FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DOES YONI STEAMING HELP WITH PERIOD PAIN?
It sure does! The heat from the steam permeates through your muscles to relieve any acid and dead skin cell build-up. The fresh oxygen is converted into energy aka muscle food, thus strengthening your uterine muscles resulting in lesser pain.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO DO IT?
2/3 days before and after your period. Before helps to balance your hormones - follicular, luteinising, oestrogen and progesterone - as they are all high. This also helps to break down your endometrium so great for anyone with cramps or pains.
And 2/3 days after helps to give you a good clear out and set up for pre-ovulation.
HOW OFTEN CAN YOU DO IT?
Twice per month for beginners to give yourself time to build a relationship with your Yoni (and body). Three times per month for experienced steamers. Whichever you choose, be sure not to do it too close to your period. For those who don't/are no longer bleeding, anytime of the month is fine.
CAN YOU STEAM WITH A COIL/IUD?
Unfortunately, no. This is because your uterine muscles are relaxed during and after a steam meaning the coil can come lose. The metal or hormones can also leak into your blood stream and you don't want that! An alternative is a 'smoke-out' - book a consultation to find out more
CAN THIS HELP WITH FIBROIDS AND ENDOMETRIOSIS?
Though Western medicine says no and there hasn't been any clear research in the UK, Yoni steaming is a great help in these areas. The steam and certain herbs help to break down the tissue cells over time. For best results, steam 2/3 times per month and where concerned, book a consultation or see your GP.
CAN YOU STEAM WHILE ON YOUR PERIOD?
Glad you asked...no! Steaming acts as a detox and your period naturally does this. Plus, it can through off your hormonal balance, causing irregular period.
IS THIS GOOD FOR POST-PARTUM?
It's great for post partum! You can steam from 2 weeks after giving birth as it's gentle, yet powerful. The uterine and pelvic floor muscles are gently tightened and you'll be left feeling squeaky clean.
CAN YOU USE ESSENTIAL OILS ?
NO! Leave the oils to your diffusers rather than burning your Yoni. Yes, that's what they'll do and can cause irreversible tissue damage and loss of sensation.
CAN YOU HAVE SEX AFTER DOING A YONI STEAMING?
Honestly, the choice is down to you. I would highly recommend that you check in with your body to see how you feel as steaming relaxes you - body, mind and soul.
DOESN'T STEAMING RUIN YOUR NATURAL PH?
If you do it too often and with the incorrect herbal blend, yes. Plus, there's a time within our cycle where our Sacred Pilgrimage (aka vagina - I renamed mine!) produces discharge as a way to cleanse itself. Avoiding steaming at this time to protect your pH level and natural flora.