Yoni steaming is an ancient healing technique for the female reproductive system. Yoni steam sessions involve relaxing over a pot of purified water and organic herbs that are cleansing, moving and calming.
Yoni is the Sanskrit word that describes the entire female reproductive system. It is commonly used to denote “womb,” “uterus,” “vagina,” “vulva,” “abode,” or “source."
Steaming is a lovely practice for all women for general health and well-being. It can also help to regulate cycles, reduce pain associated with menstruation, alleviate bacterial or viral infections, and is highly recommended in the postpartum time.
Steaming can also be used for fibroids, cysts, scar tissue, endometriosis, pain during or after sex, low libido, fertility enhancement, vaginal prolapse, vaginal infections, recovery after childbirth or miscarriage, and general hygiene.
Here's what one woman had to share after her experience:
"I came to see Holly for a Yoni steam to clear energetically after ending a relationship. She set up the steam using rosebuds, a very high vibration herb. I felt the energy clear up through my center. In particular, I felt my heart center and third eye open. Throughout the rest of the day, my womb felt warm and nurtured. I continued to feel energy releasing. It was also very soothing and comforting in the thick of having pms related fatigue and inflammation. I feel very grounded." -DP
YONI STEAMING FAQs
We hear this from other healthcare professionals all the time, and it’s actually not incorrect! However, the presence of symptoms associated with the menstrual cycle and/or hormonal imbalances, indicates that the reproductive system requires some support in order to function more efficiently. Symptoms associated with the menstrual cycle are usually caused by inefficient shedding of the uterine lining during the period. The purpose of steaming is not to promote a vaginal cleanse outside of the naturally occurring period. The purpose of steaming is to ensure a complete shedding of the uterine lining during the period in order to alleviate symptoms and create balance in the system. Steaming at specific times during the cycle can assist in eliminating symptoms. Steaming during the period is contraindicated. In order to ensure complete shedding, steaming before and after the period is advised.
Steaming is NOT appropriate when:
- You’re currently menstruating
- You’re pregnant
- You’re prone to spontaneous, heavy bleeding
- You’re trying to conceive and you have already ovulated (i.e. you could possibly be pregnant)
- If you shave or wax right before your steam, it may be irritate the area. It's best if you can wait a couple days between shaving/waxing and steaming.
- If you have a plastic IUD, you may only steam for 10 min.
This is completely variable depending on what you are using steaming for. For example, if a woman has amenorrhea (no period) for reasons other than pregnancy she would steam everyday until her period returns. In contrast, a woman that simply wants to use steaming for general hygiene might choose to steam only after her period ends. It is also common to steam on the full and new moon or to steam once a week for general maintenance.
Scheduling a consultation with us is the best way to determine how often you should steam. We can also recommend a steam plan, and provide you with directions on how to steam at home.
Initial yoni steam sessions last 45-minutes to 1 hour depending upon how many questions you may have or any additional recommendations I have for you.
Follow-up sessions are 30-45-min in length.
There are certain conditions that only steaming for 10-min is advised (copper IUD, heavy bleeding). In a 10-min steam you should allow 25-min for the full session.
During a steam session, you will wear a spa towel, which is provided for you. You are welcome to drape yourself with additional blankets (also provided) for added modesty and/or warmth. It is important to remove your underwear so that the steam can enter in to the vaginal canal.
We use custom blends from Steamy Chick.
Nope! We love educating women about how to steam at home. We recommend setting up an initial consultation to determine a plan for you to continue at home. You can also check out our blog to see how an at home steam is set up. It is suggested that clients keep in touch after the initial plan has been established to make sure that plan is still appropriate.
We are also available for Skype/Facetime sessions for those that don’t live in the LA area or for women who are postpartum (it’s better to steam at home during this time). In these sessions, we will provide you with a steam plan, including herbs to use, steam duration and directions for setting up a steam at home. Don’t hesitate to reach out with questions!
Yes! Recently, we have been getting a lot of requests for group steams. We are happy to accommodate groups, but are only able to have two women steam at a time. If you have more than two in your party, you are welcome to be in the room together while two are steaming and the others await their steam.
YES! Acupuncture and steaming pair very well together. Many of the issues that steaming is used for can also be treated using acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Using them together can help to enhance the efficacy of the treatments. If you schedule a steam and an acupuncture session, you should plan to be in the office for 2-hours for initial sessions and 90-min for follow-up sessions.
These sessions are especially recommended for women that are working on enhancing fertility or those that have more complex issues (like fibroids, endometriosis or severe dysmenorrhea).
In general, women feel a lightness or a sense of warmth and comfort in the pelvic region following a steam session. It’s also very common that the digestive system will feel a bit more active. It is also possible to feel an increase in cervical mucus and/or lubrication (this is natural, normal and lovely!).
Many women also report that they feel more sensual following a steam session. If women are concerned about anything they experience following a session, we invite them to reach out so we can determine together if it’s something they need to be concerned about.
Per Session - $50 ($25 for 10 min)
Package of 3 Sessions - $140 ($70 for 10 min)
Acupuncture & Yoni Steam-
The Del Moreno Building
20300 Ventura Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
On the corner of Del Moreno & Ventura