When NOT to Steam: Contraindications
Yoni Steaming Safety Information
There are times when vaginal steaming is not safe, making it all the more important to get the proper information and guidance for you, your body, and your healing.
Here you'll find times when vaginal steaming is not safe.
Times when it is not safe to steam, include but are not limited to
1) Do not vaginal steam during pregnancy
Steam helps open the cervix, which is not safe during pregnancy.
2) During menstruation/ period
During the monthly bleed/ period the uterine arteries are open and as steam increases blood flow, it is not safe to steam.
3) If you are prone to or are experiencing spontaneous bleeding, bleed in-between periods, or have two periods per month
As steam increases blood flow, if you have the above experiences please work with a Certified Vaginal Steam Practitioner to ensure that you follow a safe steaming schedule.
4) In extremely hot weather
Vaginal steaming warms the body and in circumstances of extremely hot weather, it is not advised.
5) Don't yoni steam when trying to conceive, after ovulation.
When trying to conceive, it is NOT safe to steam after ovulation and before menstruation/ confirmation that you are not pregnant. Therefore, when trying to conceive, only steam during your follicular phase (in-between menstruation and ovulation) and do not steam after ovulation, insemination, or IUI/IVF transfer until menstruation or a doctor confirms that you are not pregnant.
6) When using certain procedures and interventions for birth control.
Vaginal steaming may cause the reversal of the following procedures and interventions: Endometrial Ablation, Tubal Cauterization, Essure, and the patch hormonal birth control that prevents pregnancy by thickening the uterine lining. If you are using any of these methods of birth control, please back them up before vaginal steaming.
If you have any questions about vaginal steaming safely for your body, consult a Certified Vaginal Steam Practitioner in advance of starting a vaginal steam practice.
What do I need for yoni steaming?
Most simply, only three things you truly need to yoni steam are a safe pot, water, and fire/heat source. Yoni steam herbs may optimize the benefits of steaming but are not a required part of the yoni steam practice.
For safety information about steaming with only a pot and water, please check out the below video How to Yoni Steam at Home WITHOUT a Yoni Steam Seat.
For added safety, ease, and comfort, many yoni steam loving folks choose to support their practice with the use of a yoni steam seat or yoni steam sauna.
What is a yoni steam sauna?
A yoni steam sauna is a simple wooden box that allows the practitioner to sit safely and comfortably over a steam pot. You may also see this referred to as a yoni steam box, a yoni steam stool, a yoni steam seat, or a vaginal steaming sauna. It has many names, but they all refer to the same thing.
The Kitara yoni steam sauna is built with a strategic design so that a practitioner can use a burner to sustain the heat and steam.
Though a burner is not required for yoni steaming, we hear time and time again, "I wish I had purchased a burner sooner. Now that I have a burner, my yoni steam practice is so much easier!"
How to Yoni Steam WITHOUT a Special Seat
Though we of course love and recommened our Kitara Yoni Steam Seats, we also understand that you might want to try yoni steaming before you purchase one.
In this video, you'll meet Kitara's founder and Certified and Vaginal Steam Practioner Kit Maloney. Kit helps guide you through the earliest stages of your in-home yoni steam practice.
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