Benefits of Vaginal Steaming
Vaginal steaming has many reported benefits.
Here you'll find eight reasons to include vaginal steaming in your health and wellness routine.
1. A Balanced & Optimal Menstrual Cycle
Whether you are experiences long cycles of 29 days of longer (or even missing) or short cycles of 27 days of less (an indicator of uterine fatigue) , vaginal steaming supports the re-balancing of cycle and the return to a healthy and consistent period.
2. Pain Free Periods
The root cause of cramps and lower back pain is the stagnated blood that the uterus is contracting in hopes of releasing. Vaginal steaming supports the complete monthly cleanse of the uterus. No stagnation = no reason for the uterus to cramp.
The presence of brown blood before and after the monthly period is an indication of stagnation. If you have this occurrence of brown blood, please know that it is common but not normal/ optimal. Vaginal steaming is used to clear out this stagnation and yield a regular monthly bleed of 3-4 days of fresh red blood.
3. Increased Fertility
The number one indicator of optimal fertility is the presence of a healthy menstrual cycle, including monthly ovulation and a regular healthy period. Steaming addresses the root cause of infertility by supporting the return of balanced and healthy cycle.
Vaginal steaming is also used to cleanse and prepare the uterus for insemination, IVF, and IUI. In these cases steaming is only safe before, never after, the insemination/implementation.
4. Fibroids & Cysts
Vaginal steaming helps liquify and release fibroids and cysts as a non-surgical option to their removal.
5. Menopause & Post Menopause Support
- Vaginal steaming adds moisture into the body helping to address vaginal dryness
- Cooling herbs are used to release excess heat from the body
- Vaginal steaming is a practice enabling sustained connection to our womb space, life cycles, Mother Earth, and the moon.
6. Sexual Aliveness
Vaginal steaming may increase lubrication and libido and can be used as an embodiment practice for sexual awakening and healing.
7. Postpartum Care
Vaginal steaming for postpartum recovery has a rich, robust, and global history. Birthing people across the globe are revitalizing this practice. For more information, please see 8 Benefits of Postpartum Vaginal Steaming.
8. Holistic Health
Beyond the many physical benefits of steaming are the emotional healing and spiritual connection also possible through this practice.
Adding ritual and intention can take a steam practice to a whole new level, yielding boundless healing potential.
Vaginal steam schedules outlining when and how often you should steam to address your unique intentions, will vary depending on the individual.
To receive the most benefit from your vaginal steam practice,