Yoni Steaming FAQs

What is Yoni Steaming?

Yoni (Sanskrit word meaning: “womb”, “uterus”, “vagina”, “vulva”, “abode”, or “source) steaming is an ancient healing technique for the female reproductive system. This session involves relaxing over a pot of purified water and organic herbs that are cleansing, moving and calming.


What is Yoni Steaming used for?

It’s great 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 for postpartum care.

Steaming can also be used for: Painful or irregular menstruation, vaginal infections, fibroids, cysts, scar tissue, endometriosis, pain during or after sex, low libido, infertility, vaginal prolapse, recovery after childbirth or miscarriage, and general hygiene


Are there any contraindications for steaming?

Steaming is NOT appropriate when:

  • You’re currently menstruating
  • You’re pregnant
  • You get hot flashes
  • You’re prone to spontaneous, heavy bleeding
  • You’re trying to conceive and you have just ovulated (ie day 14 of cycle)
  • You have a plastic IUD

How often should I steam?

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 me is the best way to determine how often you should steam. I can also recommend a steam schedule and provide you with directions on how to steam at home.


How long is the steam session?

Steam sessions vary in length anywhere from 10-min-45-min depending on the condition. Generally 30-min sessions are appropriate for most women.


What do I wear during the session?

During a steam session, you will wear a spa towel, which I provide for you. You are welcome to drape yourself with additional blankets for added modesty and/or warmth. It is important to remove your underwear so that the steam can enter in to the vaginal canal.


What herbs do you use?

I use custom blends from Steamy Chick.