Yoni steaming is an ancient healing technique for the female reproductive system. The term 'Yoni' is a sanskrit word meaning; womb, uterus, vagina, or the entire female reproductive system.
Yoni steam sessions involve relaxing over a pot of purified water and specifically selected herbs that are cleansing, circulating and calming.
Steaming is a lovely practice for all women and can be used for general health and well-being. It can also be used in the treatment of a variety of gynecological conditions. It is also highly recommended in the postpartum time.
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
Yoni steaming is a soothing, nurturing and healing practice that offers a wide variety of benefits for all humans with female anatomy.
Steaming monthly at the end of the cycle or at the full moon for non-menstruating women is a lovely practice.
For women that have gynecological conditions steaming can be life-changing.
Steaming can be used to treat the following:
Dysmenorrhea (painful periods)
Amenorrhea (loss of period)
Pain during/after intercourse
Recovery after childbirth, miscarriage or termination
Comprehensive consultations with a complimentary 30-minute Yoni steam are 60-minutes in length.
We also offer 30-minute Yoni steam sessions without a consultation that are 30-minutes in length. These sessions are only appropriate for women that do not have any gynecological concerns.
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.
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. As part of an initial consult, a personalized steam plan is created for you.
Nope! Holly loves educating women about at home steaming. 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.
Holly is also available for virtual yoni steam consultation sessions. Prior to the session, you will fill out an intake form outlining your menstrual and pregnancy history. During the session, Holly will provide you with a steam plan, including herbs to use, steam duration and directions for setting up a steam at home based on your individual needs.
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.
Steaming is NOT appropriate when:
- You’re actively menstruating
- You’re pregnant (except after 38 wks for labor prep)
- 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.
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 each modality. If you schedule a steam and an acupuncture session in the same day, 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.
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 generally 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.
Comprehensive Consultation & Yoni Steam - $85
Yoni Steam Session- $50
Virtual Yoni Steam Consultations-
Comprehensive Virtual Consultation-$75 (Offered for $50 during this time of isolation)
Yes! We offer several different packages for women at all different stages of life. These packages include:
1. Perfect Period Package
2. Labor Prep Package
3. Postpartum Package
4. Peri/Postmenopausal Package
To learn more about what each entails and the rates of these packages, please contact me.
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14 Vine St.
New Britain, CT 06052
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Address given upon scheduling