In vaginal steaming — often described as a “facial” for the vagina — a woman sits over a bowl of steaming water infused with herbs. This procedure has been used in ancient medicine for centuries, but it has re-emerged in spas more recently over the last decade. Vaginal steaming has been used as a natural remedy for both psychological and physical balancing and cleansing the reproductive organs, including the uterus, cervix, and vagina. It is recommended specially with hemorroids and thus remarkably supportive after giving birth. But may have an effect of balancing womens menstrual cycles, too.
It also allegedly relieves:
- hormone imbalances
- digestive issues
- generalized pain
However, it is important to know that in modern world is no true scientific evidence that vaginal steaming works on all the symptoms described above, still women describe great relief, deep rest and sense of recovery after the procedure.
How does it look like to have a homey steam spa for your vaginal health?
I bring everything you need for this procedure with me – different herbs, relaxing elements to make the procedure more meditative and the special handmade wooden seat, too.
You can prepare just a big towel and a blanket around you waste. Some candles and flowers may be cosy to have around you and silent relaxing music. I usually make also an ayrvedic drink to enjoy at the time of vaginal steaming.
- We’ll add about a cup of your chosen herbs to a basin of hot water.
- And let the herbs steep for at least a minute.
- You can remove your clothes from the waist down and wrap a towel around your waist and legs to prevent the steam from escaping.
- Sit directly over the basin. Some people prefer a special seat or so called throne for this (you can see one version of it at the picture :)).
Herbs often used alone or in combination include: