The V Steam, Also called; Yoni- Steam, Womb-Sauna, V Steam, Steam Bath, Hip Bath, Bajos, Rattus, Bertangas, and Chai-Yok, is a timeless therapeutic healing modality.
At V Spa, we have successfully refined this traditional practice without watering down its significance by blending both eastern and western methods & philosophies for the modern American woman. The purpose of the V-Steam is to aid as an internal cleanser for the membranes of the vaginal tissues and the uterus. Steaming provides non-invasive, non-surgical treatment for purification and release. It helps women to achieve and maintain optimal feminine, sexual, and reproductive health by increasing blood circulation and clearing out old residue. This is considered especially important for women with unexplained fertility conditions. Usually attributed to blood stagnation and blockage caused by incomplete emptying of menses each menstrual cycle.
V-Steams also help to regulate natural healthy cycles, balance hormone levels, enhance libido, and increase orgasmic pleasure. Other benefits may include, menstrual support, elimination of yeast overgrowth, fungi, and bacteria, increase cervical fluids, relax vaginal opening, nourish and tone the uterine lining, assist with Fibroids, Cysts, Hemorrhoids and so much more. In addition to the physical cleansing and release during the steam, many women may also release deeply held feelings resulting in healing from psychological trauma and suppressed emotions.
Many women experience challenges in one form or another – from mild to severe menstrual cramps and irregular periods, to pain during intercourse. Oftentimes, women accept these challenges as normal, and rarely talk about or address their discomfort and suffering. Yet, there exists a simple organic holistic alternative that a growing number of women are calling upon to naturally help with these challenges and to heal themselves.
Most women are likely to have recognizable benefits from steaming if they experience irregular or painful periods, vaginal dryness, vaginal laxity, uterine fibroids, perineal tears, bladder and yeast infections, vaginal or ovarian cysts, hemorrhoids or scarring from C-sections, hysterectomies and laparoscopies. Vaginal steaming is also beneficial for women who aren’t experiencing any particular issues, as it is a soothing way to relax and pamper yourself.
It is a time honored traditional practice most commonly used by midwives for postpartum care but also now used as an alternative therapy to effectively address a plethora of gynecological concerns. This wise universal practice of utilizing the alchemy of heat, water, and herbal medicine to care for the root of the female body (the womb) has finally made its emergence into the modern age and is here to stay.
A Modern Holistic Approach.
There is a myriad of feminine health benefits that ensue with regular vaginal steams. The tissues of the vulva (what you see on the outside) and the vagina (what can be felt on the inside) are mucous membranes. This delicate skin is very permeable due to a rich concentration of blood vessels, which means the vagina is an ideal area to apply or use herbal therapies for their medicinal value.
A vaginal steaming comprises of a special blend of medicinal herbs that when infused in warm water release the healing properties of each plant into the uterus. The combination of medicinal herbs and steam penetrate deeply into the cervix and uterus to dislodge indurated menstrual fluids and pathological accumulations that have not properly sloughed off with each previous cycle or pregnancy. This is possible, when the warm steam permeates through those membranes to liquidize those debris and excess accumulations.
Accumulations may cause fertility blockage, and menstrual imbalances and odor causing bacteria.
The herbs not only help soothe and nourish the thirsty vaginal membranes but allow for detoxification.
The V steam is a gentle, natural hygiene regimen and a very good preventative measure to aid in ph imbalances, promote menstrual health and to support the various stages of a woman's natural healthy cycle.
Some benefits may include helping with painful periods; PMS; infections; infertility and digestion.
From Our Founder
"My passion for women's health is unmatched. I am filled to the brim with innovative holistic strategies for nurturing the whole woman with a natural approach to healthcare. It is my level of care for my clients that encourages them to adopt a healthy self-care routine even at home, which then leads to positive lifestyle changes.
Moreover, as a woman and a mother- I'm strongly dedicated to empowering women and girls about self-care, period health, sexual, and reproductive health and adopting positive views about womanhood entirely. Through the years, I have worked with a number of women who had challenging obstetric and gynecological histories that were prone to misdiagnosis, pharmaceutical treatments, and compromising surgical options-but to no avail. Then through this very simple, gentle, holistic alternative- acheived significant and almost immediate results that contributed directly to their feminine health and overall wellness.
Any medical professional that has a uterus, and is dismissive of the efficacy of vaginal steaming, I really encourage her to step outside of any bias she may have-and give yourself the experience-it is long overdue. "
Jennifer Cagle, Founder/CEO
Vaginal Steam Practitioner
Cert. Community Centered Herbalist
AHA Guild Member