Yoni Steaming FAQs

Check out this video of the setup for Yoni Steaming in my office!


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’re prone to spontaneous, heavy bleeding
  • You’re trying to conceive and you have already ovulated (i.e. you could possibly be pregnant)
  • 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.


Do I have to come into the office every time I need a steam?

Nope! A big part of my job is educating women about how to steam at home. I recommend setting up an initial consultation with me so that we can sort out a plan for you. Here’s a general guide on setting up an at home steam session. You can also check out my blog (with pictures) to see how an at home steam is set up. I suggest the clients keep in touch with me after the initial plan has been established to make sure that plan is still appropriate for them. Don’t hesitate to reach out with questions!


Can I get acupuncture on the same day as my 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 if it’s your first session, or 1.5-hr if it’s a follow-up session.